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GREAT SINGAPORE SALE EDITION

50 best deals at Great Singapore Sale

Retailers pull out the stops to entice shoppers and join the tech bandwagon for this year's event

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS), held between June 9 and Aug 13 this year, is into its 24th run.

This year, to pull in tech-savvy shoppers and give smaller stores in the suburbs an edge, a new mobile app called GoSpree was launched, on which shoppers can access e-coupons and flash deals.

So far, about 100 outlets - including retail stores, hotels and restaurants - are offering 47,000 e-coupons on the app, an initiative by the Singapore Retailers Association, which organises the GSS.

The sale has a rich history. Launched by the Singapore Tourism Board in July 1994 to promote the nation as a shopping destination for tourists, it helped cement the country's reputation as a shopper's paradise.

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The Straits Times has put together a GSS Style edition with a cheat sheet of the best style bargains out there, a list of flash deals for the week ahead and a review of the new app. There is also a touch of nostalgia with a timeline offering a peek into the GSS of past years.


50 best deals: For women

1 Instant beauty kit, $84 (usual price: $144), includes a primer, cleanser, lip oil and eye serum, from Clarins


Instant beauty kit, $84 (usual price: $144), includes a primer, cleanser, lip oil and eye serum. PHOTO: CLARINS

2 Malena one-shoulder dress, $209.40 (usual price: $349), from BCBGMAXAZRIA


Malena one-shoulder dress, $209.40 (usual price: $349). PHOTO: BCBGMAXAZRIA

3 Pink frilled-sleeve dress, $41.90 (usual price: $69.90), from Zara


Pink frilled-sleeve dress, $41.90 (usual price: $69.90). PHOTO: ZARA

4 Renewal Jelly Aquarysta, two bottles of moisturisers for $199 (usual price: $296), from Astalift


Renewal Jelly Aquarysta, two bottles of moisturisers for $199 (usual price: $296). PHOTO: ASTALIFT

5 Citron deluxe traveller set, $29 (usual price: $58), from Crabtree & Evelyn. Available till June 28


Citron deluxe traveller set, $29 (usual price: $58). PHOTO: CRABTREE & EVELYN

6 Anne Kelly vintage rattan cross- body bag with pearl-studded clasp, $35.10 (usual price: $39), from OG


Anne Kelly vintage rattan cross- body bag with pearl-studded clasp, $35.10 (usual price: $39). PHOTO: OG

7 Bomber jacket with embroidery, $89 (usual price: $129), from American Eagle Outfitters


Bomber jacket with embroidery, $89 (usual price: $129). PHOTO: AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

8 Laser cut-out sneakers, $125 (usual price: $250), from Pedder Red


Laser cut-out sneakers, $125 (usual price: $250). PHOTO: PEDDER RED

9 =U White three-step night set, $180 (usual price: $205), includes a day moisturiser, lotion and night moisturiser, from Orbis till June 22


=U White three-step night set, $180 (usual price: $205), includes a day moisturiser, lotion and night moisturiser. PHOTO: ORBIS

10 Extend Lash & Brow Serum, $80 (usual price: $95.23), from Browhaus


Extend Lash & Brow Serum, $80 (usual price: $95.23). PHOTO: BROWHAUS

11 Washed Oxford shirt-dress, $29.50 (usual price: $59), from Muji


Washed Oxford shirt-dress, $29.50 (usual price: $59). PHOTO: MUJI

12 Cloud quilted leather coin purse, $172 (usual price: $245), from Shanghai Tang


Cloud quilted leather coin purse, $172 (usual price: $245). PHOTO: SHANGHAI TANG

13 Gucci Guilty gift set, $162 (usual price: $232), includes eau de toilette, body lotion and rollerball pen, from Robinsons The Heeren, Raffles City and Jem


Gucci Guilty gift set, $162 (usual price: $232), includes eau de toilette, body lotion and rollerball pen. PHOTO: GUCCI

14 Pink polyurethane short pencil skirt, $39.90 (usual price: $79.90), from Topshop


Pink polyurethane short pencil skirt, $39.90 (usual price: $79.90). PHOTO: TOPSHOP

