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Hari Raya 2019 – 6 Online Shops for Affordable Baju Kurung in Singapore

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Eugenia Liew

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If you opt for luxurious fabrics and high-end brands, buying a baju kurung in Singapore can easily cost you $300 to $400, at least. And with just about a month to Raya, most of the tailors are already closed for orders so you probably won’t have much luck trying to get a bespoke outfit!

Thankfully, we’re in the age of online shopping – and that means you can still shop for a snazzy get-up in the comfort of your bed. Plus, you can get baju kurungs, kebayas and jubahs around $100+, which is way cheaper than shopping at malls. When on sale, they can even go as low $40!

 

Raya outfit-shopping in Singapore – 6 online stores for affordable baju kurung & more

Here are some online shopping sites where you can get affordable and trendy baju kurung and other Raya outfits.

Online store

Price

Delivery charges

Zalora Singapore

$30 to $200

Free delivery (over $40)

PopLook

$40 to $120

Free delivery (all orders)

FashionValet

$50 to $200

Free delivery (all orders)

Ayu Apparels

$50 to $100

Free delivery (all orders)

OOH!

$65 to $110

Charged according to order weight

Whimsigirl

$120 to $150

25 MYR (S$8.20) to 50 MYR ($S16.50)

Zaloraya by Zalora Singapore

With over 30 brands, the specially curated Zaloraya collection has pieces for every budget: You can get super plain cotton tops and bottoms for under $30 each, but these are very casual.

Most don’t consider these occasion wear, but it may be worth the purchase if you want something you can continue to wear after the festivities.

For a contemporary take on traditional costumes, see the Lubna Raya 2019 collection.

hari raya 2019 baju kurung zalora

The range pairs prints like polka dots and stripes with feminine accents like frills and ruffles. Tops & bottoms are $14.90 to $20+, while kurung sets start at $30+ and go up to about $110.

For more premium fabrics like drapery chiffon and lace, check out NH by Nurita Harith. Each set is $200+, but some of them are on sale (25% off selected items with promo code LATEST25).

hari raya 2019 baju kurung zalora

Plus, Zalora is currently having a 25% off selected items. If eligible, it will be clearly stated in the product page with the promo code LATEST25.

 

PopLook

PopLook is an affordable clothing shop which is also based in Malaysia, but ships to Singapore for free too. There is a regular and premium range, but even the premium outfits don’t cost more than $120.

hari raya 2019 baju kurung poplook

For the regular range, basic separates start at $20+ per piece and the simple dresses start at $40+. The ones labelled “premium” are basically those with embellishments, embroidery, textured fabrics and the likes. The cheapest ones are about $60 and up.

PopLook doesn’t has as a big a selection as the online marketplaces like Zalora and FashionValet, and their designs are nothing too special, but it for its price, it’s decent.

Currently, selected pieces from their Raya 2019 range are going at 15% off (promo code JOM15).

 

FashionValet

Although based in Malaysia, FashionValet offers free shipping to Singapore (and many other countries in Southeast Asia).  Like Zalora, it’s a marketplace of sorts with over 50 brands. Some brands and designers even have FashionValet-exclusive collections.

hari raya 2019 baju kurung fashion valet

From classic to modern and simple to elaborate, there’s a good variety of designs for every shopper. The most affordable range is the Fashion Valet-exclusive collection by Radzuan Radziwill – it is an affordable $70+ to $150+ for the kurung top-bottom sets. Sporting detailed floral prints on satin, they look pretty luxe for the price too.

If you’re on a tight budget, there are some designs (from various brands) on sale too. Some are as cheap as $50+ for a set. Fashion also carries Whimsigirl and PopLook (see below).

 

Ayu Apparels

Ayu Apparels is a homegrown Muslimah fashion brand, offering beautiful outfits for a very reasonable price tag. Their clothes are available for purchase online, but you can self-collect your clothes at their office in Woodlands. The clothes are all under $100, and you can get kurungs and kaftans in premium fabrics like satin, crepe and organza!

hari raya 2019 baju kurung ayu apparel

The solid colour ones are around $60, while the others are more expensive at $70 to $90+. For the younger shoppers, there are modern silhouettes like peplum tops and mermaid skirts. Shipping is free within Singapore, and if your order is above $200, you even get free same-day delivery.

 

OOH!

OOH! is a Malaysian brand, and is perfect for those who want matching mum-daughter outfits! Although available in bright colours and bold prints, the kurungs are quite casual, without any fancy accents like beads, embroidery or anything like that.

hari raya 2019 baju kurung ooh

Although there are matching adult and children clothes, they are not sold in a set. An adult kurung would set you back about $100, while the child one is about $65. Unfortunately, shipping to Singapore is chargeable and depends on the weight of your item. There’s no chart or table for this, and you can only see the price at checkout – I tried it on a single adult baju kurung, and it costed me $27 (80 MYR) via FedEx Economy.

Also, do note that although you can switch the site prices to SGD, all payments are charged in MYR, so there may be slight discrepancies when you check your credit card bill.

 

Whimsigirl

baju kurungs

Founded by architect graduate Syazana Sukiman, you can expect Whimsigirl’s pieces to be exceptionally well-made with special attention to the little details. It started out focusing on children’s wear, but has since expanded to include women’s wear two years ago.

Their pieces are either  cotton, linen or a cotton-linen blend, in minimalist designs. They feature boxy cuts and sharp pleats, adding a modern twist to the kurung. Very Muji-esque.

At $118.24 to $151.18, their kurung sets are definitely not the cheapest, but they’re still quite affordable. One thing though: shipping to Singapore is chargeable at 25MYR ($8.20) / 50MYR ($16.50) for express 2-3 day delivery.

 

Other shops that sell baju kurungs in Singapore

I’ve heard of popular shops like First Lady (formerly 2nd Chance) and RH Fashion at Tanjong Katong, but most families will have their own favourite haunts to hunt for Raya wear. If you just want casual long-sleeved tops and bottoms that are suitable for everyday wear, you can check out the Hana Tajima x Uniqlo Singapore collection and Pomelo Fashion’s Modest Wear range. Some also make weekend trips to JB and KL to shop.

But if by the eve of Raya you still can’t find the perfect #OOTD online, consider trying your luck at the Ramadan bazaars: Not only do you get to soak in the malam raya atmosphere, you can wait until closing (usually 1am – 2am) for the shops to lelong their clothes. Because it is the last day of the bazaar, store owners are more willing to sell you their beautiful clothes at a good discount.

Happy shopping!

 

Have you bought your Hari Raya 2018 #ootd? Share with us in the comments below!

 

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In-article image credits: Zalora, FashionValet, PopLook, Ayu Apparels, OOH! and Whimsigirl.

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Eugenia Liew

I’m a 90s millennial who’s starting to realise that #adulting is more expensive than it seems on Instagram. When I’m not writing for MoneySmart, I’m usually playing with drain-dwelling stray cats or shopping at Sephora.