Singapore Mall Guide: Bugis+

The flagship Uniqlo outlet here spans an impressive 20,000 sq. ft. over two floors, with an in-house escalator. It’s another great place to go wild over thousands of styles available, including special edition UT tees featuring graphic prints of winning designs chosen worldwide two months back ($24.90).

Not quite H&M, but this high street Spanish giant carries a smorgasbord of tops, dresses, tees, shorts and jeans in hundreds of styles, with every items priced below $59.90 (how’s that for a bargain). Choice buys include a printed floral dress and a sexy bustier (both $29.90).

Covering 3,400 sq. ft., this second outlet carries at least twice the collection its previous first outlet at ION Orchard ever did. That explains the variety of styles found here, from basic tees ($11.90) to an edgy black leather jacket ($229). The spacious layout and thumping indie-rock soundtrack make shopping here a lot of fun.

This womenswear specialist carries some seriously cool finds such as slouchy, oversized printed tops and slacks in neutral colors ($35.90 upwards) that’s absolutely great for the weather here. Or try the more flirty pieces like laced tank tops ($29.90) and short, short dresses ($49.90) that will have you party-ready in no time.

Lowrys Farm
A proud successor to Uniqlo, this Japanese high street label is a must if you’re looking for a huge selection of trendy affordable finds for both men and women. With brick pillars and whitewashed wooden walls, the décor is also reminiscent of its competitor, although prices are a little less competitive. T-shirts are $29 upwards, bottoms $59 upwards and shoes $79 upwards.

Elisa Litz
Let’s hope the London Swing-themed phone booth and gramophones don’t catch your attention before the shoes do. The main draws here are lined with pig leather on the inside and crafted from a variety of materials on the outside—they even use pony hair for lining. They have a variety of styles spanning sandals, flats, wedges and heels that are meticulously laid out. Look out for the bejeweled heels in gold ($59.90) which had us completely floored.

Dear Laura
Unlike most blogshops which carry ready-to-wear pieces only in one size, this one comes equipped with three standard sizes of S, M and L to ensure a hassle-free shopping experience. Owner Michelle Loon also makes it a point to curate the selections of mostly cheery, bright-colored pieces priced between $20-30. Grab a hat or a tee here before you head out to the beach.

Still one of the better local menswear labels specializing in cool casuals and preppy shirts, this is their second standalone boutique after Orchard Cineleisure. Their collection of slacks and long-sleeved shirts ($69 upwards) targeted at working adults boasts a variety of fabrics including linen, chambray and paplin. Also, check out the wide range of accessories including newsboy caps ($39) and funky shades ($59).