Finds gifts and splurge for your holiday hauls with the help of Wonder Wardrobe
Ring in and end the holiday season with a bang! From brand new store openings, exciting collection drops and promos you need to seize right now, the holiday season is just getting better. So whether you’re looking for meaningful gifts or planning your holiday haul once the monetary gifts and bonuses 🤑 come in, we’ve got you covered.
Check out the latest shopping spots, store openings and hottest collection drops, only here on Wonder Wardrobe.
Foot Locker opens its first Power Store in Manila
Find the best street brands and the hottest kicks in Glorietta 3
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Foot Locker, one of the hottest sneaker spots around the world, finally opens at 2/F Glorietta 3 in partnership with PT Map Aktif Adiperkasa Tbk. (MAPA). The “Power Store” boasts over 1,400 square meters of retail space, with brands like Nike, Jordan, adidas, New Balance and more occupying the walls, racks and shelves, as well as interactive zones and an area dedicated to basketball products. Anyone and everyone can conveniently enjoy shopping for these brands in close vicinity without having to hop from store to store. Its family-friendly makeup, which includes a lounge area for “Foor Locker for her” and a dedicated “Kids” section, makes the shopping experience much more holistic.
Foot Locker also exists to inspire and power sneaker culture, with the brand looking forward to supporting and engaging with local communities in the sneaker, dance, basketball and sports scenes. It already started as the store features murals by illustrator and artist Raizel Go, and snaps by photographer Jilson Tiu. After all, what’s the first location in the country without a touch of our heritage?
No time? No problem. Cop sneakers and more through Foot Locker Philippines’ official website. Make time this holiday season (and beyond) to pay them a visit at 2/F Glorietta 3, Makati City.
Coach opens the very first Holiday Gift Shop in the Philippines
Drop by Central Square, Bonifacio Global City, to “Feel The Wonder” with Coach
Celebrate your inner child and “Feel the Wonder” with Coach this Christmas. Shop for gifts and indulge yourself in exquisite pieces with the house’s Winter 2022 collection at the Holiday Gift Shop. The space will definitely evoke a sense of childlike awe, all decorated in festive greens, reds and yellows, along with playful elements like life-sized Nutcrackers. Looking for holiday splurges and last-minute gifts? Enjoy pieces from the house’s Winter 2022 collection, holiday party bags and small leather goods. From the beloved Tabby and Rogue bags to the new Heart bag catching everyone’s attention, the Coach Holiday Gift Shop has it all.
Freebies and gifts are also in store for those who spend a minimum of P20,000 on a single purchase, such as a Holiday-themed cookie exclusive discount vouchers from Trunch.ph and a Coach water bottle with a minimum spend of P20,000. Meanwhile, those who post the Coach Holiday Gift Shop on their Instagram stories can avail of a free Coach bag tag until December 25. Don’t forget to include the hashtags #CoachHoliday #CoachNY #SSIlife, and to follow @Coach and @SSILifeph on Instagram.
Drop by the Coach Holiday Gift Shop at the Lower Ground Floor, Central Square, Bonifacio Global City until January 15, 2023.
Alexander McQueen introduces The Hobo and The Slash
Meet the two bags from the Pre-Spring/Summer 2023 collection
Left: The Slash Bag, Right: The Hobo Bag
Before the year ends, Alexander McQueen debuts two handbags from the Pre-Spring/Summer 2023 collection: The Slash and The Hobo. Both bags feature a statement embellishment aptly called the Knuckle, referencing the knuckle duster. Made of antique silver and gold metal, the Knuckle combines two contrasting elements: the urban toughness and grit and the beauty and refinement of jewelry. The Knuckle’s skull motif aligns with punk’s signature style and the Victorian concept of “memento mori (remember that you [have to] die).” The gothic theme stands in divergence to the embedded flowers and studded crystal that surrounds the piece.
The Hobo bag comes in small and mini sizes and can either be hand-held, worn on the shoulder cross-body with the chain shoulder strap. The bag also has the McQueen Knuckle closure and skull motif. Meanwhile, The Slash bag is crafted in padded leather, bearing the house’s signature sliced and slashed type of tailoring. The purse also has the McQueen Knuckle embellishment, which can be worn over the shoulder with the metal strap.
