RENEE LODENS

FOUNDER & CEO | CONSULTANT

While living in Singapore, Renée launched Travelshopa in 2013 out of a collection of personal notes and experiences. For years she had been traveling the world, and saw that there was no go-to guide on the best local shopping for style-conscious shoppers. Recognising that the world would benefit from such a guide, Renée started conversations about cool local brands, new stores, and shopping events, and created shopping guides to help shoppers have unforgettable shopping experiences.

Passionate about supporting local designers and retailers, Renée spends her days championing local shopping. Using her wit, exceptional sense of style and professional background in marketing intelligence, Renée personally curates each destination ensuring that Travelshopa is the ‘go-to’ guide for the best local shopping around the world.

The media, industry professionals, brands, corporate partners and consumers all love the new perspective Renée and Travelshopa have brought to the local shopping scene. In 2014 the site was named one of Singapore’s Hottest Startups and shortlisted as Best Startup SEA by Unleashed Awards.

Renée’s journey has been documented in interviews with, BBC News, Sky News Business and Harpers Bazaar, and she has been recognised as a finalist in the Singapore Mumpreneur awards. She has also successfully secured partnerships with MasterCard, PayPal, Council of Textile and Fashion, Australia and more.

When she’s not scouring the world for hidden shopping gems, you will find this stylish, health-conscious business woman recharging with Ashtanga yoga, renovating her home or spending time with her children.

RENEE LODENS

FOUNDER & CEO
CONSULTANT

While living in Singapore, Renée launched Travelshopa in 2013 out of a collection of personal notes and experiences. For years she had been traveling the world, and saw that there was no go-to guide on the best local shopping for style-conscious shoppers. Recognising that the world would benefit from such a guide, Renee started conversations about cool local brands, new stores, and shopping events, and created shopping guides to help shoppers have unforgettable shopping experiences.

Passionate about supporting local designers and retailers, Renee spends her days championing local shopping. Using her wit, exceptional sense of style and professional background in marketing intelligence, Renee personally curates each destination ensuring that Travelshopa is the ‘go-to’ guide for the best local shopping around the world.

The media, industry professionals, brands, corporate partners and consumers all love the new perspective Renee and Travelshopa have brought to the local shopping scene. In 2014 the site was named one of Singapore’s Hottest Startups and shortlisted as Best Startup SEA by Unleashed Awards.

Renee has been recognised as a finalist in the Singapore Mumpreneur awards and her journey has been documented in interviews with, BBC News, Sky News Business and Harpers Bazaar. She has also successfully secured partnerships with MasterCard, PayPal, Council of Textile and Fashion, Australia and more.

When she’s not scouring the world for hidden shopping gems, you will find this stylish, health conscious business woman recharging with Ashtanga yoga, renovating her home or spending time with her children.