Guide To Shopping At Orchard Road


Shopping At Orchard Road in Singapore

Singapore is a wonderful place for a shopping adventure. The island nation is home to more than 21,000 retailers so you may find it overwhelming to know where to go for the best shopping.

Do not worry, you can locate many fabulous stores to spend your days checking out the latest fashions along the Orchard Road. While this road is just a little over 1.3 miles long, there are many wonderful places to shop.

You can also find a host of great buys on home decor to help you remember your trip to Singapore including plenty of souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

If you forgot your personal hygiene products or want to try some new ones, then there are plenty of places to stock up. Additionally, there are great places to get snacks and foods for preparing during your stay.

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Orchard Road led to plantations back in the 1830’s and is now lined with swank shops just waiting for you to visit. While you have to walk the length of this pedestrian shopping strip, there are so many wonderful shopping opportunities you will not notice the length. It is incredibly easy to use the MRT to get to several different malls along the route. In fact, you may want to ditch your high-heels for sneakers so that you can visit most of them. While many cater to luxury buyers, you are sure to find a mall fitting your shopping style perfectly. Here are some of our Orchard Road shopping destinations.

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Ion Orchard

The first eight floors of this beacon sits on the end of Orchard Street features a luxury retail location with many serving as flagship stores for the entire line in Asia.  Numerous retailers at Ion Orchard offer a personalized shopping experience with clothes picked out by a butler just for them. There are, however, a few stores mixed in for those looking for fashion items while sticking to a more modest budget. In addition to shopping, make sure to visit the 5,300-square-foot art exhibition and gaze through the special binoculars on the observation deck.

Highlights:

    • Dior in-store personal stylists who choose clothes for you from the company’s only duplex department in Singapore and a VIP salon featuring artwork from Franck Evennou,  Vaughan and India Mahdavi.
    • Gentle Monster flagship store features Samsara concept glasses along with those worn by actress Tilda Swinton.
    • Graft boutique with master craftsmen in London creating personalized wedding rings using white diamonds.
    • Gucci DIY- Design your own Gucci products by choosing your materials, detailing and decoration.
    • Laneige operates a flagship store where they often introduce new products to the public.

The Paragon

You can shop for luxury clothing and other items on the first floor of this mall, or you can head to the top five floors for affordable brand clothing, toys, jewelry and more. Gucci operates a five-story flagship store where you can buy almost everything the company sells. Live music plays every day but Tuesdays make this a fun place for local talent. If you do not want to go shopping with a little one in tow,  they offer childcare! Many top-name restaurants have locations in The Paragon making it easy to find a variety of food. The connected building contains a variety of medical offices and other office space.

    • Type of shopper: Luxury and affordable brands
    • Address: 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
    • Nearest MRT Station: Orchard
    • Website: https://www.paragon.com.sg/

Highlights:

    • Shop for luxury items on the first floor from retailers like Michael Kors, Armani, Balenciaga, Burberry, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Loewe, Miu Miu, and Mulberry.
    • They have childcare so you can enjoy guilt-free shopping.
    • Find fashion accessories at Larry Jewelry on the first floor.
    • Browse H. Sena Jewellers for a variety of upscale jewelry choices.
    • Head to the second and third floors for a wonderful mix of clothing from retailers including Marks & Spencers, DKNY, and Esprit.
    • Check out the fourth floor for wonderful art along with some furniture and fitness supplies.
    • Almost the entire fifth and sixth floors are children’s clothing from retailers like Armani Junior and Guess Kids.

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Ngee Ann City

This shopping center offers seven stories of shopping fun for families and those just getting started on a professional career path. One of the largest bookstores in Southeast Asia is found at this location. A seven-story Takashimaya department store is the anchor tenant. Flanking the mall on both ends are eighteen-story-tall office complexes. Numerous eateries are available serving everything from upscale meals to light snacks. The semicircle next to this mall is home to many shows, concerts, and other events with many being free.

  • Type of shopper: Luxury and affordable brands
  • Address: 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
  • Nearest MRT Station: Orchard or Somerset
  • Website: https://www.ngeeanncity.com.sg/

Highlights:

  • Five-story Takashimaya department store featuring over 376,000-square-feet of retail space including a gym, hair salons and almost every type of merchandise from luxury and name brands.
  • Numerous fairs and show spaces for temporary sales.
  • Boasting more than 500,000 titles in English, the Kinokuniya Bookstore is one of the largest bookstores in all of Southeast Asia.

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Mandarin Gallery

This small shopping mall contains more than 50 branded boutiques with many that are hard to find anywhere else in Singapore. With more than 538,000 square feet of shopping space, one can easily spend hours at this location. Shoppers can expect personalized attention at this shopping venue located next to the Mandarin Hotel as many of the boutiques offer individualized shopping assistants. Shoppers will find a variety of quick bite options for an upscale dinner at the hotel. While most of the shops carry clothes, you can also find a variety of unique items like pens and diamond-studded phone cover.

