Where's The Best Place To Shop In Singapore?


March 7, 2017 | BY Singapore Tatler

Two syllables, three letters. 


Ion. For clarity: Ion Orchard, which is right in the heart of Singapore’s prestigious shopping district.

The luxury destination mall is a magnet for collectors and enthusiasts seeking the finer things in life—exquisite fashion, fine timepieces and statement jewellery—all under one roof. Just thinking about the more than 300 retail, dining and lifestyle stores spread over eight floors of thoughtfully curated experiences is enough to set the pulse racing. Among these are fresh retail concepts from some of the world’s best-loved luxury brands, such as the Patek Philippe Southeast Asian flagship, the Panerai Asian flagship and the Tiffany & Co duplex store in Singapore.

Long-standing brands at Ion Orchard such as Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Bottega Veneta and Burberry have not only expanded their premises, but also introduced novel shopping experiences. At the same time, new entrants to its luxury and fashion portfolio including super brands Moncler, Gucci and Van Cleef & Arpels have brought their savoir faire to discerning shoppers here. The latest addition is a DIY corner at the Gucci boutique, a first in Southeast Asia.

Cementing Ion Orchard’s luxury status is the introduction of services designed for affluent shoppers, including personalised concierges, VIP restroom amenities and a member’s lounge, among others.

Ion Orchard also hosts an array of luxury-focused events and exhibitions every year. This year, look out for its eighth anniversary celebrations where shoppers can enjoy blockbuster events, special promotions and shopping rewards.

You can also expect the annual fashion collection previews in March for Spring/Summer and in September for Autumn/Winter, a luxury watch and jewellery season, and Formula One Grand Prix events, just to name a few.

Apart from the shopping, art plays an intrinsic role at Ion Orchard. Shoppers can take in the fascinating permanent sculptural and media installations positioned throughout the mall, as well as art-based events and exhibitions at the Ion Art gallery.

Chris Chong, chief executive officer of Orchard Turn Developments, sums up the experience, “We are an iconic and must-visit shopping destination in Singapore, offering the best collection of the world’s most renowned and innovative retail and lifestyle flagships and concepts that are enjoyed by both locals and tourists.”