Everyone falls prey to advertising. I mean, yeah, there are people who keep proclaiming that brands are passe and how they’d never be caught dead in a logo-emblazoned outfit. But these are the people who happily swallow a 300% markup for a nondescript white t-shirt at Muji because it’s MUJI. (Sorry guys, there’s no Muji factory outlet in Singapore yet.)
Okay, so you want your Nikes and your Kate Spades, and you want them cheap. Where do you go? To the factory outlet, of course. Yup, they do exist right here in Singapore.
The most-searched-for factory outlets and where you can find them
|Brand||Factory outlet locations|
|Nike||West Coast Plaza, Changi City Point, IMM|
|Adidas||Novena Square, Chinatown Point, Changi City Point, IMM|
|Timberland||Changi City Point, IMM, Causeway Point|
|Charles & Keith||Anchorpoint|
|Harvey Norman||Viva Business Park (Bedok)|
Read on for the best factory outlet stores to buy branded sportswear, designer goods and furniture for cheap.
Where to buy cheap sportswear & outdoor gear
Big sportswear brands like Nike and Adidas operate factory outlet stores in Singapore, but do manage your expectations. You’re not going to find a $20 pair of Yeezys or anything crazy like that. Instead, they stock a mish-mash of past season items at up to 70% off. Sizes and styles tend to be quite limited, but hey, you might get lucky.
Nike factory outlets in Singapore
Probably the most sought-after factory outlet store in Singapore, Nike has not 1 but 3 Factory Stores here where you can get swoosh-emblazoned sporting goods at a cheaper price. The best outlet is the gigantic Nike factory outlet store hidden in the basement of West Coast Plaza but the one at Changi City Point is a good size as well, occupying a respectable 4 units.
- West Coast Plaza #B1-33/44
- Changi City Point #02-31/34
- IMM #02-50
Adidas factory outlets in Singapore
Like its rival Nike, Adidas also operates a few factory outlet stores in Singapore, albeit at a smaller scale. The one at Novena Square is the largest and has a wider selection of shoes, while if you’re looking for clothes, the Chinatown Point outlet (nice and central) has a large range of cheap Adidas sportswear.
- Novena Square #02-30/32
- Chinatown Point #B1-25
- Changi City Point #01-04/05
- IMM #01-123
Timberland factory outlets in Singapore
Timberland boots are the best, but no one should have to shell out $200 for a pair as you can buy one for up to 70% off at a factory outlet store. Since Timberland’s designs are classic, you won’t have to worry too much about buying last season’s footwear. Tip: You can try them on in-store and buy on Amazon if they don’t have your size.
- Changi City Point #02-46/47
- IMM #01-120
- Causeway Point #02-03
No brand preference? Go to Changi City Point
If you’re looking for running shoes and sportswear in general (not any specific brand) you might want to hit up Changi City Point near Expo MRT as it probably has the best range of sports factory outlet stores under one roof.
Some of the stores worth checking out here are the Puma, Asics and Royal Sporting House factory outlets. For more casual shoe options there are also the Crocs and Skechers stores. You can also find discounted branded luggage at the Samsonite and American Tourister factory outlet shop here.
Where to buy cheap clothes & designer goods
You don’t have to go all the way to the US to buy branded goods at discounted prices – you just need to go to Jurong. Here are the most popular fashion factory outlets in Singapore (and beyond).
Kate Spade factory outlet in Singapore
Yes, there IS a Kate Spade factory outlet store in Singapore and it’s at everyone’s favourite Jurong megamall, IMM. However, you won’t find it on the official Kate Spade website because the store is operated by a fashion outlet retailer called BuyBye Valiram. The store also stocks brands like Michael Kors and Tumi.
- IMM #01-109
Coach factory outlet in Singapore
The next most coveted designer brand after Kate Spade is definitely Coach, and whaddaya know? It’s practically next to the Kate Spade outlet in IMM. You can pick up a Coach bag or wallet at up to 60% off here.
- IMM #01-104
Apart from Kate Spade and Coach, IMM has heaps of designer factory outlets. Some other highlights are the Club 21, Calvin Klein, Juicy Couture and Agnes B. stores. There’s also a respectable selection of sports and outdoor factory outlet stores including Under Armour, Onitsuka Tiger and Timberland. See here for the full list of outlet stores in IMM.
Charles & Keith factory outlet in Singapore
Another great place for fashionistas to pick up new clothes for cheap is Anchorpoint, just across the road from IKEA Alexandra. It also has a bunch of factory outlet stores, but for mass market brands as opposed to designer brands. The most popular store here is definitely the Charles & Keith one, but there’s also G2000, Giordano and 3 Cotton On outlets too.
- Anchorpoint #01-30/31
… or drive to Malaysia for Johor Premium Outlets
Unfortunately there aren’t a whole lot of designer stores in Singapore for you to shop at, so for a proper US-style factory outlet shopping experience, you can take a day trip to JB to shop at Premium Outlets. There you’ll find big designer brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Swatch, Tumi and Ferragamo – plus everything is in ringgit, woohooo!
It’s a little tricky to get to though. The factory outlet complex is northwest of JB, near the Pulai Springs golf course, about a 45 minute drive from the JB CIQ/City Square mall area. If you really want to make an epic shopping trip out of it you can drive over to IKEA Tebrau too.
Where to buy cheap furniture & home appliances
Apart from IKEA and Taobao, you can buy home appliances, furniture and home decor at these factory outlets. Here are 2 of the best picks for Singaporeans.
Harvey Norman factory outlet in Singapore
Harvey Norman is one of the biggest names for name-brand (read: more atas than IKEA) furniture, electronics and appliances and they’ve just opened a new warehouse/factory outlet store in Bedok, next to Decathlon.
The 2-storey space is filled with overstocked items, discontinued models and display sets typically priced at up to 50% off. See this post for the best bargains at Harvey Norman’s factory outlet.
- Viva Business Park, 750B Chai Chee Rd
Big Box factory outlet in Singapore
Another warehouse that’s giving IKEA a run for its money is Big Box in Jurong East, near IMM. There’s a massive range of furniture, soft furnishings, electronics and other homewares, including a sizeable mattress warehouse. You can take a look at their furniture catalogue before you decide to make the trip out west.
- 1 Venture Ave
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