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Post by dazzlebabe » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 5:15 pm

what size are you?

Paragon and Tanglin are known to be expensive. Not just for clothes but for accessories and home items. I would avoid them like the plague.

You should try OG at People's Park (can't guarantee they will ALL be hip designs or patterns but you can find a gem once in a while), or try Marina Square as you can find Zara, Topshop etc there.

For skirts (ethnic) why don't you try strolling down Little India? They are not all saris and materials.
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Post by durain » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 5:53 pm

surely can find cheapo clothes in singapore. FOS (factory outlet store) sometimes will have bigger size too (not that i was looking for ladies clothes!!!)

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 08 Jul 2009 7:08 pm

Hiromice:

Not only bring all your summer items from the US, but stock up on the summer sales in the US before you come. Clothes you are used to in the US are outrageously priced in Singapore and cut completely differently. A pair of jeans I could buy at the Gap on sale in the US for USD $50 would cost twice that in Singapore and not fit anyway.

If you are petite by US standards (I'm not talking about weight, I'm talking about proportions) then you'll have no problem in Singapore, although the clothes tend to be either very cheap, or very expensive. I am 5' 7" and I can buy nothing in Singapore.

Good luck with your move.

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Post by snowqueen » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 1:25 pm

dazzlebabe wrote:I don't know why everyone assumed OP is some huge ass lady (sorry OP)

Easy to get clothes here. Lots of places carry different sizes and ranges. You can easily find light material clothes from brands like Island Shop, British India and in department stores like Robinsons and Tangs.

While these places may not necessarily be cheaper than home, take advantage of the sales. The fastest sizes to go in a sale are 0 and 2!!


Of course as we are ex-pat that instantly means we can all afford shop at British India. That place is a rip off, I might as well bend over and grab my ankles!

And no-one is saying the OP is a fat ass. I'm a regular sized woman (12/14 UK) and I cannot just pop into the clothes shops the locals use because the cut of the clothes is completely different. I went to Espirit last week to try on a large bikini and I looked like string of sausages.

There was a British woman in there at the same time trying on jeans and I think she had to ask for a bigger size at least 3 times and she was a very slim lady.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 2:11 pm

Which is what we've been saying all along. Even as a short caucasian male I cannot buy Jeans over here as I've got short legs and the jeans are cut like a cheap hotel! Slacks & jeans here are made for flatarses! Both male and female.
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Post by dazzlebabe » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 2:56 pm

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Of course as we are ex-pat that instantly means we can all afford shop at British India. That place is a rip off, I might as well bend over and grab my ankles!
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Lucky you. I can reach just beyond my knees before some other things get in the way.

We only shop at BI when the sale is on as they carry the cuts and sizes that fit us. But then again, we are not the type to buy clothes every other day.....
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Post by Special Girl » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 4:43 pm

durain wrote:surely can find cheapo clothes in singapore. FOS (factory outlet store) sometimes will have bigger size too (not that i was looking for ladies clothes!!!)
please, where is FOS located? sounds like just the ticket

whomever it was that asked i am a medium back home in australia

also whomever mentiioned O.G. i thought that was at chinatown?????

also, i dont want ethnic skirts i want regular western short skirts.

thanks again for replying.

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Post by durain » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 5:17 pm

there's a FOS in the meridiean (near the end of orchard road) on the lower mid floor. and OG is in orchard road too.

if you are hopping over to JB, FOS is in city plaza too.

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Post by Special Girl » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 6:02 pm

so its not at chinatown like i thought?

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Post by durain » Thu, 09 Jul 2009 7:19 pm

well, there's 3 OG in singapore...

http://www.og.com.sg/locations.html

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Post by dazzlebabe » Fri, 10 Jul 2009 9:51 am

Special Girl wrote:so its not at chinatown like i thought?
I would like to introduce a good friend of mine: GOOGLE. you should look her up sometime.
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Post by hiromice » Wed, 15 Jul 2009 5:47 pm

I don't know why people assume I am fat either... :x

Now I see the prices of clothes here, not as bad as I thought, anyways I don't need to shop for any new clothes for a while.

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Post by Jeppo » Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:18 am

hiromice wrote:I don't know why people assume I am fat either... :x
Maybe because people associate you with a fat panda bear? :devil:

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Post by hiromice » Thu, 16 Jul 2009 7:31 pm

Jeppo wrote:
hiromice wrote:I don't know why people assume I am fat either... :x
Maybe because people associate you with a fat panda bear? :devil:
:cry: I hate you!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:55 pm

We didn't pick a 'chubby' panda bear for our avatar. It wasn't assigned to you either. Normally people pick their avatar as something that they identify with. Therefore we would assume that either you have vitiligo like Michael Jackson, or are chubby like a panda. :-|
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