Fine Jewellery in Sydney

From semi-precious stones to alluring silver and gold jewellery, here are some noteworthy local brands in this guide to fine jewellery in Sydney.

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain

Meet ALVERINA WIJAYA, the designer behind Singapore-based jewellery brand, Chainless Brain as she talks about current jewellery trends and her impressive social media presence.

Resortwear in Sydney

From familiar names to emerging labels, discover a roundup of beachwear and vacation essentials in this guide to resortwear in Sydney.

Shopping in Tai Hang

Discover a slew of in-the-know boutiques, vintage and local designer shops in this guide to shopping in Tai Hang, a quaint area just outside Causeway Bay.

Men’s Fashion in Melbourne

In a fashion capital like Melbourne, ample menswear labels are found in the mix.This guide to Men’s Fashion in Melbourne brings you 8 standout local brands.

Wai Wai, Wai Yang

SG-based designer WAI WAI talks about her androgynous label, WAI YANG and the future state of the local fashion industry in Singapore.

Claire Chahil, TheAC

Find out how the founder of TheAC, CLAIRE CHAHIL is going beyond curating independent, local designers for this new retail space in Singapore.

Homewares in Melbourne

Shopping for homewares in Melbourne? Be sure to visit these 8 shops featuring Scandinavian home accessories to homewares created by artisans in India.

Li Ying, Ying the Label

Li Ying, founder of Singapore-based brand, Ying the Label shares how she translates art into fashion & how she uses new technologies in her design process.

Chiang Xiaojun, Pleatation

Chiang Xiaojun, the founder of Singapore-based boutique, PLEATATION, reveals how she fused fashion with technology in her latest Resort 1718 collection.

Izrin Ismail, INNAI

Izrin Ismail of popular KL-based womenswear label, INNAI shares about collaborating with FashionValet and what to expect in Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2017.

Sustainable Fashion in Bali

From using organic materials to traditional techniques here are 7 boutiques that are fighting against fast fashion, focusing on sustainable fashion in Bali.

Gin Lee, Ginlee Studio

Fresh off their Singapore Fashion Awards 2016 win, the founder of GINLEE Studio shares the local brand’s origins, highlights and hopes for local designers.

Singapore Spring

A new season, a new wardrobe, a new home: here are the pieces that should take pride in the lead up to Singapore spring and SS17.

Shopping at Albert Park

Unearth an eclectic mix of upscale boutiques, local and international designers, eye-popping jewellery, elegant homewares while shopping in Albert Park.

Shopping in Fitzroy

This guide to shopping in Fitzroy features fashion boutiques, local labels, Scandi home accessories & design studios along Brunswick & Gertrude Street.

Shopping in South Yarra

Discover local brands & international labels in Melbourne’s most desirable shopping strip- Chapel Street. All in this guide to shopping in South Yarra.

Gifts for your Valentine

Stumped on what to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered – just head to these boutiques to find perfect gifts for your Valentine.

Swimwear in Sydney

Image: Peony So you’ve had your eyes set on the best secret beach escapes in NSW and assembled the hottest boutiques to shop at Sydney’s Bondi Beach – but before you take a dip in the pools of these iconic beaches you’ll want the perfect swimwear for a full-filled day...

Leah Lambert, Glamorous Giving

Singapore’s most exciting sales event, Glamorous Giving is back for its 7th edition. Founder Leah Lambert shares some highlights & how to snag the best deals

Top Shopping Guides for 2016

Discover the top shopping guides for 2016 & include in the itinerary of your next shopping trip to Singapore, KL, Seoul, BKK, Hong Kong, Bali, LA or Sydney.

Top Profiles for 2016

Get to know Travelshopa’s Top Profiles for 2016. Take a look at these style-makers’ accomplishments; lessons learnt & also snag great travel tips for 2017.

Jaclyn Teo, In Good Company

Get to know Marketing & Sales Director Jaclyn Teo, IN GOOD COMPANY as she shares the local brand’s origins, milestone moments & advice they’ve received.

Carolyn Kan, Carrie K.

Fresh off her Singapore Fashion Awards win, we chat with Designer of the Year for Accessories, Carolyn Kan of Carrie K. about her brand’s journey and more.

