Home Furnishing: The Taobao List

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So you’ve already read our Taobao guide and how to buy and ship to Singapore. Now the next question is, “but buy what lehhhhh?

So to help you, here’s a list of the furnishing/fixtures that we’ve purchased from Taobao:

  • Lights
  • Furniture
  • Accessories
  • Kitchen

Lights

For a more detailed write-up of our lighting design process, read this other post.

Recommended Taobao stores:

龙宇家居专营店
三洛旗舰店
竹之韵灯饰 (tripod lights)
玄志家居 (hipster filament LED bulbs)

Items we bought:

Hanging pendant lamp
Ceiling lamp
Wall lamp
Tripod lamp
Filament LED bulbs
Wall lamp

Furniture

3-seater Leather Sofa (which is uncanningly similar to the one at Fanttique.com)
Not as comfortable as it looks as the sponge is very thin and gets flattened immediately upon sitting. But looks good nevertheless. Supposedly 100% real leather.

TV Console
Solid wood for the win. Not as difficult to fix as the dining table.

Dining Chairs (with armrests and without armrest) – these came pre-assembled. Fuss-free and looks great! Supposedly leather too.

Dining Table (2m) and accompanying bench – this was one of our most satisfied purchase, as where else in Singapore can you get a 2m dining table for <$500?

Flower Rack

Side Table

Side Hairpin-leg Table

Bedside Table

Ladder for towels

Laundry Shelf – useful to put stuff above the washing machine

Book Shelf – looks like a Crate&Barrel one, but it was the most difficult item to fix. Took us 3 tries and 3 hours to fix it as it had to be done in a particular order and it was very flimsy.

Shoe Rack – One of the few items that came pre-assembled. Looks and works perfectly.

Wall Mirror – Yes, the glass didn’t break during shipping and it looks goood!

Clothes and accessories stand – good for your jeans, hats and belts

Bar Stools – we sold these in the end as we didn’t use them.

Bedframe from Castlery

Accessories

Transparent boxes for make-up bottles, brushes etc.

Clothes hanger stand

Wall Clock

Toilet Accessories from this store: towel racks, mirror, soap holders etc. We wanted black, which is expensive and rare in Singapore’s bathroom shops

Toilet Paper Holder

Baby/Dog gate

Photoshop/Premiere Pillows

Kitchen

Wooden Spoons

Glass Bowls

Oil Dispenser

Bowls and plates and more bowls

Cute bowls and dinosaur plate

Hexagonal bowl

Fruits/Garlic/Onions basket

Coasters and cheese plates

Sponge Holder

Hooks

Lumio copycat

Memobottle copycat

3 Comments

  1. Hi.. Dear.
    Can you show us how the agents calculated the final shipping to Singapore via volumetric

    They calculates per item ??as I planning to use peeka instead

  2. hi, colin,

    now i realised the payment side on my website taobao doesnt pop up the enet selection for the payment option even i have select the country:singapore

    all the way , i been paying via cc, gosh how much 3% they have earned from me.

    Please advise. thanks

  3. Hi Colin n Lizzy! I came upon your blog while searching for a guide and tips for buying house stuff from taobao! I’m got a resale too and wanna save as much as I can. I really like this post as it’s so detailed!

    But the links for the furniture have expired 🙁 so you still remember the name of the shops where u got your dining table n tv console? I wanna get solid wood ones and a big table too! TIA!

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