Highlights:

  • Emporio Armani, D&G and Marc Jacobs and more have flagship duplexes at this mall.
  • Find upscale accessories for your phone at Vertu.
  • Grab a crafted pen from Montblanc.
  • Get the latest in French jewels from Mauboussin.
  • Find personalized jewelry selections from top Singaporean designers including those working for La Putri, Jacob & Co., Bejwl, Choo Yilin Jewellery, and Sophie J.

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Lucky Plaza

If you are a budget shopper, then look no further than Lucky Plaza. It is a great place to find cheap souvenirs and knick-knacks of your trip to Singapore. This 30-story property contains a great mix of residential and commercial properties. Over 500 stores are spread across the lower eight floors. It is a great place to find shampoo, soaps and other personal hygiene products that you may have forgotten at home. You will find great health and beauty products that are hard to find at other locations around Singapore. Get a new haircut or an updo with many of the stylist being trained in the Philippines. Get in on the latest eye threading fad.

Highlights:

  • Find many unique health and beauty items, home decor and clothing items at bargain prices.
  • Visit exhibits and fairs allowing you to learn about many different topics including Singapore properties and books.
  • 7-11 Singapore operates a large store here that never closes.
  • Get clothes for your whole family including a large Against Clothing outlet for children.
  • Ride the escalators and lifts to get from one level to the next as this building has more than any other in Singapore.

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313@Somerset

One of the most environmentally friendly malls along Orchard Road, this location features a diverse selection of stores with teens often finding fashion buys here. The building that is right on top of the Somerset MRT features a Discovery Walk on its first floor designed to remind visitors of a trip to Europe. Helping set the tone, shoppers can find a variety of European-inspired food and drink while the top floor contains one of the most popular food courts in this Singapore neighborhood.

Highlights:

  • Sony operates its largest flagship store in Southeast Asia from this location, and they often host workshops along with renting camera lenses.
  • Many American and Spanish fashion brands operate locations here including Forever 21 and Zara.
  • Take your golf game to a new level with clothes, golf equipment, and accessories from Royal Sporting House.
  • Over 400 styles of Korean and Singaporean fashions are introduced at Twee monthly.

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Plaza Singapura

Attracting over 26.1 million shoppers annually, this mall is directly connected to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. A large movie theater often shows the latest hits. Over 629,000-square-feet of shopping attracts a variety of clients including families. Colorful Jelly Baby Family sculptures by Italian artist Mauro Peruchetti greet shoppers entering this mall. This is a popular spot for eating breakfast in Singapore, but restaurants cater to hungry shoppers throughout the day. While it has gone major renovations, this is one of the oldest malls on Orchard Road.

Highlights:

  • The Golden Village cinemas make Plaza Singuara a very popular spot on Orchard Rd
  • Sistic operates a ticket outlet here offering tickets to more than 1,000 events annually.
  • Cold Storage, a large supermarket, is located in the basement of this mall.
  • Spotlight, V Furniture, Englander and others selling furniture and home decor takes up an entire floor of this seven-story mall.
  • While Calvin Klein and Dorothy Perkins have stores here, many regional clothiers offer bargain-priced clothing.

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Wisma Atria

One of the smaller malls along Orchard Road is Wisma Atria. This venue offers over 230,000-square feet of retail space spread across five floors. This mall has been the first to introduce numerous international brands to Singaporean shoppers. This plaza’s primary shopper is women looking for the latest name-brand fashions. A large office complex occupies the remaining 17 floors. Take time to view this complex from the outside allowing you to enjoy the way light plays off its crystal facade and its grand stairway. The first Food Republic in Singapore was opened here, and it still enjoys a large presence on the fourth level.

  • Type of shopper: Bargain-hunters and brand-name buyers
  • Address: 435 Orchard Road
  • Nearest MRT Station: Orchard
  • Website: http://www.wismaonline.com/

Highlights:

  • Coach, Tory Burch, and TimeWise by Cortina Watch all have flagship locations here.
  • Many new to international business brands open their first location in Singapore in this venue including Paris Baguette, Typo, Tory Burch and Cotton On.
  • Largest TAG Heuer location in the world.
  • Numerous beauty product stores including the largest Etude House in Singapore.

Great Singapore Sale

While shoppers can find great bargains throughout the year at these Singapore malls and at other retail locations throughout the island nation, often the discounts get even bigger during the Great Singapore Sale. This 66-day event starting in early June and lasting through mid-August with merchants often marking down merchandise by up to 70 percent! Additionally, they put on special events. For example, there was a carnival right on Orchard Road during the Great Singapore Sale in 2018. Other merchants choose to hold special drawings for prizes during this Singaporean event that covers the entire city and its suburbs.

Highlights: Special sales lasting for up to 66 days along with shorter sales lasting only a few days.

Conclusion

The malls along Orchard Road have every imaginable item that you will want to make your visit to Singapore a huge success. No matter the type of shopper you are, there is a location perfect for you.  Whether you are the type of shopper who wants to spend millions designing their own French jewelry or are looking for a bargain shirt to help your child stand out on the playground. Wonderful places to eat and other amenities makes going to these locations a top thing to do in Singapore. Choose your favorite and plan to visit after booking your stay in Singapore. You might want to plan a longer vacation so that you can visit multiple times! 

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