Shopping Precincts in Sydney

A stunning harbour, picturesque beaches and outdoor pools, outdoorsy nature, dynamic arts and culture landscape, an innovative fashion scene, and a mecca for brilliant gastronomy – there is little wonder why Sydney is one of the best holiday destinations in the world....

Guide to Shopping in Bronte

Image: Volange Paris Bronte is a quiet suburb that lies between Waverley, Bondi and Clovelly. It has come a long way since its days with one local milk bar, a fish’n’chip shop and a glorious beach. You can now spend a leisurely afternoon shopping for fashion, gifts...

Guide to Shopping in Double Bay

Image: Carla Zampatti With the stunning Sydney Harbour as its backdrop, Double Bay exudes all that is affluent and lavish. Double Bay has recently received somewhat of an overhaul with a new shopping complex and InterContinental Hotel. The streets - Knox, Cross and...

Guide to Shopping in Woollahra

Image: Reads Woollahra not only houses some of Sydney’s most exquisite contemporary and heritage architecture, but it is also the home of one of the most picture-perfect shopping villages. Starting at Edgecliff Road (the Bondi Junction end) you will find a handful of...

Shopping in Bondi Beach

Image: Tuchuzy Amidst the world-famous Bondi Beach emerges some of Sydney's most unexpected shopping. The laid-back streets of Bondi Beach and North Bondi are sprawling with beach-inspired homewares stores, fashion boutiques, and gift shops.There are too many to list...

Guide to Shopping in Clovelly

Image: Loft Furniture & Other Ideas Just south of Bronte is the quaint beach-side suburb of Clovelly and the bustling retail strip of Clovelly Road. You probably know Clovelly for its child-friendly park and beach, and not for its shopping. So we are here to tell...

Guide to Shopping in Paddington

Image: Camilla and Marc The most iconic shopping strip in Sydney is Paddington. It's where the fashion-forward and style makers gather. Discover some of Australia's most innovative and creative designs in the streets of Paddington. From Australian designer flagship...

Hot Hotels in Sydney’s CBD

Image: The Old Clare Hotel There’s little wonder why Sydney is one of Australia’s most charming cities. With a stunning harbour, multiple shopping, dining and recreational options and world-famous beaches all within reach – what’s not to love? Sydney’s CBD is a...

Kittie Yiyi

  From hand sewing princess dresses to her Barbie doll to graduating from Raffles College of Higher Education and then launching her first collection at KL Fashion Week 2014, Kittie Yiyi has sure come a long way in a short span of time. The social media...

Molly Leis, MINIMAL

  There are so many new designers emerging at Fashion Week every week, in fact, we discover at least one. One we recently got to know is MINIMAL. MINIMAL is the brain child of New Yorker Molly Leis-Cornelius, an ex-marketing communications professional in the...

Stand Out Fashion Labels in Singapore

  The local fashion scene in Singapore is witnessing a steady surge, with more homebred designers making their name in the industry. Whether it’s acing it online or adding creating special expereinces at their brick-and-mortar boutiques, these design moguls show...

Stunning Hotels in Singapore

Capella Singapore Singapore may be a modern metropolis and a haven for all shopaholics but inside this bustling little city is also a variety of fabulous stays. Are you the type of traveller that lives for the under-the-radar boutique hotels or the type that would...

Charming Hotels in Saigon

Lobby, The Aclove Library Hotel There’s no denying that Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam is an alluring mix of old and new. Despite the sight of fine restaurants, glitzy bars, emerging local shopping spots, the effervescent city continues to retain...

Accessories in Seoul

Admit it. Though small in size, fashion accessories do pack a punch when it comes to defining a personal sense of style. A mere pair of shades, a bag, purse or shoes can amp up your outfit in a heartbeat. In a city like Seoul, the variety of fashion accessories is...

Shopping in Downtown, Los Angeles

  Ever since its booming resurgence, Downtown, Los Angeles is quickly becoming the cool hangout for young and creative minds. The Arts District, Fashion District, Little Tokyo and the Financial District are major areas that form this spirited precinct. Most...

