Filipino millennials grew up with quite a few brands — from a famous fast food chain that's gone global, a ubiquitous cosmetics line, and a number of hip fashion stores. Some have come and gone while only a few have withstood the test of time. One of the brands we’ve come to see grow and flourish is Penshoppe. From being a go-to place for basics, the brand, launched in 1986, has evolved into something fresher and cooler. And now, they've made something big — literally.

While they’re already present in most malls in the country, Penshoppe has opened its biggest store yet in Metro Manila. Situated at the UP Town Center, the brand's new branch, dubbed Penshoppe Capital, is hard to miss.


The store is well-lit and has a fun, fresh vibe. When you enter the store, you will be greeted by their fresh offerings of casual, on-trend pieces. 



In the middle of the branch is the Denim Lab, which offers a large selection of bottoms.


Walk a little further forward and you'll find yourself amongst their vast array of accessories — from caps to bags to shoes to wallets to scarves. The store also has a selection of fragrances.


There's also something for fan girls at heart. In recent years, Penshoppe has partnered with international superstars who embody the brand's aesthetics and overall feel. Fancy yourself an outfit sported by Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid or Sandara Park? You know where to go.


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Stay on top of your style game with Philippine-made fashion pieces from Penshoppe Capital at the UP Town Center.


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(Cover photo from: @rodarte)


It’s already the middle of February and for us ladies living in a tropical climate, it means it’s time to get ready for warmer months ahead. It's also known as the period where we can’t wear sweaters and booties anymore, and we need to transition to brighter fabrics and beach-ready ensembles as the weather’s temperature continues to rise.

So are you ready to change up your outfits to something more spring/summer-appropriate? Then keep reading below for six fashion trends you need to take note of, stat.

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Fruit Domination



A slip dress covered in fruits? Nothing says “spring” quite like a black slip dress covered in tropical fruits that you can easily take from day to night, or work to drinks. 

Men-Inspired


Stripes have been around forever, but this men-inspired take on the classic print will make it a must-have for every fashionista out there.

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Bright Stripes



While we’re on the topic of stripes, spring 2017 also means bright stripes are back — perfectly fitting for trips to the beach and lounging under the sun.

Khaki Love


In beauty and in fashion, khaki is taking over this season as more designers are realising how versatile the hue actually is. So say goodbye to denim anything and everything because khaki is here to take over.



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Ethereal Florals



You didn’t think the season would be complete without florals, right? While it is nothing new to the fashion industry, this year’s ethereal take makes it stand out from the rest. Loose, frilly, flowing, and layered — ethereal florals will be your go-to for all parties this summer.

White Shirt Dress


A wardrobe essential, the white shirt dress has been given an upgrade for the upcoming season — it now features texture and edge.


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(Cover photo from: HLRYYS)


Ready to see new sights and meet new people? You may have written down “travel more” as one of your goals this year, and we're sure you're excited. Now, while travelling is a fun experience, it can also get a bit stressful especially if you're not prepared.


So to help you ease the load of travelling stress, we're sharing a few tips on how you can make your journey easier. Up your travelling arsenal a notch with these practical tips.


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Bag 'em


(Photo from: Slowbrogal)

One of the easiest ways to organise your things for travel is by storing them in different bags. Keep one each for your clothes, accessories, and makeup. You can either go the clear route, so it's easier for you to see your stuff. You can also opt to go for ones that are labelled.


No cable chaos


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You open your bag and your cables for your mobile phone charger, laptop and other electronic devices are entwined — that's the picture of something that can cause you stress while on your trip. Thankfully, there's a way to avoid it. Make sure that you organise your cables before your trip. You can use a dedicated cable organiser or you can simply make sure that the cords are neatly packed and stored.

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Cool comfort

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If you've tried travelling without a neck pillow or any type of pillow before, you're definitely missing out on comfort. While it may seem a hassle to carry, pillows allow you to rest easily when your trip starts. So why not go through the simple trouble of carrying it in exchange for something more pleasant? 

Tag it

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Bag tags are not only a way to help you identify which one of the many luggage and bags that go out of the conveyor belt is, it also serves as your bag's identification. So if you ever lose your bag, the people who find it will know how to contact you. Make sure that you have one — get one that's cute to boot.


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Standout luggage


(Photo from: SamsoniteRed.com)

Now if you're the type to stress about the fear of not seeing your luggage, this is the one tip you need: Get a luggage that stands out from the rest. Choose one that has a design that you'll be able to spot from feet away. Perfect for this is the Samsonite Red collection. Aside from having aesthetically pleasing designs, their bags are also created with the modern and fast-paced lifestyles that young people of today live in mind.

Travel with ease and comfort. Get inspired by how Lee Jong Suk takes his Samsonite bags across the world by watching the clip below.




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The Samsonite Red collection is available at all Samsonite stores in Singapore.

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