In this month’s shopping news, we see an influx of collection launches – specifically spring/summer collections, a handful of exciting events and brand new shopping opportunities. Read on to find out what’s brewing in the shopping scene and don’t forget to mark your calendars! All in our shopping news / March 2016.

NEW STORE OPENINGS

Madly Gems | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

Madly Gems 

Bespoke Jewellery store opens at Tiong Bahru

What do you get when you come across an avid jewellery lover, and a GIA certified gemologist who has worked with Jimmy Choo, Marni and Kara Ross? Precious bespoke gems of course! Co-founded by Kiss92 FM’s Maddy Barber, Madly Gems is a jewellery boutique that’s perfect for every girl. You have full freedom in the creative process. Choose among precious spinel, sapphire, tanzanite and tourmaline stones, from quantity to size – anything that fits your style and budget. 

Quarzia | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

Quarzia 

Opens a new boutique in Ubud

Everybody’s favourite luxury batik boutique now plays host to a brand new outlet in Ubud. The store is brimming with bold, vibrant hues over a rustic setting. Using its prized hand-woven and hand-painted artisanal techniques, the boutique is nothing short of luxurious silk men and women’s fashion – including bathrobes, scarves and soft furnishings like cushion covers. Located at Jalan Dewi Sita, 8, Ubud.

EVENTS NOT TO MISS

House of Sheens | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

#InspiringStrongWomen by House of Sheens 

18 February, 2016

It was an eventful night filled with inspiring conversations, cocktails and canapés at the #InspiringStrongWomen event. Hosted by luxury lifestyle brand, House of Sheens, guests were treated to an empowering panel of dynamic women, including Tjin Lee, Lurata Lyon and Asema Ahmed.

Chillax Market | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

The Super Women Congress by Chillax Market

8 March 2016

In celebration of International Women’s Day, multi-label boutique Chillax Market brings us The Super Women Congress, an initiative that will bring together six influential women – including our MD, Renee Lodens! – who will share insightful tips on how to run a successful business while juggling other commitments. Expect nothing but insightful business advice and a dose of fun within the female entrepreneur circle.

Maison&Objet | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

Maison & Objet Asia

8 – 11 March 2016

Interior design enthusiasts, brace yourselves. Maison&Objet Asia is back for its third edition. This curated show will feature high-end interior design concepts and solutions for industries in Asia Pacific. Held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the show will also include attractive and captivating interior design brands, while providing inspiration and innovative design concepts. Exhibitors include furniture and homeware brands from Portugal, France, Belgium, Italy, India and Japan, just to name a few.

International Furniture Fair Singapore | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

The International Furniture Fair Singapore

10 – 13 March 2016

Held in conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show, the International Furniture Fair Singapore is regarded by industry frontrunners as Asia’s most exciting sourcing platform. We can see why. The massive show will feature a comprehensive range of furniture, home furnishings, and home accessories by a diverse mix of over 400 exhibitors at the Singapore Expo.

Boutiques at the Pit Building | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

Boutiques at the Pit Building

11 – 12 March 2016

Singapore’s longest running boutique shopping event is back again, this time with a spring/summer edition! Treat yourselves – and the family to a two-day shopping extravaganza filled with over 150 brands across women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, home and décor, and children’s apparel and toys. What’s more, you will also be treated to numerous exclusive design and collection launches!

Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong | Shopping News / March 2016 | Travelshopa

Contemporary Art Hong Kong

24 – 27 March 2016

The biggest week of the year for art in Hong Kong – the 8th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art show will feature original paintings, limited edition pieces, sculptures and photography from a bevy of the world’s most promising artists – from emerging to top artists in the industry. The show will be held at the Conrad Hong Kong.

NEW COLLECTIONS FROM LOCAL BRANDS

The Wit and The Will

Kaftans, Kimonos, Sarongs & Beach Scarves from the summer collection

Kala Pata

Kala Pata

Oversized clutches, lacquer boxes and tray from the Samarkand collection

MATTER

Reversible pouches made from off-cut 100% cotton fabrics, hand yarned and hand dyed by Ikat artisans

Elyse & i

The arrival of the Percy bag, Cora clutch, Cecily mini bucket bag as well as new colours of the best-selling Suki & Nell bags

Zarabelle

Classy leather bracelets made of Italian Nappa leather

Finn Avenue

Finn Avenue brings designer Candice Olson’s luxurious rugs and cushions to Singapore

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