Perfect Imperfect Home Styling

Helene Denaiffe is the brain behind Stylodeco, the aesthetically pleasing online homewares emporium that has been bringing coveted European brands to the Asia for the last two years. Now, she’s made every homemaker’s home styling dreams come to life with the launch of...

Hotels With A View in Seoul

Rooftop Terrace, Hotel Cappuccino Seoul may be considered one of the best shopping destinations in Asia, but did you know that this vivacious city also boasts some of the best views? Innovative architecture and preservation of natural gems have lead to a...

Anna Layard, Guided Art Tours in Yogyakarta

When did you first know you had an interest in art? I have always had a close affinity with art. Growing up in a very creative household, meant being surrounded by an interesting mix of pieces, and frequently visiting galleries. In fact, I spent my 18th birthday in...

Shopping in Waikiki, Honolulu

Waikiki, the tourist epicentre of Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, boasts a nexus of activity. Apart from catching waves and frolicking on the iconic Waikiki beach, feasting on Hawaiian gastronomy and sipping on your favourite concoctions, you’ll also be able to get your...

Swim & Sleep in Waikiki

  So you’ve finally booked your tickets to your dream beach destination Honolulu, Hawaii. The next step – picking the right hotel. Honolulu has no shortfall of beachfront hotels, boutique hotels and iconic hotels that have been around for decades. We’ve got the...

Samantha Feyen

Life really is a beach when you’re in Hawaii. Cruising along giant waves, trekking through volcanic plains and venturing into uninhabited islands are all just part of ordinary life here. Born on the island of Maui and raised in the beautiful countryside of Chiang Mai,...

Must-visit Boutique Hotels in Hong Kong

THIS WEEK'S DREAM DESTINATION AND WHAT TO PACK   Ample shopping hotspots, scrumptious food choices and a plethora of sightseeing gems. The vibrant city of Hong Kong is nothing short of exhilarating. The perfect trip is nothing without the perfect stay. Now, we do...

The New Faces of Fashion in Kuala Lumpur

  Kuala Lumpur, a city known to many for its greenery, a variety of food, shopping scene, tropical climate and warm friendly people. This is a destination for your bucket list. You will definitely be spoilt for choice of not only the food and site but also, the...

Savina Chai

  It’s been said that all Singaporeans are foodies at heart. Fashion entrepreneur, Savina Chai is no exception. The intrepid traveller and founder of womenswear label, Eight Slate fondly cherishes her mornings spent at the hawker centre, tucking into a hearty...

Lam Thuy Nhan

Ho Chi Minh City bears an intriguing contrast of old and new — a fury of sights and sounds that begs exploring. Still, there’s only so many bowls of pho to be had or war relics to view before one is left wanting. Take Lam’s lead and be guided through Ho Chi Minh’s...

Multi-label Boutiques in Bangkok

  We can’t think of one person who fails to enjoy shopping in a multi-label boutique. With a flock of diverse brands and goodies within reach, what’s not to like? Bangkok has seen a steady surge of multi-label boutiques offering the coolest local labels in the...

Unique Stays in San Francisco

THIS WEEK’S DREAM DESTINATION AND WHAT TO PACK   The rest of California might be preparing for fall but the land of Indian Summers; San Francisco is latching on to the unseasonable weather. We are taking full advantage of the sun-kissed city by unwinding in one...

Stylish Hotels in Bangkok

 THIS WEEK’S DREAM DESTINATION AND WHAT TO PACK   A melting pot of diverse cultures, commercial mecca and perfect juxtaposition of old and new – one can easily identify the dynamic capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Attracting a versatile mix of travellers, many of...

Amy Read, Gifts Less Ordinary

  In a time when sophistication has becomes a main driver of people's spending habits, independent retailers like Gifts Less Ordinary have found the winning formula. Bespoke and personalisation are key ingredients to this. The idea for Gifts Less Ordinary came to...

Priscilla I’Anson

Hong Kong. A city in constant movement and flux. Each visit only affirms the belief that you'll never run out of things to do here. Whether it's your first time touching down in the city, or a veteran traveller looking for some new places to discover, get your pen and...

