Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
Once, in a bag store where I happened to be in my element, studying and fondling the latest bags on display, a guy friend, who was patiently watching me go about my serious business, asked, “Why do women buy bags? I mean, really, the function?”
To update one’s look, here are eight fashion must-haves from SM Store’s shoes and bags department.
By Anne A. Jambora
When super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) tore through Leyte and Samar last year, displacing tens of thousands of people, three high-school friends decided to establish Abre Linea Inc., a social enterprise that aims to create a sustainable livelihood for the region’s weaving communities affected by the disaster.
By Alex Y. Vergara
Drawing inspiration from market scenes in Africa, Mexico, Spain and the Philippines, bag designer Amina Aranaz-Alunan recently launched her latest collection of totes, clutches and evening bags.
By Fran Katigbak
Don’t be deceived by the pretty pastels and voguish designs. The latest collection from Samsonite Red, the younger, trendier product line of the American heritage travel brand, consists not just of eye candy but also versatile and very functional bags.