6 reasons to shop offline at Zalora ION

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    Hands up those of you who do not remember the last time you shopped at a brick-and-mortar store. Online retailers such as clothing stores have made it so convenient –not to mention offer such great savings online — that we feel we almost never have to step into a store.

    So, we were pretty surprised to hear that Zalora had recently opened a pop-up store at ION Orchard. Having checked out the shop, we found six reasons why you should make your way to the store and in the process, rediscover the joys of offline shopping.


    1. You get to try before you buy

    Not only will you ensure it’s the right fit, you’ll also get to verify the most important factor of ‘do I look fat in this?’

    2. Hands-free shopping

    Have a few hours to kill before heading to a party? You don’t have to worry about lugging your spoils around, if you shop at Zalora ION because even though you get to try on the items before buying, they will be delivered to your doorstep for free when you spend over $40. There is a delivery fee of $3.90 if you spend less than less $40.

    3. Express checkout

    To buy your item, just bring it to one of the express checkout stations, scan it, click ‘add to cart’ and proceed to check out the item with your details. Volia! You’re all set. Another bonus – there are friendly sales assistants to help out if you get stuck.

    express checkout

    4. Get off the couch

    As with all offline shopping, you get the added perk of working out.

    5.Enjoy in-store activities

    You stand to win a $100 voucher when you snap a selfie at the store and post it on Instagram with the hashtag “#THEZALORASHOP”. There’s also a photo booth for you to print your selfies for free.

    6. The men get it too

    Boyfriends get to shop with their partners under one roof. Ladies, isn’t this just the perfect opportunity to sneak your purchase under his bill?


    Tempted to check out the store? Just be sure to do so in the next two months or so, as a quick check with one of the sales assistants reveals that the store is only a temporary one slated to open till January 2015. The store is located at B2-04/05 ION.



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