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Style (09/27/21)

Support Divisoria enterprises through TutuBuy

THE HISTORIC Tutuban Center celebrates the first year of its digital flagship store known as “TutuBuy.” Designed as the first wholesale shopping site in Divisoria, TutuBuy keeps the bargain shopping spirit alive with wholesalers that offer the best products at affordable prices online. As TutuBuy celebrates its first anniversary, big discounts await shoppers until Sept. 30, TutuBuy will offer a site-wide discounted shopper’s fee of P150 from the regular rate of P250 for all customers regardless of their basket size by using the voucher code “TutubuyAnniv” upon check out. The code is applicable for one-time use within the promo period. TutuBuy lists a growing array of various goods on the site — from homeware and kitchenware, hygiene and sanitation items, packaging materials, textiles, tailoring accessories, office and school supplies, arts and crafts, party needs, toys and events supplies, and even tiles and home furnishings. Shoppers can get their wholesale bargain needs from Tutuban merchants Anding’s Toys & Flowers, Michelle’s Ribbon and Lace Center, Plaza de Amigos, Tramontina, Boston Textile Trading, Centro Texstyle, Perfect Resource Trading and Esta Galleria, Megajaz Packaging Supplies, Shirt Station Enterprises, Gravitee Sales, Sun City Multi Sales and Wellmanson Sewing Notion. In addition to the e-commerce site, TutuBuy expanded its services to offer Pabili (purchase), a hybrid shopping experience wherein the customer will be connected with a personal shopper to assist and physically purchase the client’s requested items that may or may not be listed on the TutuBuy website. The Pabili feature allows buyers to find goods in Tutuban Center and other shops within Divisoria. Deliveries are made through TutuBuy’s partner couriers. The shipping rate is computed based on the order’s overall dimensions and weight on top of the buyer’s delivery address. For patrons who prefer to physically visit Tutuban Center, pick-ups are allowed and can be arranged by the mall staff. Payment can be done via online bank transfer (BPI and BDO), GCash, and cash on delivery (COD). Visit TutuBuy at www.tutubancenter.com.

Uniqlo opens shops in Iloilo, Dumaguete, and Caloocan

JAPANESE apparel retailer, Uniqlo, is set to open more stores in the country in the last quarter of the year. Uniqlo Philippines is set to reopen its SM City Iloilo store on Oct. 29. The store is at the Upper Ground floor of the mall’s North Wing and will feature an expanded sales area from 736 sqm to 959 sqm. Then, Uniqlo SM City Grand Central will open on Nov. 26, the same day as the mall’s opening. With 830 sqm sales area, it will be its first store in Caloocan City and the whole CAMANAVA area which will be directly accessible via LRT1 (Monumento station). Also opening is a new 860 sqm Uniqlo store at Robinsons Dumaguete on Dec. 1. The three new stores will showcase the complete line-up of LifeWear including essentials and collaboration collections for women, men, kids, and babies. During their opening weeks, locals can enjoy special offerings and promotions just in time for holiday shopping.

Tod’s releases No_Code J Project sneaker

TOD’S has released the new No_Code J Project urban sneaker inspired by outdoor performance. Maintaining all the features that make the No_Code projects (a synthesis of advanced technology and high production quality) unique, the No_Code J  is now equipped with performance suitable for rough terrains. The Korean designer Yong Bae Seok took many points of inspiration for the “J” project from his trip to Silicon Valley in 2020 to produce the book, Silicon Valley, No_Code Life. In Yong’s words, “The new No_Code J (where ‘J’ stands for journey) answers the needs of people who are looking for adventure, contact with nature and the outdoors, even in a more urban context; thus making ‘J’ ‘all terrain’ where, in the words of the architect Louis H. Sullivan, ‘Form follows function’.” In the Philippines, Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Shangri-La Plaza and online at Trunc.ph, Rustans.com, Zalora, and Lazada.

Discounts, promos on bags and shoes at Rustan’s

REFRESH your wardrobe at Rustan’s World Wide Wear promo  and shop for shoes and bags to avail of special promos and discounts until Sept. 30. Frequent Shopper Program members can earn x3 FSP Points when they shop men’s items at the following brands: Pedro del Hierro, Emporio Armani, C-Secure, Miguel Bellido, Buxton, Dopp, Hackett, Magnanni, Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Under Armour, FitBit, Prizmic & Brill, Kikkerland, and more. Likewise, x3 FSP Points are redeemable at the following stores for women’s items: Aerosoles, LeSportsac, Ricardo Preto, Hoff, Eileen Fisher, Natori, Regina Pyo, Bardot, Swarovski, Longchamp, Daze, ASTR, Sam Edelman, Yuzefi, Carolee and more. Take advantage of discounts at 15% off at Criselda Lontok, Lady Rustan, Lotus, Luna, U My Phils, and Yoya; 20% off at Verve PPE, Tali Handmade, Fluffe, TPNW Shoes, Sledgers, Allena, Big is Beautiful; and up to 70% off at Havaianas. With the new way of living, the right pair of shoes and bags can boost comfort and confidence. Sneakers are ideal for grocery shopping, visiting the bank, and going to work these days, like those at Hoff Shoes, Aerosoles, New Balance, and Magnanni. For short trips and intimate get-togethers, dress up in feminine footwear like local shoe brand, TPNW, which uses the softest Italian Napa lambskin leather and padded leather insoles, or, for a more playful vibe, go for Fluffe’s furry sandals or sport an edgy twist with Rejina Pyo. For sports shoes there is the Nike Precision 5 basketball shoe, which locks in your foot with structured materials and cushions with resilient foam, and Under Armour’s shoes which are built to fit every runner. Fit all your essentials in style with the Rejina Pyo Oliva Bag, crafted in a vintage-inspired box silhouette that can easily fit a facemask, alcohol spray, antibacterial wipes, hand wash and hand creams. Using croc-effect Italian leather, it stands out in a unique modern design. then there is Manu Atelier’s Cylinder Crossbody Bag in 100% Calf Leather which also features a spacious interior in a unique shape. Other must have statement pieces are also available at Strathberry, DeMellier, Danse Lente, Coccinelle, and Chloe. A go-to versatile bag is very important and LeSportsac features a collection of shoulder bags, hand bags, and belt bags of all kinds of sizes that are ideal for carrying items for groceries, errands, baby essentials, sports, and more.

