Shop vintage fashion and retro finds this May 2019

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Discover fashion, beauty and jewellery labels that give back at The Social Space’s second outlet. Photography: Zerrin via Facebook

Recurring favourites, debuts and a little tease before the GSS storm. Where will you be shopping this May?

Another month, another roundup of major shopping events. This May, vintage lovers will be treated to pop-ups, a mega sale before the Great Singapore Sale fever, Balinese-inspired home accessories, retro finds and toys and the return of a well-loved permanent market in the east.

CelebFest 2019: Ramadhan Edition

17 – 19 May
If you’re planning to finish your Raya shopping in one big sweep, you’ll probably want to start at CelebFest. With over 300 brands spread across three halls, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. It is touted to be the biggest shopping event this Ramadhan, after all. Gather your friends and family, select your fave baju and meet over 70 local and regional celebrities. Psst… check out the Instagram page for a complete list of special celebrity performances and appearances.
CelebFest 2019: Ramadhan Edition, 10am-10pm, free admission, Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401-403, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

A Vintage Tale’s first-anniversary party

18 May
Time flies when you’re having fun and A Vintage Tale’s first anniversary is a great example. They’re celebrating a successful first year with free vintage hairstyling by Immagine Italiana HairStylist, G&Ts and hits from the 60s. Get a first look at their collection of fun and colourful new arrivals from A Vintage Tale along with jewellery from ManualMentebijoux, curios from The Retro Factory and more vintage clothing from Dark Horse Vintage and Little Red Dot Vintage.
A Vintage Tale, 5pm-9pm, 277 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427531

Dempsey Village Farmers Market @Siri House

18 May
Get to know all about local farmers, craftsmen and artisanal producers at the Dempsey Village Farmers Markets located at Siri House’s beautiful space. Bring your notebook, cash and appetite ‘cos there will be plenty of workshops, cookouts and cookoffs plus a pop-up booth featuring homemade salts and garnishes for your own cookout. Workshops go from $60 but entry to the market is free. Bring your own shopping bags, there’s going to be plenty to snap up.
Dempsey Village Farmers Market, Siri House Dempsey, 9am-5pm, 8D Dempsey Road #01-02, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249672

Naiise Iconic Open House

18-20 May
Homegrown multi-label boutique Naiise is debuting its first duplex store at Jewel Changi Airport (which is quite a sight btw), bringing the best of local designers and brands to the east. Get a first look inside and check out cool features like the Gift Bar where you can personalise products and gifts or help designers discover their next big thing at ‘Launchpad’. There’s also a Tea Bar by Teapasar and a communal cafe to rest your legs and enjoy pastries, ice-cream and coffee.
Naiise Iconic Open House, 10am-10pm, Jewel Changi Airport, 80 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819642

K.Blu Swim’s moving out sale

Till 26 May
Booked your next beach vacay? You might want to stock up on some new swimwear. K.Blu Swim’s moving out sale has marked down prices from up to 50% off from all collections including selected items from the popular Mu.Lan, Favola Nautica, Turquoise Porcelain and Indian Summer collections. The sale’s exclusive to its outlet so make your way to Orchard Road.
K.Blu Swim’s moving out sale, 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #02-14, Singapore 238897

En Pointe Raya pop-up

All month
Raya fashion label En Pointe is holding a pop-up and it’s going to be massive. Drop by the space at 762 North Bridge Road and shop brands like Nurita Harith, Innai Group, Petra, Sueka Sueka, Camassia and more. One thing’s for sure, you’re going to be on the ‘best dressed’ list for Raya. Take a look at our Raya fashion guide to step up your style this Hari Raya.
En Pointe Raya pop-up, Second floor, 762 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198730

Clearance sale at OliveAnkara

All month

OliveAnkara | May shopping radar
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These outfits are sure to turn heads. Photography: OliveAnkara via Facebook

PSA: OliveAnkara’s moving! It’s OliveAnkara’s last month at the quaint showroom space in Tiong Bahru and they’re leaving with a bang. With deals going up to 50% off, it’s going to be the biggest one yet. Look out for more exciting discounts on the online boutique.
OliveAnkara, Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6pm-8pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm, 57 Eng Hoon St, #03-82 Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160057

Shopping at Geylang Serai Bazaar

All month
It’s not all about the food at the Geylang Serai Bazaar y’know? Get your shopping fix at Vintagewknd, and Raya fashion from Inlovebytns (booths C107 & C116), Thawbclothing (booths A03-A06) and Adlina Anis (two locations; one front of Marrybrown Wisma Geylang and the other right behind the mall), just to name a few.
Geylang Serai Bazaar, 4pm-12am, 1 Engku Aman Turn, Singapore 408528

The Social Space opens a second outlet at Marina One

Can we get a hallelujah? The Social Space is finally opening the doors to its second outlet and we can barely contain our excitement. Part cafe and part lifestyle boutique showcasing conscious brands, the new space will hold an expanded package-free refillery section – touted to be the largest one in the city – along with sustainable pop-ups, film screenings and workshops on the second floor. Ethical fashion and beauty boutique Zerrin, will be taking over the space for the next three months. Expect to find a curation of planet-friendly and sustainable fashion labels; local beauty and jewellery brands that give back to the environment. We dropped by on opening day and we’re in love.
The Social Space, 5 Straits View, #01-03, Marina One, Singapore 018936

