I haven’t done my Christmas shopping yet and putting it off lately because of my busy schedule from work and events. I actually need a bit of wardrobe shift from the typical girly outfits into something more darker and mysterious. I’m fascinated lately with anything minimalist with a touch of that French style dressing. You know, the kind where you only wear jeans, a simple shirt and then pair it with Mules. So given that I haven’t done this whole shopping thing, it was kind of a surprise when I attended the Market Row Activation event in Solenad 3, I wasn’t really expecting that we are in for an awesome surprise from the Market Row team!
Well. I’d like to start this off with a bit of introduction about what Market Row is all about.
Market Row Bazaar is a pop-up activation for Retail Ventures’ first curated
lifestyle store that bears the same name. The bazaar is located at the Activity
Center of Solenad 3 and runs from December 3 to 11. The brands participating in this bazaar will be housed inside the said boutique, enticing the community for its upcoming opening inside Solenad. Below are the brands that took part in this week-long shop teaser:.
Here are the brands for Market Row:
IG & FB: @obsessionwithoutlimits
Short for Obsession Without Limits, is born out of the owner’s hobby. It provides unique, fun and adorable handmade crystal accessories using both local and imported materials. Ms. Vannie Olan, the owner, and crafter aims to reach a wide following regardless of age, status, and style.
Ian Darcy Fragrance
IG & FB: @iandarcyfragrance
Ian and Allan have the nose for business, literally, their venture to fragrance this year has been received very well by the market. In a matter of a few months, their online business eventually grew to physical stores in different market areas. Their perfume oils, which they source from France, are of high quality that people are impress of how identical their version is a popular brand and its long-lasting scent on the skin.
IG & FB: @eightriamanila
Their accessories booth can come off as intimidating with their elegant boutique table set up. They have Pandora-ish bracelets and other glamorous silver and gold accessories with Cubic Zirconia stones that have the brilliance of real diamonds. On the other side is their apparel booth offering casual, easy to wear tops and bottoms that young adults will find interesting. Eightria’s overall look is of chic, relax, glam down dressing.
Pillows & More / Belts & More
IG & FB: @pillowsandmoreph
Sister brands that started out in selling belts and locally-made novelty pillows, Pillows & More / Belts & More are one of the most popular booths in the bazaar. Aside from throw pillows in pretty patterns, they also have unique neck pillows combined with animal hoodies that are a big hit with the kids and young at heart. The booth also carries their line of dog beds called Dogs & More which is also a hit among pet-loving bazaar goers.
Caboodle Box is home to pretty trinkets, stationery, art and craft materials, gifts, home décor and novelty items lovingly handpicked and curated. The owner herself offers craft workshops and specializes in washi tape crafts, canvas bag painting, and paper projects.
Pink Bubbles by Gabrielle
IG & FB: @pinkbubblesbygabrielle
Considered as the perfect booth for little princesses who love to adorn their hair with pretty accessories, Pink Bubbles by Gabrielle offers a collection of handmade hairbows, headbands, clips and other accessories. It’s a party of colors with all the assortment of pastels and pretty patterns that can complement and complete every little girl’s OOTD.
MVT Mobile Stuff
IG & FB: mvtmobilestuff
Nowadays, mobile phones are not just considered a necessity but also a part of every person’s fashion statement. MVT offers a wide range of eye candy phone cases and colorful accessories. Customers can’t help ogling at the beautiful prints and furry designs to adorn their precious phones.
Beauty and Body Balm
IG & FB: @beautyandbodybalm
Make-up junkies rejoice! Beauty and Body Balm brings in all authentically branded make-ups from the USA. Their main products, City Color and Kleancolor, are up and coming brands in the US that promises quality and on-trend cosmetics that won’t cost you your paycheck. They also carry quality make-up brushes, Goody products, L.A. Girl and Rimmel.
FB: Eroles Handicrafts
Marilex focuses on showcasing their accessory line in this first run of Market Row Bazaar. The prices are very affordable to everyone looking for quick gifts for Christmas and those aiming to hoard accessories for everyday use. All materials are made of non-tarnish stainless steel. Check out their social media accounts for the rest of their handcrafted fashion products.
IG & FB: @heliosphilippines
Helios is one of those brands we Pinoys can be proud of. The humble drawstring bags are elevated by the creative use of various materials such as printed heavy canvas, water-repellent fabrics, metallic, faux croc skin, and printed man-made leather. Additional pockets and zippers make the bags more functional and fashionable.