In the Philippines, Alexander McQueen is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing. Visit the official website or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more
GUESS finds a new home in OKADA Manila
Make your way to The Shops and fulfill your denim dreams
A glimpse into the newest GUESS Store in OKADA Manila
Well-loved denim brand GUESS kicks off December by opening its newest and most premium store in OKADA Manila. The label has garnered the love of Filipino consumers for a long, long while because even 30 years after its arrival, the country’s most stylish still integrates GUESS in their looks. The brand has elevated style with versatile denim pieces that guarantee durability and longevity. Items from GUESS are stylish, flexible and fully functional, allowing people to express their personal styles no matter the occasion.
The brand’s new store in OKADA Manila carries a wide selection of menswear and womenswear, all bearing the iconic GUESS triangle badge. Load up on casual wear staples with their graphic tees. Zhuzh up your outfits using elevated pieces from the GUESS Premium range, made of oversized denim jackets, sweaters, hoodies and more. If you plan to gift timeless accessories to your loved ones, like bags and jewelry, you’ll find it all at this new branch.
Check out GUESS at Level 1, Retail Boulevard, OKADA Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City.
Chynna Mamawal opens CASA, her first (of many) casual and ready-to-wear clothing stores
The young fashion icon, who has teamed up with the likes of SB19, expands her “Fashion For All” philosophy
Left: Chynna Mamawal during the CASA Media Conference, Right: Chynna Mamawal with P-Pop Girl Group 4th Impact
Many know Chynna Mamawal from her exquisite bridal gowns and bespoke suits from CHYNNA MAMAWAL ATELIER. Still, the young visionary hopes to make her creations more accessible to Filipino youth with CASA. The Filipino-made casual wear brand gears itself to offer quality and stylish pieces for everyday people. “Fashion need not be very, very exclusive. I want every Filipino to be fashionable regardless of the price tag,” shares Mamawal in a press release. “This is why I am launching CASA.”
The ready-to-wear clothing brand now stands with a physical store at Isetann Recto. CASA’s clothing can fit any style, from graphic tees and co-ord sets to delicate tops. But more than just offering consumers a new option to get casual wear, the label exists to incorporate a touch of Chynna Mamawal’s distinct design and a high-end style in sensible clothing.
The branch in Isetann Recto is the first of many, as Chynna Mamawal hopes to open over 60 stores in the next two years and eventually expand internationally. “I think it’s about time that Filipinos appreciate Filpino-made products,” she proclaims. “I want my body of work to be defined by my ability to conquer what could be and my fearless drive to create, no matter what the canvas is or what it looks like.”
Head over to the fourth floor, Department Floor of Isetann Recto, to shop for CASA pieces or cop them online through Lazada.
Nail Parisian glamour with Plains and Prints
Elevate your daily fashion with the new Plains and Prints Emily in Paris collection
Plains and Prints has always been there to bring its loyal followers to different locations with their clothing, such as the tropical shores of Havana through its capsule collection with Rosanna Ocampo. This time around, the clothing brand brings us to the beautiful streets of Paris, France, through their pieces inspired by the hit show, Emily In Paris. Breathe in contemporary elegance into your everyday outfits with the help of specifically designed prints, colorful pieces and elevated silhouettes to give you that Parisian je ne sais quoi.
Bring out your inner Emily by exploring new pieces without compromising your style. Plains and Prints encourages everyone to see the world as their runway through this release. Whether you’re enjoying brunch with the ladies or working your stuff while walking downtown, do it in fresh style with the Emily in Paris collection.
Find the perfect and versatile gift in Beyond The Vines
The trending Dumpling Bag comes in a large variety of colors and sizes
Micro Dumpling bags in Light Yellow and Black
Left: XS Dumpling Bag in Lilac, Right: M Dumpling Bag in Olive
If you’ve hung around #FashionTok for a long while, you know that Beyond The Vines’ Dumpling Bag is worth the hype. The iconic foldable bag is made of lightweight and water-resistant nylon and comes with short handle straps and an adjustable crossbody strap. Many love the Dumpling Bag’s functionality, thanks to its snap tab for keys (and masks), magnetic closure to keep the opening secure and the bag’s roomy capacity. Not to mention its wide array of colors, ranging from neutrals like olive and black to pastels like lilac and light yellow. So whether you’re gunning for the Micro, XS, M or XL sizes—there’s one that will fit your taste.