Converse warehouse sale

30 May-2 Jun
Stock up on cool past season kicks, clothes and fashion accessories from Converse – all at a steal with discounts going up to 70% off. Mark your calendars, we reckon the good stuff will sell out in a heartbeat.
Converse warehouse sale, 10am-8.30pm, 27 Harrison Road, Singapore 369647

What you missed

A Pantsy Party with Vintagewknd

1 May

May shopping radar | Vintagewknd
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Dash to this sale if you wanna stock up on some bottoms. Photography: Vintagewknd via Facebook

Nevermind who wears the pants in your relationship ‘cos you’re going to stock up on some more. Vintage fashion label, Vintagewknd is throwing a pantsy party and everyone is invited. This one-day-only pre-launch event gives you exclusive access to a new collection of jeans, corduroy, 50s inspired patterns, culottes, cigarette pants, khakis and chinos before its launch. There are also men’s and women’s vintage tops and jumpsuits up for sale.
A Pantsy Party, 12pm-9pm, Vintagewknd Space, First Centre #08-08, 50 Serangoon North Ave 4, Singapore 555856

Mother’s Day sale at By Invite Only

Till 5 May
No need to crack your brain thinking about a gift. If chic and minimalist jewellery is her go-to accessory, gift her another gorgeous piece from By Invite only. It’s 25% off storewide so go ahead and treat yourself to something too. Take mum to their outlet at Wisma Atria or surprise her by purchasing your gift online.
Mother’s Day sale at By Invite Only, 435 Orchard Road, #01-43, Singapore 238877 and online

Chanel’s Coco Flash Club pop-up

4-11 May
If you’re still recovering from Chanel’s uber-chic Le Rouge beauty pop-up, you might want to drop by this one. Dive into the 80s as Chanel brings disco fever to its beauty drop. Reserve a slot, get VIP backstage access, spot the vinyl record storefront and pop into the 80s club-like space for a good time.
Coco Flash Club, Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm; Esplanade Annexe Studio Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981

The Fair – Spring Edition

3 May
We love our local labels and live for #shoppinglocal but it’s always nice to discover indie labels outside Singapore. Meet up to 50 international labels across six countries and more local designers at the spring edition of The Fair. Get your mix of jewellery to resortwear; home accessories to beauty products with lucky draws at every hour. So we reckon to stay as long as you like.
The Fair, 10.30am-6pm, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore

Kulturë pop-up at Cluny Court

3-5 May

May shopping radar | Kulture
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Imagine coming home to this lovely headboard…Photography: Kulture via Facebook

Moving to a new home or thinking about sprucing up the place for spring? Before you make another trip to Ikea, you gotta check out Kulture’s pop-up. Known for its intricate handcrafted wood carvings and mandala designs, add a touch of Bali to your home with a headboard, mirror or table. French label Les Ateliers J will also be showing off its collection of chic kidswear.
Kulturë pop-up, 3pm-7pm, Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760

Spring sale at A Vintage Tale

3-10 May

May shopping radar | A Vintage Tale
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Add a pop of colour to your ensemble. Photography: A Vintage Tale via Facebook

We won’t say no to another vintage-inspired shopping event. The Great Singapore Sale might be a month away but  A Vintage Tale is already teasing us with its spring sales. Take home fun and vibrant vintage pieces at up to 70% off.
A Vintage Tale spring sales, 11.30am-7.30pm, A Vintage Tale, 277 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427531

Superhero-themed Mini but Mighty Flea

5 May

May shopping radar | Old Habits
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Creepy or kooky? You be the judge. Photography: Old Habits via Facebook

*Inserts Avengers theme song* Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the superhero madness is going pretty strong and Old Habits is making the most out of it. Call all comic book fanatics, they’re going to love this. The pop-up will hero vintage toys, comics, rare items and treasures from the Marvel, DC and anime universe. Bag authentic gems from avid collectors or bring along your vintage treasures to trade. Superheroes, assemble!
Mini but Mighty Flea (superhero edition), 10am-2pm, Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise #01-315, Singapore 090038

Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market May Edition

10-12 May

May shopping radar | Katong Square Lifestyle Vintage Market
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Snag up vintage finds at this market. Photography: Selina Altomonte

No shopping guide is complete without a resident favourite. Meet vintage connoisseurs, collectors and retro fashion lovers as they showcase a variety of curios, trinkets, vintage gems, collectables, jewellery and home decor. Founder Gary Tan of The Retro Factory  – who is one of the resident vendors of the market – has recently set up a cool antique and vintage artefacts store, a new spot for treasure hunting.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market May Edition, 1pm-10pm, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371

Threads, a slow fashion pop-up

9 May
What’s better than shopping? Shopping with a conscience. Pop by Threads is a slow fashion pop-up that’ll ease your mind off the retail guilt. Stock up on timeless, minimal and functional pieces that are perfect for your next beach vacay. Look out for conscious fashion labels like Ayesha Cashmere, The Summer House, Maisha, Iha, Chola and more.
Threads, a slow fashion pop-up, 11am-8pm, Canvas and Weaves, Balmoral Park, Singapore 249854

Sunday Social Market

12 May
Another fave permanent market hang in the mix, Sunday Social Market is back again for another roundup of music, fashion, food and everything in between. You can expect some great retail therapy with featured vendors with Lilla Lane, Boheme, Jivaura, Decohaus and Babe Cave in the mix. Make sure you’ve got plenty of cash-in-hand to snap up anything from home accessories to fashion must-haves.
Sunday Social Market, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987

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