Thursday, October 10, 2013

River Island Hits the Shore of Singapore Once More

Brit cult label River Island has once again hit the shore of Singapore last month all thanks to Zalora.

Do you remember the River Island dress that I wore for my first wedding anniversary staycation a few years back? I got many compliments when I wore that and people actually stopped me to ask where I got my dress from. A few months back, I had wanted to browse for dresses at River Island and to my horror, I found that there was no more River Island stores in Singapore anymore. I must be the last person on earth to make that discovery!

The unannounced and gradual disappearance of the high street fashion brand from Singapore last year took many people by surprise. It had a number of branches here and a legion of fans. Currently, River Island has not announced plans to open any brick and mortar stores again in Singapore but has gone online with Zalora Singapore since last month.

Zalora's free returns policy means that you can return your purchases should you change your mind or if the fit is not right. You'll also receive your package speedily within just 2 to 3 days without the hefty postage cost, since the website is based in Singapore.

River Island Autumn Winter 2013 collection is available on Zalora too. I really love autumn and winter wear that sometimes I wished we could have the four seasons here just so that I could be togged in these snug and fashionable wears. I know my overseas blogger friends who are complaining about summer going away would simply think that I'm crazy.




A lady could never have one too many little black dresses. I have a couple of LBD in various styles but I do not have one like this. The all-black ensemble is just effortlessly chic and my wardrobe is really in need of a LBD in this style.




When I have more time to surf the Internet, I would browse through their collection to find a dress I like, or maybe the black dress up there. Now I would also need to find a similar pair of knee high boots to complement the whole get up.

Psst... to my Singaporean readers, cry no more. Now you know where to get River Island merchandise.


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On a seprate note, I experienced a series of fortunate and unfortunate events just now and my FB status neatly sums up the whole proceeding:

Out of goodwill, I spent 15min helping an aunty.
Unfortunately, the light rain transformed into a thunderstorm.
Fortunately, I brought an umbrella.
Unfortunately, the rain was so heavy that I was completely drenched half body down.
Fortunately, the bench under an HDB flat was empty and I sought refuge there.
Unfortunately, I had a work call to entertain.
Fortunately, the call allowed me to have something to do while waiting out for the rain.
Unfortunately, the flashes of lightning and loud claps of thunder totally rendered me stupid when talking to the person on the other line.
Fortunately, my stupidity was understood by the caller.
Unfortunately, he ended the call and I had no more entertainment.
Fortunately, I occupied myself and helped an old man look for his daughter.
Unfortunately, the rain persisted and I had no choice but to continue walking.
Fortunately, the bus arrived shortly.
Unfortunately, my shoes are soaked, my feet are squishy and my body is chattering in the cold air-conditioned bus and I don't know where I'm heading coz the windows are misted and blurred by the cold and rain.
I'm waiting for the next "fortunately"...

16 comments:

  1. I think we get this brand in the States but I'm not terribly familiar with it apart from the name. At least you'll be able to shop them online again :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Oh yes yes. I think you have River Island in the States. I wished they would come back with a physical shop here.

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  2. Dang, girl! It sounds like you've been through a ton. I hope that fortunately comes soon for you... eep!

    Ahh, the little black dress. I always seem to go for black dresses in stores, hehehe. It never hurts to have a few. Right now, I think I only have one or two! Gasp, shame, I know!

    And oh man, I am so sosos o sorry I've been slacking with blog comments. Exams swallowed me whole these past few weeks (and art projects are dragging me back into the abyss of college... haha, I haven't had a break in so long, it seems!). Have a RAD rest of the week, Jo!

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    1. I always see you in colours and it's not surprising or shameful to have only 2 blacks. Hahaha... In fact I always encourage my friends and colleagues who often wear black to wear more colours as it would help create positive vibes. I hope to see you featuring your art projects on your blog!

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  3. Fortunately you are a wonderful, cool lady who writes the best Instagram captions in the whole wide world :) Squishy shoes? Oh I do not like those at all. I mostly wear sandals and if they get wet its not big deal. I would miss seasons for sure, fall is just starting here and it is my favorite.

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    1. You are always so sweet and generous with your comments! I had no choice coz I can't wear sandals to work and it was unfortunate that the pair of work shoes I wore that day wasn't made of waterproof material. I would love fall too though I haven't been to any country during fall. I just love how fall photos turn out.

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  4. Oh no!!!! I totally understand the rain situation since it rains like crazy here! That's sweet of your to help that old man and the aunty! Hahaha I really loved your description of the phone call, you really good with writing and always make me laugh =D (in a good way of course!)

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    1. I don't know that it rains like crazy at your side. Now I do. I hope my writing made you laugh. =D

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  5. Super news for you doll, I hope you enjoy it!! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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    1. You too! Enjoy your Sunday as I'm typing this. =)

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  6. The black dress is really nice! It's good that you can find River Island items again~ I really like to shop in there^-^ Thank you for sharing (even though I'm not from Singapore I still liked the post hehe) x

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    1. Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a comment. Love seeing new people here. =)

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  7. Hi Jo, have seen the dress you wore years ago and is outstanding, suits you perfectly! Glad you can purchase again River Island from an online store, the brand is great. Sorry for the rain, I get the situation!:) Kisses! xo

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  8. Fortunately...the rain ruined your shoes (so you get to shop for replacements)???
    I was on a river bank today, looking at a river island. It was a natural beauty...similar to the clothes in these pics. :)

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    1. Unfortunately, I haven't shopped for a replacement. That pair is a GEOX and one of the more expensive pair I own. It is still working fine though I do not know if it would stink. Haha... You are so funny!

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