I’m a big fan of shopping online, buying gifts for friends in the US via www.Amazon.com, designer threads for myself at www.ShopBop.com, presents, holidays and theatre outings for family in the UK via www.LastMinute.com - now also in Australia at www.LastMinute.com.au - and fab finds for Australia-based friends at family at www.Wishlist.com.au, plus spa, gourmet or sporting experiences at www.RedBalloonDays.com.au.
Finally Singapore has come to the party with www.NotInTheMalls.com, developed by Krista and Michelle - two fellow girls about town who were fed up with schlepping all over the Lion City to find that perfect gift, or well-deserved personal treat. Largely populated by the small businesses often seen at the fairs around town - who don’t have a boutique to call their own - Not In The Malls has more than 35 independent sellers offering a wide range of products for him, her, kids, baby, pets, home and travelling.
Check out this soft cotton Capri Ladies Maxi Dress by StarBlu, available in stunning tie-dyed summer shades. Perfect for your next beach holiday or poolside party, fully-lined with coordinating bead detail on straps. $169 at www.NotInTheMalls.com