10 Instagram Shops For Serious Shoppers
These days, who actually has the time to go to actual stores to shop? With more and more Filipinos embracing e-commerce as answer to their busy lifestyles, enterprising groups and individuals also found social media sites such as Instagram as the best place to set up shop.
1| Sole Academy
Sole Academy is known for selling the freshest kicks and hard-to-find sneakers. From a humble little shop online, they became so popular that they now have an actual retail stores. A pair would set you back between P3,000 and P7,000. They carry brands like Adidas, New Balance, Stan Smith, Asics, Puma, Nike, B.O.G, and more.
2| Kicks That Kick
Established in 2013, Kicks That Kick has earned a reputation online for their efficient transactions and legitimate merchandise. Some of their wares include the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bred Infant for P12,000, the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam for P9,500, and Janoski Max White/Black for P5,500.
3| Bags by Rubber Tree
A startup that promotes locally made leather bags, Bags by Rubber Tree calls themselves “purposeful.” They take pride in their products which are all hand-cut and hand-stitched. Some sample products include a Camera Box which costs P8,000, a Brief Case worth P12,000, a Work Folio priced at P7,500, and a Large Japbox Tote which costs P8,000.
4| Leon Denim
Leon Denim claims to be “the first and only raw and selvedge denim heritage lifestyle brand based in the Philippines.” They have vintage-looking coats and jackets, with spacious and multi-purpose pockets, as well as retro caps—designed after US Air Force standard issue caps during World War II—which cost P2095 to P2495 each. The prices of their jeans are available upon request but do expect to splurge a little as you’re getting quality materials worth the price.
5| Denim Manila
Operating since 2013, Denim Manila aims to the first-choice source for quality denims. Aside from selling through social media, they also open a monthly pop-up store. Aside from jeans and denim jackets, they also sell watch straps and socks. Their current catalogue includes jeans such as the Momotaro 0605sp, the Iron Heart 888s 21oz, Vintage Works belts—available in a wide range of colors and styles—as well as Obbi Good Label belts, which use cowhide leather and solid brass buckles.
6| Funk Trunk PH
Welcome to the wood life. Funk Trunk’s accessories uses wood like Bamboo or Walnut as base. Their products are fashionable, sustainable, and eco-friendly. They sell accessories such as watches, eyewear, and smartphone cases. An iPhone8 Plus Bamboo Phone Case, for example, would cost you USD24 or roughly P1,200. A Casual Bamboo Watch or Casual Rosewood Watch costs USD69 or around P3,500.
7| Wolfe and Huntr
While Wolfe and Huntr also sells box bags and totes for men, they’re more popularly known for selling custom-made leather harnesses that you can use in costumes or bondage. Aside from that, they also sell leather props and even leather bow ties!
8| The Gentleman Project
With an impressive and classy Instagram feed, The Gentleman Project is actually quite affordable compared to other well-known brands. Clean-cut and sleek in style, their watches sell from P4,000 to P5,000 apiece.
Prices of various watches, including their banner Classique can also be found in their website: https://www.thegentlemanproject.com.
9| Custom Grain
Custom Grain specializes in monogrammed and personalized leather goods. They’ve got men’s bags, travel accessories, wallets, which you can all have monogrammed for a more personal look. A men’s sling bag would fetch for P5,000 while a box bag is P6,500. They even have checkbook cases worth P3,500 and a card case for just P500.
10| Huevo Leather
Whether they’re wallets, bags, or passport holders, Huevo Leather stays true to their promise of “leather handcrafted, hand stitched.” With simple, no-nonsense designs that can fit any requirement, each Huevo Leather creation is a statement piece. Macbook sleeves cost around P2,500 while a passport sleeve can cost you P2,000. A leather briefcase is priced for P18,000 and a tote bag, P9,000.