Retail Therapy: Here are our Suggestions for your Next Spending Spree - Luxe Living

After our national seven-day hangover, let’s turn over to a new week by shopping and making a dent in our credit cards.


For casual days, nothing is better than an easy, breezy dress from Anika, the brand owned by Anika Martirez Ang.

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Her latest drops include the Tosca Mini dress, which comes in a pretty shade of teal. Should the desire to customize a dress or a blouse in a different shade (perhaps the Silverlake top in blush) come upon you, you can message the brand’s IG to request a customized version.

Buy here.

Studio Eustacia

With cases dropping, and nights out once again starting up, it’s time to get our party selves ready, and what better way to do that than to buy a going-out-top from Studio Eustacia?

Owner Stacy Rodriguez’s Shell Top and Oyster Top can be dressed up or down and is most suitable for our warm weather.

Buy here.

Vania Romoff

For more formal affairs (wedding season is upon us!), or perhaps just to feel wonderful, buy a special piece of clothing from Vania Romoff.

The latest collection includes the Camisa blouse this time turned into a baby doll dress and the Alma top in an eye-popping shade of mustard yellow.

Buy here.

Tropik Beatnik

Make a statement with costume jewelry from the brand Tropik Beatnik. The brainchild of artist and interior designer Carla Cruz, and made in collaboration with the brand’s partner artisan community at GK Sitio Pajo in Quezon City, these unique pieces are handcrafted out of clay, upcycled fabric, and other locally sourced materials.

Everything is available here, from earrings, bracelets and necklaces, and very pretty mask chains that help the wearer stand out.

Buy here.

Lily Jewelry

If you need something more demure (perhaps your workplace is opening up), Lily Jewelry is the place to go. Designed by Stella Soriano, pieces at Lily are made from materials that come from a spectrum of places and are influenced by travel, nature, architecture, stories, and fine craftsmanship from various cultures.

The Nano Hoops is perfect for the minimalist, while those who prefer more dramatic flair should check out the Mateo Detachable Earrings in Gold. Unfortunately, the Ima Ear Crawlers are still sold out but hopefully will come back in stock soon.

Buy here.

Matthews Shoes

If you need new shoes, local brand Matthews has some eye-catching styles, like the Jeremy Flat ballerinas in mauve, for a day at the office, and then the Athena heels for event wear, like a work dinner or perhaps a wedding.

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The ethos behind Colourette is to be a brand by Filipinos, for Filipinos. The products are multi-use with friendly prices, and the brand is proudly inclusive. “We believe our products are for everyone – regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, occupation, ethnicity, etc. Colourette is all about embracing and expressing yourself – for #BeautyInAllWays, always!” says the website.  

The best-selling product is the Colourtint, which is a multi-use product for the eyes, cheeks, and lips, delivering a true-to-color finish that is both matte and blendable.

Buy here.


Having purchased a new wardrobe, jewelry, and makeup, why not buy some new furniture for the home? Tropicale, owned by Audrey Pastelero, is the maker behind some of the very buzz-worthy solihiya and rattan pieces all over social media.

Be it a chair, a room divider or a bar cart, or even a baby mobile, these pieces will make your home seem warm and sunny, a happy place to be.

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