There’s no denying that the noughties is taking over the closets of many—and we don’t just mean Gen Z stylephiles. The early 2000s was a very fun, bizarre, and ironic period for fashion where sartorial rules were deliberately broken, making way for fashion that’s unapologetic and pretty cheeky. That said, there are some essential pieces you need to emulate '00s style. But don’t immediately think of bubblegum neon hues and plastic-fantastic pieces, but more of post-'90s grunge comfort and cool.
A quick scroll through online ukay-ukay Makaluma will get you hooked. The shop uploads a variety of pieces that any girl needs to effortlessly nail aughties fashion on a budget. In an interview with Preview, @makaluma.ph owner Joie Roca explains her fascination with the 200s. “Being born in 1995 and as a person who grew up during the y2k fashion era, I always get hit with a wave of nostalgia whenever I see y2k-inspired outfits. This served as my main inspiration for styling these timeless pieces,” Joie shares.
Here’s everything you need to know about this cool sustainable thrift store below.
“Fashion repeats itself” is Makaluma’s style philosophy and believes that Y2K fashion is “an accurate representation of the current streetwear scene.”Knit vest, prices starts at P650, MAKALUMA, Instagram/makaluma.ph
Makaluma released its first collection last June 2019.
The shop uploads new collections every 2 weeks.Reworked Adidas top, prices starts at P600, MAKALUMA, Instagram/makaluma.ph
Price range for items are: P300 and up (tops), P350 to P800 (bottoms), and P400 to P600 for dresses.
Makaluma adheres to a “dibs first” mechanic where you need to either comment with “Mine” or “Steal”.Reworked Tommy Hilfiger top, prices starts at P550, MAKALUMA, Instagram/makaluma.ph
Their best-selling pieces are pants and skirts. Specifically, wide-leg jeans and miniskirts.
Mini skirt with slit, prices starts at P450, MAKALUMA, Instagram/makaluma.ph
Garterized cargo pants, prices starts at P550, MAKALUMA, Instagram/makaluma.ph