Although less of a landmark when compared to its next-door-neighbour and textbook shopping nirvana – Orchard Road, Tanglin Road is a charming stretch of road peppered with mid-sized shopping malls, quaint cafes and quality homeware stores. A prestigious area marked by colonial-era shophouses and large leafy conservation houses; Tanglin Road draws a mainly expat crowd. The beating heart of Tanglin Road, Tanglin Mall offers a mix of lifestyle shops, fashion boutiques, premium toy stores and plenty of one-stop shopping for kids. Just a stone’s throw away is Tudor Court, which is worth a visit simply for the stunning goods at its resident multi-label boutique – Edit Lifestyle, and gorgeous antique furniture from Antiquity Hands of the Hills. If you’ve time to spare, head to nearby Dempsey Hill for antique galleries and distinctive furniture boutiques whose offerings span from Asian-inspired furniture to modern minimalist designs.
Whimsical french charm
Brimming with undeniable French charm and whimsy, Chateau de Sable was conceived by French designer Stephanie Lemaire, who wanted to create a collection that embodied both childhood innocence and joy. Fall in love with the daintiest girly frocks in silk and liberty fabrics, cashmere rompers and smart little boy ensembles. Chateau de Sable’s timeless and chic clothing caters to all the four seasons and is intended for children aged 1 month to 14 years.
Comfortable wardrobe essentials
If ‘comfort’ is the operative word in your wardrobe, you’re sure to delight in Firefly’s collection of go-anywhere separates from minis to maxis in a rainbow of eye-popping colours and exclusive resort-ready styles. The much-loved Aussie label stirs our tropical imagination with its signature bold statement prints, breezy silhouettes and eye-catching embroidery. Grab a few other summer wardrobe essentials while you’re there. The fashionable selection includes Seafolly swimwear, Elms+King clutches, Les Tropeziennes sandals and BauXo jewellery.
Contemporary design-focused accessories
With years of experience at the storied fashion houses of Paris and New York driving the brand, you can be sure that Hanna Lee is a true purveyor of great taste. Co-founders Helen and Hayley source contemporary and design-focused jewellery from fashion capitals such as New York, Los Angeles and London. Masters in the art of layering, the brand shows women how to style jewellery such as statement necklaces, stackable leather wraps, metal cuffs and link bracelets in a way that flaunts one’s inner fashion chameleon.
Fine home interiors from Belgium
This one’s for all you budding home decorators. House of Anli brings you Belgian’s best and finest selection of home interiors in Singapore. Founder Anne-Jean Lietaer has recently opened a new store at Tanglin Mall but you could head to her beautiful black and white house, which also functions as a stylish showroom. The team mix and matches the tropical lifestyle in Singapore with their elegant Belgian interiors. These collections are changing frequently so be sure to stay tuned to their Facebook page for the latest novelties!
Family shopping experience
With everything the kids could possibly want under one roof, Kids Walk makes for an enjoyable family shopping experience every time. Cuddly plush toys, rocking ponies and kiddy play tents – there’s plenty for the little ones to throw themselves at. The kids will love pottering about the store, picking up a smiley plushy here and rifling through a few scrapbooking tools there. There’s also a lovely selection of kid’s furniture and beautiful blankets for some decorating fun for mum.
Rustic home decor store
This brand new shop is not one to escape notice. Located on the 3rd floor of Tanglin Mall, MoodBox is a home décor and design concept store with a penchant for French styled touches. A soft muted palette and rustic natural elements give it that unmistakable je ne sais quoi that comes so naturally to French style and décor. Effortlessly elegant, blonde wood furniture is complemented by interesting decorative accents such as whitewashed rattan baskets, painted metal birdcages, lantern light fixtures and romantic wall tapestries. We imagine it’ll be a good place to source for pretty gifts for that friend or family member with similar whimsical taste.
Quality womenswear boutique
Just as its name suggests, Motherswork was created for mothers, to embrace and celebrate the changes in women before, during and after pregnancy. Motherswork presents a feel-good wardrobe for all women filled with quality wear from international designers and brands such as Olian (US), Szabo (AU), Ilant Maternity Swimwear (AU), Rock and Republic Jeans (US), Maternal America (US), Noppies (Holland) and Soon (AU) that flatter all figures.
One-stop family emporium
Motherswork kids is a one-stop shopping emporium for all the family’s needs. It’s here that you’ll find a host of international award-winning children’s brands and accessories; such as the stylish and ergonomic Bugaboo strollers and Storksak diaper bags. There are also heaps of kid-friendly bedding and linen, furniture, home décor, bags, toys, accessories, party supplies and innovative parenting aids to help your kids along as they play, learn and grow.
Multi-label fashion boutique
Paperbag Princess puts out some of the most summer-ish and travel-appropriate wear that are perfect for lounging in. The multi-label fashion and accessories boutique houses highly sought-after ethical fashion brands such as BuddhaWear, Elk Accessories and GoodWorks. Casual comfort is the operative word here, although style is definitely not an afterthought with its great crop of tees, tanks, knitwear, easy slip-on dresses and colourful printed pants we’ll like to live in. Almost impossible to ignore are the in-house labels, Paperbag Princess and PbP kids, which continue the casual cool theme that runs rampant throughout the store.
