Buy, return and repeat. Does this sound all too familiar to you? Well, I have been battling this annoying issue for years! I am such a perfectionist when it comes to my clothes, so more often than not, I find myself returning a lot of my purchases because they were not what I envisioned them to be.
I’ve previously shared tips on how to keep the returns label at bay, but truth to be told, nothing beats seeing the pieces in real life. I relish the idea of being able to feel the fabrics, see how it falls on my body and the exact hue of the garment.
Many of our favourite Singapore online labels understand these needs, so they are all trying to reach out to their customers through showrooms or by having pop up stores. Check out these 6 Singapore online fashion stores that you can try on before buying!
Image: Love, Bonito
1. Love, Bonito
Home-grown fashion e-tailer Love, Bonito is back with their third pop up store. Dubbed the #ExperienceLB campaign, they want to provide you with an opportunity to experience their clothes in terms of quality and fit. For those who want to get a professional opinion on your personal style, you can sign up for their intimate 1-to-1 styling sessions with co-founder Rachel Lim and her team of experienced stylists.
The pop up store is located at Orchard Gateway #03-01, until March 2016 (11am-10pm daily).
Image: Arete Goods
2. Arete goods
We’ve featured them previously as one of Singapore’s best online sites to get affordable work-ready staples like the classic shirt dress and leather ballet flats. They are currently having a pop-up space at nana & bird (unfortunately it ends this Saturday so hurry!), and will be joining the 1-month pop up installation in kapok at National Design Centre, starting from March 8, 2016. Alternatively, you can head down to their showroom. They are open Tuesdays to Sundays.
The pop up store is located at 1 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru till Februrary 27, 2016. Their showroom is located at AZ Building, #07-14, 140 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409015.
Image: Eight Slate
3. Eight Slate
Eight Slate might be a relatively young label, but it has already garnered lots of traction thanks to its creative director cum Instagram star, Savina Chai. The designs from this label are simple and elegant, and have been well-received by influencers, celebrities and models. They currently have a pop up space at the Sheshops store — a collaboration by local label Revolte and SPH Magazines. The label has also earned a permanent spot at The Authority Co. and Robinsons.
The Sheshops pop up store is located at Wheelock place, #02-02/03 till June 2016. The Authority Co. is located at Orchard Gateway, #03-03. You can find Eight Slate at Robinsons, The Heeren, Level 2 and Robinsons, JEM #01-07/13.
Image: Collate The Label
4. Collate The Label
Social media darling Velda Tan knows exactly what the working woman wants with her fashion line Collate The label. With barely one year under its belt since its launch last May, the brand has been offered a prime spot at Tangs more than once. It will be at its current pop up space at Tangs Orchard, level 2, until the end of February and will be shifting to another more permanent spot within the same level in March, 2016. So keep your eyes peeled.
The pop up store is located at Tangs Orchard, level 2.
Model turned designer Beatrice Tan is the brain behind this clean, feminine and modern fashion label. Get up close with their pieces right in the heart of Orchard, at Robinsons, The Heeren. They also have a complimentary showroom service, where their team curates three outfits according to your preferences via a form you’ve filled in prior to the session. Of course, you are welcome to bring a friend!
You can find Eight Slate at Robinsons, The Heeren, Level 2 and Robinsons, JEM #01-07/13. Their showroom is located at One Pemimpin, 1 Pemimpin Drive, #07-05 Singapore 576151.
Image: Soigné The Label
6. Soigné The Label
Blogger and social media influencer Jessica Tham (better known as @tippytapp) ventured into creating her own label to her fulfill her dream. Pronounced as “swan-yeah”, this French word means means to be well-groomed; polished; dressed elegantly. They are looking to provide well tailored pieces for women who appreciate classic, modern and functional designs. They currently also have a pop up space at the Sheshops store.
The Sheshops pop up store is located at Wheelock place, #02-02/03.
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