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Online Shopping Choices 2.0

Hey there! I’ve finally got myself together, so I’m back. I had personal issues to settle and goals to reach, that’s why I took a break from blogging. One thing I cannot get enough of is online shopping, though. It’s very helpful for lazy people like me—it’s convenient and hassle-free, plus the variations are endless (if you know where to shop).

I had my fair share of shopping horrors so I only buy from trusted online shops (see below). Last year I also made a feature on some local boutiques, which you can find here.

Subcult

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The brand name, Subcult, is a clipped word for ‘subculture’ which basically means a social group having distinct characteristics. From the name itself, you’d know that Subcult does not offer just any kind of clothing. Every piece is interestingly bizarre, kooky, and spunky (No wonder fashion editor/stylist Andre Chang loves the brand.). If you’re into muscle tees and clothing with graphic prints, Subcult is definitely the shop to go to. It is owned and managed by Unica Policarpio, a graduate of De La Salle University. You can find Subcult on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Boutique de Reines

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I’ve shown a lot of Boutique de Reines, which means Boutique for Queens in French, pieces on this blog through my outfit posts.  They have every apparel a woman needs—dresses, separates, bikinis, accessories, and even tickets to your favorite events. It’s like every-girl’s store, where the pieces are functional but at the same time not too expensive. Definitely budget-friendly! You can find Boutique de Reines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

House of K

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House of K, formerly GF Shop, is owned by sisters Xylle, whose real name is Kristie Xyla, and Krissel. So you can pretty much guess why they renamed their brand to House of K. The shop initially sold adorable gadget cases and accessories, but after gaining some followers they decided to venture into the shoe business and then into bags subsequently. Their pieces are quirky and dainty—a perfect fit for girls who love color and all things pretty (like me hihi). You can find House of K on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 🙂

Personalized Accessories

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One thing I love about online shopping is that you rarely see someone wearing the same stuff you’re wearing. What we put on our bodies is like a representation of who we are. Our choice of clothing and accessories is a reflection of our personalities, which is probably why many of us want to stand out, be unique—and why Personalized Accessories has become such a hit to people. Personalized Accessories designs all their products and also accepts designs from clients. Their products range from necklaces to bag tags, which you can give as gifts if you’ve run out of creative juices. You can contact Personalized Accessories on Facebook and Twitter.

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In a few days I will be celebrating my 25th birthday, and as a treat, I and the above-mentioned brands will be giving away some lovely items on the 29th. So make sure to come back! 🙂

Online Shopping Choices

Like shopping? Who doesn’t? Shopping is just one of best pleasures in life, especially when we have the spending power. But what if we don’t? Most working women tend to be skeptical about shopping, I know because I experience it myself. It’s difficult to buy stuff when you know you’ve worked hard to earn that money. But I have to satisfy my craving so to speak,  so I always search for shops that do not price too much but sell trendy items at the same time. Aside from that, time is also a factor. Busy women who work 8 to 12 hours a day find it difficult going to malls, so our usual go-to place is the internet. It’s convenient and cheap, we don’t have to worry about bracing the traffic just to get to that sale, right? 🙂

Below are four of my favorite online shops. Their items can be compared to those you see in malls, with prices that won’t certainly break the bank.

Dresses

I like dresses. If you scan my lookbook, you’ll see me wearing a dress in almost every photo. I just feel more feminine in them. Koreana and Gelibean Couture provide the prettiest items at a really affordable price.

Koreana is owned and managed by Pearl Avenilla (pictured above), who is often mistaken as a Korean, which would probably explain why she christened her online shop with such name. I call her secretly a superwoman, as she also works as a full-time bank manager while managing and modelling for her shop. Koreana’s price range begins at Php 300 to Php 600—very affordable if you ask me, not to mention you’ll instantly get a preview of the actual items as they are modelled by ‘real’ girls from my hometown, Naga City. Like Koreana’s Facebook page HERE and be delighted by Asian-inspired goodies. 🙂 I have worn two items from this shop in June and October.

Gelibean Couture is owned and managed by another superwoman, Angelina Go. A jack-of-all-trades, Angelina does the photography, make-up, and styling of her catalog, a testament to how incredible and stylish this woman is. Gelibean Couture (and its owner) has been featured in several media outlets, most notable of which is the Wall Street Asia Journal. Cool huh? What’s way cooler is you can imitate her style in just Php 300 to 900 tops. Like Gelibean Couture HERE or add the Multiply account for easier transaction 🙂

Bags

A look cannot be complete without accessories, and one of the most important and ergonomic piece of accessory is a bag. My favorites are Tsoknat Bags and Satchella.

