If there’s one thing all Singaporeans love, it’s shopping. From the latest trends in fashion to the hottest emerging brands, few things compare to a good old-fashioned holiday spree.
This November, the country’s most popular independent shopping event is back. Held at the iconic F1 Pit Building from 17 to 19 November, Boutiques by the Pit Building will once again see a wide array of brands showcase their most delectable items. It’s also the perfect time to shop for holiday gifts with the festive season swiftly approaching, as customers will be spoilt for choice with options ranging across women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, home décor and lifestyle products, children’s toys, food and beverages.
Boutiques will see a total of 3oo local and regional brands for this edition, with 80 of them being new vendors. There are plenty of exclusive collection launches prepared by various brands that will be held over the course of the weekend, allowing for customers to enjoy a more immersive and experiential shopping experience. All visitors can also utilise their admission ticket for redemption perks (valued from $5.50 to $69), from beauty products to artisanal snacks and even fitness tools, available while stocks last. And to top it all off, there are two dedicated cafés serving snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend, as well as a free shuttle bus service between Millenia Walk and Boutiques for shoppers who are commuting. Tickets are priced at $5 for an unlimited 3-day entry, with free entry for children under 12. Regular-admission tickets are now available online, as well as at the door over the course of the event.
Partnering with Boutiques and in-line with Next In Vogue, the Vogue Singapore Foundation will also be presenting a booth in its continued efforts to spotlight Southeast Asian talent. Celebrating the intersection of workmanship, creativity and contemporary fashion, the booth aims to draw attention to three local designers who exemplify mastery of craft-focused design, showcasing their unique processes and techniques. The three fashion design labels—Denise Chong, Studio Vetyver, and Project Coal—will have designs available for purchase, as well as an early preview into some of their unreleased works. Club Vogue memberships and limited edition items will also be available to purchase, with a quarter of the proceeds going towards the Vogue Singapore Foundation.
Below, scroll through some of the new trailblazing brands that will be on display at this year’s Boutiques.
Founded by Poppy Skinner, a fashion journalist, Apollonia creates comfortable and affordable clothing that gives back to the community. The brand’s mission is to supporting the less fortunate, working closely with a women-run shelter in Delhi and a Vietnamese workshop that solely uses 100% regenerative cotton and organic dyes.
For ardent lovers of chic homeware, JENEVIEVE is the innovative brand to have on your radar. Founded by Singaporean designer Jenevieve Woon in 2021, the brand creates emotional ceramic objects through a deep exploration on the synonymous relationship between art and function. Melding traditional hand-building techniques with modern 3-D scanning and printing technology, the result is an array of whimsical and joyful objects ideal for any home space.
Soilboy is a Singapore-based nature lifestyle store that offers a curated selection of indoor plants, potted houseplants, ceramic planters and planting essentials that elevates every home and lifestyle. With an extensive offering to choose from, it is the perfect house companion for all modern tastemakers.
Bound is a slow fashion label that celebrates the art of macrame knotting and weaving through a handmade curation of bags and accessories. The items are all made with natural and recycled cotton strings, jute fibres and thread scrapes from upcycled textile waste. Similar to Apollonia, it is also committed to teaching the meditative art of macrame to communities that do not have access to traditional learning and craft opportunities.
The Polska Traveller
The Polska Traveller is an emerging brand based out of Hong Kong that breathes new life into old metallic goods and artifacts. Helmed by designer Yeung Sau-Lun, his fascination with local vintage markets and second-hand stores on the streets of Poland led to a lightbulb moment of transforming these antique knick knacks into enduring statement jewellery. Through intricate process of sculpturing, moulding and life casting, each piece is seemingly different and boasts its own unique traits.
All Next In Vogue ticket holders have free access to Boutique Fairs, simply by presenting their tickets at the Boutiques entrance. For more information on the Vogue Foundation x Boutiques or Next in Vogue, see here.