Singapore Tatler Best of Singapore
ON A GRAND SCALE
A destination within a destination with its compendium of premium brands, new-to-singapore retail options and impeccable service, Takashimaya Shopping Centre takes luxury retail therapy to new heights
Singapore’s reputation as a shopper’s paradise means that consumers can choose from a variety of shopping experiences, from duty-free shopping to bargaining in the heartlands, trawling factory outlets and getting ethnic trinkets along the vibrant alleys of Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown. When it comes to the glitzy buying experience, however, one name sets pulses racing: Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
Set along the celebrated Orchard Road belt with an imposing façade and grandiose interiors, it lures wellheeled locals, expatriates and tourists seeking premium products, and it’s easy to see why. There is a mind-boggling concentration of speciality stores, more than 120 to be specific, across six levels covering more than 370,000sqft. Among them are fashion and lifestyle stores by the biggest international luxury labels, including the leading names in the global fashion scene. However, this is more than just a place where style connoisseurs can get their fashion fix. If you appreciate the finer things in life, there are a number of high-end luxury watch and jewellery retailers carrying the latest masterpieces to add to your personal collection. Takashimaya Shopping Centre is also home to several signature flagship boutiques in the country.
What starts out as a quick stopover often becomes a half-day (or longer) affair as there is plenty to cater for the diverse interests of shoppers here.
For alternative retail therapy, head to Singapore’s largest bookstore, Books Kinokuniya, located on the fourth level, and if you’re looking to hone your culinary skills, the right place to start is at Japan’s leading cookery studio, ABC Cooking Studio, on the third level.
“Takashimaya Shopping Centre constantly reinvents itself to present a dynamic and on-market shopping environment to delight discerning shoppers, and by being the first to introduce new retail options to the Singapore market.” — Takashimaya Shopping Centre spokesperson
Over the years, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, which is managed by Toshin Development Singapore, has been lauded for delivering a top-class shopping experience not just because of its wide selection of luxury brands but also because of its unparalleled service standards, yet it is not resting on its laurels. Among the keys to its continued success are constant reinvention to present a dynamic and on-market shopping environment, and giving its customers the opportunity to be the first in Singapore to enjoy new retail options. At Takashimaya Shopping Centre, there’s always something exciting to look forward to.