Tsoknat Bags manufactures handmade bags for customers who appreciate modern, playful, and quirky designs. It is owned by Toni Rose Palma, who hails from Naga City, my hometown. The shop has been around for quite a long time, and thanks to Ms. Toni’s unwavering creativity, her shop offers new and unique designs. And have I told you the bags are made from scraps and used textiles? Tsoknat Bags is also 2007’s No. 1 online shop in the country. Ms. Toni only has one stock per design, so you’ll never worry of seeing someone else carrying your bag. Visit Tsoknat’s Multiply online shop or like the Facebook page to know more about their products and sales.

If you are into satchels like me, Satchella is the shop to visit. Satchels can be quite expensive, but Satchella offers the same design but with a cheaper price tag. The shop is owned by Fay Barroga and Kaycee Umali, a young entrepreneur studying at DLSU.  Their bags are worn by top bloggers Tricia Gosingtian and Dani Barretto. The bags are very roomy, I can even fit my laptop and notebooks in them. I purchased one in June and it’s still good as new. Durability? Check. Price? Check. Like their Facebook page HERE.

As a special, Christmas treat to my readers and blog followers, these shops (plus others which will also be announced soon) will be doing a blog giveaway here on Metamorphosis beginning December 1 until the end of the month. So make sure to drop by one week from now and get a chance to win items (yes, ITEMS) from each of these shopping havens!

 

ZALORA Official Launch (Photos)

On May 9, ZALORA invited the metro’s fashion-savvy bloggers and personalities to their official launch, and I was lucky enough to be invited thru Nuffnang. The beautiful Sara Meier was the night’s host. One rare thing about the launch is that ZALORA used a different kind of product presentation. Instead of walking the runway, the models who were wearing white garments just stood at the stage while the designs are projected onto their bodies. So techie. 😛

If you haven’t heard about ZALORA, below is a description of what they provide:

Zalora.com.ph aims to bring you womens shoes, mens footwear and a large variety of clothes from a huge range of well known and emerging hot brands with ease, simplicity, fast home delivery and an amazing customer support experience. You can quickly peruse our well known brands such as Folded & Hung, Crocs, Cole Vintage, DC, Dolce & Gabanna, Europak, Gucci, Holster, Jansport, Kipling and Bayo. Whether you are a daring fashionista, a conservative dresser or looking for sports workout gear, you can shop online. We ensure you’ll always discover fashion that compliments your style and needs perfectly. With free shipping right to your doorstep, why bother attempting those EDSA traffic jams or the MRT crunch to get to those crowded shopping malls?

Coming up: What I wore for this event 🙂 Ciao!

Shopping for Branded Clothes Has Never Been This Easy and CHEAP!

Ever since I got my Paypal account, I developed the habit of shopping online. I was in college that time and didn’t know how to spend the money I got for writing articles online (my bank back then didn’t know what the heck Paypal is so I had no choice but to use it for online shopping.). Anyhoo, last month, I received an e-mail from Brandsfever.

Brandsfever is an invite-only online shopping club in the Philippines and Singapore that offers international fashion and lifestyle brands (e.g., Nike, PinkSoda, A-MOD) at up to 70% discount! Holy guacamole! That’s quite a big discount, right? So, being a sucker for fashion, I accepted their invite. I am yet to make my first purchase, I’ll let you know if I have.

Upon signing up, I was immediately awarded Php 500 which I can already use for purchasing. Aside from that, I was also given the privilege to invite as many people as I want. So, as a gift of gratitude for reading this post and for (hopefully) commenting, I am posting an invite so you could also enjoy being in an exclusive shopping club and marveling at the items they have on sale. Just click the link below:

Sign up for Brandsfever here.

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You can also try signing up for AVA. Like Brandsfever, it’s also an invite-only shopping club that offers up 70% off on designer goods such as Prada, Armani, Aranaz, among others.

And since I’m already a member, I can invite other people to join. I provided an invite link below if you want to get your hands on those lovely designer items at less than half of their original price. Quality is guaranteed so no need to worry of knock-offs. Their items are 100% authentic! 🙂

Sign up for AVA here.

Make sure not to remove my name as the referrer or your registration will not be processed. Remember, it’s invite only.  🙂

Thank you! Enjoy shopping!

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CREDITS:

http://www.youngupstarts.com/2010/07/26/private-invite-only-online-shopping-with-brandsfever/

http://welovejenni.blogspot.com/2011/01/online-shop-ava-is-here.html

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