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It’s November and, as far as we’re all concerned, the Holiday rush has finally begun. You feel it by sitting in long(er) traffic jams, using your weekends to get some much-needed Christmas shopping done and scheduling end-of-the-year get-togethers with your loved ones. All in all, everyone’s rushing to make this another unforgettable holiday season—from the experiences to the gifts. Actually, definitely the gifts. While we all know that the thoughts that go into giving count the most, we still want to gift something that’s up to par with what our loved ones deserve.
Whether you’re crossing items off your gifts list or planning your Christmas day drip, a lot of brands are here to make the purchasing experience easier. Up ahead, we bring you the deals you should consider for your Christmas shopping.
Spend the holidays decked in SNK ATK’s “Dark Days”
For futuristic fashionistas or techwear enthusiasts, this one’s for you
Last October, design studio SNK ATK (pronounced “Sneak Attack”) introduced its Dark Days collection featuring seven distinctly designed pieces at Bratpack. The series of clothes realigns with the studio’s brand vision of creating clothing for the future, mixing physical items with augmented reality (AR) inclusions. The Dark Days collection includes new outerwear, tees and pants, and reimagines SNK ATK pieces. For example, the UMBRA Noragi jacket takes cues from the Japanese Noragi while evolving the signature SNK ATK jacket, which is made for both tropical and temperate weather.
Shop items from SNK ATK’s Dark Days collection in-store via Bratpack Greenbelt 5 or online through SNK ATK’s official website.
Louis Vuitton’s holiday installation is a must-see
Drop by the installation for a Christmas shopping break
Louis Vuitton celebrates the first anniversary of its flagship store in Greenbelt 3 with some music by the Philippine Harmonic Orchestra and Katrina Razon, and a visual treat: a 55-foot-tall Louis Vuitton Christmas tree!
With guests including Heart Evangelista, Anne Curtis-Smith, Rei Germar, Janine Gutierrez and more, the event also marked the opening of the holiday installation for the public. Experience it for yourself and drop by Greenbelt Fashion Walk from now until January 6, 2023.
Louis Vuitton is located at Greenbelt 3, and The Shoppes at Solaire Resort and Casino.
The Real Jelly brand Melissa celebrates 15 years in the PH
Get ready for the real jelly sandals from Melissa
Everyone’s favorite candy-like scented jelly shoes just celebrated its 15th year in the Philippines. Melissa, synonymous with youth culture, has come a long way since its first pair of sandals. Boasting collaborations with some of the biggest names in fashion, the brand teamed up with Y/PROJECT for fall. What’s more, Melissa continues to lead the pack in footwear through its continued technological refinements and commitment towards sustainability. All Melissa products are vegan, produced with 100% recyclable PVC, and include up to 30% recycled material in their composition.
So what’s next? They just dropped the hotly anticipated second installment of The Real Jelly. The collection features unique shoe and bag styles, like the Melissa Moon Bag, Melissa Flox Bubble, Melissa The Real Jelly Kim, Melissa Airbubble Slide, Melissa The Real Jelly Paris, and Mini Melissa The Real Jelly Paris. Colorful but sleek and timeless, the original jelly brand is bringing back the 90s and into the now looking better than ever. Fans of the brand and Viktor&Rolf are also in for a treat as the two houses continue their partnership with a fifth capsule collection featuring four new designs. What to expect: edgy and show-stopping details of the Melissa Party Heel Tie, the classy Melissa Mar Sandal Tie, the comfortable but stylish Melissa Beach Slide Next Gen Knot, and the head-turning Melissa + Viktor & Rolf Bag. Each design comes in five colorways, orange, brown, pink, white and black.
But that’s not all. As an anniversary treat, Melissa will be gifting shoppers with a holiday promo: get a free Melissa Jelly Tote Bag for every P6,000 single-receipt purchase!