15 Bestseller skincare set, $99 (usual price: $147), includes a cleanser, cleansing balm and sunblock, from RMK


Bestseller skincare set, $99 (usual price: $147), includes a cleanser, cleansing balm and sunblock. PHOTO: RMK

16 Riley scalloped white shirt, $55 (usual price: $110), from Banana Republic


Riley scalloped white shirt, $55 (usual price: $110). PHOTO: BANANA REPUBLIC

17 Gold minaudiere clutch, $41.90 (usual price: $59.90), from Charles & Keith


Gold minaudiere clutch, $41.90 (usual price: $59.90). PHOTO: CHARLES & KEITH

18 Skin saver set, $59 (usual price: $70), includes a cleanser, toner, emulsion, three face masks and two eye masks, from Mamonde at Tangs VivoCity from July 1


Skin saver set, $59 (usual price: $70), includes a cleanser, toner, emulsion, three face masks and two eye masks. PHOTO: MAMONDE

19 Smock off-shoulder top, $32.50 (usual price: $65), from Gap


Smock off-shoulder top, $32.50 (usual price: $65). PHOTO: GAP

20 Hessian Suiting Ombria Trouser in navy, $352.50 (usual price: $705), from Joseph


Hessian Suiting Ombria Trouser in navy, $352.50 (usual price: $705). PHOTO: JOSEPH

21 Ultimune power infusing concentrate set, $145 (usual price: $270), includes a cleanser, two lotions, emulsion, boosting concentrate and eau de parfum, from Shiseido at Takashimaya


Ultimune power infusing concentrate set, $145 (usual price: $270), includes a cleanser, two lotions, emulsion, boosting concentrate and eau de parfum. PHOTO: SHISEIDO

22 Camel cropped trousers, $170 (usual price: $340), from Bimba Y Lola


Camel cropped trousers, $170 (usual price: $340). PHOTO: BIMBA Y LOLA

23 Gold sandals, $10 (usual price: $24.90), from H&M


Gold sandals, $10 (usual price: $24.90). PHOTO: H&M

24 Hydra-global set, $280 (usual price: $560), includes a moisturiser, night treatment, line reducer, day cream, emulsion and firming cream, from Sisley at Takashimaya


Hydra-global set, $280 (usual price: $560), includes a moisturiser, night treatment, line reducer, day cream, emulsion and firming cream. PHOTO: SISLEY

25 Women's safari shirt with grandad collar, $29.90 (usual price: $49.90), from Stradivarius


Women's safari shirt with grandad collar, $29.90 (usual price: $49.90). PHOTO: STRADIVARIUS

26 Cleansing ritual set, $159 (usual price: $212), includes a cleanser, scrub, toner and moisturiser, from Porcelain


Cleansing ritual set, $159 (usual price: $212), includes a cleanser, scrub, toner and moisturiser. PHOTO: PORCELAIN

27 Renoma three-way nylon handbag, $49 (usual price: $169), only at BHG Bugis, Bishan, Tampines and Jurong outlets


Renoma three-way nylon handbag, $49 (usual price: $169). PHOTO: BHG

28 Snowise brightening set, $168 (usual price: $264.76), from Sulwhasoo


Snowise brightening set, $168 (usual price: $264.76). PHOTO: SULWHASOO

29 Isabelle checked dress, $113.94 (usual price: $189.90), from Sabrina Goh


Isabelle checked dress, $113.94 (usual price: $189.90). PHOTO: SABRINA GOH


50 best deals: For men

30 Fildes navy loafers in cow leather, $50.70 (usual price: $169), from Aldo


Fildes navy loafers in cow leather, $50.70 (usual price: $169). PHOTO: ALDO

31 Grooming kit with bag, $91 (usual price: $113), includes an exfoliating cleanser, moisturiser, two-in-one shampoo and shower wash and shaving foam, from Clarins


Grooming kit with bag, $91 (usual price: $113), includes an exfoliating cleanser, moisturiser, two-in-one shampoo and shower wash and shaving foam. PHOTO: CLARINS

