Jul 19, 2019

I usually despise the mid-year. It’s when I most slack around owing to the gloomy weather—I’d rather be sleeping than going out these days. But there’s one thing I certainly love about this period: the sales.

I remember as a child I would save up all my allowance from January and pretty much the whole of summer to buy the shoes I’ve been eyeing since the year before at a discount. That’s sort of my retail routine even until now. It’s the only thing that gets me out of the bed even if it’s raining.

Despite the changing retail landscape, and the sudden awareness towards sustainability, buying less but quality clothes, the sale season persists. And I have to admit, sales are my only exception next to buying designer and custom-made and swearing by vintage stores. Because really, rather than have these brands burn down these unsold garments, won’t you rather use them until you can’t?

Here are four sale events these weekend that we’re eyeing and will definitely make time for not just because they’re local but also because they’re in my exception list. 😉


For vintage furniture, clothes, and art

OKYO: Casa Canlas One-Day Sale – Jul. 20, Saturday

I’m a sucker for anything vintage. A prior history adds to the character of things, whether it’s clothes, furniture, or art. This weekend, Casa Canlas in Valley Golf Antipolo is having a sort of garage sale with music and cocktails. Since it’s a little off the beaten Antipolo track, I suggest you use Waze and key in Parkridge Estate Clubhouse.


For preloved stuff, vintage samples, stocks, and more

Really Really Really Free Market – Jul. 21, Sunday


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We are taking our Really Really Free Market to Racket Room Collective! @racketroom Lug your preloved goodies to Racket Room on July 21 along with any items, skills, services, entertainment, or anything that you feel is good to give away! See something you like? Feel free to take! No trade. No barter. No expectations. FREE. Still confused about what to bring or share? Feel free to shoot us a message with any questions or concerns. Here’s a little guide to get you started: GOODS: clothes, books, art materials, school supplies, kitchenware, etc. SERVICES: massage, haircut, music, blood pressure check, etc. Everything is free. No money. No swapping. No trades. 👇 HOW DOES IT WORK: • The mandate is to give everyone a taste of no-exchange: give without expecting a return, take without having to give something in return. • If you bring items to share, you must bring them before 3pm. Please make sure they are clean and in working condition. NOTE: We are not a recycling facility. NO JUNK OR GARBAGE PLZ ♥ No big items – like furniture and anything that is too big or heavy for a person to carry home comfortably. • During the Market (12pm-5pm), there is a limit to the number of items you can take, which is one large shopping bag per person. (2 bags for families of 3 or more people) • AFTER 5pm, there is no limit – you can take as much as you can! • Donations can only be brought during a market day from 11am to 3pm. We do not have any other drop-off days or locations. • Types of items you can donate include: housewares, kitchen utensils, dishes, and small appliances, clothing, toys, craft supplies, bedding, jewellery, electronics, gardening supplies, tools, toiletries and makeup, packaged food that is not expired, pet supplies, books, and more! All items should be in clean, working condition. ⛸🧦🎒🕶🎩👗🍽🎾🏈🏓🎧🎮🎺🎷🔦⏰⌚️📷🔧🔨🖍✏️📓📚

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In case, you don’t know this by know, creative space Pineapple Lab has been organizing these free markets together with Fashion Revolution, where you could literally take anything you want from a bunch of preloved stuff. This weekend, they’re taking it to the north in Quezon City at the Racket Room Collective in Cubao.

Eairth Pop-up at Pineapple Lab – Jul. 20, Saturday


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This pop-up is the closest you can get to an ukay with vintage samples, stocks, and more surprises from local clothing brand Eairth. It will be taking place at Pineapple Lab. Perfect for those who missed their first vintage sale at the Futurist in Poblacion.


For something designer at a discount

Joseph Mid-year Sample Sale – Jul. 20, Saturday

One of the keys to maintaining a good wardrobe without splurging too much (apart from taking advantage of sales) is choosing good, minimalist staples—and that’s exactly what designer brand Joseph is about. Luckily for you, they’re having their mid-year sale at Rockwell Center this weekend.


For something a little exclusive

Assembly VIP Shopping Event – Jul. 19 to 21

You didn’t hear it from us but multi-label store Assembly is having a VIP shopping event this weekend featuring the latest collections from brands such as Theory, Tres Bien, Christopher Kane, and 50 other designers. It’s happening starting today at the Bench Tower in BGC.


Header photo courtesy of Cyle Tobias from Pineapple Lab

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