The Melissa, The Real Jelly Collection, and newest releases are available online at www.melissaphilippines.com, and in Melissa Stores and partner stores nationwide. For updates, follow @MelissaPhilippines on Instagram and Facebook.
Uniqlo x Mame Kurogouchi 2022 Fall/Winter Collection Is Finally Here
Shop basics for keeps, travel and more at Uniqlo
Uniqlo announced their fall collection with Mame Kurogouchi in early Q4 , and we’re excited to share that it’s finally available in-store in the Philippines!
Established by designer Maiko Kurogouchi, the Mame Kurogouchi brand is beloved by many for its timeless designs and the use of innovative materials. This fourth collaboration line with Uniqlo is no different. It offers exceptional skin comfort from new materials created with cutting-edge technologies and beautifully designed details.
Meanwhile, the new HEATTECH wool blend material developed from yarn especially for this collection provides warmth but in a thinness suitable for layering. It features crew neck and turtleneck T-shirts with curved bottom edges, as well as leggings to complete the look. A newly launched silk blend HEATTECH provides an even smoother feel against the skin, used in the sleeveless tops and bra T-shirts that add comfort to winter outfits.
But here’s what we’re excited about: the new Body Shaper Shorts that gently sculpt the body across the thighs, rear and stomach. The expanded line of items also includes bustiers and shorts in soft 3D souffle yarn, as well as refined see-through HEATTECH tights and socks in seasonal colors of deep khaki.
See the full line at Uniqlo Manila Flagship Store, Uniqlo SM Megamall, and the uniqlo.com online store. Do note that some items are only available in select Uniqlo Philippines stores. Prefer to do your Christmas shopping online? Take your pick and check out here.
A sneakerhead gift idea from adidas
The NMD_V3 has finally returned
For the sneakerheads that love being reminded of their more rebellious days, the NMD_V3 is the most fitting thing for the holiday season. The NMD_V3 has finally returned, new and improved, with re-engineered mesh that wraps around the foot, a transparent heel clip and BOOST cushioning partially encapsulated in a TPU shell.
To accompany the launch, adidas Philippines partnered with up-and-coming artists Kritiko and Denise Julia, as well as producer Moophs to create an original track and music video called Create New Paths.
Retailing for P8,000 and available in different colors, you can cop the NMD_V3 at adidas stores and at www.adidas.com.ph or Zalora for your significant other that just can’t stop talking about shoes. You can watch Denise Julia, Kritiko and Moophs’s music video of “Create New Paths” on YouTube and adidas Philippines Facebook and Instagram.
Walk the talk with Crocs’ newest outlet store
The trip to Shell Mamplasan is worth it—trust us
Love it or hate it, Crocs has become a cult favorite in the past years. Whether it’s the iconic clog or the platform flip-flops, we all rediscovered a new fondness for the brand. After unveiling new stores around the metro, Crocs brings it down South by opening its biggest outlet store yet in Shell Mamplasan. That’s double the styles, sizes and quantity of Jibbitz waiting to decorate your Croc of choice.
Just in time for the season, Crocs spreads joy with exclusive vouchers and promos you can avail of all month. Until November 30, lucky shoppers can get select styles for either P999, P1,499 or P1,999 in all stores nationwide—convenient discounts for early Christmas shoppers. Spread the message that anyone and everyone can #ComeAsYouAre as far as Crocs is concerned because there definitely is a shoe and a handful of Jibbitz for all tastes, styles and personalities. So cross out another item on your Christmas shopping list when you shop at Crocs.
Love Pinoy with Jollibee and Bench
Grab these limited edition tees while they’re available!
Bida ang saya with Jollibee and Bench as the homegrown brands release limited edition Love Pinoy Shirts (P499.75) the whole family can wear and enjoy. The collection features four quirky designs, with two designs each exclusively available at Jollibee stores and Bench official retail and online stores.
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PSA: You can cop these graphic shirts in participating Jollibee stores for only P455 when you order any Jollibee food item via Dine-in, Take Out, Drive-Thru and Delivery.