Arnault Castel, Kapok

Growing up in Ferrals-les-Corbieres, a small village in the South of France, Kapok’s founder, Arnault Castel, remembers an affinity with the shops he grew up with. They were meeting places, where people could gather and discover inspiring goods. This sentiment...

Where to Get Your French Fix (when not in France)

  How about getting a dose of France without having to book a ticket? We turn the lens to the European nation’s alluring style by looking at where to buy under the radar brands with French influence (or origins) around the world. From stylish women’s fashion...

Postcards From: Villa Saengootsa, Phuket

Phuket is a favourite destination for many. While many resorts are located in Laguna, there are a host of resorts and hotels dotted along the west coast of the island. Villas are popping up in between. Villa Saengootsa Phuket at the Samsara Estate is a hidden treasure...

Luxury Resort Deals in Bali

This week's dream destination and what to pack Nothing gets a quick weekend getaway off to a better start than a selection of really good luxury resort deals in Bali. Whether you’re travelling to Bali for a tranquil retreat in Ubud, laid-back beach vibes in Nusa...

Souvenir Shopping in Bali

  Everyone loves to take a piece of their travels home with them; be it a recipe, a shell or a purchased item (not I love (insert name of country) t-shirts, fridge magnets, or a snow globe). We’re talking about keepsakes that have a unique story behind them,...

Kids Fashion in San Francisco

We all know the bevy of shopping opportunities sprouted across San Francisco but if you were travelling with your family – especially with kids – they’d want to join in the fun too. In this guide to Kid’s fashion in San Francisco, we take you through four kids fashion...

Kids Fashion in Kuala Lumpur

So you’ve shopped for women’s fashion boutiques, furniture and have taken a peek inside some multi-label boutiques in Kuala Lumpur. But what about something for the kids? In this shopping guide Kids Fashion in Kuala Lumpur, we go inside some of the best boutiques...

Ayla Dimitri

Common knowledge tells you Jakarta is the sprawling capital of Indonesia — a city as notorious for its traffic jams as much as its full-flavoured cuisine. For most travellers, it’s usually seen as the gateway to the paradisiacal island of Bali but Jakarta bears it’s...

Shopping Precincts in Rio de Janeiro

The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro is teeming with rich culture and heritage. The vibrant capital city of Brazil is predominantly recognised for its year-round pleasant climate, pristine beaches, historical museums, rich sounds of Samba and a booming nightlife. The...

Furniture in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its great mix of furniture stores to suit every type of living space. In this edition of shopping guides in Rio, we hone in on 5 furniture shops that have piqued our interest. Presenting Travelshopa's guide to furniture in Rio.  ...

Catherine Bailey, Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics might have scaled the heights of global success, but the company remains a champion for local, small-batch manufacturing in the US. The company was founded in 1948 by enterprising ceramicist Edith Heath and her husband Brian in Sausalito, California....

Chad Nguyen, CHADDIE

Chad Nguyen of CHADDIE may be pegged as one to watch by the Australian fashion media, but this savvy designer recognises that in order to succeed in the long run, he has to keep those creative wheels turning. Chad grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, before moving to Sydney...

Women’s Fashion Boutiques in Rio

From eye-popping bikini designs to edgy avant-garde pieces, get those shopping lists ready as we take you through the hottest women’s fashion boutiques in Rio.     Andrea Marques Statement pieces Rua Garcia D'Avila, 149, Mezzanine Ipanema, Rio de...

Guide to Shopping at Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles

One of our favourite design 'hoods and probably one of the top destinations for furniture in Los Angeles, Beverly Boulevard is lined with some of L.A.’s finest furniture shops – what’s more, just minutes apart from each other. Think mid-20th century furnishings,...

Guide to Shopping on Melrose, Los Angeles

One of Los Angeles’ most eminent streets, Melrose dazzles with a jumble of various eclectic homewares stores like Sausalito-based Serena & Lily to fashion frontrunners – including the tremendously stylish Aussie swimwear label, Zimmermann and the decidedly sleek...

Guide to Shopping in La Cienega, Los Angeles

Wiggling its way through the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue is La Cienega. This design mecca is a popular hangout for top celebrity designers through to budding home decorators. For more than half a century, the La Cienega Design Quarter has...

