PALAIS RENAISSANCE: Best for luxurious home furnishings and couture-like clothing

Palais Renaissance

Hair-maestro David Gan’s hair salon, Passion (#02-01/02) is located here, that should give you an idea of its upmarket clientele. Boasting an array of luxurious international brands, this mall is located at the far end of Orchard Road, an inclination that only the super-rich should venture there.

Luxurious and exclusive home furniture can be found here. Hermès is not only famous for its Kelly and Birkins bags, but also for its tableware and exquisite chinaware as well. The Hermès Puiforcat Saint-Louis boutique  (#01-01) contains the magnificent collection of Hermès , Puiforcat, and Saint-Louis tableware. Style buffs will love the only Loewe gallery ( #01-01A) in Singapore here, featuring minimalist, elegant television and sound home entertainment systems and which combines exceptional product design with advanced technology.

Apart from luxe home and living stores, Palais Renaissance also plays host to a number of couture clothing stores. Multi-label store Inhabit (#B1-03) is home to couture denim labels and has some of the most exciting independent labels from around the world. The Link wedding boutique (#03-03) contains exclusive bridal labels including Vera Wang gowns.

MANDARIN GALLERY: Best for arty luxe finds

mandarin gallery

Artistic types with cash to blow can spend their time here in Mandarin Gallery. A brunch haven where youngsters and the working crowd alike flock to Wild Honey (#03-02), Jones the Grocer (#04-21/23) and Ippudo (#04-02/03/04) to satisfy their taste buds, Mandarin Gallery is also well known to host the best local brands and luxury street-wear brands.

The only Y-3 boutique (#01-05) in Singapore is found here, a massive store carrying both female and male clothing lines along with bags and accessories. The clothes are sporty with a twist, almost like a pared-down version of Rei Kawakubo’s outrageous and futuristic designs.

Local designers like Ashley Isham (#02-15) and Hansel (#02-14) have also opened their boutiques here. Expect to find floor-sweeping couture gowns and Ashley Isham’s sister line A.I at Ashley Isham. At Hansel, quirky dresses typical of designer Jo Soh’s style are in store, the cutest frocks designed to suit our local tastes with a touch of whimsy.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands: Best for luxurious flagship stores

the shoppes marina bay sands

A skating rink, a casino, a theatre for Broadway acts, a museum and a strip of Michelin-starred restaurants – luxurious is an understatement when it comes to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

A haven for the brand-conscious; numerous leading retailers including Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL and Burberry all boast sprawling boutiques in the heart of The Shoppes. Exclusive products have also been launched at The Shoppes, Christian Dior’s La Mini D de Dior, a limited edition white gold and jade watch, with only ten pieces available worldwide, one of which was available in their Asian flagship store at MBS.

Apart from high-end luxury shopping, indulge your taste buds with tantalising cuisines from renowned restaurants boasting celebrity chefs. Dine amidst the breathtaking view of Singapore’s skyline at Sky on 57 (57/F SkyPark). Helmed by accomplished chef Justin Quek, its modern Asian offerings will not disappoint.  Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse CUT (#B1-71), hailed by many as having the best steak in America, continues to entice hungry shoppers here in our sunny shores with their delectable steak and desserts.

Forum the Shopping Mall: Best for cool and quirky finds for your child

forum the shopping mall

A family-oriented mall, Forum the shopping mall is the best place to find cool and luxurious threads for your child. Be spoilt for choice with the wide array of sophisticated children clothing brands available here such as Guess Kids (#02-21/32) and Tommy Hilfiger Childrenswear ( #02-06/07), the children’s line of highly popular american brands.

Cult clothing brands for children are also exclusively available here such as Kids 21 (#02-24) and Bonpoint (#02-11). Start honing your little one’s inner fashionista  with pint-sized clothing from high end designers such as Marni, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano and Marc Jacobs from Kids 21. Bonpoint is a French children couture house, expect to find frilly blouses and dresses in shades of pink and purple for girls as well as blazers, smart shirts and trousers for little boys.

While shopping for your child, parents can also scour Forum the shopping mall’s cult clothing boutiques for clothes of their own. The first flagship store in Singapore for Tsumori Chisato (#01-30) recently opened to much fanfare here, known for her playful silhouettes and psychedelic designs, the brand has attracted many fans throughout Asia. Club21b (#01-07/#01-10) stocks clothing from designers which are not available in Singapore such as Acne, Helmut Lang, McQ by Alexander McQueen and Ganyru Commes des Garcons.