Shopping has come to a full-on halt now that we’re in the midst of a circuit breaker, which is just as well since the socially responsible thing for us to do is to remain at home.
While we play our part in fighting the virus by remaining at home, some luxury brands are now offering safer ways of getting a little retail therapy to you.
From contactless delivery to pre-ordering the threads that you’ve set your heart on, these are the brands that are offering a shopping-induced rush of endorphins without compromising on health and safety.
01 | Fendi
Waiting for your package to arrive? Ain’t nobody got time for that. The Italian fashion house is allowing its clients to continue shopping through WhatsApp. The process is simple: get in touch with the store, pick your favourite items in your preferred colour and size, and make a bank transfer payment. Once payment is received, the boutique staff will arrange for next-day delivery, so you get to enjoy your wares ASAP.
To shop, contact +65 9788 6510, or visit fendi.com
02 | Louis Vuitton
While all local boutiques have been closed in line with the circuit breaker measures, you can still get the latest monogrammed bags and shoes from Louis Vuitton delivered to your house. Through their online boutique, add all your favourite pieces to your cart, check out and pick from a range of same-day and next-day delivery time slots. Louis Vuitton is also practising contactless delivery for the safety of their logistics crew and yourself.
To shop, visit ap.louisvuitton.com
03 | Clarins
With all the time you have at home, you might as well set up a more intensive skincare routine so you’ll have glowing skin the next time you see your friends. To help, Clarins is offering free contactless delivery as an option for online shoppers to use. Just as well, because there’s no better time than now to create a spa experience at home with their line of pampering treats.
To shop, visit clarins.com.sg
04 | NET-A-PORTER
Between the huge range of RTW, accessories, activewear and beauty products, it’s no wonder that NET-A-PORTER is a perennial go-to for online fashion seekers. To help you get your latest fashion fixes, NET-A-PORTER’s delivery team is also practicing contactless delivery, so you can now click “Add to cart” with a peace of mind.
To shop, visit net-a-porter.com
05 | Farfetch
Another favourite shopping destination for people looking to score hard-to-get apparel or vintage merch, Farfetch is also switching to contactless delivery. On top of that, they are running a #SupportBoutiques campaign, which is aimed at bolstering fashion boutiques who use their platform to make transactions. Participating stores will give shoppers a 25 percent discount, and Farfetch is also matching that 25 percent in commission reduction.
To shop, visit farfetch.com
06 | Valentino
Let Valentino bring its signature sense of exuberant glamour to you in a safe and efficient manner when you shop online. You can rest assured knowing that Valentino’s logistics team employs procedures recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), that include regular sanitising of hands and surfaces, as well as wearing of face masks to ensure that deliveries are made in a safe and hygienic manner.
To shop, visit valentino.com/en-sg
07 | Bottega Veneta
In desperate need of some #NewBottega pieces for your post-circuit breaker time? Bottega Veneta is stepping up to the plate with a personalised shopping experience. Drop their staff a line to get updates on the latest releases, pick your favourite buys and have them sent to your doorstep. The Bottega Veneta team is taking all precautionary measures stipulated by relevant authorities to ensure the hygiene and safety of both customer and delivery service crew.
To shop, call Bottega Veneta’s team at 9782 6596
08 | Gentle Monster
Now, you can retain your hypebeast status without ever leaving your house. Gentle Monster is offering door-to-door delivery for their products, and its logistics vendor is also practicing contactless delivery for extra precaution. Translation: You can now cop the new Jentle Home collection by BLACKPINK’s Jennie without ever leaving the comforts of your home!
To shop, visit gentlemonster.com
09 | Celine
Eyeing a monogrammed Triomphe shoulder bag or a new pair of jeans from their SS20 collection? Celine is making it easier and safer for you to get them, thanks to their safe distancing shopping service. Clients are encouraged to peruse Celine’s website and browse through the French maison’s array of menswear, womenswear, leather goods, and perfumes. After selections have been earmarked, clients can contact Celine’s staff via phone or email to shop, and have their goodies sent straight to their doorsteps. Just in time then, so you can now get your hands on their new haute perfumerie line before anyone else does.
To shop, contact Celine’s Marina Bay Sands team (Email / 6225 4705) or Ngee Ann City team (Email / 6736 0511)
10 | Hermes
Good news for Hermes’ fans: you can now experience the thrill of opening their iconic orange boxes from the comforts of your home. While they don’t use an in-house delivery team, Hermes has help from DHL to bring its wares straight to you. DHL is employing WHO-recommended safety and hygiene practices, and there is also the option of contactless delivery that customers can also opt for.
To shop, visit hermes.com
11 | Tory Burch
Provide your wardrobe with a much-needed refresh by way of Tory Burch, through their collection of little wrap dresses, clingy knits and maxi dresses that float through the air. Customers who are looking for stylish, urban separates can get in touch with Tory Burch’s boutique staff to either order pieces in advance, or have them boxed and sent to their homes.
To shop, contact Tory Burch’s Wisma Atria team (6733 2980) or Marina Bay Sands team (6688 7818), or log on to toryburch.sg
12 | Ermenegildo Zegna
Suit up in Ermenegildo Zegna’s sharp tailoring. With a team of stylists trained to make useful sartorial suggestions based on your lifestyle needs and your personal tastes, a special wardrobe will be curated for you to pick from. They’ll even have some pieces commuted to you to try on, so you get a sense of the fit before making a purchase. It’s shopping for men, made as fuss-free as possible.
To shop, contact Ermenegildo Zegna’s Paragon team via email.
13 | Gucci
Fixing up for your regular dose of Gucci’s lively colours and iconic bags? Gucci 9’s got you cleared up on this. On the Italian brand’s website, head to Client Services and select Singapore, and you’ll be able to contact their client representatives directly via WhatsApp or a phone call. They’ll take you through the latest collections – which includes the Gucci Sylvie bag and casual tennis sneakers – and guide you on how to make payment. Shipping is complimentary, so get clicking and chatting.
To shop, visit gucci.com