Guide to Shopping in Culver City, Los Angeles

A petite city that packs a punch, Los Angeles’ West Side shopping destination sits in Culver City. Home to massive movie studios like Sony Pictures Studios, The Culver Studios and the iconic Pacific Theatres, Culver City is now one of L.A’s burgeoning design...

Guide to Shopping in Silver Lake, Los Angeles

  Ever since the rapid gentrification of the area, Silver Lake has been living it up as the East side’s trendiest and relentlessly hip neighbourhood in Los Angeles. The hilly precinct now sees luxe-heavy high-end retailers like Aesop and APC amongst others,...

Shopping Precincts in Los Angeles

Christened the 'City of Angels', there is never a dull moment in the sprawling city of Los Angeles. In addition to its sandy beaches, legendary theme parks, and countless museums, the glitzy city – without a doubt – also displays eclectic world-class shopping...

Kelly Wearstler, Kelly Wearstler

The name Kelly Wearstler reverberates throughout the interior design sphere. Wearstler, whose magnificent oeuvre spans residential and commercial interior projects, luxury furniture designs, high end home accessories and fashion collections, holds court as Los...

5 Insider Tips From A Perfume Expert

Natural and organic beauty has really taken over our beauty cabinets and dressers in recent years, and that’s not about to stop. The reasons to swap your synthetic scent for an organic botanical fragrance are plenty. Botanical fragrances are lush, complex, and morph...

Marco Vedovato, Iter Itineris

      Designer Marco Vedovato grew up in the ancient Venetian city of Treviso, Italy, which nurtured his eye and sense for nature and design from a young age. His creative and academic pursuits include a Degree in Design and Communication followed by a...

Men’s Fashion in Seoul

  If you’ve ever travelled to Seoul, you’ll realise that men in Seoul are always dressed to the nines. And thanks to the booming men’s fashion scene in Seoul – menswear ruled the runways at Seoul Fashion Week – it has opened up a plethora of men’s boutiques...

6 Furniture Brands with Innovative Designs

The woes of interior decorating have become a thing of the past. As we see a surge of new and hybrid home interior styles, designers take a step further by crossing boundaries of art, culture, architectural elements producing interesting, cool and even peculiar...

Fashion Innovators From Asia

Though it has seen its ups and downs, the fashion industry is more dynamic than ever before – always challenging designers, artisans and creators to think out of the box and encourage innovation. It is refreshing to see many local brands in Asia going to lengths to...

Sharezal Abdul Wahid

  If Kuala Lumpur’s unending sprawl of malls is anything to go by... the city is bustling and boisterous, crammed with amusements for everyone from the fashion fanatic to the nature lover. But even that might not measure up to its food, a celebration of taste and...

Zoe Paul, Mister Zimi

No brand reflects the mood of summer quite like Mister Zimi does. Founded in the natural exotic hinterland of Bali, Mister Zimi is the brainchild of Melburnian couple Zoe and Jimi Paul. “I first came to Bali on holiday with a friend when I turned 21,” says Paul. “It...

Elverd Designs SS16 Collection

Strong, sharp and subtly sexy, Elverd Designs SS16 Collection is the epitome of day-to-night jewels. Taking classic opaque stones, including onyx, malachite and lapis lazuli, and setting them in silver and yellow gold, the Singapore designer amps up modern bling. This...

Resortwear in Bali

You’re all packed for your summer vacation at one of Asia’s best beach destinations. Whether it is frolicking on the Sunkist beaches, strolling along the verdant paddy fields out in Ubud or setting off the beaten track in Petitenget to get your shopping fix, looking...

Lisa Clayton

Lisa Clayton leads UFIT Bootcamps, the lean, mean, butt-kicking outdoor group workout arm of UFIT Singapore. Yes, you’ll probably see them getting their sweat on in places like the Botanic Gardens and Marina Bay. Hailing from Collaroy, Sydney, Lisa moved to Singapore...

Ladawan Piirainen

Bangkok’s ever-changing landscape can make it hard to keep up. The city’s deluge of new retail, F&B and entertainment outlets create a constant hive of activity, securing its position as the most visited city in the world. Here, you can treat yourself a buffet of...

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