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advice on clothes shops

Post by hate shopping » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 2:16 pm

I just arrived to Singapore. Style is different here at home (more conservative).

I HATE shopping, but have to buy some clothes (blouses, trousers, skirts…) and shoes for office wear - not too formal.

I also hate to spend big $$$ on clothes and spend my limited time in crowded malls.

So PLEASE - advice on which malls/shops have reasonably priced clothes.
Thank you so much (for saving my time and nerves) … :D

Oh yes, I AM female. :wink:


Post by Guest » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 4:22 pm

a female that hates shopping???? that's a first.


Post by western? » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 4:47 pm

If you are European, Aussie or American, be prepared to have difficulty finding clothes that fit properly (possibly). You'll find that many of the clothes here are cut differently -- slimmer in the hips & seat and tops are smaller. You may have to look at sizes bigger than you would expect. As an example, I'm a US size 6-8 and wear smalls or mediums in most things, but here I often have to buy a large. I've had good luck at Takashimaya (3rd floor) & any of the Liz Claiborne shops.

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Post by hate shopping » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:21 pm

I know. :D It is probably unusual that a woman hates shopping.
I just cannot be BOTHERED to browse all those shops... I want to come, choose and go! And as we know, that second step is the painful one.
I should have a personal shopper who would do that all for me - choose what suits me best and get it for me. :)

And after all, I have only one body and a pair of feet to wear those clothes on! And it is such a waste of time!

And moreover, I look good enough without a help of fancy/trendy/... clothes and shoes.

OK, now seriously - Europ. size 40 - yes... I can see the possible trouble... though yesterday I managed easily with aerobic clothes.


Clothes Shopping

Post by Sojourner » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 8:07 am

Sojourner is at #02-28 Tanglin Mall.
Most of the clothes are imported from the States and all the clothing is in Western sizes

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 8:14 am

Have you considered custom tailored clothes? Yes, the cost is somewhat higher, but in exchange, you get the look that you want, a great selection of top quality fabrics that work well here, and no mall hassles. Get measured, select fabrics and styles, and test fit the prototype.

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Post by Goldy locks » Mon, 28 Mar 2005 2:25 pm

Perhaps you need to find a female friend who loves shopping who will go with you and help you choose, or find yourself a gay male friend they always love any excuse to shop!
Sizes are much slimmer in Singapore the native women dont seem to have any hips, bums or boobs which makes it extremely difficult to find clothes even when you are considered slim by western standards.

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Post by cinder » Mon, 28 Mar 2005 9:39 pm

to add the list: mark & spencer and zara

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