When it’s this hot outside, shopping does indeed become a form of cardio. For the next two weekends, prepare yourself for some serious workout. We’ll be treated to big shopping events! Each of which match various personalities and needs.
Together, they offer a myriad of options. There are trendy items from young, emerging brands. There are also picks from heritage labels that continue to excite with their interpretation of what’s current. Maybe you can knock out a few things off your Christmas gift list? How about stocking up for a trip? What about looking for that perfect piece to complete your home?
More than shopping, you’ll also be able to enjoy a lot of activities: personalizing your purchases, workshops, and talks. What’s cool about these events is how it’s not just about what you’re shopping, it’s about being conscious consumers too. Fire up your Calendar app and map out your plan for the following:
Soirée by Retail Lab
Happening this Apr. 27 to 28 at The Fifth at Rockwell, Soirée by Retail Lab is the 10-year anniversary celebration of the multi-brand lifestyle store. Retail Lab is the physical space for Instagram favorites like Revival the Label, Apricot Shoes, and Fleur Jewelry among many others that cover beauty, fashion, and living.
Aside from shopping you can personalize your Via Ejercito goodies, attend various workshops that focus on different topics like decluttering and plant care.
My favorite times of the year always involve Manila FAME. For me, it’s not just a shopping experience. It’s immersing yourself in the innovations of Filipino design. Unique handcrafted pieces? Check. The newest products from the country’s best fashion and interior designers? Check. A place to converge with creatives from different disciplines? Check.
Manila FAME will happen this Apr. 25 to 27 at the World Trade Center Manila. Make sure you’re in comfortable shoes as you’ll be exploring the whole day. Show features for this edition include Design Commune, Fashion E-Tailers, The Artisans Village, and Create Lab. All these areas while offer you more what you need and more. With the theme “Heritage Reimagined,” Manila FAME is all about bringing home a piece of Filipino pride.
Katutubo Trunkshow x Bench
Featuring a curated list of Filipino fashion designers including Patis Tesoro, Lulu Tan-Gan, and Gabbie Sarenas, better make sure you’re ready for this one. You’ll be updating your closet with interesting pieces that always carry a unique story.
Get ready for quirky bags, updated modern pieces, plus a celebration of the weaves from the Mangyan community. If you’re onboard, don’t forget the dates and times: May 3, 4 am to 8 pm and May 4-5, 11 am to 8 pm. The Katutubo Trunkshow x Bench will be at the Bench Tower in BGC.