Shopping Round-Up: New Stores and Product Launches in Singapore That We Are Excited About
New Stores and products in Singapore. It’s not all boring and slow on the red dot at the moment! With new brands and stores opening every few months, there’s plenty of exciting retail to keep you engaged at the mall.
From favourite family retailers to limited-edition wares, here’s our round-up of the stores we are most excited about!
Marks & Spencer NewPop-Up at [email protected] and Wheelock Place Revamp
No stranger to the island, iconic British retailer Marks and Spencer has relaunched its Wheelock Place outlet and opened a new store at [email protected] This means a bigger and better range of clothing, food (yay!) and home products to people in Singapore.
The revamped Wheelock Place outlet offers a contemporary look and feel with all-new interiors designed around an optimised shopping experience. The store’s design showcases the very best of the British brand in its massive new food hall! The new 8,000 square feet Food Hall at M&SWheelock Place is its biggest ever in Singapore and offers foodies access to the best of M&S’ mouth-watering food. This includes over 500 new chilled lines focusing on cheeses, deli, fruits, yoghurt and fresh vegetables. It also boasts M&S’ popular chilled prepared meals inspired by popular world cuisines such as Indian, Chinese and Italian as well as staples like pasta, rice and noodles.
The one we are most excited about? A new cheese bar that showcases the retailer’s best cheese selection ever, with new and improved cheeses handpicked from Europe’s best cheesemakers and added to the existing range, including Marmite Cream Cheese, Luxury Smoked Cheese and Bavarian Smoked Cheese. You can also match your cheese with the amazing new wine range!
As part of its ongoing expansion strategy in Singapore, M&S has also opened a 6-month pop-up at [email protected] further along the Orchard Road shopping stretch. Spread over two floors, the new 6,669 square feet store features a wide range of convenient options for customers such as ambient and frozen food as well as beer, wine and spirits. There’s even a Percy Pig new partyware range, including plates, cups, straws and napkins! Deck the party with Colin Caterpillar bakes and gums, as well as Percy Pig biscuits, confectionaries, dessert sauce, sprinkles and a phizzy pop for your little ones!
*To celebrate the openings, shoppers will receive a free Limited-Edition Marks & Spencer Tote Bag, specially designed by the local artist, Tiffany Lovage, with a minimum of S$100 nett spend in a single receipt*at Wheelock Place and VivoCity stores from 10 September 2021 onwards.
Shoppers will also receive a FREE Limited-Edition Marks & Spencer Bag Tag, designed by local artist, Tiffany Lovage, with a minimum S$60 nett spend in a single receipt at Wheelock Place store on 10 September, [email protected] store on 17 September and VivoCity store on 25 September, while they can also enjoy a complimentary personalisation service of the bag tag by Tiffany Lovage between 2pm to 4pm on each specific date mentioned above*.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Did anyone say bum-sculpting leggings? The unmistakably British-style brand Sweaty Betty is has opened its first flagship in Singapore in partnership with Rue Madame Fashion Group (RMFG). Located at ION Orchard, the 1,150-square-foot store is the brand’s second market in Asia, with stores adding to over 60 shops in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong SAR, plus 99 Nordstrom shop-in-shops across North America.
Founded in Notting Hill, London, in 1998 by Tamara and Simon Hill-Norton, the company’s activewear combines body-sculpting technology with a fashion-forward aesthetic.
The first brand in the United Kingdom to design sportswear that transcends the studio, Sweaty Betty has evolved into a global fit fashion powerhouse, championing the fight for equality by empowering every woman to push boundaries through fitness and beyond.
You can expect to find Sweaty Betty’s entire multi-sport activewear and lifestyle range, including its famous bum-sculpting leggings and sports luxe pieces, representing categories such as Run, Yoga, Workout, and Swim, along with workout kits and accessories.
