I did up a similar post last year with the following list of retailers to look out for. This list is still useful for avid shoppers who love to take advantage of the American holiday weekend and for those who do not know where to start. Even though we are not there physically, thanks to the Internet, the biggest greatest invention of our time, we will NOT feel left out during the biggest online shopping days of the year - Cyber Monday.
Like I said before, while we're at it, super engrossed and clicking away, do consider that if an item is not at least 30 per cent less than what it retails for here, it is not worth getting because you need to factor in the shipping cost.
These are some retailers going big on Black Friday/Cyber Monday:
TORRID (In caps/bold because today is the last day where everything goes for 50% off. Use promocode FANCY50)
ASOS (My fav! still. Items are going for 30% off. There is free express shipping to Singapore for purchases over $175. Just enter code EXPRESSING)
iHerb (Flat fee shipping fees at $4. It takes about 9 days for items to reach our shores)
Etsy (All things handmade. Go for less popular sellers as their prices will be lower and they might even throw in free shipping to Singapore as part of the Black Friday deal)
Online Shopping Concierges Some US retailers also do not deliver outside the country. You may use PayPal and a US address provided by VPost or Borderlinx. You may also explore HopShopGo that which allows users from outside the US (in a list that includes Singapore) to shop at sites which do not accept payment from / deliver outside US. Master List of Merchants' Twitter Accounts
Twitter is big in US. If you are a hardcore cyber shopper and wouldn't mind going an extra mile, stalk the retailers. Some will be offering exclusives and sales for Cyber Monday only on Twitter. If you have an account, do follow your favourites! These are just mine.
St Germain liqueur is made from elderflowers, hand-picked just once a year in the alps. The hint of lychee and sweetness in your drink is so refreshing on a warm day or a BBQ evening. I am obsessed with the bottle and it tastes so good, so girly. It is not so readily available here in Singapore. I was looking for it in every possible shop, even DFS and it was found (finally!) it in a liquor shop in Holland Village (2nd level of Holland Road Shopping Centre, just next to Lim's Art). They have such great selection of imported liquor and I am mighty pleased with my purchase. Here are my top 3 St Germain cocktails (perfect for the festive season!) THE St. Germain Cocktail
If you, like me do not like to purchase run-of-the-mill souvenirs for your favorite people back home, Tulisan is the place to go to, if you are in the Indonesian capital. They carry a collection of handmade, limited-edition illustrated prints that are applied to everyday items like bags, notecards and other household items. The founder, Melissa Sunjaya has summed it all up here.
"Jakarta is not London, Paris, New York or many other great cities. Nevertheless, true beauty does not always spring from gorgeous cities, but it comes from staying true to who we are."
// all pictures by yours truly.
These are some of my purchases. I love that the bags come with an illustrated notecard.
Have been observing that roman blinds are not as popular here in Singapore compared to our western counterparts. I don't quite know why. It's made of fabric that breathes, so its perfect for the humid climate.
With the arrival of bay windows in many apartments, the roman blinds is perfect to soften the feel of the room, at the same time giving it the privacy we all crave.
Don't they look much better than halfway curtains for bay windows that seem so incomplete? All pictures by Nov issues of Rue Magazine.
We have experienced the extremes of bitter sweet sentiments the past few months.
I quit my day job to pursue my passion in design//visual communication. While I should be rejoicing in the fact that I have a supportive hubby who has been encouraging me to do just that and to take a sabbatical, issues surrounding financial independence had me dwelling in my insecurities.
My father-in-law succumbed to lung infection following bone marrow transplant a couple of months ago - on our wedding anniversary. That didn't make things better.
Well, I would like to think that things will look up from now on. We welcomed a new niece to the family and I am looking forward to a weeklong trip to Europe next month. On the professional front, I have been busy with design projects (looming deadlines). Love that I have been getting in touch with my creative side.