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Globally marketed products tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to solutions related to self-improvement, but local brands shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, “Finding the right solution can be tricky. You want something that’ll be useful, not just because it’s been overly-marketed,” says Ann Thomas, owner of Revel, a downtown SG-owned retailer. Ann suggests considering supporting local brands as “a long-term part of your lifestyle solution”. She says, “I rarely shop, but when I do, it’s nice when it’s a brand I can relate to – whether describing the weather or our unique Singaporean culture.”