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#1 rachcolgeojac

Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:41 PM

Hi, off to Singapyin a few weeks. Any shopping recommendations?

#2 ksds

Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

I found it the wrong place for plus size, more micro size. Maybe Mustafa in little India? If you find any plus sized stores over there please update as we visit DH’s family there every year or so.

Edited by ksds, 26 February 2018 - 07:24 PM.

#3 Babetty

Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

A friend of mine who is a size 10 in Australia lived in Singapore for 2 years and had trouble finding clothes, needing to buy a large!

So from her experience, I'd suggest shopping for accessories rather than clothes!

#4 bakesgirls

Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:38 PM

I’ve been to Singapore a few times now and I’ve never found anything plus size. Shoes and handbags or anything else- you can get it. Plus size? Nope.

#5 CallMeFeral

Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:39 PM

Was going to say the same but was not sure if times had changed.

Maybe try stores that target the expat market - British India or stuff around Holland Village?
[caveat I have not been there in many years]

Edited by CallMeFeral, 26 February 2018 - 08:39 PM.

#6 lizzzard

Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

I was told 'what size? XL?' I was a 10 at the time :lol:
Google shows a few options though...

#7 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

In the 2 years I was there I could only buy from Dorothy Perkins ( part of Top Shop) and Fat Face surf wear now closed. I would go back home to NZ to buy clothes. And I was as size 14 at the time.

#8 Its Percy

Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:06 PM

I'm in KL and am often in Singapore. I shop at the American and British shops like M&S, Gap, Banana Republic etc as I'm a size 14. Robinson's, the department store, does have a plus size section but its rather limited.

Don't even think about shoes if you're bigger than an Australian size 8!!

#9 jayskette

Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:50 AM

I am size 12 and is Plus Size in Asia...

#10 steppy

Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:52 AM

Plus size in so many Asian countries translates as about size 16. If you are any bigger than that, forget it. Agree about the shoes too.

#11 bakesgirls

Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:55 AM

I'm all good on the shoe front in Asian countries. I'm a 6.5/7. It's just clothes where in up the proverbial.

#12 ckmelb

Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

It's really tough because most stores actually have petite instead of normal sizes (but don't label them like that). I lived in Singapore and am a size 8 and struggled with some size 12 pants because of this

Instead buy shoes, accessories, make up ...

#13 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

Don’t shop off the rack. Bring your favourite shirt/dress with you, find a cheap Tailor and get them to make you 5 copies from scratch in any fabric you like. They might even have some nice designs they can size up for you. Some Taylor’s will do a shirt or two overnight for you, others will post the finished product home.

My MIL lives part of the time in Singapore and gets all her shirts and dresses made for her quite cheaply. They’re nothing fancy, but that’s maybe just her style. Great way to get work shirts and blouses anyway.

#14 MrsLexiK

Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:30 PM

^^ I was going to suggest the above.

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