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Shop for clothes in Singapore...

Postby nicolewwj » Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:04 pm

Hi guys,

I'm a 27-yo who just moved to SG in early January this year from the US. At first, I was excited to see the sheer amount of shopping malls in the city - The whole city is basically a shopping mall! However, I realized very quickly that a lot of clothes sold in store are made of cheap polyester materials that are not breathable (polyester in the eternal humid summer? no thanks). And also, tbh, I don't think the styles here are very diverse. In my opinion, clothes here are just a little bit overly feminine for me.

I'm looking for clothes that are made of natural fibers, e.g. cotton, linen, and of simple designs (I shopped heavily at Madewell-esque stores in the US). Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also, just out of curiosity, why do clothes here have washing labels that say nothing about the actual materials of the clothes?

Thanks! :)

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Re: Shop for clothes in Singapore...

Postby sheshen » Wed, 27 Mar 2019 4:09 pm

Check out ESPRIT. Their cloths material is very good.
Uniqlo suitable for me, because I like colorful cloths.
PULL&BEAR also not bad.

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Re: Shop for clothes in Singapore...

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Mar 2019 5:42 pm

Most clothes here are made by sweat shops and are cheap rip offs of the better know western brands. Be careful if you like real blue jeans like Levi's. The Levi's here (in Levi's shops) are cheap copies of those made in the west (US, Honduras, Mexico,etc., etc.) they are made in the 'peens and in China and are NOT cut for the western body shape (e.g., cut like small hotels) also the denim is an extremely light weight (probably around 10 oz) as well. Also you are likely to see Levi's here labeled as 501's but with zippers instead of button fronts. Also, for the western ladies you will also have problems with slack/jeans in general if you are a leggy type lady with legs that go from the floor all the way to heaven. You will find yourself with denim capri pants. The only exception I know here might be Marks & Spencer. Or tailor-made. Same if you are trying to buy nice foundation garments (Marks & Spencer or maybe one or two others but the price will blow your mind as they are likely to be located in Marina Bay Sands).

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Re: Shop for clothes in Singapore...

Postby Ronald Cover » Wed, 27 Mar 2019 8:13 pm

I recently moved to Singapore and out of habit buy things online. If you recommend local good shops I’ll be glad

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