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COS to open first Manila store this week
COS, the London-based fashion brand, will be opening its first store in the Philippines on June 25. Located at SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, the new COS store houses womenswear and menswear and will launch with the Spring Summer 2021 collection. Remaining aligned with the COS aesthetic, the store is designed in line with the brand’s core aesthetic of modern, timeless, and minimal design, with the use of sustainable materials.
Penshoppe taps Cha Eun-Woo for ‘The Conscious Generation’ Collection
LOCAL fashion brand Penshoppe champions eco-friendly fashion with the release of its newest “The Conscious Generation (TCG) Collection” featuring Cha Eun-Woo, a member of the K-pop group Astro. The TCG Collection features everyday wearable pieces fabricated from recycled PET bottles spun into yarns and blended with cotton. To promote the collection, Cha Eun-Woo has been photographed sporting the collection’s T-shirts, pullovers, trousers, bags, and caps, all of which are partially woven with what were once disposable plastic bottles. All TCG pieces come with a small QR Code design, which functions to let consumers know how the items were made and what the items were made of. The Conscious Generation Collection is now available on penshoppe.com, Shopee, Lazada, and Zalora. Meanwhile, Penshoppe has released its first limited edition Team Penshoppe Catalog featuring its global ambassadors of the year: BLACKPINK’s Lisa and Astro’s Cha Eun-Woo. Each 18-page catalog contains the two performers Penshoppe-exclusive photos, and fans can take their pick from three catalog versions. The catalog is included with a minimum single-receipt net purchase of P1,200 on penshoppe.com, and will be available in select Penshoppe stores starting June 25 until supplies last. For more information on the promo mechanics, visit penshoppe.com and watch the Team Penshoppe Catalog promotional video.
Ascot Chang offers promo in June, July
THE ICONIC brand Ascot Chang, known for its heritage of traditional Shanghai tailoring with a contemporary edge, and which offers bespoke tailoring, has a special promo in June and July. Shop Ascot Chang at Rustan’s and for every order of a custom Ascot Chang suit, buyers receive one complimentary Ascot Chang custom shirt. For every purchase of two bespoke shirts, customers receive one free shirt. The promo runs until July 31. Ready-made Ascot Chang blazers, pants, dress shirts and accessories are also now offered with discounts of up to 70% off. Call 0917-111-1952 to shop through Rustan’s Personal Shopper On-Call.
Zara Group holds end-of-season sale
THE ZARA End of Season Sale is here, available both in-store and online, with discounts of up to 50% off. From chic summer dresses, to denim shorts that pair with cute tees, or tropical print shirts, this Zara sale has hundreds of fashion staples on offer. The rest of the Zara Group brands — Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Pull&Bear — also have ongoing End of Season Sales. Zara has branches at Ayala Center Cebu, Glorietta 3, Greenbelt 5, Mega Fashion Hall, One Bonifacio High Street, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, and TriNoma. Massimo Dutti has branches at Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall. Stradivarius has branches in Glorietta 2, Megamall, Shangri-la Mall East Wing, and SM Aura Premier. Bershka has branches at Ayala Center Cebu, Glorietta 2, Mega Fashion Hall, Shangri-la Mall, and SM Mall of Asia. While Pull&Bear has branches at Ayala Center Cebu Mega Fashion Hall, and TriNoma.
New mask sheets focus on the derriere
GET CHEEKY WITH BUTTITUDE MASKS SHEETS
RUSTANS The Beauty Source launches Buttitude, a beauty mask brand that focuses on the derriere. The mask sheets are uniquely designed to smoothen, hydrate, and detoxify skin in one’s nether region. Made from all-natural, FDA-approved ingredients including citrus, lava seawater, and volcanic ash unique to Jeju Island, Buttitude is something different to try. With all these active ingredients present in each Buttitude sheet, the user can get rid of butt acne, roughness, and dry skin. There are three variants to choose from: Smoothing Butt Mask (orange), formulated with Jeju tangerines, it exfoliates skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and when used regularly, the mask also evens skin texture, restores elasticity, and brightens the bum cheeks; Hydrating Butt Mask (blue), a hydrogel sheet mask infused with moisturizing Jeju lava seawater that maintains the skin’s moisture balance, thus promoting elasticity and softness around the butt; and, Purifying Butt Mask (green), designed to clear clogged pores are clear acne through the use of Jeju volcanic ash, a cleaning ingredient that regulates the overproducing sebum pores in the skin while cleansing, exfoliating, and removing unwanted toxins. For best results, use the masks one to two times a week.
