Shopping for children’s goods in Singapore is more of a fashionable enterprise. Toys are either expensive or poor quality, so it’s apparel that you should spend time investigating. Every major international brand from Gap to Zara is here, but there are some smaller brands worth investigating as well. Here's the suitcases&strollers Singapore guide to shopping for kids on your next family holidays in Singapore.
Several shopping centres including Paragon, VivoCity and Forum The Shopping Mall have a large children’s section with many of the major brands. Here are some of the better ones to look out for on your next Singapore holiday.
Preppy, classic French inspired designs make for perfect special occasion outfits from cable knit boy’s vests to impossibly cute tennis dresses all in pale pastels and with superb detailing. The difference with Chateau De Sable is their prices are very reasonable for the quality and the level of design detail.
Modern and super cool play clothes are what Fox Kids specialises in from rompers and tees with retro pop culture prints (think The Muppets) to flirty rah rah skirts and sparkly leggings. They cater for newborn through to pre teen, sock and knickers to full outfits, so this is the one-stop shop for those casual weekend looks.
This Filipino brand focuses on looks that are vintage-inspired – faded print tees, check shirts, floral print jumpsuits. Their European-like designs are understated but fun with styles that will make adults envious.
Trendy, urban kids can get fitted out from head to toe in Holster jelly sandals, Poppy dresses, Joules gumboots and polo shirts and Milk On The Rocks apparel. There are super cute mini cheongsams for little girls and very cool tees for the little man.#02-06/07 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd., Singapore
There are not too many independent boutiques for children’s clothing and most shopping centres repeat the same stores, so it’s not essential you visit a particular mall. But the better centers will have indoor play equipment or an outdoor waterplay area, so fathers can mind the children while mummies shop up a storm.
Avoid the Orchard-Scotts Road junction with younger children. At weekends and in the evenings it is extremely crowded and easy to lose people. The underpass is also complicated to navigate if you are unfamiliar and a lot of stairs are involved – so its best avoided with a stroller. Instead, opt for one of the many other air-conditioned and stroller-friendly shopping centres such as VivoCity.
Ask inside the retailers for how to claim your GST back when you exit the country.
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