Bicester Village and Woodbury Common – where are you?! Here’s a list of outlets that we’ve had some varying degrees of success in. Woodbury is apparently coming to JB – watch this space.
Great World City (#01-10)
Kim Seng Promenade
T: (+65) 6733 7638
This is the designer outlet you’ve been scouring the island to find. Except it’s tiny and not at all what you expected. It stocks great labels (classic Missoni mini dresses at $200 anyone?) and is worth a monthly rummage. Labels include Vanessa Bruno, Stella, Chanel (yes – really), Lanvin, Dior and more…all priced at around $220-280. A treasure trove, but you have to be prepared to hunt and pass up some shockers on the way.
Opening Times: 10.30am-10pm daily
Same but different: I’M WUYAGEGE (67 Haji Lane T: (+65) 6396 7079; Opening Times: 12.30pm-8.30pm Mon-Sat) stocks labels that are actually from current collections but wildly discounted (compared to what you’d pay if you went to a ‘proper’ shop/boutique). Do your homework and go to both.
Funan Centre (#02-08)
109 North Bridge Road
T: (+65) 63366121
Not a factory outlet in the way you might imagine/hope. For starters, it’s shoe box sized. Stock is very hit and miss but they regularly seem to carry Lands End (for men and women) in the form of classic shirts (under $20) and trousers as well as a smattering of GAP and Kim Rogers (KR stuff is all US sized, so pretty huge, but their 5 button polos are actually very nice if you are a size UK14 + and only $8. Good for staples and great for maid’s clothes. All made in Indonesia.
Opening Times: 10.30am-9pm daily
Suntec City Mall (#01-144/146)
3 Temasek Boulevard
T: (+65) 6333 6106
More what you’d expect from an outlet and if you root around, the fashion bargains are yours. Hit and miss though and stock varies wildly. Don’t make a special trip here but pop in if you’re near the massive mall that is Suntec…but be warned…it’s a maze in there.
Opening Times: 11am-9pm
COTTON ON CLEARANCE STORE
2 Orchard Turn
T: (+65) 6634 0253
On the basis that Cotton On proper is like a bargain bucket, this is surprisingly organised, neat and tidy (we came early in the day and advise you to do likewise). Nothing exciting but great for cut price Ts, vest, leggings etc. Around 50% off – all year round – the regular store prices.
Opening Times: 10am-10pm daily