We must admit, we were really excited when we first heard Victoria’s Secret was setting up shop in Singapore, with the first store opening in Sentosa in 2010. But after visiting that store a few years back we were left feeling bitterly disappointed – there were NO BRAS, a dismal selection of panties and even worse, the majority of the store was stocked with fragrances and in house bath gels that, well let’s face it, no-one really is that interested in purchasing!
Did we mention they sold NO BRAS in one most famous lingerie brands in the world? sigh.
But then, a glimmer of hope, with the announcement that they were setting up a SECOND store in Ion, Singapore (which just opened yesterday). Not only was this location more convenient, we thought, but this second store MUST have more range to offer then the Sentosa branch! They MUST have learned from their first Singapore store that women really wanted to buy lingerie at Victoria’s Secret, not shower gel….right? Oh how wrong we were.
Today we visited the Ion store with high expectations (pic above), only to be disappointed again. As you can see from the above, tt’s pretty much exactly the same as the Sentosa branch, with some undies available (must admit, we weren’t going crazy over most of the ones available)… but again, NO BRAS! For those who love the beauty products sold in Victoria’s Secret (we are yet to meet people who like these more than the lingerie….), well you’d be in heaven. Three quarters of the store are (yet again) dedicated to such wares, and we can’t help but think (yet again…) – what a waste!
Here are some of the panties that are available for sale (to give you an idea of pricing, they were offering 3 “glamour” panties for SGD45).
It’s still a mystery to us as to why their bras are not sold in Singapore – if anyone can shed some light on this feel free to comment below! We’d love to know! Otherwise, we’re going to put it out there to Victoria’s Secret…. if you are going to set up shop here and get thousands of ladies excited (and let’s face it, probably the men also), then PLEASE bring the stuff that you are famous for! And by this we don’t mean bringing over Miranda Kerr wearing gigantic angel wings, although we know quite a few men who would not object!
Anyway enough said on the subject, we just had to get that off our *ahem* chests**!
** please excuse the awful sense of humour here, but we just couldn’t help ourselves.