Gear up shopaholics. Two new malls along Orchard Road set to open its doors in the coming weeks.
First up, we have 313@Somerset. Due to open in the 3rd week of Nov, shoppers can expect top notch customer service from shops offering food, fashion and lifestyle treats. Tenants will be mid-range from the likes of Esprit, Mango and Lacoste just to name a few. Zara and Forever21 will have their flagship stores spread over 3 and 4 floors respectively. And the crux of it, Unqlo will open its 3rd outlet in Singapore on 3 Dec from 10am to 11pm. Covering a whopping 17,000sqf in floor space spread across a single level, it is the biggest in SEA. Shoppers can look forward to collections available exclusively in this store such as a limited edition line by famed cult designer Mr Kiminori Morishita; a Baby Collection- a first in SEA; and of course the much anticipated +J Collection by Jil Sander. With prices starting from $29.90 to $229.90, it's a steal. Start the queue at #03-27 to 34.
Next up, we have the Mandarin Gallery delivering "unprecedented street-level prominence" come December. After undergoing a $200m facelift, it will unveil a brand new facade in the form of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Featuring 6 visually stunning duplexes, it houses high-end international labels such as Montblanc, Emporio Armani, Marc by Marc Jacobs, D&G, Bread & Butter, Vertu, Mauboussin with Y3, Just Cavalli and Terra Plana making their debut in Singapore. This mall will definitely appeal to the younger, affluent crowd.
Mandarin Gallery will be the last of new malls opening this year. In 2010, shoppers can look forward to the opening of Knightsbridge in May, another upscale shopping mall, and the upgraded Heeren Mall.
With a string of new malls boasting iconic architecture and luxury brands wafting into our shore in droves, the revitalized Orchard Road looks set to becoming the magnet for the mass affluent shoppers.