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Get Beach Ready in Manila

May 28, 2018
Whether you're planning to lounge poolside or taking off to one of the Philippine’s spectacular islands, here’s where to get prepped, pampered and beach ready in Manila.


This curated stash of local and global brands is a one-stop for your summer shoes and accessories. Located in the light and airy Greenbelt 5 the two-floor fashion trove features homegrown designers like Harlan + Holden alongside international heavyweights Loewe and Stella McCartney. There’s also a terrific range of niche skincare, beauty and fragrance brands. 

Linda Farrow 

Frame your face with stylish sunglasses from the luxe eyewear specialist. Linda Farrow draws a fanbase of celebs, fashionistas and Insta-gals with her vintage-inspired experimental shapes and innovative structuring. Don a pair of the signature oversized sunnies and you’ll be beach and paparazzi ready in no time. 

Renegade Folk 

Helmed by three sisters, this Manilan-born brand is the go-to for holiday-ready sandals. Working Marikina’s sapateros (traditional artisan cobblers), the shoe queens enlist time-honoured talents and techniques in the creation of their fashion-forward collections. Opt for custom-made or ready-to-wear in a range of leathers and materials. 


Founded by Becky Aranàz and and her two daughters in 1999, this made-in-the-Philippines label has garnered a strong worldwide following, but the Manila boutiques are still the best for browsing the full range of chic, all-natural and handmade bags. The distinctive, tropical designs, featuring the likes of brightly coloured flamingos, watermelons and palm trees will get you into holiday mode faster than you can say mojito. 

The Peninsula Spa 

Manila’s heat, sunshine and humidity can play havoc with even the clearest of complexions. Thankfully help is at hand with a rejuvenating skin scrub courtesy of The Pen’s very own spa. The Philippine red rice and ginger body scrub blends vitamins and minerals for smooth and bright results, while the sea salt and aloe vera body polish removes dead skin cells and cleanses pores. Hello gorgeous! 

Adora / Ayala Center, 2/F Greenbelt 5 / Makati / +63 917 557 7405 / 11am-9pm Sun-Thu, until 10pm Fri-Sat /
Linda Farrow / Asean Avenue Corner Roxas Boulevard / Parañaque / +63 2 478 9232 / 10am-11pm Sun-Thu, until 12am Fri-Sat /
Renegade Folk / U.P. Town Center at  Urban Turf / Level, 2 / Katipunan Ave / Lungsod Quezon / +63 2 960 1871 / +branches /
Aranaz / 2nd Floor / Greenbelt 5 / Makati City / +63 2 757 0301 / 11am-9pm Sun-Thu, until 10pm Fri-Sat / + branches /
The Peninsula Spa / G/F / Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenue / 1226 Makati / +63 2 887 2888 / 7am-10pm daily /