Timbuk2 opens its first in-store customisation outside of the United States right here in Singapore. The Timbuk2 Singapore store officially opens yesterday, 31st October 2013 and is located at #03-26A Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021). The opening hours are from 10.30am to 10pm daily.
The Singapore retail store measures 280 sq ft and will showcase 75% of its product line of more than 100 styles of bags and accessories from the United States. There is an interactive custom station where you can design your custom bags or accessories made to order in the Timbuk2 San Francisco factory. It takes about 2 weeks from the moment you order till you get your bag.
If you order from Timbuk2.com itself, they charge a base of US$30 shipping for UPS International Expedited and US$50 for UPS International Express. For every additional bag, they charge an additional of US$5 for shipping.
It is more worth it to get from Timbuk2.com if you are ordering a few bags or sharing the shipping with your friends as it will be cheaper. But if you are getting only one item, you might be better off getting it from the Timbuk2 Singapore Store as the prices are only about 10% more expensive after factoring in credit card exchange rate from the bank and shipping from Timbuk2.com.
Based on the table below, it is not worth getting the Custom Eula Messenger Bag, Custom Tartine Tote Bag, Custom Maya Shoulder Bag and Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve from Timbuk2.com because they are more expensive than the Timbuk2 Singapore Store.
Below is a table of the starting prices for the customised bags of Timbuk2.com and Timbuk2 Singapore Store.
1 Prices from Timbuk2.com with US$30 shipping added and total amount converted to S$ based on US$1 = S$1.26.
|Item||Timbuk2.com||Timbuk2 Singapore||Timbuk2.com 1|
|Custom Classic Messenger Bag (XS)||US$109||S$185||S$175.14|
|Custom Classic Messenger Bag (S)||US$119||S$199||S$187.74|
|Custom Classic Messenger Bag (M)||US$129||S$219||S$200.34|
|Custom Classic Messenger Bag (L)||US$139||S$235||S$212.94|
|Custom Laptop Messenger Bag (S)||US$149||S$249||S$225.54|
|Custom Laptop Messenger Bag (M)||US$159||S$269||S$238.14|
|Custom Laptop Messenger Bag (L)||US$169||S$285||S$250.74|
|Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag (M)||US$149||S$249||S$225.54|
|Custom Eula Messenger Bag (XS)||US$49||S$85||S$99.54|
|Custom Knockout Laptop Backpack||US$99||S$219||S$162.54|
|Custom Swig Laptop Backpack||US$119||S$199||S$187.74|
|Custom Tartine Tote Bag (M)||US$79||S$135||S$137.34|
|Custom Tartine Tote Bag (L)||US$89||S$149||S$149.94|
|Custom Maya Shoulder Bag (M)||US$79||S$135||S$137.34|
|Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve (XS)||US$39||S$65||S$86.94|
|Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve (S)||US$39||S$65||S$86.94|
|Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve (M)||US$39||S$65||S$86.94|
Protip: Once in a while, Timbuk2.com will have a sale that gives you 20% Off Custom Bags which makes it even cheaper to get it from Timbuk2.com, so wait for it if you are not in a hurry!