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Boutique boom

With over five new-to-market fashion brands unveiled this month, Singapore shoppers can expect an overdose of retail therapy. By May Yip

GUARD your wallets. With just over a month to go before Christmas, a rash of new boutiques are hanging up the holly as the plaster dries in their swank locations - just in time to catch the all-important festive shopping season.

If the opening of at least five fashion boutiques this month is any indication, it seems our little red dot has become quite the magnet for ambitious retailers seeking global domination. Swedish high street retailer COS, for one, will be unveiling its first outlet at Ion Orchard next Friday, while other brands like Roger Vivier, Valextra and Kate Spade Saturday have also just opened their first boutiques here recently. American designer Tom Ford will also make his debut...

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