Getting chic ASAP is no easy task when you have a special wedding, debut, ball, or cocktail party to attend to in just a few weeks or even a few days. With the busy lifestyles we have, a custom-made dress isn’t the best and most practical option, but fret not. The local retail scene has been stepping up its fashion game lately, so it won’t be tough to score yourself a dress that ticks all the trend boxes. From local designers to high fashion brands, here are your go-to places for accessible occasion wear.
1. Shop LCP
If you’re on the lookout for fun and flirty pieces, LCP stocks pieces from international brands such as Alice McCall, Shona Joy, Keepsake, and C/MEO Collective.
Address: LCP Boutique, 2/F MDi Corporate Center, 10th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
2. Just Love
Just Love is a local brand that offers ultra-feminine dresses at prices that won’t break the bank. Their frocks are the kind of pieces that can take you from a day wedding to a chic cocktail night.
3. Patty Ang
Patty Ang’s designs are crisp, modern, and very classic. For pieces that you can wear over and over again, this is the place to go.
Address: 2nd Floor Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
4. Vania Romoff
Worn by celebrities and influencers such as Kim Jones and Tricia Gosingtian, you can hardly go wrong with Vania Romoff’s feminine and fashion-forward designs.
Address: R2 Level, New Wing, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Lopez Drive, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
5. Jun Escario
Jun Escario won’t let you down no matter what style you choose—be it red carpet glam or quiet elegance, there will always be a dress that will resonate with your particular taste.
Address: 2nd Floor Greenbelt 5, Makati City
From modern ternos to sophisticated evening wear, Religioso offers high quality options for every kind of formal event. Look like you’ve planned your outfit for weeks with one of Religioso’s pieces.
Address: 2/F Greenbelt 5, Makati City
7. Comme Çi
This multi-brand store carries under-the-radar labels all over Asia, such as Rotsaniyom, Disayaj, Stolen Stolen, and Senada. The chances of you bumping into someone in the same outfit is pretty much zero.
Address: R2 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center
In a sea of understated evening wear, be the life of the party and stand out in a sartorially creative designer ensemble from Univers. With a list of well-curated brands such as Simone Rocha, Noir Kei Ninomiya, JW Anderson, and Sacai, Univers is your go-to when you want a fresher take on occasion wear.
Address: G/F, One Rockwell East Tower Rockwell Center, Makati City