Pop-up store paradise: a guide to this week’s must-visit lifestyle and fashion shops in Singapore


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It’s fashion pop-up week. The current pop-up stores in Singapore offer a bounty of retail delights for any style enthusiast. From limited edition collab clothes to the opportunity to create designs with interactive artificial intelligence (AI) tools, these pop-ups have something for everyone. Best of all, these temporary pop-ups mean you get bragging rights when they’re over. 👇🏻

01 • Kiehl’s NYC Subway: Trash to Art

(Photo adapted from: SG Magazine)

This New York City subway station lookalike pop-up lets you experience Kiehls’ NYC heritage and shop their cult classics like the Ultra Facial Cream and Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. Not only that, but you can learn more about their commitment to sustainability through creative artworks made from trash by local artists.

Explore their skincare range and snap pictures with futuristic neon light displays. As a cherry on top, you can get a free in-depth skin analysis at their Skincare Academy, receive a complimentary custom 6-piece sample kit, and even stand a chance to win tickets to New York City if you spend $250 nett. 🗽

📍 Address: Basement 4, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
📅 Open until: 13 September 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
🌐 Website: kiehls.com.sg/en_SG/nycsubway-2023

02 • UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli pop-up

(Photo adapted from: Confirm Good)

When you step into the atrium of Bugis+, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the whimsical world of Studio Ghibli. UNIQLO has collaborated with the legendary Japanese animation film studio to bring you an exclusive clothing collection called “Hey, Let’s Go!”. The collection includes patterned button-down short-sleeved shirts and quirky graphic t-shirts. If the famous UNIQLO round mini shoulder bag has been on your wishlist, now’s the time to get them with Studio Ghibli designs. 

The pop-up also features highly Instagrammable installations with your favourite Ghibli characters, like Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service and the Catbus from My Neighbour Totoro. This pop-up paradise will surely transport you to the fantasy lands you know and love.

📍 Address: Level 2 Atrium, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067
📅 Open until: 14 September 2023 
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 11am – 10pm | Sat and Sun, 10am – 10pm
🌐 Website: uniqlo.com/sg/en/special-feature/ghibli-collection

03 • Kate Spade Roving Bus

(Photo adapted from: L’Officiel)

Fashionistas, this one’s for you! The Kate Spade Roving Bus is stopping in Singapore this week, and you won’t want to miss this bright green retro camper turned mobile pop-up shop.

Hop aboard to look at their new Dakota bag collection with sculptured logo hardware and a modern geometric design. The Dakota bag is versatile, suiting fans of whimsical shades like chartreuse and capsule wardrobe enthusiasts who know the value of basic colours like black and cream. While inside the bus, you can create your own Kate Spade-inspired artwork with an interactive digital AI screen. 

Finally, chill outside the bus with a complimentary iced matcha latte or yuzu latte from Matchaya. Try your hand at their online Bag It game — if you’re the top scorer, you’ll win a kate spade new york bag worth $600. 👜

📍 Address: Plaza, Paya Lebar Quarter, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057
📅 Open until: 9 September 2023

📍 Address: The Courtyard, Level 1, Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
📅 Open from: 14 – 16 September 2023

Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm
🌐 Website: singapore.katespade.com/roving-bus

04 • Chaumet pop-up boutique

(Photo adapted from: Luxe Society)

Two of Korea’s biggest stars, Song Hye Kyo and Cha Eun Woo, appeared at this pop-up boutique in ION Orchard — that’s how you know it’s worth visiting. The prestigious French jewellery house is inviting shoppers to admire its signature jewellery collections, including the Bee My Love collection and the Liens Collection. Chaumet has been creating jewellery masterpieces since 1780, so you know you’re in for a treat. 

You can also register for their luxurious lounge experience to indulge in a drink and savour a French pastry after gazing at the dazzling jewels on display. This is a sign for those with French it-girls on your Pinterest boards to head down to the Chaumet pop-up. 🥐

📍 Address: Level 1 Atrium, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
📅 Open until: 17 September 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily 
🌐 Website: ionorchard.com/event/chaumet-pop-up

05 • Crane Living Kids’ Fair

(Photo adapted from: OCBC)

Calling all cool kids and stylish parents! If you’ve been wondering how to spend next weekend in Singapore, toddle by the Crane Living Kids’ Fair. It’s popping up in Singapore for 2 days only and features cute clothing, toys, decor, and activities for little ones.

Check out pop-up booths from local small businesses like Tasty Toastys, Dots and Dribble Batik, and The Tiny Otter. You’ll find adorable toast-shaped plushies, comfortable handmade batik kids’ clothing, sustainably sourced cloth diapers, and more. Let your tot pick an outfit that shows off their fun and funky style.

For artistic play, visit the rainbow calligraphy workshop and create framed quotes with your kid. When you and your little one are tuckered out, relax with baked goods from J’s Pastries stall or enjoy a drink from the Orange Mocha cafe at OCBC Wisma Atria.

📍 Address: Crane OCBC Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, #04-01 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877 
📅 Open from: 16 – 17 September 2023
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm
🌐 Website: wearecrane.com/things-to-do/kids-stuff-a-pop-up

06 • Motorsports Jewellery and F1 Merch pop-up

(Photo adapted from: Capitaland)

With the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix just around the corner, now is the time to show your support by repping official merchandise and motorsports-themed jewellery. The electric ambience will hype you up while you browse through jewellery inspired by the world of racing. These jewellery have been crafted with designs that incorporate elements like race tracks, flags, and pendants featuring your favourite driver’s number.

Rev up your style and passion for the sport with prized pieces from the biggest names in Formula 1. The high-speed action may only last a few hours, but you can rep your team all year with these quality pieces. 🏎️

📍 Address: Hylam Street Atrium, Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021 
📅 Open until: 17 September 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
🌐 Website: capitaland.com/sg/malls/bugisjunction/en/events/motorsports-jewelleryandf1merchpop-up

(Featured image adapted from: SG Magazine, Luxe Society, L’Officiel, and Confirm Good)

Prepare to be spoilt for choice with many stylish options across the city. Now that you know where to go, all that’s left is to grab your wallet and a couple of fashionable friends, then hit the town. 

Happy pop-up shopping!
June 🛍️

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