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.
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"...