what's in a name

the story behind our brand

The name was inspired by our founder's love of travelling and shopping (everywhere), and her interest in language; particularly the endearing way Aussies tend to drop an 'a' at the end of words.

The logo and the brand were built on the belief that Travelshopas love to shop, and our distinguishable 'pin' helps mark some of the best local shopping spots around. A shopping mission is all the more fruitful with a plan and map!


['trævɔl'ʃapɔ] noun

1. One who is passionate about finding the best local brands at different destinations and has a penchant for fashion, gifts and homewares

2. A member of the world's first online community dedicated to local designers and retailers


Australian, a place where local brands meet global travellers

how to use travelshopa

the perfect place for local shopping

At Travelshopa, we're like you. Passionate about shopping. Our job is easy: to connect you with the local brands worth knowing about. We refresh our site on a weekly basis with the latest business listings, as well as shopping tips, guides,
and events.


Plan your personalised shopping trips


Follow your favourite local brands and designers


Get to know new stores, collections and sales


Be inspired by our latest shopping and style tips


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To get started,

our founder

renée lodens

Renée Lodens started her career in business development in the media and manufacturing sectors, before she moved into ICT market intelligence, consulting
to some of the world's biggest brands. In everything she did, she gravitated to intrapreneurial roles and projects.

With a strong sense of vision and entrepreneurial spirit she founded. Travelshopa, and has become a passionate and knowledgable leader in the local shopping
scene. To date Travelshopa has received industry recognition such as Singapore's
Top 20 Startups 2014 by Singapore Business Review and Shortlisted Talent Unleashed Best Startup 2014.