November may have just started, but there’s no denying that Filipinos everywhere are already eagerly counting the days 'til December. That’s right, guys. Christmas is just around the corner. And while you may be the type who thrives on last-minute gift shopping, there’s no harm in planning it as early as now. Buying presents ahead of time gives you more leeway to think about your purchases, as well as the people who you want to include in your “nice list." Luckily, the country is bursting with exciting events and too-good-to-resist store offerings! Read on to learn just what’s in store for holiday shoppers!
Gloc-9 fans will be ecstatic to know that their fave rapper has just released Rotonda, his ninth studio album and third with Universal Records. But what makes this project so special? “Yung Rotonda is an EP na sobrang natuwa ako sa bawat kanta, kasi dumating sa’kin paisa-isa, and parang nung nabuo ko ‘yung lima, sakto siya do’n sa gusto kong i-discuss na mga bagay na hindi ko pa napagusapan sa ibang album,” he says. Grab a copy of Rotonda, which is available in CD and digital formats.
Also making a comeback is none other than the King of K-Pop! For his first visit to the Philippines in over seven years, Rain will be headlining the upcoming Rise 2 Shine Benefit concert sometime in 2018! Proceeds will reportedly go to the Make Your Nanay Proud Foundation, Ko-Ph World Foundation for Korean Filipino children, and families and for the victims of the war in Marawi. Local acts like Jay R, DJ Cursebox, Bendeatha, Kris Lawrence, Isabelle de Leon, Jin Ho Bae, Dasuri Choi, Krissha Viaje, Val John, and Sam Concepcion are slated to join the festivities as well.
For Fall 2017, GUESS offers an array of denim pieces for girls, like high-waisted skinny jeans, cut-off shorts and push-up bustier tops. Faux fur is also in this season in both multi-colored and leopard printed jackets. And for tops, vintage inspired logo tanks and tees have made their way to the collection. Guys on the other hand can choose from GUESS’ selection of oversized varsity jackets, quilted bombers, faux leather motos and faux-shearling coats as outerwear options. They can add edge to their looks with Acid wash and distressed denim that come in the form of jeans and jackets. Take it from the newest faces of the brand: singer-songwriter Camila Cabello and model Alex Dellisola.
Just when you thought you owned everything with Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s names attached to it, Charming Charlie has released a limited-edition, feminine, and avant-garde inspired capsule collection in partnership with the reality TV sisters. Consisting of handbags, bag charms, wallets, cosmetic bags, camera bags, and passport holders, each piece truly reflects their ever-stylish personalities and is made with premium materials as well as elevated hardware. See the collection for yourself at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central.
We get it. Life happens, and no matter what you do to slow the process, you are bound to age. But unlike a lot of products that concentrate on fighting individual concerns of aging, Kiehl's opted for a more multi-functional approach. Hence, the formulation of Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream 50ml. With its combination of Jasmonic Acid, Beech Tree Extract, and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid, it lifts, sculpts, retexturizes, smoothens, and moisturizes the skin within two weeks (with double efficacy shown in four!). For more info, visit www.facebook.com/KiehlsPhilippines and via Instagram at @KiehlsPhilippines.
Its been two years since we last saw Nautica Fragrances in the market. But this brand of scents has returned for launch of its iconic fragrance line, Nautica Voyage. Voyage, Sport and N-83. These are well suited for men who think about the future and stops at nothing to go after his dreams. Their distinct scent, classic designs, and sleek packaging are added bonuses.
One of many reasons why Christmas is going to be spectacular this year? The (literally!) coolest show in the country returns as “Disney On Ice Everyone’s Story” gathers over 50 of your favorite Disney characters (think the entire gang, from the Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Frozen’s Anna and Elsa) to the Mall of Asia Arena from December 25, 2017 to January 3, 2018. What’s more, tickets are now selling for as low as Php190! Go to www.smtickets.com or visit at any SM Cinema ticket booth nationwide to purchase yours.
Also making its much-awaited comeback is The Giving Journal from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®! The 2018 lineup is available in either green, grey, or blue and comes with a customizable cover. To get one, simply collect 12 stamps on your stamp card when you drink select beverages from any The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®store nationwide. Promo runs from October 21, 2017 to January 14, 2018.
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Thinking of getting something at Lacoste this Christmas? You might want to try the Trinoma boutique. It was recently renovated into what is now the first concept store in the Philippines. Plus it boasts of 200 square meters where shoppers can find its complete range of products, from apparel, leather goods, fragrances, and footwear, to eyewear, watches, and even underwear!
Michael Kors also celebrated a makeover with the relaunch of their Greenbelt 5 Flagship Store! Upon entering you’ll really feel the store’s minimalist look, which perfectly complements the sprawling range of leather bags, accessories, and ready-to-wear items. The relaunch came just in time too for the unveiling of the label’s Fall-Holiday 2017 collection, consisting of effortlessly cool, rock chic, and tough luxe themed pieces.
Then again, if malls aren’t really your thing, there’s always online shopping! Lazada will soon hold its much-awaited Online Revolution sale from November 9 to December 12, 2017. Expect a whole lot of deals, discounts, flash sales, and products from a whopping 12,000 sellers! In the meantime, do log on to Lazada.com.ph or start browsing through the Lazada mobile app for free.
OPPEIN, the largest cabinetry manufacturer in Asia, has opened its new, second showroom in the Commercenter Building in Alabang. Their extensive product line includes latest kitchen cabinets, wardrobe systems, bathroom fixtures, and home furniture which you can fully customize—from material to layout. For more information, visit http://www.oppeinhome.com.
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