It is the start of the “Ber” months already, and the first few glimpses of the retail brands’ fall/winter collections are starting to roll out in stores. Up on their window displays and beside the lust-worthy outfits on the mannequins are the campaigns and look books where models are wearing the brand from head-to-toe.
The question, most of the time, is not just if they would actually look good on you, but how much it would actually cost to sport a single brand exclusively. Fear not! We put the price tags behind the photos in here just for you.
So whether you are already eyeing Zara’s complete retro look or, say, that ever-classic outfit at Uniqlo, already know how much it’s going to cost you before hitting the counters.
It pays to know—quite literally, this time.
Long blazer, P5,990
Neck sweater, P1,595
Jacquard sweater, P2,295
Pleated midi skirt, P2,995
An almost similar look from Michael Kors would’ve cost you roughly around P79,228.*
Total amount of savings: P79,228 – P12,875 = P66,353
Bohemian flares take over the spotlight in Zara—”Sophisticated Bohemian,” as they would put it. But this trend comes in more than just one iteration: there’s the 1970s bohemian, the rock-boho, and the retro bohemian. This particular look takes retro knitwear into the boho route. It hits the middle ground between the retro shape of the decade and bohemian influences that show in neutral colors. The season, after all, is a call to unify various genres and trends.
Zara. Available at G/F Greenbelt 5, Makati Ave, Makati City. For more information and a full list of branches, visit their website.
V-neck sweater, P4,750
Casual stretch shirt, P3,950
Striped culotte shorts, P5,450
Pack of wool socks, P1,250
Black sandals, P4,450
An almost similar look from Michael Kors would’ve cost you roughly around P160,795.*
Total amount of savings: P160,795 – P19,850 = P140,945.26
The Massimo Dutti woman knows her personal style but does not fail to neglect the trends of the season. Here is a working (ADD SPACE) woman—all urban and naturally sophisticated—with her own take on the minimalist fall/winter trend. Set up in monochrome gray scheme, an easy prey to ubiquitous office dressing, she is decked with the easiest pieces of the season. Cop this full look for a more casual approach to workwear.
Massimo Dutti. Available at G/F Greenbelt 5, Makati Ave, Makati City. For more information and a full list of branches, visit their website.
Stretch long sleeve shirt, P1,490
Merino crew neck sweater, P1,490
Beige coat, P3,490
Ultra stretch jeans, P2,490
An almost similar look from Michael Kors would’ve cost you roughly around P51,447.*
Total amount of savings: P51,447 – P9,950 = P41,497
Uniqlo once again aces putting all the basic pieces together and making them feel new again. The easy-shirt-plus-sweater combo matched with a classic beige coat and a simple pair of washed blue jeans altogether creates a fail-proof look. And even if you break down the look piece per piece, you’d see how each is a perfect start for mixing and matching other looks in your closet.
Uniqlo. Available at G/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. For more information and a full list of branches, visit their website.
Faux suede shirt, P1,495
Plain white shirt, P995
Imitation leather leggings, P1,595
Leather ankle boots, P4,590
An almost similar look from Saint Laurent would’ve cost you roughly around P486,501.*
Total amount of savings: P486,501 – P8,675 = P477,826.54
Here’s a go-to outfit for the on-the-go you. They call it “Urban Ethnic”—a combination of the most rustic fabrics fused with modern influences. Say, for example, this brown faux suede jacket combined with leather leggings. Together, they make for a new kind of trend you can easily try now.
Bershka. Available at G/F Glorietta 2, Glorietta Complex, Makati City. For more information and a full list of branches, visit their website.
Turtleneck sweater, P6,450
Leather zipper skirt, P9,950
An almost similar look from Acne would’ve cost you roughly around P104,250.*
Total amount of savings: P104,250 – P27,850 = P76,400.33
Having just recently opened here in Manila, Reiss already has five stores that serve “year-round dressing.” Tailoring takes center stage this fall where masculine shapes and construction help form a reinvented shape in silhouette. And if you’re feeling red and all its neighboring hues, here’s a look you can consider.
Reiss. Available at 3/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA, corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. For more information and a full list of branches, visit their website.
All prices are converted using the world conversion rate at the time of posting ($1 = P46.77).
Art by Dorothy Guya