Since our trip to Singapore early this month was my Mother’s Day getaway trip, husband A let me choose my own gift. How fortunate that we were billeted at Marina Bay Sands which is connected to the premier shopping haven of Singapore — The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
The Shoppes is home to all the luxury brands you can think of – Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Celine, Jimmy Choo etc. I just found myself gravitating towards my favorite PRADA.
The store occupies two floors and has all the latest models. Nicolas , the funny and very accommodating salesperson, brought me all the blue bags in the store! He also made the boys and the little diva feel comfortable by offering them drinks as I took my time looking at all the bags. shoes, dresses and sunglasses.
Nicolas told me that this bag will soon be the toast of the town because it will be featured in the upcoming “Mission Impossible “ movie. How true that is—I don’t know. What I do know is that it was definitely a beauty! I loved the blue with red combination. Even the buttons were covered in leather.
Then I looked at the Classic model which can be carried on the arm or across the body with a sling.
Next to be shown was a Denim Tote. It had its own appeal but it was too casual for me.
Nicolas suggested I get two bags because I gave birth to two kids. Hubby A was very amused. 🙂
While Nicolas was busy ringing up my purchase, a Pinoy salesperson showed me some more bags. He told me that a lot of Pinays would come to the store and would compare the prices to the Prada store in Manila. It’s obvious that the Singapore store carries more models and more colors. When it comes to the price, Singapore is cheaper too by a couple of thousands. (I was able to verify this when I visited the store in Greenbelt 4.) Don’t forget to get your GST receipt so you can refund the tax on your purchase before going home.
Here are some more PRADA goodies. 🙂
Armed with its eponymous white paper bag, I left the store with my gift from the hubby and the kids. I chose the most utiltitarian and reasonably priced of the lot. A bag must be both beautiful and USEFUL. No use purchasing something you cannot use often. We hope to be back to visit the store very soon!
NOTE: I visited the PRADA store in Greenbelt 4 and was told that all the women’s bags are now on 10% discount.