IKEA Philippines searches for magazine cover models
IN PREPARATION for the opening of the first store in Pasay City, IKEA Philippines is producing a magazine to share the brand’s milestones and inspiration to the Filipinos. IKEA will feature Filipino families or individuals on the cover and will be searching for a magazine cover model. The search to be on the cover of the magazine is open to all Filipinos. Five families or friends or individuals will be selected to be on the printed and/or digital cover of the magazine. Selected participants will also receive P30,000 worth of IKEA shopping vouchers. Entries to the search will be collected from June 15 to 30. Winners will be announced via IKEA Philippines Facebook page. For more information and to see full contest mechanics, visit the IKEA Philippines website, www.IKEA.ph.
Rimowa releases Never Still bag collection
RIMOWA has launched multi-use soft bag line, the Rimowa Never Still. The collection draws on the brand’s long history of rethinking the look and feel of travel meeting an evolving mobility landscape head-on. Made in Italy, this unisex collection consists of three products designed for a wide range of uses. Each features the marks of the iconic German luggage house such as modern timeless shapes, the Rimowa grooved design, bespoke hardware showcasing the brand’s monogram and logo, a flexible travel strap that allows customers to fix their bag onto their suitcase, a personalizable address tag, and a color palette that matches favorites from Rimowa’s Essential collection, including Black, Gray, Cactus, and Desert Rose. The Never Still Backpack and the Backpack Small have plenty of practical pockets both inside and out. Crafted out of premium canvas and lined with a tone-on-tone grosgrain fabric, the backpacks feature adjustable shoulder straps and either one or two front zip grooved leather exterior pockets with unique debossed grooves created exclusively for this collection. The Never Still Weekender is made in Italy from the collection’s signature premium canvas and leather. It has a spacious interior with two zipped compartments including a series of considered interior pockets that hold up to a 15” laptop, a mobile phone and more. The additional strap can be used to go hands-free for convenience on the go. The Rimowa Never Still collection is now available in the Philippines.
Cetaphil gives extra protection for sensitive skin
DERMATOLOGIST-recommended Cetaphil has a wide range of products formulated with gentle yet effective ingredients that are safe to use even on sensitive skin. With products that cover face and body skin needs, Cetaphil also offers protection against the five signs of skin sensitivity (dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness, weakened skin barrier). Cetaphil Sun is a lightweight, dermatologically tested and highly water-resistant face and body sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin. With its SP 50+ and UVA and UVB protection, Cetaphil Sun is good for daily use without leaving any white cast on the face. The Cetaphil Face line includes: Gentle Skin Cleanser, the cult favorite cleanser that’s formulated with micellar technology to gently yet effectively remove dirt, makeup, and impurities; Gentle Foaming Cleanser that softens as it cleans without stripping skin of its natural moisture balance; Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, a gentle cleanser that buffs away dry, dull, and dead skin cells; Hydrating Eye Cream-Serum, a powerful but lightweight creamy serum that helps improve and promote skin’s natural elasticity and firmness; Rich Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid, a nighttime cream clinically proven to provide intense hydration for 24 hours without irritating the skin. Cetaphil Body includes: Ultra Gentle Body Wash, a fragrance-free body wash containing hydrating pro Vitamin B5 and Aloe Vera extract; Deep Cleansing Bar, a hypoallergenic cleanser; Antibacterial Bar, a mild antibacterial non-soap cleansing bar; Moisturizing Lotion, a fast-absorbing lotion that enhances skin’s natural moisture; and Moisturizing Cream, a rich cream that provides 24-hour hydration. Cetaphil Sun, Face, and Body products are available in Mercury Drug and Watsons stores nationwide, as well as via online at the official Cetaphil Philippines stores in Lazada and Shopee.