Pay Beyond The Vines a visit at their branches in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall and TriNoma. For busybodies, the brand is also available online via its official website.
Give better this Christmas with the help of Levi’s
Choose timeless style and longevity this Christmas
A few months ago, we discussed Levi’s sustainability pledge by launching its Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign. The message expands deep into the holiday season, where the beloved denim brand encourages its followers to do the same thing in gifting. Give your loved ones the present of timeless style and quality items they can wear for decades. Just take the original Levi’s 501 jeans, a silhouette passed down to generations upon generations that hasn’t lost its fashion relevance. Invest in the iconic Levi’s 501 jeans, available in different washes and colors, this Christmas.
One of the best things about shopping Levi’s denim items is the opportunity for customization. Add some personal flair to your timeless pieces by taking it to the Levi’s Tailor Shop, where you can avail of patches, panel work, embroidery and more. Shoppers who spend at least P3,500 get three (3) services for free. This promo is applicable in the following dates and locations:
- Dec 15 to 16 – Festival Mall
- Dec 17 to 18 – Robinsons Iloilo
- Dec 17 to 18 – SM Fairview
- Dec 19 to 20 – Glorietta
Luxury brand Marni lends Uniqlo its unique style and vibrance
After a successful Spring-Summer 2023 collection, the two fashion names team up again
Italian luxury house Marni joins forces with the Japanese brand for a Fall-Winter collection featuring cozy knits, accessories and pieces crafted with UNIQLO’s LifeWear technology. The vibrant summer collection urged those to shake off the oppressive mood brought about by recent times by doubling down on bold colors. So for this season, the two labels come together to explore the joy of being wrapped up. Celebrate the holidays with 60s-era psychedelic stripes and color block designs, ranging from HEATTECH inner pieces to snug outerwear and cocoon silhouettes.
The UNIQLO x Marni collection isn’t limited to clothing but includes a wide range of accessories, too. So spice up your outfits with loud socks, woven balaclavas, snug beanies and gloves. An interesting addition to the lineup is the 100% silk furoshiki scarves that can serve as wraps or accessories.
Shop the UNIQLO x Marni 22FW collection online through the official website and app, or physically at the nearest UNIQLO branch.
H&M releases its newest Innovation Metaverse Design Story collection
The worldwide retail brand blurs the lines between offline and online fashion sensibilities
For the latest installation of the Innovation Stories initiative, H&M explores the merging of offline and online style, and the craftsmanship of high fashion with the dreaminess of virtual wardrobes. Ibrahim “Ib” Kamara, Editor-In-Chief of Dazed magazine and Creative Director of Off-White, hops on once again as H&M’s creative advisor for The Ready-To-Wear collection. The styling, led by a “more-is-more” philosophy, brings together an internet-breaking color palette and eye-catching silhouettes from vibrant neons, liquid metal-esque accessories, relaxed tailoring highlighted by noticeable materials.
The collection’s innovation focuses greatly on circularity. Some of the featured pieces in the selection use recycled polyester fibers drawn from old garments, textile waste and ocean-bound recyclables. Lastly, the H&M Innovation Metaverse Design Story also includes a digital collection of five augmented reality filters available on the mobile app. Designed in partnership with the Institute of Digital Fashion, the Snapchat-powered AR fashion lenses enable users to virtually try the pieces on, which empowers customers to express themselves IRL and online.
Last December 7, H&M virtually launched this in the Philippines. In attendance were special guests Blythe, Kylie Verzosa, Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Rei Germar, Nicole Cordovez, BJ Pascual and LA Aguinaldo who donned pieces from the Innovation Metaverse Design Story collection.
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Photos GUESS Philippines, UNIQLO Philippines, Beyond The Vines, MEETKESO ℅ H&M Philippines
Art Macky Arquilla