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Stressed? Light these candles to help you relax.
It’s day we-don’t-even-know-anymore of the community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world outside our home is a mad one, and the craziness intensifies as you log in your social media platforms. Reading up on stressful news updates and processing these
Astella's inspiration pulls from the Philippine flora and fauna.
Fashion, like art, is often used as an expression of emotion. And like a work of art, an article of clothing often holds a story of inspiration as told by its designer and those who have had a hand in making it.
The local beauty scene is thriving!
We can all agree that there's no better feeling than discovering an indie beauty brand with products that work for you—and it's even better when you know they're made in the Philippines! If you're looking for recommendations, we've got you covered. Keep
You a Sanrio stan?
It was like a childhood dream come true when Sanrio Wave, the Asia Pacific subsidiary of Sanrio Co., Ltd, approached Kat Erro to propose a collaboration with her line of leather bags, Katre. Kat couldn’t believe that a global brand—one she grew
It's so kawaii!
If you grew up loving Hello Kitty as a child, there’s no reason to stop your kawaii obsession once you’ve become an adult. Luckily, local leather brand KATRE made it easier to incorporate Japan’s iconic red-bowed cat into your wardrobe even if
These chic, local brands make us want to hit the gym, stat!
We’ve got to admit: exercising and hitting the gym can be quite burdensome, but not with stylish athletic pieces to get our feet running! Luckily, homegrown activewear brands are now coming up with cool pieces that are designed for on-the-go Filipinas, proving
It smells SO GOOD.
Lifestyle brand The Everyday is expanding its territory from planners to colognes with the release of their fragrance collection, Pouf!. Staying true to their minimalist DNA, the range includes only three scents—with one for each time of the day—packaged in chic frosted
A gentleman never compromises quality.
Since the 1950s, Marikina has been known for having the best handcrafted and export-quality shoes. And thanks to the efforts of young entrepreneurs who have built brands that support the town's local artisans, Marikina's shoe industry remains alive today—dare we say it's thriving,
Gotta cop 'em all!
Nothing thrills us more than a good old fashion collab, and it's even better when it involves our favorite cartoon characters. Well, we've got something new you could rave about: Penshoppe just released a Pokémon-themed collection!It includes an array of tees, pullovers,
We love the colorways!
With the popularity of sneakers nowadays, you can cop all sorts of cool designs—be it festive, party-ready, with bright pops of color, or even pairs that match 2020's Color of the Year.You probably own all kinds of kicks to suit different occasions, but
You might see a similar pattern on your grandma's vintage home pieces.
We're just inches away from entering 2020 and you're probably already thinking about new ways to revamp your wardrobe and shoe rack for the New Year. A great way to start is by shopping more homegrown brands with unique pieces you won't
You'll be supporting local farmers, too!
Buying local is sort of the gift that keeps on giving, which is perfect now that Christmas is approaching, and fast. So Malagos Chocolate didn’t hold back this year when they brought their Truffle Collection (P825) home for the holidays; you can
Filipino-made Balthazar shoes boast topnotch quality at surprisingly low prices.
Leather shoes seem to be divided into two classes these days: top-quality leather shoes that are also quite expensive and affordable leather shoes that are easily damaged after a few months. Why can't there be something in between? That's exactly what Altina
Perfect for the girl who carries everything in her bag!
An authentic leather bag is always a good investment because it'll last for years—and it doesn't necessarily have to be bought from a designer brand. Nowadays, there are many homegrown leather bag labels that produce high-quality totes, minus the hefty price tag. Here
Update your go-to no-fuss footwear!
There is so much to love about owning no-fuss minimalist shoes. For one, they go with almost everything in your closet, which makes each pair a worth-it buy. The good news is that minimalist sandals are a huge trend in 2019 (though they never really
You'll want to use them every day!
Now more than ever, local brands are making a space for themselves in the market, offering homegrown products at affordable prices. However, the idea that high-quality local products are only a recent development is a bit of a misconception. Many local products
Bags, footwear, pet accessories, and more!
Years ago, social enterprises were a novelty that simply piqued the interest of consumers. Nowadays, such cause-driven businesses are so prolific that it's suddenly become the norm. This leaves consumers with a multitude of options, from well-established brands to promising newcomers. The
Update your go-to pairs!
There is so much to love about owning no-fuss minimalist shoes. For one, they go with almost everything in your closet, which makes them a truly versatile choice. The good news is that minimalist sandals are trendy this 2019 so you have plenty of places to shop
Here's how aspiring designers can try out for the same opportunity.
There’s never a dull moment for Philippine fashion as seven proudly Pinoy brands dominated the global stage once more at the Premiere Classe Trade Show in Paris last September 27 to 30. An annual gathering of high-end accessory brands at Paris Fashion
These chic creations deserve a spot in your closet.
Admit it, the best part about heading out is dressing up. If you have plans of attending a fancy soiree looking fabulous, well, why not complete your look with a gorgeous locally made bag? These little showstoppers not only represent your love