32 Dip-dye T-shirt, $10 (usual price: $19.95), from Cotton On


Dip-dye T-shirt, $10 (usual price: $19.95). PHOTO: COTTON ON

33 Mariano camouflage espadrilles, $145 (usual price: $290), from Castaner


Mariano camouflage espadrilles, $145 (usual price: $290). PHOTO: CASTANER

34 Industrie Casual Pants, $75.65 (usual price: $89), from Robinsons


Industrie Casual Pants, $75.65 (usual price: $89). PHOTO: ROBINSONS

35 The Aurora Shoe Company Brown leather shoes, $292.50 (usual price: $325), from Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones. Promotion ends on June 30


The Aurora Shoe Company Brown leather shoes, $292.50 (usual price: $325). PHOTO: THE AURORA SHOE COMPANY

36 Black multi-purpose pouch, $54.95 (usual price: $109.90), from kikki.K


Black multi-purpose pouch, $54.95 (usual price: $109.90). PHOTO: KIKKI.K

37 Boro shirt, $71.10 (usual price: $79), from Graye


Boro shirt, $71.10 (usual price: $79). PHOTO: GRAYE

38 Anello mini polyester square backpack, $49 (usual price: $75), only at BHG Bugis, Bishan, Tampines and Jurong


Anello mini polyester square backpack, $49 (usual price: $75). PHOTO: BUGIS

39 Denim shirt, $25 (usual price: $59.90), from H&M


Denim shirt, $25 (usual price: $59.90). PHOTO: H&M

40 Adidas Tubular Radial Sneakers, $84.50 (usual price: $169), from Manifesto


Adidas Tubular Radial Sneakers, $84.50 (usual price: $169). PHOTO: MANIFESTO

41 Power grooming set, $95 (usual price: $124), includes a shower gel, facial cleanser, facial scrub, moisturiser and sun block, from Shiseido at Isetan


Power grooming set, $95 (usual price: $124), includes a shower gel, facial cleanser, facial scrub, moisturiser and sun block. PHOTO: SHISEIDO

42 Nike Roshe NM, $80 (usual price: $139), from Leftfoot Outlet


Nike Roshe NM, $80 (usual price: $139). PHOTO: LEFTFOOT

43 Red G-Shock watch (model number: GA-110L PA-4A), $159 (usual price: $249), from Casio


Red G-Shock watch (model number: GA-110L PA-4A), $159 (usual price: $249). PHOTO: CASIO

44 Black leather sneakers with white soles, $83.30 (usual price: $119), from Vans


Black leather sneakers with white soles, $83.30 (usual price: $119). PHOTO: VANS

45 Onia Calder trunks (7.5-inch inseam) in Liberty Midnight, $108 (usual price: $270), from edit lifestyle


Onia Calder trunks (7.5-inch inseam) in Liberty Midnight, $108 (usual price: $270). PHOTO: EDIT LIFESTYLE

For children 

46 Baby T-shirt with black and white giraffe print, $9.90 (usual price: $17.90), from Fox Kids


Baby T-shirt with black and white giraffe print, $9.90 (usual price: $17.90). PHOTO: FOX KIDS

47 Baby romper with cartoon cat print, $23 (usual price: $34), from Le Petit Society


Baby romper with cartoon cat print, $23 (usual price: $34). PHOTO: LE PETIT SOCIETY

48 Blue leopard shirt, $112 (usual price: $160), from Little Marc Jacobs at Kids 21


Blue leopard shirt, $112 (usual price: $160). PHOTO: KIDS 21

49 Pink dress with bird print, $112 (usual price: $160), from Molo at Kids 21


Pink dress with bird print, $112 (usual price: $160). PHOTO: KIDS 21

50 Dino spray jacket, $39.95 (usual price: $49.95), from Seed Heritage


Dino spray jacket, $39.95 (usual price: $49.95). PHOTO: SEED HERITAGE

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2017, with the headline 'Get ready to shop'. Print Edition | Subscribe