Cocktails at our go-to bars aside, retail therapy may be the only thing that keeps us sane during a work week. Which brings us to one of our favourite places to shop at, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Boasting close to 800,000 square feet of retail space with 270 boutiques and restaurants, the luxury shopping mall is a shopaholic’s haven where one can indulge in a refreshing mix of new concepts, emerging labels, and international luxury brands — including prominent names such as Versace and Christian Louboutin.
While treating yourself to a pair of Louboutins is a bonus in itself, what if we told you that you can collect unlimited rewards with your spending? This is now possible with Sands Rewards LifeStyle, a free loyalty programme that offers you with Reward Dollars while doing what you love at Marina Bay Sands. Members are entitled to earning a guaranteed three percent at over 200 participating outlets including shopping, dining, hotel accommodation, and entertainment at Marina Bay Sands.
Another plus point? You get to triple your earnings (so you gain nine percent in Reward Dollars) when you dine at selected restaurants such as ADRIFT by David Myers, Club55, Osteria Mozza by Mario Batali and RISE Restaurant and Lounge.
Complimentary membership comes in three tiers, with every member starting off at the LifeStyle tier. Once you’ve achieved ELITE status (by spending NETT S$50,000 at participating outlets,) you get to enjoy complimentary parking — which makes popping by The Shoppes for all your shopping and dining needs a breeze. What’s more, you even get to treat yourself to a complimentary Personal Shopping experience for a personalised experience.
We spent a day at the Shoppes to indulge in some retail therapy for our next wardrobe update and decided to reap the benefits of the Sands Rewards Lifestyle (SRL) membership card. Our sophisticated Versace baroque crepe knit dress, Givenchy flap bag, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold watch and Christian Louboutins earned us Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed at Marina Bay Sands’ boutiques or food and beverage outlets*. We even treated ourselves to a delectable dinner at Waku Ghin, a Michelin-starred restaurant by celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda.
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This Baroque Crepe Knit Dress is made from stretch viscose weaved to recreate the texture of lace. You can wear it on its own, as it’s versatile enough to take you from day to night, or pair it with a pair of leggings and leather jacket for winter.
Price: S$1,340 inclusive of GST
Versace, Unit B1-31 #B2-29, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Jazz up your outfit with this chic, oxblood-hued shoulder bag, which is embellished with bold metal buckles across its front flap. Made of shiny leather, this versatile Givenchy piece makes for a perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Price: S$2,590 inclusive of GST
Givenchy, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-129 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Created in collaboration with Italian jewellery designer Carolina Bucci, this Royal Oak Frosted Gold watch is a sparkling beauty. It was created using a Florentine technique, and features a finely hammered white or rose gold surface that catches light at every angle.
Price: S$72,100 inclusive of GST
Audemars Piguet, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Casino Level B2M-207, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Spotted on the runways at Dior, Givenchy and Vetements for Fall 2017, the sock boot trend is still going strong. We love how this red-soled, heeled pair from Christian Louboutin adds an edgy twist to any outfit.
Price: S$1,570 inclusive of GST
Christian Louboutin, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-127, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972