A list of instashops (an ongoing WIP)

There seems to be a new trend in town – blogshops are using Instagram to promote their goods. You can take a look at their inventory through their “Instashops” and usually, they’ll provide a number to WA (Whatsapp) your orders to. Because of the way Instagram displays pics, it does get pretty hard to discern what items they are selling / if it’s actually does (owners do “shoutouts for shoutouts” as well, where they cross market their products on each others’ feeds).

Here’s a curated list of InstaShops from Singapore, featuring quality PO (pre-order) accounts & quality instocks accounts:

Clothes & Apparel:
acidxponies
blogshopbf
shopgalaxified
pandamorie
shopping_corner
clearthatwardrobe
w_hitecandle
shopoverdose
shopinpink
yourgainherloss
snatchys
thstylestep

Accessories:
blackrosesblogshop
lapetiterunway
wontyouburnbitch

Shoes:
pearlmint_

Lenses:
candyxeyes
unicornfairy_
sweetifieddreams
unicornstation

Other interesting things:
Throwovers & Nubras: 8cubesofsugar
Eyeshadows & Fisheye lenses: shopdieyoung
Specs & Snapbacks: rockjellie
Discounted authentic branded items: sgauthentic
Watches: lightningcherry
Bikinis: shopalllittlethings
Craftoholic plushies: loshshop

A list of instashops (an ongoing WIP)

There seems to be a new trend in town – blogshops are using Instagram to promote their goods. You can take a look at their inventory through their “Instashops” and usually, they’ll provide a number to WA (Whatsapp) your orders to. Because of the way Instagram displays pics, it does get pretty hard to discern what items they are selling / if it’s actually does (owners do “shoutouts for shoutouts” as well, where they cross market their products on each others’ feeds).

Here’s a curated list of InstaShops from Singapore, featuring quality PO (pre-order) accounts & quality instocks accounts:

Clothes & Apparel:
acidxponies
blogshopbf
shopgalaxified
pandamorie
shopping_corner
clearthatwardrobe
w_hitecandle
shopoverdose
shopinpink
yourgainherloss
snatchys
thstylestep

Accessories:
blackrosesblogshop
lapetiterunway
wontyouburnbitch

Shoes:
pearlmint_

Lenses:
candyxeyes
unicornfairy_
sweetifieddreams
unicornstation

Other interesting things:
Throwovers & Nubras: 8cubesofsugar
Eyeshadows & Fisheye lenses: shopdieyoung
Specs & Snapbacks: rockjellie
Discounted authentic branded items: sgauthentic
Watches: lightningcherry
Bikinis: shopalllittlethings
Craftoholic plushies: loshshop

[AD] Outlet Shopping in Bandung

If you’re a Singaporean thinking about Bandung,

I bet you’re thinking about that pink, syrupy drink. Rose syrup + milk.

Delicious.

That was exactly what came to my mind when I first heard that I would be going to Bandung! Then I had this idea that Bandung was a little sleepy town with a volcano somewhere in its proximity.

Then I head it was a shopper’s paradise. Honestly, I was skeptical. Someone had told me Sri Lanka had factory outlets and I was sorely disappointed. I kinda thought Bandung’s outlet shopping would be on the same par. I’d only changed SGD $200 for 3 days. In the end? It was NOT ENOUGH.

Yes, shopping in Bandung is no joke – and it’s not just for the girls, there’s an equal amount of stuff for the guys and the kids, too!

Here are some of my favourite buys –

image

image

It’s common to find brands like MANGO, F21, H&M and Zara in the factory outlets. Prices aren’t exactly dirt cheap – a little more expensive than Bangkok, but the material and workmanship is definitely way better and it comes in sizes… good news to everyone that doesn’t fit into the stick-thin asian female stereotype that a lot of Thai wholesalers fashion cater to. “Free size”, they say.

Don’t expect Woodbury / American style outlets. The outlets in Bandung are actually quite “capalang” – you’ll find everything randomly arranged in one residential-like building, and it’s up to you to do the digging!

Key Areas:

There are basically 3 areas where all the factory outlets are:

1. Jalan Setiabudhi – Rumah Mode, Mode Plus, Fashion World
2. Jalan Dago – Level, Polo, Nike, Grande, Marc & Stuart, Uptown, Carla, Glow, Donatello
3. Jalan Riau – Summit, Heritage, Cascade, Secret

AS YOU CAN SEE, there are MANY outlets!! It’s shopping heaven!

Getting Around:

If you’re staying at a hotel that’s relatively central (we stayed at Gino Feruci Bandung), it’s pretty cheap to just cab around – the fare should just go up to about less than $5. Many of the cabs have a minimum fee of IDR20,000 – but that’s just about SGD$3.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try taking the angkot (a public minibus). We couldnt get a cab along the busy road of Setiabudhi so Alexis and I walked down the hill and took an angkot to Dago. Angkot drivers will slow down when they see pedestrians. Ask “pergi Dago tak?” (do you go to Dago?) when he winds down the window, and if he says yes, just hop on. The ride will cost you IDR2,000 per person… SGD$0.30 or so!

Once you reach a certain road, individual outlets are within walking distances from each other. Continue reading

The Editor’s Market

Cineleisure’s Next Online Sensation – Post 3

 We’re down to our final post in the running to be Cineleisure’s Next Online Sensation! This week we’re talking about FASHION! I’m not much of a fashionista so thank God Christine was in this with me. There were 3 shops that I felt stood out, and should be must-visits at Cineleisure.

Check out our video to see what we put together at our #1 favourite place – the Editor’s Market!

Eh don’t you think Christine makes such a good model!!!

I would SO go back to The Editor’s Market  to shop again. As mentioned in the vid, they have a pricing system that encourages bulk buying, and I don’t see how anyone won’t buy in bulk because there are so many nice pieces there! And it’s not just clothes, they have super cool accessories, bags and shoes as well!

#2 on the list is ROCKSTAR by Soon Lee – an independent retailer best known for being the first and only female casual footwearstore in Asia. They have books, bags and apparel for sale too! Including men’s stuff. It’s an eclectic mix of things immaculately chosen, I must say. They have terraniums too – this one’s named Matthew (heh).

And #3 is a cute place to get stuff like accessories and pouches — Minikin, located at level 2.

Will add in some worthy mentions because they’re great to get cheap and good stuff…there are some push-cartesque shops at Level 1 too, where we managed to get some great steals, like watches at $5 and necklaces+rings, 3 for $9!

one of the necklaces i got at a pushcart

I’d also splurged at the Leftfoot sale which is still going on at level 3 – bought a pair of metallic Nike dunks for $85, and shiny vans for $50!! DANCERS!!! BBBMTL!!!

Of course there’s Beadstreet at level 2 that qiuqiu had featured too that sells cheap glasses, hats, necklaces, rings, earrings and nailpolish. (EVERYTHING!)

That said, this is the end of our journey running to be Cineleisure’s Next Online Sensation(s). It’s been really cool going back to a place I once frequented as a punk-ass teen. Things have changed so much, for the better! And I’ve discovered that there’s a hell lot you can do at Cine – not just watch movies.

Check out Christine’s take on this week’s fashion challenge here!

… and remember to vote TEAM TAFFI, we appreciate each one!