When the economy is in the doldrums, the best thing you can do is to indulge in a little retail therapy. It will chase those money blues away, and you will be doing your bit to help put your favourite retailers in the black.
Here are some of the newest shopping offerings for your retail pleasure:
Esprit is now at Liat Towers
Esprit opened a flagship duplex store in Liat Towers earlier this month, making this the brand's 21st outlet in Singapore. With 12,000 sq ft of store space spread over two stories, Esprit fans can pick through an extensive collection of the brand's various lines, which include Women Collection, Women Casual, Men Casual, edc by Esprit, Accessories and Esprit Kids.
Accessories from its timewear, jewellery and eyewear collection is also available.
Esprit at Liat Towers' operating hours are from 10am to 10pm.
Marks & Spencer sets up new home
Marks & Spencer has a new 8,000 sq ft home at Great World City.
But that's not just the only piece of news to come from the UK retailer has announced. There is also a new line of ready-to-eat frozen gourmet meals and even a one-off collaboration with Patricia Fields, one of today's most influential fashion designer and stylist, courtesy of her costume designs for the four ladies on Sex and the city.
For busy families and working professionals, the frozen meals are yet another convenient option for preparing fuss-free, well-thought-of meals.
There are 77 kinds of ala-carte and combination meals, with Italian flavours to Asian favourites to choose from. There is also a selection of puddings and desserts with treats like rhubarb crumble, syrup sponge or New York cheesecake and chocolate pudding. Prices range from $4.90 to $24.90.
And after the fashionistas among us are done shopping for the family, go shopping for yourself under the same roof.
In this coming yuletide season, take a leaf from Patricia Field's one-off collection for Marks & Spencer. With fabrics that include silks, georgettes, metallics and stretch satins, the 22-piece collection features prints very significantly, from chic polka dots to bold florals and a jewel-tone shift dress with flowing chiffon sleeves.
Prices from $120 - $390 for dresses and coordinates.
Marks & Spencer's newest store is located at #01-27, Great World City.