M&S favorites at new lower prices

THE MARKS & SPENCER (M&S) Autumn collection offers M&S favorites with discounts of up to 20% The new collection offers a seasonal color palette of muted browns, khaki green, and maroon complemented with shades of antique gold and soft lilacs. Highlight hues of cobalt blue, burnt orange, and forest green layered in, offering pops of color to brighten up Autumn dressing M&S favorites in womenswear such as midi dresses, textured knits, and ribbed roll necks in pops of confident color and statement prints make for easy wardrobe updates. Across lightweight layers and jackets and wide leg trousers offer fun layering options with clean, modern, and fresh silhouettes. Straight-leg trousers start from P1,250, and leggings from P795. For menswear, Autumn offers relaxed dressing with classic styling and modernized fits. There are versatile wardrobe staples, re-worked heritage pieces, and modern fabrications, including denim and wool that guarantee everyday value, comfort and style. Graphic checks elevate utility-inspired shackets, whilst jersey crew neck tops are re-worked in fresh stripe color combinations, crafted in a responsibly sourced cotton. Get free shipping with a minimum P2,000 purchase at marksandspencer.com.ph until Sept. 30. Max of three kilos only. Additional charges of P65 per kilo for excess weight will apply for Metro Manila and provincial deliveries. Food delivery is within Metro Manila only.

Robinsons Starmills levels up mall experiences

AFTER the recent launch of the “100 Days to the Giant Lantern Festival,” which also kicked off the Christmas festivities in the province of Pampanga, Robinsons Starmills promises to make “season two” of the pandemic memorable with its lineup of activities. Aside from being the venue for the annual Giant Lantern Festival, which provides a platform for the talented lantern-makers to showcase their creation and sell their products, Robinsons Starmills ups the ante for the best shopping, dining, and recreational experience for all its customers. Starmills opens the season with a pre-holiday sale till the end of the month which offers discounts of up to 80% on local and international brands including Guess, Mango, Nike, The Rail (carrying Vans, Florsheim, Naturalizer, Toms, Circa, K-Swiss), Olympic Outlet (carrying Keds, Sperry, New Balance, Puma), Bambu (Ipanema), Folded and Hung and Bench. Simultaneously happening is Style Corner, a dedicated section of the mall that showcases the latest arrivals from Outlet brands is participating in the Pre-Holiday Sale. From Nov. 26-28, the mall will hold Black Friday, fashioned after the traditional post-Thanksgiving super sale in the US. Shoppers are entitled to one e-raffle ticket for a minimum purchase of P2,000 from any participating outlet store for a chance to win prizes, including more shopping perks at Robinsons Starmills. Starmills has also opened the Yard, Pampanga’s newest fitness and outdoor recreation facility. The Yard is a five-hectare property in the rear parking area with a dedicated one-hectare bike trail, a 500-meter jogging lane, and skating areas for both inline and skateboarding, and an RC car track. Meanwhile, Chill Nights are held every Friday and Saturday in September and October, starting at 6 p.m., featuring local street foods and more. Finally, the mall will launch its Pet Park and Happy Pets Club on Oct. 23. Perks and privileges await those who sign up for the Happy Pets Club. There will be a pet blessing, pet deworming and vaccination, plus games and prizes. Join the online pet photo contest to win invites to the launch. Finally, drive by to this year’s Giant Lantern Festival, happening on Dec. 16.

Keep up with trends with #ShopeeFinds

SHOPEE Finds is a one-stop shop for trending items. To check it out, type #ShopeeFinds using Shopee’s search bar. Aside from in-demand items at the best prices across different categories, the user can score free shipping and cashback vouchers on the page. For the TikTok-obsessed, there is the TikTok Made Me Buy It section on the page. There is also the Takeover Calendar to discover upcoming trends across different categories. From Sept. 23 to Oct. 6, the roundup of trendy finds on Tiktok Made Me Buy It include Sakura Soap (which helps remove scars and even out the complexion), the Levitating Moon Lamp (which spins freely in mid-air without any support), the soft silicone Pop It Phone Case (which doubles as a phone protector and fidget toy), and ZXJeans’ wide legged pants (denim jeans features a slightly flared, baggy fit and a flattering high-waisted silhouette). More trending TikTok and fashion items can be found at shopee.ph/m/shopee-finds. Keep an eye out for the Y2K Style Takeover this Oct. 7 to 20. For safe and convenient payments, go cashless with ShopeePay, which can be used to Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay at multiple merchants nationwide. Activate and top up a ShopeePay wallet on Sept. 30 to avail of these ShopeePay-exclusive offers: up to 50% bills cashback from over 60 billers, up to 50% off on mobile load, and ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Seaoil, and more.