THE GIFTING EDITION 2018
Boutiques at the Pit Building returns with its highly anticipated annual gifting edition on 9-11 November (Friday to Sunday) at the F1 Pit Building! Get a head start on festive shopping and be spoilt for choice with new and exclusive collections across gifts and accessories; women’s and men’s fashion and accessories; home and decor; art and lifestyle goods; and children’s apparel and toys.
The Gifting Edition 2018 will feature over 250 independent, design-led labels over two floors and 5,000 square metres of retail space. Complemented by fringe activities and workshops to complete the quintessential Boutiques experience, visitors will also be able to meet charities and other non-profit organisations, discover new artists, pick up a new skill, and unwind with great food and wine.
Our partnership with Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore (Taff) continues as we collectively present Boutiques Edit on level 3 of the F1 Pit Building. Boutiques Edit is a dynamic extension of our showcase on level 2 to raise the profile of local designers within fashion and design.
Back by popular demand, Boutiques Social is our F&B focused lounge space for visitors to take a break from shopping and catch up with friends over good food and drinks. Enjoy the spacious recreational area with Peranakan signatures from award-winning Violet Oon Singapore, moreish Lebanese food from Urban Bites, dessert from Twenty Grammes, healthy snacks from The Whole Kitchen, and your essential caffeine fix from Liberty Coffee. Visitors can relax in a spacious lounge area furnished with vintage Scandinavian furniture by MÖBLER, catch art exhibitions and installations and, of course, continue to discover even more designers and brands at Boutiques Social.
ROVING FASHION WALKS
Get up close and personal with your favourite brands through roving fashion walks. The Boutiques corridors will be transformed into a runway for designers to showcase their latest collections.
These fun and intimate walks will take place daily. More details to be announced on social media.
WORKSHOPS & DEMOS
The Boutiques experience is completed with essential fringe activities, from blockprinting and natural dye workshops by Indi Bindie, furniture upcycling and painting classes by Big Blue Trunk to mummy-daughter DIY necklace making by Annie+Alex. Don’t miss all-day tastings at Hello Chocolate and Agora Products and be sure to catch our many live demonstrations: artisanal beading at EDEN+ELIE, wheel-throwing at Center Pottery, and live painting at a pop-up studio and gallery by Charlotte Elizabeth Fine Art.
Details to be announced on social media.
THE GIVING TREE BY MOTHERSWORK
In the spirit of giving, Boutiques welcomes the Giving Tree by Motherswork, an initiative that works with adopted charities to grant wishes during the festive season. Especially popular with families looking to spread Christmas cheer, visitors will be able to fulfill the wishes of single parents from HCSA Dayspring SPIN and children from the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS). The Giving Tree can be found on both level 2 and Boutiques Social on level 3.
FUNDRAISE FOR BABES
Join the Boutiques community in supporting the work of one of our long-time charity partners, Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support. Purchase raffle tickets and stand a chance to win a one-of-a-kind, goodies-packed hamper with products generously donated by Boutiques vendors. Only one hamper available each day. More details to be announced on social media.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS
Let the kids run free at our dedicated play areas found on both levels. Sponsored by The Children’s Showcase (level 2) and Motherwork (level 3), kids will get to draw and colour, play with toys by international and local labels, hide in tents, and even enjoy a playgym experience courtesy of Esse Grace on level 3. Children can also drop by Baebeeboo for more fun, colour up a storm for free at Find and Seek Books and Hunter+Boo, make their own beaded jewellery at House of Sheens and Chocolate Gems, and look forward to plenty more activities.
NURSING ROOM FOR MUMS
Nursing mums are welcome to use our quiet Nursing Room located at Boutiques Social on level 3. The nursing room is kindly sponsored by Motherswork and Rice (courtesy of The Children’s Showcase), and features a changing area and ample seating for mums to rest and relax in.
CHARITIES & NPOS
Boutiques is proud to support our local charities, social enterprises, and socially responsible small businesses. Over 80% of featured vendors practice responsible, ethical, and traceable methods — look out for display signages around the fair that highlight socially-conscious businesses.
You can also show your support for causes and communities by giving back or getting involved. Support initiatives like BABES Pregnancy Crisis Support, Sanctuary Care, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME), Netherlands Charity Association, The Nail Social, The Social Space, and more.