The Japanese Department Store Seiyu at Parco Bugis Junction houses TopManShop, Dorothy Perkins, FashionLab, Trumph, Wacoal, Dockers, among others. Seiyu also carries a large range of ladies handbags, fashion accessories, toiletries, and has a good range of international cosmetics counters.
At the basement, you will find a very convenient Cold Storage supermarket that has a good Japanese food selection and also carries Australian, Italian, South African and French wines. Immediately outside of the Cold Storage there are a number of food kiosks that sell local and Western style pastries, delicious Kaya toast, Kopi-O and other savoury snacks.
Really good shopping! there're a lot of really nice men and womens clothes, bags, souvenirs and accessories here, and actually they're already cheaper than in the malls, but u're expected to bargain. Shopowners mostly give in easily, but when they start to insist that a certain price is the lowest they cn go, dun push it too hard or they'll start to scold u or won't even wanna sell it to u anymore.
lots of their clothes comes from overseas so their cost price is v low for such trendy clothes, so e prices can go pretty low too. like less than $10 for an ordinary top. I bouht a pretty mini for $15 when the original asking price was $25 (think i couldhave gone lower). At Far East Plaza, a shopping centre with hip clothes but no bargaining, i saw the exact same skirt for $32!
very hot place though. make sure u cover the place thoroughly cos there are shops hidden everywhich way, on the second level of the hawker centre too.
What to buy: many of the clothes, makeup and items are imported from bangkok and hongkong, some from japan, so the styles are really up-to-date. Some are local designers!
nice food and cheap fruits too.
What to pay: anything from $5 onwards. rarely above $50.
This mall is where they say most of the bargains are. However I found bargains everywhere. Everything here is so much cheaper than in the states, Europe, and Caribbean. Bring your credit cards and charge charge charge.
Just about every train and bus goes here.
What to buy: clothes, furniture, glasses, herbs
What to pay: prices range
This is a lovely flea market. Stalls are set up in the alleys and lanes of the shophouses. Though it has become a tad commercialised, nevertheless it's still a great place to find fantastic bargains.There are 100 stalls selling a variety of different goods along that long, humid and narrow street.
The alleys are dark and stuffy. The whole Village is not a building, but a 'make-shift' market. The whole pathway is not covered by concrete shelter, but big plastic tents pulled over your head!
Wear shorts, T-shirt & slippers. It's going to be very hot in these alleys. Certains stalls will allow you to try on the clothes for size before you purchase them. So, wear something which will be easy to remove and put on again because these 'fitting rooms' are really, really tiny.
What to buy: You will find stuff ranging from women/men/children's clothes to pirated CDs, accessories, shoes, slippers, bags/backpacks, sunglasses, watches etc. You will also get mobile phones & accessories here.
Most clothing sold here can be found at shopping malls in Orchard. I have made comparisons for some of the items & found that the clothes in Bugis can go up to 150% cheaper than the ones sold in air-conditioned malls. Ladies will be able to find lots of lovely batik printed dresses, skirts & tops here.
I would suggest that you check out the items here first before shopping at FarEast Plaza or The Heeren. The exact items can be found in Bugis Village for a much cheaper price.
What to pay: You might want to bargain, especially if you buy many pieces. You could usually get a 10-20% discount. If unhappy with the service of any one shop owner, simply go to the next one. Be careful, the next shop might be cheaper, so scout around.
I bought a pair of thongs for S$7. The next shop was selling it for S$8. I also bought a pair of pineapple crystals. The first offer was S$6 a piece. After a haggling session, I managed to get 2 for S$8.
Denim short skirts & 3/4 denim pants are about S$25.00. You can get T-shirts for kids from as low as S$2.00. Average T-shirts for adults will cost between S$10-S$18.00. Collared shirts for men will cost between S$20-S$30.00. Shorts for men will cost from S$15.00 onwards.
Ladies will be able to find great bargains for tops starting from S$10.00 onwards. There is a stall which sell all tops for S$10.00 and all dresses for S$25.00. Worth a visit, aye?! =)
this large market runs from the morning till late in the evening and seems to foucs mostly on clothes however food and local crafts are also available. Very crowded with locals!
Don't miss the 'pasar malam' (night market) which stretches from its entrance along Victoria Street facing Bugis Junction to another entrance along Queen Street facing Albert Street.