House of Flannels
No one can miss this booth! House of Flannels is spot on with their products which every flannel lover will appreciate. You’ll be surprised to find out that there is more than the usual button-down shirt. They carry different silhouettes and fancy details that elevate the basic plaid, western shirt found in every closet.
Banana Leaf Clothing
IG & FB: @bananaleafclothing
Ms. Shonee Pontejos has been joining bazaars for only a few years, initially selling baby dresses then eventually followed her passion for dressing up and thus Banana Clothing as a brand was born. She researches the latest trend in women’s fashion and has them produced locally. The brand’s latest collection of chic and trendy dresses, tops, and jumpsuits are suitable to wear to the office and casual events.
AS by Alberto Sumague
FB: Alberto Sumague
AS is a veteran brand supporting the local industry for more than seven years. Being proudly Marikina made, they ensure top quality craft with a friendly price. Styles are of understated elegance that suits ladies with fine taste. The brand can also be found in their Greenbelt 1 and Kamuning stores.
Bag Buffet MNL
IG & FB: @bagbuffetmnl
Bag Buffet MNL is an aspiring brand offering a variety of chic and trendy bags perfected for girls of all ages. The owner, Ms.NicoleTallod, handpicks the bag details from leather to hardware to ensure the durability of her products. Her well carefully curated collections showcase bags and totes that caters to the taste of the young and fashionable.
F & M Clothing
F&M has also been around the bazaar scene for some good number of years already selling affordable yet on-trend apparels that suits a wide range of the ladies’ market. They got denim jumpers and jackets; chambray dresses; knit dresses in stripes and solid colors; easy slip-on cardigans and more.
IG & FB: @slingmnl
Trendy casual sling bags, wallets, wrist bags and bag charms fill the entire booth. With their good price strategy, one will be tempted to take home more than 2 of their items. Ladies of all ages flock to this booth to get their hands on these pretty slings.
Koffee Clothing / Studs & More
IG & FB: @koffeeclothing
Koffee Clothing offers trendy silhouettes in understated colors that make it
versatile to wear for work or leisure. Ms. Connie Cruz, the owner, carefully curates the collection for her brand which makes it seem like walking into someone’s closet with each item that can be mixed and matched. She started Studs & Gems just this year and the accessories here, of course, complement the Koffee apparel look.
IG & FB: @wastelandmnl
Wasteland Manila was launched in 2014, aiming to bring fun and exciting products for teens, young adults and young at heart with products ranging from iPhone cases, accessories and other novelty items. One of their notable items is their printed iPhone cases which is a collaboration with selected St.Benilde Multi-Media students. The entire Wasteland Manila collection can also be found at their digital flagship store at wastelandmnl.com.
IG & FB: mkboutiqueph
Run by a shy couple, MK Boutique’s watches are fun, young, and artsy. If their collection still didn’t catch your fancy, you can ask to collaborate on your own unique customized design. The watches’ mechanics are Japan made while the bracelets came from Korea.
Reigne x Ross
IG & FB: @reignexross
Named after the owner’s adorable daughter and son, Reign and Ross, is a new player in the children’s apparel. Dresses for little girls come in fun, eye-popping colors and prints. Character bags, purses, and other small trinkets are also being sold in their booth.
IG & FB: @laurentefashion
Laurente Fashion is another veteran in the bazaar business offering accessories, Vigan blankets, and customized wood signage. Ms. Michelle Laurente brought in her line of accessories ranging from birthstone studs, stainless steel necklaces and bracelets, watches, and fancy necklaces. Along with the accessories is her fun, DIY, wood signage that can be customized with the help of their staff. Look closely and you’ll observe that all wood pieces are unique because they are all handmade by local Bulacan crafters.
IG & FB: @twiloph
If Twilo rings a bell, it’s because the brand pioneers in offering a mother and
daughter matching apparel line. They have been in the business for 13 years
supporting our local manufacturing industry. Come and check their current
collection of printed dresses and tops, lace dresses that need to be pre-ordered,
and off shoulder tops in chambray.
It was so much fun especially the all-you-can hoard for 15 minutes! I was able to score nice and pretty looking stuff. I love the Helios drawstring bag so much! I’ve been eyeing that since I saw the Market Row Bazaar in Solenad and now, it’s mine finally!!
Come visit the South specifically Solenad 3! It’s the perfect atmosphere for shopping. Less crowded and you get great deals too.