It’s always been the case for many of us, that every time one of us wants a new “It” bag or a pair of shoes, we’d wait till someone left for a vacation to bring us back tax-free items. However, there’s an alternative known as NiMe, where we can get what we’d like at a lower price and with less hassle (because come on, how many of us really like our friends to say, “Can you get this bag for me?” instead of “Have a great trip!” as we look forward to exploring foreign lands?).
NiMe (pronounced “nee-mee”) Shop has been around for two to three years now and has been giving us girls the dream bags or accessories we’ve always wanted to own. They are a parallel importer from the United States and Europe and they stock many, many brands of luxury goods. I dropped by their boutique (address will be revealed at the end of this feature) and got the chance to visit their warehouse! It’s truly a pity I couldn’t take any pictures of what goes on behind the scenes, but believe me when I tell you it’s heaven. Some of the brands I came across included Coach, Celine, Hermès, Chanel, Gucci, Dior and Burberry.
Every single item at NiMe Shop is hand-picked, guaranteed authentic and brand new. Their quality is assured before they are shipped back to Singapore. New stocks arrive once or twice a week, so you’ll never run out of options! While their boutique is a permanent store which you can visit when you like, I highly recommend attending their sale events, which are held about once or twice a month at hotel ballrooms, the expo or at convention halls (which are currently undergoing renovations). This is because the sale events are where the bulk of their products are, and so the chances of you finding what you are looking for is much higher as well.