Meant to do this list eons ago, but have been (and still am, sigh!) super busy at work. List making is time-consuming. Started with 20 but the list just grew, so learning from experience, no numbers assigned this time!
By the way the list is in no particular order of preference. Just lazy to order it alphabetically. And it’s a mix of small little boutique stores, online stores and huge department stores.
Definitely worth a visit if you have a new home… am sure you’ll walk away with something, even if it’s just the yummy hotdog combo.
http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/ <– online catalogue available
6786 6868 / Daily 10am – 11pm
317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 & 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
My only quibble is that this store is too small, and always crowded when I go. Really cute stuff from Australia that moves fast so don’t hesitate if you see something that you like – probably won’t be there the next time you go.
http://shop.cottonon.com/typo/ <— just for reference, no webby for Singapore!
435 Orchard Road, B1-54/61 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre S238877 / 67334761Typo @ Cheveron House (it’s at the end just after the book store)#02-88/89 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 98585 (within Cotton On store next to Francfranc) / 6376 9903
Lovely decorative items and smallish furniture, along with traditional Japanese items in J-Period within Francfranc Vivo.
1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity #02-41/42, Singapore 098585 (if you only have time to visit one store, go to the much larger Vivo one!)
JCUBE #02-27 at 2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731,
Such lovely stuff from Japan. Unfortunately with extremely ‘lovely’ prices to match.
#04-27 & 29 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
68874138 / 11am to 8pm
Ok, cheating a little but I suppose you could find kitchen accessories and decorations so ToTT stays. Love the range of kitchen stuff you can get. Got my straw dispenser, chopsticks holder and a whole range of kitchen equipment from ToTT.
896 Dunearn Road 01-01A, Singapore 589472
62197077 / M-F: 11am – 9pm / Weekend & PH: 10am – 9pm
Online store! Yep, if you are too tired to prowl the malls, you can shop online too.
7. Department Stores – Takashimaya, Robinsons, Tangs, Parco Marina Bay
These have been highlighted here cos between them they have a pretty extensive and nice range of home accessories section. They regularly have promotions and member sales too, which is great for some savings. Brands include Qualy, Salt & Pepper, Suck UK, J-Me, Umbra, Alessi, Wild and Wolf, and many many more that I can’t remember.
391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
6506 0458 or 0460 / 10am to 9.30pm
176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
6733 0888 / Daily 10.30am – 10pm
1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity, Singapore 098585
6303 8688 / Daily 10am – 10pm
9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
10:30am – 9:30pm
If you stay in the west and don’t feel like going to Orchard to shop, this is a good alternative.
The Clementi Mall #03-50, Singapore 129588
66593746 / 10:30 am-10:00 pm
Haven’t been there actually, cos looking at the website I think the stuff may not fit my apartment’s theme, plus I don’t think I want to brave the famous Nex Mall crowd/traffic jam. Good if you stay nearby or like the ornate stuff they have. They are from Malaysia, so I suspect i’ll be cheaper to buy from Malaysia…
23 Serangoon Central #04-13/14 and #04-73/74/75, Nex Shopping Mall, Singapore 556083
66344 344 / Sun to Thur: 11am – 9.30pm, Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 11am to 10.30pm, School Holidays: 11am to 10.30pm
Another store with stuff that don’t really fit my apartment’s theme, but I have bought a cake tray from them.
Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-35/36, Singapore 237994 / 6737 8858
Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road #02-19A/20, Singapore 247933 / 6733 6656
I actually really like their girly home accessories. They have lights, wall art and some knick-knacks. Worth a visit if you pop by Great World.
# 01-30/31 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
You could pick up some nice stuff from the store. Just go in and browse if you pop by the building. It’s in the same building as Grafunkt’s & White Wood’s flagship showrooms.
85 Playfair Road #07-01, Tong Yuan Industrial Building, Singapore 368000
6281 2197 or 6345 5200 / Mon-Thurs by appointment, Fri – Sat: 10am-6pm
Large selection of clocks and various knickknacks.
Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-33A (Molecule), #02-20A(Merge), Singapore 237994
67332732 / Mon – Thur: 11.30am to 9.15pm, Fri to Sun: 11.30am to 9.45pm
Where else can you find stag antlers or giant keys? Seriously. Another online store.
Everyone’s favorite $2 shop. Quality is sometimes iffy, but for $2, what the heck.
List of stores on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daiso-ダイソーSingapore/156436927712370
Located at Haji Lane, so just amble along the lane and nearby stores when you are there. The swedish restaurant nearby is not bad (and halal).
25/27 Haji Lane, Singapore 189218
My favorite japanese homeware store (for now, have to see if Francfranc’s more froufrou style surpasses). I have loads of their kitchen ware and I love their christmas gift selections. For minimalist/functionalist lovers.
See here for store listing: http://www.muji.com/sg/stores/
Don’t forget that you can see their catalog (with pricing!) before you go down: http://www.muji.com.sg/online-catalog
18. Gmarket.com.sg & eBay & Etsy & Taobao
Searching for stuff and finding reliable sellers is a challenge. Otherwise it can be fun to browse the online offerings. For Taobao, you need a re-shipper. Haven’t tried the services personally so can’t recommend/don’t know how exactly, but do a simple Google search and you can find the info required online.
on 18 Feb’12: I’m not sure if the new store at Palais Renaissance is open. The Delfi and Ann Siang stores are closed. Their website/facebook and blog is not updated. Very bad social/media update IMO. Almost tempted to remove this listing completely.
Not sure what stuff you’ll find. Seems to be a mish-mash but quirky enough to amuse me so it stays on the list.
93 Club Street, Singapore 069461
6536 8590 /Open: At random times but invariably after 3pm, Closed: Public holidays and Mondays, unless Monday is the eve of a public holiday
Love the wares from Spin Ceramics 旋, the same ones from the Shanghai/Beijing stores. Jingdezhen porcelain is described as being “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.”
Holland Road Shopping Centre 211 Holland Avenue #04-01 Singapore 278967
64670790 / Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm, Sun: 10am – 7pm
Not quite sure how to describe the style, quirky I guess…
Orchard Central Basement 2 – 44/45/46 & Parco Millenia P1-22
66348933 & 68373789 / Mon-Thur: 11am – 9 pm, Fri-Sun: 11am – 10 pm
Where else can you find skulls to decorate your home? Online store.
Cute quirky little store.
Online store: http://thelittledromstore.bigcartel.com
7 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069 791
62255541 / Daily – 12noon to 8:30pm except Thur – 12noon to 7pm & Sun – 1pm to 7pm
Online store with good selection of clocks.
Another store with strange and quirky furnishings
7 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168644
6222 1456 /Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm
It’s been around for a while, and it has a great online store.
- Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-K3, Singapore 237994 / 6235 3890 / Mon – Thur, Sun & PH: 10.30 am to 9.30 pm, Fri/Sat/PH eve: 10.30am to 10.30 pm
- Hitachi Tower, 16 Collyer Quay, #01-07, Singapore 049318 / 6535 0981 / Mon – Fri: 11 am to 7.30 pm, Sat/Sun/PH: Closed
- Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B1-06, Singapore 238839 / 6884 3551 / Mon – Thur, Sun & PH: 11 am to 10 pm, Fri/Sat/PH eve: 11 am to 10.30 pm
- VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-92, Singapore 098585 / 6534 8982 / Mon – Thur, Sun & PH: 10.30 am to 10 pm, Fri/Sat/PH eve: 10.30 am to 10.30 pm
If there is a cute new store you know of, or a wonderful one that I’ve missed – do drop me a comment with the store details if you would like to share your happy discoveries!
More shopping lists:
- Places to buy mid-modern/vintage/retro furnitures
- Places to buy home accessories and decorations
- Places to buy industrial themed furniture
- Supporting local brands
- Other quick links to stores