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Hot Manila Shopping

May 15, 2017
Shop Local

When it comes to shopping up a storm, Manila is bursting at the seams with local talent. For Pinoy-poised purchases, we’re loving these homegrown labels…

Annie & Lori crafts proudly Filipino-made shoes, offering a sexy selection of high-quality leather sandals (we want Ciara, Pia and Amber!). Neutral tones and subtle stitching mark out these sleek pieces by leather artisans, which are sought-after by models and SouthEast Asian fashion bloggers.

Natalya Lagdameo’s gorgeous jewellery takes inspiration from traditional techniques, antiques and Philippine indigenous tribal crafts, combining gold, pearls, diamonds, sapphire, peridots and even fabrics in rings, earrings, necklaces and bangles. The interior designer’s work is available online and at CuraV’s Makati outlet.

is a small Manila studio designing covetable leather accessories, available online or by appointment. Exuding timeless luxe and finesse, the new collection includes chunky Hampstead bags in caramel, clay, raven and pumpkin, vibrant little Portobello crossbody bags, and handsome Saville messenger bags.

Four Cranes
’ minimal, modern womenswear delivers classic pieces for effortless, functional style. Available online, this local label is a great go-to for frocks, tops, jumpsuits and trousers to fit Manila’s climate. Low-key colours and patterns take you from boardroom to bar accompanied by stylish leather sandals.

Beauty Bakery curates eco beauty products on its website and via BeautyMNL, from sunscreen to cope with Manila’s rays to makeup to suit Filipinas’ diverse looks. Your skin will thank you for the chemical/preservatives-free lotions including Decadent Body Scrub, Milk & Vanilla Sea Salt Scrub, and Witch Hazel Facial Mist.

Natalya Lagdameo / available at CuraV / 2/F / Power Plant Mall / Makati / +63 2 896 1691 / or online at
Annie & Lori / 2/F / Eastwood Mall / Quezon / or Ayala The 30th / Pasig / +63 915 583 2238 /
Katre / 1/F / ATC Building / 148 Katipunan Ext / Quezon / by appt / +63 916 605 2207 /
Four Cranes / buy online at
Beauty Bakery / buy online at