Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Victoria's Secret in Singapore

Among the many attractions and shops in Resorts World Sentosa, one of my favorite stores has opened their first location in Asia.

Singapore, Vickie's has landed. Get ready to live.

Of course, it's a much smaller version compared to the two monster stores that I'm used to, but as the saying goes "Beggars can't be choosers". It'll definitely do.

Because I'm my mother's child, I decided to do some price comparisons even though I didn't plan on buying anything.

As you can see in the above photo, the original US prices have been marked out with a Sharpie.

The new price is listed on the ledge.

I braced myself for some sticker shock. I was pleasantly surprised though. The original price was $16.90 US. The new price is approximately $22.56 US. Not too crazy of a difference. If you figure in how much it'd cost in shipping to get here, it's almost a bargain.

All in all, it's a cute little store that has a sampling of popular Victoria's Secret merchandise.

I was a bit confused by one missing component though:

There is not one bra to be seen anywhere.

I'm not even kidding.

Hello?! That's like opening an ice cream shop and only selling sprinkles and hot fudge.

I have no idea why they wouldn't sell bras in the only Victoria's Secret in Asia. I only own bras from Victoria's Secret because they're so awesome (and my best friend used to work there). I think these girls in Singapore should get to experience them too.

Aaron says it's probably because Victoria's Secret doesn't make bras that small.

Very funny. Mean, perverted boy.


Brad Farless said...

I would've said the same thing as Aaron.

Seriously though, it doesn't make sense for them to not carry the bras.

Speaking of undies, did you know there's a place in Tampines 1 that has crotchless panties on display in full view of the walking area? Can you imagine how that would go over in the US? Soccer moms everywhere would be up in arms... for no reason other than that they'd have to explain to their kid why the store was selling 'broken' underwear.

Anonymous said...

I was so exicted and then you go and crush my heart! NO BRAS!! CRAZY!! Did you ask them why? Or when they are going to get them?

I don't think I can step into an incomplete store :-(

The real question is should we celebrate or should we mourn?

Beth said...

LOL! I remember when Hooters opened and the general Western reaction was "Uh.... hmmm...."

Brad Farless said...

There's a Hooter's in Singapore? Do they import the waitresses? LOL.

ursie said...

Yup, can't miss it; it's at Clarke Quay along the Singapore River. And no, the waitresses are mostly Filipinos or foreigners of the Southeast-Asian variety, and strangely enough, usually ugly or tranny-looking. Go check it out if you don't believe me; they've got good ribs & steak. Then again there's always Sizzler's which IMO is way better, what with their salad buffet & cream of mushroom.

As for the comment on not bringing in bras since Asian girls generally barely have any, I don't really think that makes much sense, considering that VS has always been famous for their push-up bras... No offense, but are you men ever aware that runway models have no boobs? I know I know, commercials and photoshopping can be really misleading.

Brad Farless said...

Aww ursie...

Don't take it seriously. It's just a stereotype that's fun to joke about. I've seen Asian girls here in Singapore that could knock me out with one blow of their jugs.

Nellie said...

For real? No bras? I was thinking of dropping at Vicky to have a look and now I don't think I want to.should have just stock up the last time I was back in the US.

Anonymous said...

Nice post! gave me a virtual tour of VS. Chinese Reason - Its badluck for gamblers to see bras and panties :) ?

K.S. from Germany said...

And does nobody think about the tourist, who would spend a lot of money at the store too?

Every breast (small or big) needs a good bra!!!!!!
Its unbelievable for me that there is a VS Store and i cant buy any bras in my leisure :(

Is it not possible to order some bras in the store?

We dont have a store in germany i hoped so much to get some bras in Singapore :(