Urban Revivo Opens Store in Glorietta 3
Shop the latest style and trends in Makati
After opening their very first store in the Philippines this 2022, everyday premium trendy brand Urban Revivo adds Glorietta 3 to their roster of locations. Their grand launch this November included a fashion runway—with head-to-toe looks in Urban Revivo—proceeded with a ribbon cutting headed by Suyen Corporation’s Ben Chan and a whole afternoon of shopping with esteemed guests.
Urban Revivo is located at G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati.
Love, Bonito Co-founder Rachel Lim tbd
The thing about Love, Bonito, they’re not just about great clothes (and when we say great we mean they pay close attention to functionality and the materials used for their wares) made especially for Asian women. Love, Bonito believes in the power of community; a community of like-minded women, growing and supporting one another through conversations and clothes that empower them.
Finally, fans of the brand can experience both as Love, Bonito launched their very first pop-up in the country, #LBonWheelsPH. Following its success, co-founder Rachel Lim paid a visit to Manila to meet LB’s community.
The story of the brand begins with two friends identifying a gap in the retail space. Back then, sizing options for women’s clothes were limited to Western women. Materials used were not made for the hot and humid weather of many Asian countries. And online shopping was then a foreign concept making access a challenge. Rachel Lim answered these problems with Love, Bonito. Since then, the brand has gained popularity for its wide range of products designed for Asian women and their body types, and has earned its spot as a pioneer in Singapore’s e-commerce space. What’s more, Love, Bonito has made it their mission to raise awareness on women’s issues through purpose-driven initiatives, like LBCreate, and partnerships with brands, like Barbie.
Today, Love, Bonito has expanded to 10 markets across Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the US. They also ship to 20 locations worldwide.
Be part of the community and learn more about Love, Bonito here.
Marks & Spencer
It’s less than a month to go before Christmas and many (ourselves included) are still not done with our gift list. Be it budget or time constraints, there’s less to worry about when you shop at Marks & Spencer. Here’s why:
3 FOR 2: BUY 2, GET 1 FREE ON SELECTED FLORAL COLLECTION AND NATURE'S INGREDIENT SINGLES
Buy two (2) items and get the 3rd item for free on selected Floral Collection and Nature's Ingredient singles. Lowest priced item is free. Add three (3) selected Floral Collection and Nature's Ingredients singles to cart, and use the voucher code MNS3FOR2FLORNAT upon checkout to avail of the discount. Promo is valid from January 16, 2022 to January 15, 2023.
10% OFF WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE ONLINE NEWSLETTER
Subscribe to the brand’s online newsletter and get 10% off for a minimum purchase of P3,000 on Menswear, Womenswear, Kidswear, Lingerie, and Beauty for first time subscribers. This is exclusive only when you shop at marksandspencer.com.ph. A one-time use voucher code will be sent via e-mail upon subscribing. The offer is valid from January 1 to December 31, 2022.
FREE DELIVERY ON CLOTHING, BEAUTY, HOME & FOOD FOR A MINIMUM OF P3500 PURCHASE ONLY AT MARKSANDSPENCER.COM.PH
Shop at marksandspencer.com.ph to get free delivery on clothing, beauty, and home nationwide, and free delivery of food within Metro Manila only. The promos require a minimum of P3500 purchase up to 3kg maximum weight only. Additional charges of P65 per kg for excess weight will apply for Metro Manila and provincial deliveries. Offer valid January 1 to December 31, 2022.
Purchased items, including discounted products, should reach at least P3500 for the promo to be applied upon checkout. Deliveries outside Metro Manila will not be enabled when food orders are added to cart.
For all the ongoing promos, note that delivery fees are not included unless the order is qualified in ongoing shipping offers. This offer excludes sale items and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion/s, offer/s, discount code/s, or voucher/s.
Looking for more ideas to add to your Christmas shopping lists? Stay tuned to this space for more.
Art Macky Arquilla