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How To Stretch The Singapore Dollar For Shopping


We look at the top ways to find the best fashion shopping deals in Singapore.

Shopping is a favorite pastime for many Singaporeans. This is not surprising, considering the many homogenous malls sprawling up over our little island. Getting good deals are also a hallmark of a savvy shopping Singaporean, worn proudly as a badge of honour. This applies to all types of shopping, be it fashion, accessories, gadgets, groceries, gourmet food and yes, even doughnuts.

There are some steps you can take to ensure you are in the know for the best deals in Singapore. We will identify some of these ways, in the hope that it would help stretch your hard earned dollar.

 

1. Historial And Classic Shopping Malls

Places such as Lucky Plaza, Far East Plaza and Mustafa may be old and in dire need for a major revamp, a good example being the carparks and lifts at Lucky Plaza. However that should not discount you from checking in on these places, because you may find yourself with a good “discount”, literally.

For example, shopping at places such as Lucky Plaza and Far East Plaza may be challenging yet exciting at the same time. If you are observant, you can spot interesting items well worth a second look. It is important as well to set for yourself a budget on such shopping trips, and to have a clear mind on what you are willing to pay for the items on your shopping list. If you need to bargain, do so.

Mustafa is also filled with a massive variety of different brand and products sold at varying prices. Some of these products are good deals compared to what you will find outside while others are not. If you can differentiate between the good deals from the poor ones, you will enjoy a positive shopping experience.

 

2. Go Online

For couch potatos who prefer shopping from the comfort of their homes, it is always useful to collate a list of your favorite e-commerce sites.  These could include Zalora, ASOS, Qoo10, Reebonz, Kwerkee and Love Bonito, among others.

Remember to always check out the “Sale” section on these e-commerce sites. Frequently you will find items that are left with limited sizes dumped there. If you are lucky, you may get the final piece of an item of YOUR size, at a significant marked down price.

Keep a lookout as well for repetitive designs on different websites as this is somewhat common for e-commerce sites. By doing a little price comparison homework, you can save significant money in the long run. Consolidating your purchases with a group of friends would also help provide further discounts via lower shipping cost.

 

3. Find Your Own Niche Shopping Destinations…In Singapore!

You can indulge in the latest fashion trends without creating a gaping hole in your wallet by purchasing pre-loved items. Flea markets such as the ones held in Zouk’s, Scape and the trendy streets of Haji Lane are the top places you can visit.

You’ll be amazed at the amount of vintage pieces you can find off the rack being sold at absolute slashed prices. Marked out the dates of these flea markets on your calendar, and make a trip down next time around to grab your shopping loots!

If there are more interesting ideas that you have on how to get the best shopping deals in Singapore, do drop us a comment on our Facebook page. We love to hear from you!

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