Effortless urban resortwear
Santorini encapsulates the laidback air and effortless sophistication of the beautiful island destination. With a focus on urban resortwear, Santorini presents a collection of womenswear that draws on quality living, culture and travel. Turning out kaftans, tunics, dresses, skirts and pants in a variety of cozy fabrics such as linen, cotton and silk, Santorini brandishes the perfect casual wardrobe for the modern globetrotter.
Relaxing shopping hangout
If it’s a relaxing shopping hangout you’re after, Shopping at Tiffany’s is your spot. Outfitted with racks of show-stopping dresses, tops, bags and accessories from some of the most coveted Australian and international brands, Shopping at Tiffany’s is a tropical haven for the beach-goer and fash-addict alike. Pick up casual yet elegant separates from Mimosa, eclectic boho wear from One Teaspoon as well as stylish apparel from Living Doll, Something Else, Lilya, Sass and Bide, State of Mind and Tiffany’s Collection. Everything comes in limited quantities to make room for new stock as well as to keep things exclusive.
Stylish european footwear
Shop shoes for the tots, teens and the grown ups at Small. Taking issue with the dearth of footwear options in Singapore, three friends set up Small, and stocked it with their favourite European shoe brands. Keep your toes happy with comfortable and stylish footwear from brands such as Anniel, Anthology, Saltwater Sandals, Minnetonka, C’entre Maman Et Moi, La Botte Gardiane, Swedish Hasbeens, Théluto and Veja. Equally lovely are the collections of clothes, jewellery and accessories from French designers that are exclusively available in store.
The Better Toy Store is a child’s workshop of fascinating toys, carefully selected for excellence in play value, design, quality and impact for the environment. Encourage your child to learn while they play with toys that both teach and inspire with strong design attributes and durable craftsmanship. Every toy is subjected to stringent child-safety standards. For instance, natural materials such as wood and cotton are preferred and paints and finishes are non-toxic, water-based and sweat- and saliva- resistant.
Whimsical lifestyle store for kids
The Children’s Showcase puts forward a fantastic array of toys, clothes, jewellery and home décor to fill your happy nest with. With over 70 premium international brands in one spot, The Children’s Showcase is teeming with irresistible choices for the kids and the home. Snag beautiful homewares from La Cerise Sur Le Gateau, whimsical jewellery from Titlee, swimwear from Danish brand MOLO and Scandi-inspired bedlinen from NORD – there’s no end to the whimsical wonders you’ll uncover.
MULTI-LABEL FASHION AND LIFESTYLE DESTINATION
With an unlimited choice of emerging fashion labels, furniture and home accessories, The Emporium is indeed a shopping mecca for fashion lovers and homebodies alike. Notable brands include Stones that Rock, Triologie and Singapore Trading Post. The boutique has something for everyone – even the frilliest shoppers. Head on down to The Emporium for a retail experience unlike any other.
Consider The Shoe Co. the magical shoe elf of everlasting comfort and quality. Wearing its ‘passion for blissfully comfortable shoes’ proudly on its sleeve, The Shoe Co. boasts a wide range of sensible and orthotic-friendly shoes for all ages. (Orthotic-friendly shoes offer additional and even correctional support by redistributing ground reaction forces as well as realigning foot joints during movement) Find your ‘solemates’ amongst a selection of recognized footwear brands including Ziera, BeautiFeel, Solidus, Bisgaard and Kavat.
Delicate and feminine designs perfect for summer
#03-04 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933 | Also available at selected fairs.
The wait is over! Long have we fantasized about White Ginger opening a brick-and-mortar store and it seems that our prayers have finally been heard. Delicate and feminine, White Ginger is devoted to chic and elegant resort wear styles to suit every occasion. It’s easy to look your summers’ best in White Ginger’s range of sophisticated dresses, relaxed tops and well-tailored bottoms. Manufactured in Bali and hand-dyed to exacting standards, taking home a White Ginger garment indirectly supports the small production communities in Bali. Even bedtime can be a fashion moment for us ladies with White Ginger Night – a range of cosy and refined sleepwear, which includes marshmallow-soft and silky yoga pants, camisoles, sleep shorts and robes.
Luxe resort-inspired showroom
Edit Lifestyle lulls us into a lazy poolside dream with its luxe resort-inspired showroom and beach-perfect wares. Here you’ll find a carefully curated range of designer swimwear, maximalist jewellery, luxurious leather accessories and artisanal homewares that evoke the glamour of a well-travelled lifestyle. Aside from well-known brands such as Melissa Odabash, Aurelie Bidermann, Mawi and Zimmermann, edit Lifestyle brings in a treasure trove of hard-to-find international labels that you’ll be thrilled to discover.
Guide to Shopping in Tanglin
Nearest MRT: Orchard Station