Instagram has become some sort of marketplace for all things hip and trendy. Clothing start-ups and online thrift stores have been prevalent all over the site, and you're for sure to find one that carries any unique pieces you've been eyeing.
If you need some help navigating the vast web of IG stores offering clothes and jewelry, we have just the person for you. When it comes to local IG shops to check out, there's no better individual to ask than social media star Frankie Pangilinan.
The 21-year-old singer is a lover of all things Pinoy, and if anyone's going to convince you to shop local even on Instagram, it's her. Below, she makes strong cases for six IG brands that have the trendiest pieces your heart desires. Scroll away and take notes!
6 Frankie Pangilinan-approved Instagram stores to shop for stylish accesories and clothes
1. Sunki (@sunki.label)
If your looking to inject some vibrancy into your daily rotation, Frankie suggests looking no further than Sunki, which she says is a "Filipino-owned and Filipino-focused" label. Sunki is where you can find the breeziest dresses, tops and trousers in the most delectably colorful shades.
The brand has a firm dedication to providing its patrons the most effortlessly stylish pieces they can wear everyday, while also practicing the most sustainable means of production. "Every piece is sustainably sourced, so I [don't just] wear them guilt-free, but [I wear them] with pride," Frankie attests, "there is a clear intention with everything they do."
2. Lucida (@wearlucida)
For timelessly chic bags that are proudly local in design and in construction, check out Lucida. Frankie says that they employ craftsmen from Marikina to handmake their "durable and beautiful" bags.
The signature woven design adds some distinct Filipino flair to each minimalist bag, making them the ideal tote for any formal or casual affair. Frankie personally has gotten her money's worth from them, sharing that, "[you should] get a bag as soon as you can because I use mine for all my necessities."
3. Sweet Repeat (@sweet.repeatt)
"I've ordered many a 'fit from Sweet Repeat," the Gen Z star admits. Whether you're on the lookout for an easy brunch OOTD or a statement-making evening look, you're for sure going to find a wardrobe mainstay at this curated thrift store.
Frankie states that, "they’re very gracious, and have a talent for curating timeless collections. Some of my favorite pieces have gone through their hands, and though bidding has become a more competitive venture as of late, there’s always a gem to be found amongst their stuff!" Now if that doesn't convince you to hit them up, we don't know what will!
4. Oddities (@oddities.jpg)
We know you've probably seen every fashionable Insta-girl rock a stack of uber colorful necklaces and bracelets. Take some cues from Frankie and cop some for yourself from Oddities. "Who cares about love? Only handcrafted jewelry [lasts] forever," she quips.
"Deep in the hole of chunky-ring-need, I found Oddities on my Explore page, and their pieces have received much acclaim in the last few months that I’ve worn them," she poetically declares. The brand has ready-made designs that will surely tickle your fancy, but in case you're yearning for a custom piece, they can also accomodate your wishes.
5. Penny Pairs (@pennypairs)
If you're more of a minimalist, classic girl, Frankie also has a fetching reco for you. For the daintiest jewelry that are certainly worth your money, go give Penny Pairs a try.
According to her, they "[make] great, non-tarnishing jewelry. That means you can wear the pieces again and again, and they won’t turn green or soil, even if you shower with them on."
While Frankie admits that these pieces do have a heftier price tag attached to them, she also believes that they're worth every penny. "They’re worth being slightly pricier because they last forever, and are consistently flattering to wear," she says, "amidst a climate crisis, if you’re able to invest in sustainable pieces, it sort of becomes a responsibility to do so."
6. Rare By Rocio (@rare.by.rocio)
Rounding out the list is another IG shop to visit for distinct jewelry that will spice up any OOTD. Frankie speculates that each piece is enchanted, gushing that, "I swear [Rocio, the owner and namesake] puts a spell on them of some kind—one that prevents the wearer from ever taking them off."
Each intricate necklace is handmade with the utmost attention to detail, and the beads used are from an "age old collection," making no two pieces the same. "The bidding is worth it, I swear," Frankie firmly says.
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