This weekend, make plans to shop sustainable pieces and treasure-lined closet sales at these Makati retail spaces.
Quick click-and-buys are not nearly as satisfying as hauling home bags of the day’s best finds. This weekend, retail takes the form of easy, open spaces; curations of homegrown brands; and unearthed treasures from the wardrobes of dazzling personalities.
Below, find Vogue’s lineup of retail spaces to peruse this weekend.
Bayo Group’s multi-brand store
In Glorietta, take refuge in the easy, open space of Bayo Group’s new multi-concept store featuring homegrown brands Bayo, Viseversa, and Tela. For all three brands, sustainability and ethics lie at the heart of their design philosophies. It was only natural that each aspect of the store was approached with the same care and “intention,” as Bayo co-CEO and creative director Anna Lagon tells Vogue Philippines—the intention to use better materials and technology to further creativity.
Nearly-discarded mannequins are lined with abaca, made anew, while hangers are made from cornstarch. Tela founder and Bayo Group executive Alyssa Lagon adds, “Sustainability, for me, isn’t only about the clothes but also the materials in the space.”
The three brands make for a combination that hopes to reach a multi-generational clientele—Bayo with its consistently forward-thinking designs, Viseversa with its minimalistic, clean lines, and Tela with its fresh, youthful silhouettes. Anna Lagon says, “We feel that, as we evolve the brand into a more inclusive space, we are able to do it instantly [with this store], offering a way into our fashion brands.”
Jude Macasinag’s ‘Workshop’ in Guava Sketches
Designer Jude Macasinag, known for his playfully kitsch and Filipino nostalgia-fueled creations, returns with the launch of a new line, ‘Workshop.’ Debuting in Jennifer and Joan Cantemprate’s carefully curated store Guava Sketches, it also stages an installation done in collaboration with visual artists Wika Nadera and Sofia Hurtado. Macasinag’s signature sculpture-like pieces are available in-store, this time punctuated with cheeky, embellished accessories.
Guijo Studios’ Guijo Mart
Run, don’t walk. Photo studio and creative space Guijo Studios presents Guijo Mart, an opportunity to shop the closets of fashion-forward personalities such as Isabel Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, and Slo Lopez. The limited popup also sees a curation of local brands for a perfect weekend via Play Nice, an accessories brand made via their grandfathers’ vintage textiles; Good Morning Wines, a selection of Japanese natural wines; Moko Plants, a textile project with a refreshing assortment of flora, fauna, and vessels; Nooke, playful furniture makers made from high-quality Filipino materials; and more.
“This weekend’s gonna be a good chance to own a bit of Manila’s vibrant creative scene,” Guijo Studios’ Renzo Navarro says. “Guijo Mart is gonna be a recurring thing for sure. And since we work with a lot of creatives, we’re curious to see Guijo Studios build its own community through more pop-ups like this.”