Retail therapy isn’t something that mainstream media made up to justify shopping and makeover scenes. It’s an actual activity that gives us a mood boost because we have new things, and it gives us something to do when we’re feeling down. (Capitalism: They make you feel better about yourself, too.)
Here’s another thing you might not know: Aside from improving our moods and emotions, the need to shop can also depend on your menstrual cycle. It’s said that when a woman is ovulating, they feel the need to buy more clothes and makeup. But during the luteal phase, the shopping lists become more home-oriented.
Whatever your reasons are for shopping, this weekend is the perfect time for you to buy new items for your closet, apartment, and pantry. Add the events below to your calendar and ready your tote bags for all the stuff you’re getting.
When: April 25 to 27
Where:World Trade Center Manila, Pasay Extension corner Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
Manila FAME is a convention where you can browse and purchase from home and fashion brands. This year, there will also be stations and workshops like the Fashion E-Trailer where you can find rising brands and designers; and CREATE Lab for creatives looking to learn about creating personal logos, stop-motion, and other tricks.
The Luxury Sale
When: April 25 to 26, 12 n.n. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Studio, 3/F Fully Booked Building, B6 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
If you’ve always wanted Gucci or Chanel, this is where you can get discounted pieces. How affordable are they? They’re up to 70 percent off. Get to it!
When: April 25 to 28
Where: R1/L Expansion Area, Power Plant Mall, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Don’t get overwhelmed at the Trendsetter’s Bazaar because there will be hundreds of stalls for you to choose from. You can even find some bloggers and celebrities selling their pre-loved clothes here. This weekend’s bazaar is also happening alongside the Travel Sale Fair where you can plan out your next trip.
Soirée by Retail Lab
When: April 27 to 28
Where: The Fifth at Rockwell, R5/L Power Plant Mall, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
You still have time to get your tickets for Soirée. Here, you’ll find homegrown brands like Buklod Crafts, Mode de Vie, Pulseras by Kim, and Arasitalia bags. There are also workshops where you can learn from experts in sustainability, jewelry-making, and decluttering, among other topics.
The Good Trade Summer Series
When: April 27 to 28
Where: Ayala Malls the 30th, 30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Sustainable brands and experts will gather in The Good Trade this weekend. Some of the merchants will be Mayumi Organics, Matenara, Aveda, and Tropik Beatnik. There will also be sewing stations where you can have your clothes altered. All profits will go to the seamstresses’ children.
When: April 28, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Met Live, Metro Park, EDSA Extension corner Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City