Paragon Shopping Center
Situated in the heart of the thriving Orchard Road, Paragon is an upmarket shopping center that is just 5-minute walk from Orchard MRT Station (NS22).Paragon is considered a stalwart in Orchard Road with more than a decade of history. The newly face-lifted façade takes a big detour from the old Zen-white exterior to the New Age pop-out glass structure that is eye-catching and definitely good for a few Polaroids.
The world-renowned Paragon Medical Center offering specialist medical services can be found right above the Paragon retail podium.
House of Designer Goodies
Although it does not have the scale of ION Orchard shopping mall, Paragon can certainly hold its own with a stretch of designer duplex stores like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Tod’s and Miu Miu. With up to 5-storeys height of storefront presence, this stretch of luxury boutiques is a surely one of the most glam walkway in Orchard Road.
The huge Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo duplex stores could possibly be the largest stores in Singapore. The Salvatore Ferragamo store has an impressive selection of stilettos, pumps and flats that shouldn’t be missed.
Young professionals can also indulge in their favorite designer labels like Banana Republic, Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Diesel, DKNY, Evisu, G-Star, Guess and Miss Sixty, all under one roof in Paragon.
Toys, Kids and Maternity Wear
Visitors with children can’t help but be impressed by the wide selection of children’s fashion available at Paragon shopping center to include Armani Junior, Giordano Junior, Gingesnaps, Guess Kids and Monnalisa.
Pregnant ladies will also happy to know that the popular Mothercare boutique stocks a big range of practical maternity wear like lingerie, loungewear, nightwear and even swimsuits.
While parents shop for designer goods, kids will not feel left out for there is the kid’s favorite; Toys “R” Us on Level 6 of Paragon.
Favorite Department Stores
Not many visitors or even locals are aware that two of Singapore’s most established and well-loved departmental stores are holding their own fort in Paragon against the swankier designer boutiques.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is a well-known British retailer and the Singapore store is popular with shoppers for luxury food products and quality clothing. The office wear found in Paragon’s M&S store is really affordable and the quality easily rivals those of upmarket brands.
A homegrown brand, Metro department store has more than 40 years of history with the first Metro store opened in 1965 and in Orchard Road too. Today, the sprawling Metro store occupies 3 levels in Paragon and stocks affordable wares like shoes, clothing, household appliances, perfumes and cosmetics.
Every year, Metro will hold their signature “Metro Big Sale” when items are heavily discounted till it’s too good to be true. If you happen to visit during the sales period, please not hesitate, just pop into Metro and you may be able to land a few bargains!
Oh Food! Glorious Food!
Throughout Paragon mall, there is a range of delicious eateries to suit every budget and appetite. At the basement, you will literally be spoiled for choice with the enormous selection of Asian cuisine placed at your fingertips to include the Din Tai Fung, Shimbashi Soba, Thai Express and Grandma’s (Peranakan cuisine).
A few recommended restaurants are:
- Sushi Tei on Level 5 – exquisite Japanese cuisine
- Canele Patisserie on Basement – famous for macarons, pastries and cakes
- Tambuah Mas on Basement – authentic Indonesian food and savories
For fine dining, the extremely popular Crystal Jade Golden Palace and Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck restaurants on Level 5 are well worth a visit.
Perhaps unique to Paragon only, there are also cafes on every floor to offer breaks from the shopping rush while letting your taste-buds take over.
Customer Service Center is conveniently located on Level 1. Services include: restaurant reservations, taxi bookings and wheelchairs loan.
Mon-Sun: 10am – 9:00pm
Tip – For travelers who want to have a bigger shopping budget for designer goods, you may want to consider these cheap hotels near Orchard Road.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Contact Number: +65 6738 5535
Mall Website: www.paragon.sg
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard MRT Station (NS22)