We Singaporeans love our shopping. And while online shopping has gained popularity in recent years, there is still something to be said about looking through products in person. March presents a big opportunity to do so with the upcoming Boutique Fairs Singapore!
What is Boutique Fairs? It’s a twice-yearly shopping event aimed at promoting quality, design-led merchandise using a curated selection of independent, socially responsible brands from Singapore and beyond. And what’s great is that the many brands featured here are making a rare retail appearance, so it makes for a great chance to try on any items on your wishlist right here at the event.
This upcoming appearance is the Spring Summer edition. It will be a three-day boutique event running from 17 March to 19 March at the F1 Pit Building, where they are showcasing over 250 brands that include already established names and up-and-coming ones.
Fashion at the fore
Over 50 new labels are making their debut at the event, such as Cia Maritima Beachwear from Brazil, which ladies can check out to prepare for beach season. Meanwhile, Benjamin Barker Tailors provides men with a selection of suave suits for any occasion. And for accessories, visitors can look to THING IN ITSELF to decorate themselves with stylish adornments.
But the event isn’t just for the adults. Those with little ones can also look out for children-specific fashion items here too, so there’s bound to be something for everyone!
Food and drinks in between the shopping
After all that sauntering around looking for outfits that will suit you, you are sure to get hungry. Fret not however, as there are also food options available! Found on level 3 at the SCARLET and BREATHE rooms, there are over 40 brands for you to choose from, with a wide range of offerings in the food department.
You’ll be able to savour some bakes and sweet dessert cakes from places like The Living Cafe, while Chocolate-lovers can get their fix at several brands like the local-owned Fossa Chocolate. Drinks also range from Coffee (J Royal Coffee) to Kombucha (Yocha Kombucha), and of course, you’ll also be able to try some liquor as well (Brass Lion Distillery). Even artisanal condiments are on offer, like the unique butter flavours from Atas Butter.
But the Spring-Summer edition is more than just buffing your shopping itineraries and stomach. You can also look forward to events (both paid and free of charge!) such as a Scavenger Hunt by VegThisCity and Manicures, or even Lash and Facial Services by The First Refresh— all spread out across seven rooms. For a complete list of all the events taking place during Boutique Fairs, you can visit their page here.
As for getting there, Boutique Fairs Singapore has also made it easy with their free shuttle service running to and fro from Millenia Walk to the F1 Pit Building, meaning that you don’t have to tire yourself out unnecessarily and focus more on shopping instead!
Since it is a ticketed event, do get your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! You can grab tickets over on HAPZ at just S$5/ticket, which allows for unlimited entries across the three-day event, or you could also consider the five pax bundle going for S$20, which means that you can bring your whole family, or even have a double date with your besties!
Furthermore, your ticket also comes with a free perk that can be redeemed at the Information Counter. As for what you can redeem for your perk, you can have a look at their redemption list. With items such as free coffee, cupcakes, muffins, chips, and chocolate, to name a few, across all three days, do remember to plan accordingly if you are looking for a specific item. Happy Shopping!
Date: 17 to 19 March 2023
Location: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm on 17 and 18 March, 10am – 6pm on 19 March
Price: S$5 per ticket, S$20 for 5 tickets, Children under 12 enter for free
For more information, you can check out their website, or social media on Instagram and Facebook!
Visuals courtesy of Boutique Fairs Singapore.