Despite being a small island of over 5 million people, Singapore has a well established economy and high standard of living. Millions of visitors flock into the city of Singapore to stay at its luxurious hotels, marvel at its historical sites, and visit its attractions.
Singapore is also known as a shopper’s paradise with numerous shops, boutiques and shopping complexes selling anything from high end fashion, to reasonably priced yet elegant clothing. The shopping paradise of Singapore even extends to all forms of travellers looking for anything from the latest dresses, elegant gowns, fashionable shawls, maxi-dresses, footwear, to even Muslim clothings. If you are a traveller looking to visit Singapore and/or find out more about top fashion shops to check out, then be sure to read the rest of the article.
Joo Chiat Complex
Our first stop is the Geylang Serai area, at the centre of the Malay Muslim community in Singapore and specifically, our focus is on Joo Chiat Complex. Joo Chiat Complex is located just across the street from Geylang Serai Market and about 15 minutes walk from either Paya Lebar or Eunos MRT stations. It has numerous shops selling Muslim fashion like the latest abaya designs, jubah and latest hijab style. We will be highlighting two such shops which are quite well-known to both local and foreign shoppers.
The first shop is Bewa Fashion which started out as a tailoring shop way back in 1993. From its humble beginnings as a one person show in 1993, it has since flourished into a fashion boutique with two shop spaces. Bewa Fashion specializes in great quality ready made jubah, baju kurong and maxi dresses.
The next Muslim fashion shop on our list is Adelea which is located on the third floor of Joo Chiat Complex. It is one-stop shopping hub for all your Muslim clothing, weddings, apparels and accessories needs. In addition to offering the usual Muslim clothing like hijab, jubah and baju kurong, Adelea also offers additional services such as embroidery, customized veils, scarves and ‘songkok’, patchwork and iron on hotfix crystals.
Golden Landmark Shopping Centre
The second area that is packed with clothing and fashion is the Kampong Glam area located about 10 minutes walk from Bugis and Nicoll Highway MRT stations. One of the top fashion hub here is Golden Landmark Shopping centre. It has numerous shops selling everything from attar/oudh, prayer mats, spas, travel agencies, to of course fashion.
We will be focusing on a hip and trendy clothing shop located at this shopping centre called Sahara Shawl. Sahara Shawl started in 2011 with a focus on instant hijabs for the modern Muslimah. Their unique hijab style focuses on various aspects of Muslimah such as minimal, timeless, quirky to of course feminine.
Aldo is a trendy fashion footwear and accessories brand which sell products at affordable prices. It boasts a whopping 18 locations in Singapore alone, in popular shopping centres along Orchard Road such as Plaza Singapura, [email protected], ION Orchard, Paragon and Tangs Plaza, to even heartland areas such as Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade and Paya Lebar Quarter. At Aldo, you can find virtually all kinds of fashionable and hip footwear and accessories including women’s shoes, tote bag, men’s bags and wallets and even kids’ shoes.
There is certainly no shortage of clothing and fashion to be found all across Singapore. So, the next time you are around the areas mentioned above, do remember to check out the shops to satisfy your shopping cravings.