FIONA FUSSI’S GUIDE TO SHOPPING AT CITYLINK MALL
CityLink Mall is one of Fiona Fussi’s favourite destinations where she eats, shops and plays, and not just because it’s conveniently located in the City Hall area. Singapore’s first underground mall is home to fashion and beauty stores, cafes, restaurants and more that you can check out even if you’re en route to another place around the area. Fiona Fussi shares 5 spots you should visit for shopping, dining and beauty treats. Also check out the promotions tab so you can get rewarded when you shop.
SHOP SINGAPORE FASHION BRANDS
Fiona Fussi is a champion of local fashion and CityLink Mall houses an enclave of such brands. “I have great respect for local girlbosses and entrepreneurs who are working hard to build their own fashion empires,” she says. Which is what the newly opened click-and-mortar store Her Velvet Vase (situated at #B1-55) is all about. Founded by sisters Clare and Magdalene Chan, the homegrown label is also available in New York and specialises in workwear and pieces for every occasion. Apparel is also produced by ethical boutique factories – another great reason to support the brand.
Fiona wears:
Tweed jacket, $58, polyester top, $28, and suedette dress, $36, Her Velvet Vase. Mixed material necklace, $39.90, An’s Closet. Faux suede and leather bag, $69.90, Charles & Keith. Combat boots, $69.90, DMK.
OTHER SHOPS LIKE THIS
CHARLES & KEITH #B1-32/34
Back in 2011, this local shoe retailer sold a 20 per cent stake to French luxury group LVMH in order to tap into their vast experience and expand more easily. Seven years later they’ve gone from strength to strength with a strong e-commerce presence and over 300 stores worldwide. Continually creating bags and shoes that are affordable and relevant, the brand also boasts a celebrity following, which includes Jeanette Aw and Pixie Lott.
MDS #B1-36A
Founded online in 2006 by business partners Georgiana Yeo and Joe Phua, MDS sells runway-inspired fashion at high street prices and currently caters a whopping 600 designs per month. Not only is MDS independently conceptualised, financed and managed, but it has also gone beyond being just a fashion “e-tailer” with the addition of 20 brick-and-mortar stores across Singapore and various other countries in South-east Asia.
MONTIP #B1-31
Raising the style status of many an outfit with its hats, bags and jewellery, Montip is an unassuming homegrown label that has been selling fashion accessories since 1992. Always at the cutting edge of fashion, it’s the perfect place to go to get that “extra something” that will add polish to your outfit.
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