Shopping firsthand luxury in Singapore
The best place to go to buy your desired luxury item firsthand would be from the brand’s boutique itself. Big fashion brands like Chanel, Prada and Gucci have boutique stores typically found along Orchard Road and in malls such as ION and Paragon, or huge departmental stores like Takashimaya or Tangs. For watches, there are also boutique stores you can view and buy from, but there are also retailers like Cortina Watch and Sincere where you can strike a good deal as well.
Before you head down to boutique stores, don’t forget to do your due diligence by researching the item models you’re looking to browse. Plus, be sure to ask around for Sales Assistants (SA) recommendations from your friends and family. A good SA will be able to recommend to you various types of bags, wallets or watches that’ll suit your lifestyle and personal fashion choices. It’s always good to seek an outsider’s opinion before purchasing a luxury item!
Shopping secondhand luxury in Singapore
If you’re planning on shopping in a retail setting, there are a bunch of shops that sell luxury items based on consignment. There are several outlets around the island, Luxury Lover, HuntStreet, LuxCollate and more! Besides bags and other leather goods, secondhand luxury watch specialists like The Watch Box, CHRONO95, Goldman Luxury and more provide a wide selection for you to choose from. Because they have the secondhand luxury pieces ready for viewing at their retail outlets themselves, you can readily check for any scratches, dents or imperfections on your secondhand luxury find.