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September 19, 2016
POP by Retail Lab

Who doesn’t love a perky pop-up? For the biggest pop-up store of its kind in the Metro, check out Manila’s latest love-in POP by Retail Lab, a one-stop shop for all your lifestyle needs starring more than 50 of the coolest independent homegrown labels.

By the team behind multi-brand store Retail Lab (creative duo Rosanna Aranaz and Claudine Baron-Paulino), this is where you’ll find a cannily curated, ever-evolving mix of hyper-local fashion and design items, from women’s and men’s clothing to leather bags, jewellery, homewares, crafts kit, and handmade beauty booty. Savvy shoppers have praised it for its wide selection of unique, super-cute and local finds, displayed in a fun 300sqm space (think quirksome handmade bags by Angelica Rodriguez, nasty-free V&M Naturals beauty prods, Laura’s Yard for pretty homewares, and Lily and Jones’ on-trend sunnies). It’s a welcome opportunity for young talent and e-brands to get exposure to the mainstream retail market, offering affordable, funky fare.

Foodistas-in-the know sashay to the secret test kitchen out the back where you can explore happening food trends, with rotating restaurant hosts plus regular food vendors including LES Bagels, Pufft Marshmallows, and Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates. Alongside the kitchen, there are workshops and collaborative events, such as sessions for Instagrammers to practice flatlays.

Look for this smart concept store-come-playground on the ground floor of the Power Plant Mall until December 2016. Whether you’re after swimwear, sunnies or a watermelon-shaped clutch, pop in before it pops off…

Until 31 Dec, 2016.

POP by Retail Lab / G/F / Power Plant Mall / Makati / +63 916 512 2751 / 11am-9pm daily /