Not to scare you, but the ber months are coming in two weeks! If you want to start your Christmas shopping ahead of everyone else, then it's a good timing because bazaars are slowly returning after two years.
One bazaar that opened recently is MaArte at the Pen, which is actually an annual fundraiser of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of National Museum and other cultural projects of MFPI.
There are about 94 returning and new Filipino labels and brands joining this year, including young and emerging designers in collaboration with the PHx Fashion Group.
The 2022 edition of the trunk show runs from Aug. 19 to 21, and spans in three floors of the Peninsula Manila. There are even lecture series called MaArte Talks happening every 2 p.m. at the hotel's Salon de Ning.
Of course, PhilSTAR L!fe went on the first day to scour the MaArte at the Pen for good finds. Check them out below:
Abaca Tote Bags, P1,650, Bicol Sweetgrass Handicrafts
These chic bayongs are handwoven by artisans from a community in Albay. Use them as a cute addition to your outfit or as a tote when you go shopping!
Curba bag, 4,900, Aranaz
Talk about ingenuity! This bag is made of rattan, tnalak, and polyester. We love the summer color so much!
Selene Bag in Toile De Jour Fabric, P8,500, Matthew and Melka
Another round bag to add to your collection! This time, a bag from Matthew and Melka.
Slides, starts at P900, Daily Schedule NY
Guess what? These slides are on 50% off! Hurry because sizes are limited!
Bags, P1,000- P1,200, Rurungan
Looking for lightweight crossbody bags to wear every day? Check out these bags from Rurungan.
Gold flower earrings P2,990, Emblem by Micki Olaguer
Simple but classy earrings are a must in every closet. These ones are intricately handcrafted with 925 sterling silver, and dipped in 24K gold.
Earrings, P1,500, Strozzi
We can't resist these Filipino-inspired earrings! They're made of handcrafted brass with different kinds of shells and stones like oyster shell, turquoise, Lapiz Lazuli, Paua shell, mother of pearl, malachite, agate and Brown lip shell.
Throw, P695, Beyond Borders
These throws are made of abel cloth are handmade by local artisans from Ilocos. Get one for each of your rooms at home!
Sleepwear, P1,150, Antukin
While we do love our trusty pambahay, it's also nice to invest in a good quality sleepwear like this one.
Tops, P3,900, Coco and Tres
We can already imagine ourselves in these tops and jeans!
Dress, P9,000, Mitch Araullo
Going on a beach trip somewhere? You might fancy some resortwear from Mitch Araullo. We like this print in particular.
Coasters, P250 set of 4, Milvidas
Napkin, P1,200 set of 4, Kassa
Door stopper, P400, Whimsy
Ottoman, P6,250, Touch of Craft
Abaca woven baskets, Bicol Sweetgrass Handicrafts
Liquid Castille Soap, P660, So True Naturals x Domecillo
Home Fragrance Spray, P600, Oscar Mejia Artisan Fragrances