Shopping in Singapore just got better with these 5 cool new stores
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Don't believe anyone who tells you that Singapore isn't an exciting shopping destination. Rescuing retail from the depths of economic despair are these five boutiques that have recently opened their doors on our shores. The fact that you can still smell the fresh paint isn't the only thing that's noteworthy; these offerings boast eclectic birth places spanning Spain, Turkey, America, Australia and naturally, Singapore, eager to punctuate your wardrobe with worldly threads.
1. BORA AKSU
Shop for: Romantic dresses with a dark twist.
Why: Singletons will realise they're going to need more than slinky Versaces when they RSVP to the umpteenth wedding of the year.
Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-107
2. MANOLO BLAHNIK
Shop for: Kitten heels and slides if you love your feet, multi-storey stilettos if you're impartial.
Why: Because it's 2018 and there are about 8,154,702 ways to be a lady.
Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-80A
Shop for: Good quality basics that won't perish in the washing machine.
Why: There's a cafe downstairs serving fantastic coffee if the boy you dragged along isn't obliging.
Where: 74B Duxton Road
Shop for: The trendy Aviator Evolve as seen on Soo Joo Park. On second thoughts, The Marshal is pretty sick too.
Why: There are over 500 pairs to choose from; prescription lenses and junior eyewear included.
Where: Plaza Singapura, #01-25
Shop for: Fuzzy sneakers and even fuzzier slides. Pom poms optional.
Why: If UGGs are good enough for Rihanna, you bet your ass it's good enough for you, feeble mortal.
Where: Paragon Shopping Centre, #02-51