It's a common notion that buying designer brands calls for spending tons of money—you pay for the craftsmanship, its uniqueness, and its prestige. But we've got good news for you! We found young designers and cool collaborations that offer the same bespoke quality without the hefty price tag. Check them out below:
1. Yao by Louie
Designed by Louie Yao, you'll find classic pieces with a twist that you can wear for both work and play.
Price range: P500-P950
Where to shop: Instagram.com/yaobylouie
2. Undo Clothing
Kyla Zuñiga's tailored pieces will be staples in your closet.
Price Range: P1,200 – P1,895
Where to shop: www.undoclothing.com
3. Kaye Morales
Her eye-catching pop and urban collection is perfect for the fun-loving quirky girl.
Price range: P1,650 – P 5,000
4. Uniqlo by Ines de las Fressange
While this label is considered fast fashion, items from this capsule collection capture the French girl style and quality craftsmanship as seen on European designer brands.
Price range: P590- P6,990
Where to shop: Uniqlo branches
5. Kore by Karen Olaño
Her current collection boasts of reversible pieces you can wear for multiple occassions.
Price range: P1,080 – P2,880
Where to shop: Instagram.com/Kore_label
6. Yuminum Bikinis by Bien Santiago
Most women have a hard time finding bikinis and swimsuits that fit their chest and bum. But thanks to Bien, you can give her your measurements and preferred coverage and style, and get a swimsuit that perfectly hugs your curves and hides your flaws.
Price range: P2,500- P3,650
Where to shop: Instagram.com/yuminumbikinis
7. Vania Romoff
Treat yourself to a dreamy and romantic piece from celebrity favorite, Vania Romoff's ready-to-wear collection.
Price range: P7,450 – P16,550
Where to shop: http://www.vaniaromoff.com.ph/shop/
8. Cheetah Rivera
Cheetah Rivera's pieces add glamor and extravagance to your wardrobe.
Price range: P8,000 and up
Where to shop: Zalora
9. Basic Movement by Esme Palangas
Her fluid and feminine pieces will smoothly blend in with your wardrobe basics.
Price range: P2,450 - P8,750
Where to shop: Zalora
10. Converse x Missoni
Sneaker lovers can have a taste of designer love with this colorful collaboration. Pairs from this previously-released collection may be hard to find now, so you may want to check outlet stores for them. The distinct Missoni pattern that can add a luxe touch to your casual wardrobe is worth the search.
Price range: P3,510 – P3,990
Where to shop: at outlet stores and Converse boutiques nationwide