Sweaty Betty Singapore. Address: #03-01, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Artisan Green - Fresh Herbs
Looking for local produce you can easily use in your cooking? Artisan Green is a homegrown indoor modern farm in Kallang that harvests the cleanest, freshest, as well as 100% pesticide-free baby spinach in the market. Constantly innovating and finding new ways to sustainably grow produce, Artisan Green is proud to launch its very first range of fresh herbs! This new line of herbs will feature Lemon Basil, Dill, and Coriander.
Founded by Ray Pohin 2018, Artisan Green is known for modern farming using hydroponics - a technology that allows plants to be grown indoors in controlled conditions without soil, and requiring up to 90% less water than traditional soil-based farms. Using state-of-the-art hydroponics technology, Artisan Green is able to achieve consistent flavour, freshness and quality of its crops all year-round. The farm is monitored round-the-clock in a controlled indoor growing environment. An environment created by carefully calibrated LED lights and climate management systems.
This results in delectable vegetables that are sustainably grown, high in quality, as well as 100% pesticide-free. Customers are assured of the freshest locally grown vegetables and herbs that are harvested in Singapore, ensuring reduced food miles.
Artisan Green is available at Ryan's Grocery, Everyday Vegan Grocer, Fairprice, and RedMart.
Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie has opened its first flagship boutique at ION Orchard, introducing a new addition to its Skin Caviar range - Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil.
This is La Prairie’s first and only standalone luxury boutique located in the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt at ION Orchard.
The 61sqm boutique, which is located at ION’s basement 1, is designed to provide a one-stop haven of pristine elegance. It houses 2 facial cabins to create a fluid, seamless customer journey and offers the full range of La Prairie products from skin and body care, to complexion products. There’s also an interactive product experience table as well as a private consultation area.
At La Prairie, every facial treatment is an indulgent treat, one that will leave your skin glowing and your mind relaxed. The treatments are 90-minutes long and cater to a myriad of skincare concerns like firming, anti-ageing and rejuvenation.
Discover La Prairie’s First Flagship Boutique at #B1-15A, ION Orchard.
Did you know that Southeast Asia’s largest LEGO Certified Store (LCS) is now at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)? Featuring a new retail innovation that makes its debut in the region - LEGO Mosaic Maker, this iconic store is located at the heart of the Sentosa island and spans over 3,165 square feet.
Located at street level, the LCS sports a 17-metre tall store-front facade that resembles giant LEGO bricks combined and stacked to welcome visitors into a new LEGO world. The store highlight is their LEGO Mosaic Maker, which enables customers of all ages the opportunity to purchase their very own, personalised LEGO mosaic portrait.
Visitors are also greeted by the largest mosaic wall in Singapore titled ‘Quay Colours’, a 1.4 metre tall and wide 3D model in-store featuring local landmarks. There’s a vertical play wall in-store which is the largest ever created with more than 11,000 LEGO pieces surrounded by 990 Minifigures representing the global population.
Shoppers will be drawn to the largest two-level diorama in Singapore. Designed to offer a bird’s eye view of Sentosa, you can look out for familiar icons such as the Singapore Cable Car and the monorail on the island, as well as a mysterious water kingdom beneath!
Another British brand on our list, Elemis has opened two new stores to customers in Singapore! With over 30 years of expertise and available in over 45 countries, the innovative and global British skincare brand embodies ‘Truth in Beauty’ and helps shoppers find the products that reveal their best selves.
The brand, founded in 1990, opened two stores in recent weeks - at Ion Orchard and Raffles City - after launching online in Singapore in April.
Through the years, Elemis, a pioneer in the holistic beauty space for its use of natural ingredients, has gained a following for its prestige skincare and aromatherapy influences. Look forward to shopping their iconic skincare ranges and using state-of-the-art technology in facial mapping. This complimentary HD Skin Consultation with an Elite Skincare Specialist will create a personalised skincare plan to target any specific skin concerns.
ELEMIS London is located at #B1-15, Ion Orchard and #01 - 31, Raffles City.
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