Retail Madness

9:48 PM

It's sale everywhere you go to these days. There are so many things to buy with so little money (at least on my end, haha). This mid-year or end of season, brands and stores have given out the best deals that they can so that more people can truly afford stylish pieces at steal prices for a well-maximized budget.

If you're a budget fashionista like me, let's all toast for these 50% - 70% price cuts and let's all make the most out of it while it lasts. I just have one suggestion when you spend your hard-earned moolah: try to purchase almost everything that you can while it's still cheap and ban yourself from shopping till December. That way, you'd feel like rewarding yourself by indulging in all the clothes, bags, shoes and accessories that you want. But after that, you can then go back to saving up and buying wisely.

With all the brands saying "Hey we're on sale!" here and there, where would you actually go to? Well here are a few SALES that you should definitely check out especially when you go shopping this weekend.

Manels Anniversary Sale

Last Monday, I had the opportunity to be a part of Manels private sale in SM Mega Mall as part of their celebration for their 47th year. I didn't know Manels is that old! But more than shock, I really admire the brand for its staying power despite tough competition both from local and foreign shoe brands.

Hep, hep! Before you scroll over to the next one, let me tell you, Manels has really changed from what most of you remember. It's not just the store you go to if you want to buy school or office shoes anymore. They've upgraded their designs to chicer and edgier footwear pieces that keep up with today's latest trends while maintaining a classic collection for everyday casual wear. This goes the same for their bags!

Aside from contemporary shoes and bags, the new store interior looks really modern and engaging as well. It was the first time I've ever stepped foot on a Manels branch again for the longest time that I've been skipping the store and I'm happy to discover that they have changed for a better and stronger branding. My mom also dropped by the store and she fancied some of their flats as well. So you see, it's not just a young lady's point of view. I'm very sure there would be something for almost everyone in that store.
Photos courtesy of Earth, Lauren, Frank Ruya, Pax, Ava, Honey, Reg

Of course, I got something from the sale. And it was something that screams Melai. It was supposed to be a secret till I get to wear it for an outfit post but Lauren ended up spilling it in her post anyway, haha.

All of their products, including new arrivals (whoa!) will be at 50% off starting July 13 (yesterday) till July 17 (Sunday). If you buy five (5) items or more, you'll get a 55% discount instead. Now that's a deal so don't miss it!

(c) Style and Soul
Special thanks to Manels and Mr. Mark Siggaoat, VP-Operations

SuperSale Bazaar
One of the biggest and most popular bazaar is here once again to give you a run for your money on as much as 90% off on summer items and all the upcoming trends of Fall 2011 that you can definitely stock in your closet. Scour The Rockwell Tent on July 15 - 17, from 10am - 9pm for great transitional wear finds, all things 70s, gender play styles, sartorial one-of-a-kind pieces and a slew of wonderful outfit ideas from favorite local designers and upcoming online labels.

When you do drop by, some of the brands to look forward to are Olivia and Fifth, Glitterati, Moonshine, Celline, Kitty and Bee, Fancy Flats, Sole Service, Soak Swimwear, Tonic, Androgyny, Suelas, Posh Pocket Shoes, I Love Koi, Vida Jewelries, Eight One and lots more. Plus, I'm pretty sure that familiar online faces will be around too!

Sadly though, because I was too late to post this beforehand, my privilege of submitting a guest list is forfeited so I hope you've signed up at other bloggers' list! I'm sure there are many of them. Next time nalang okay! :)

The Great Northern Sale
The much awaited SALE at the SM North Edsa will happen starting tomorrow July 15 till July 17. Get as much as 70% off on almost everything inside the department store and other brands in the mall. It's a shopping mayhem for the whole family! And because SM is predicting a downpour of shoppers, be smart enough to assure yourself a parking slot! Call (632) 832-8888 for parking reservations.


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  1. i love the wedges with buckles! when i first saw them i really didn't think they were manels! gorgeous!!!


  2. @Dominique B: I know right! :)

  3. Looking forward to these.. =) thanks melai.. You really had fun during the Manels Anniv. Sale.. =)

  4. wow, ubos pera :S love how you did this post, looks like a magazine clipping. those bubbles are too cute. it was too bad you weren't feeling well during the event. id love to chat with you longer next time :)


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