shopping in singapore

Some cities immediately leap to mind when you think of fab shopping: New York, London, LA, Paris, Milan … But now that I’ve been to Singapore, I will be adding it to my list.

THE place to shop in Singapore is Orchard Road. This pretty, tree-lined street is perfectly manicured (as is most of Singapore) and both sides of the street are flanked with pedestrian malls a-go-go. A true shopper’s paradise. Orchard Road was given a $40 million revamp two years ago. I don’t know what it looked like pre-makeover, but now it’s just beautiful. The revamp included the addition of new street lamps, planter boxes, urban green rooms and flower totem poles.

Stepping off the MRT (Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit), I came face to face with a towering Louis Vuitton storefront, beside it, an equally imposing Chanel storefront. High-end designer boutiques are everywhere but you know – they’re too rich for my taste. Correction: Not my taste, my wallet.

But that doesn’t mean a girl like me can’t get her shopping on. There are so many stores, there’s something for everyone. My fave find: These boots that convert into shoes from Charles & Keith. This shop has an amazing collection of  trendy shoes, boots and bags for the cash-conscious fashionista.

Cool, right? I love finding things I can’t find at home. Everyone always wants to know where these are from.

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