Market Row 7 Holly Days of Christmas


A pop-up activation for Retail Ventures

‘Tis the season to shop ‘til you drop and be jolly! Isn’t it? I hope you all have completed your gifts or at least half way done ticking it down one by one. For those who hadn’t completed it yet and still adding one at a time, fret not, 'coz the holiday season isn’t over yet until new year! Hahaha!

Last week I had an exciting and fun-filled time with a group of media and bloggers at Solenad 3 Nuvali to check out Market Row Bazaar. It’s a mecca for everything nice and affordable from chic tops and dresses, hand crafted accessories, fragrances, gadgets, shoes and bags and a lot more!

Market Row Bazaar is a pop up activation for Retail Ventures’ first curated lifestyle store that bears the same name. It opened its first flagship store last December 8, Thursday at Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The theme is London Barrow Market Street meets town fair chic; where bespoke and manufactured items meet under one roof, hence the name “Market Row”. The bazaar took place at the Activity Center of Solenad 3 and it ran from December 3 to 11.

The Market Row concept is rustic themed, touching on wood and artisan type elements. The concept aims to embody the kind of merchandise and quality the brands represent. Merchants and brands are locally selected to give consumers a one-of-a-kind design and quality. Below are the brands that took part in this week-long shop teaser: 

  • OWL (Obsession Without Limits) IG & FB: @obsessionwithoutlimits 

OWL, short for Obsession Without Limits, is born out of the owner’s hobby. It provides unique, fun and adorable handmade crystal accessories using both local and imported materials. Ms. Vannie Olan, the owner and crafter, aims to reach a wide following regardless of age, status and style. 

  • Ian Darcy Fragrance IG & FB: @iandarcyfragrance 

Ian and Allan have the nose for business, literally, their venture to fragrance this year has been received very well by the market. In a matter of a few months their online business eventually grew to physical stores in different market areas. Their perfume oils, which they source from France, are of high quality that people are impressed of how identical their version is of a popular brand and its long-lasting scent on the skin. 

  • Eightria Manila IG & FB: @eightriamanila 

Their accessories booth can come off as intimidating with their elegant boutique table set up. They have Pandora-ish bracelets and other glamorous silver and gold accessories with Cubic Zirconia stones that has the brilliance of real diamonds. On the other side is their apparel booth offering casual, easy to wear tops and bottoms that young adults will find interesting. Eightria’s overall look is of chic, relax, glam down dressing. 

  • Pillows & More / Belts & More IG & FB: @pillowsandmoreph 

Sister brands that started out in selling belts and locally-made novelty pillows, Pillows & More / Belts & More is one of the most popular booths in the bazaar. Aside from throw pillows in pretty patterns, they also have unique neck pillows combined with animal hoodies that is a big hit to the kids and young at heart. The booth also carries their line of dog beds called Dogs & More which is also a hit among pet-loving bazaar goers. 

  • Caboodle Box IG/FB: @caboodlebox Email: Mobile: 09153968246 

Caboodle Box is home to pretty trinkets, stationery, art and craft materials, gifts, home décor and novelty items lovingly handpicked and curated. The owner herself offers craft workshops and specializes in washi tape crafts, canvas bag painting and paper projects. 

  • Pink Bubbles by Gabrielle IG & FB: @pinkbubblesbygabrielle 

Considered as the perfect booth for little princesses who love to adorn their hair with pretty accessories, Pink Bubbles by Gabrielle offers a collection of handmade hairbows, headbands, clips and other accessories. It’s a party of colors with all the assortment of pastels and pretty patterns that can complement and complete every little girl’s OOTD. 

  • MVT Mobile Stuff IG & FB: mvtmobilestuff 

Nowadays, mobile phones are not just considered a necessity but also a part of every person’s fashion statement. MVT offers a wide range of eye candy phone cases and colorful accessories. Customers can’t help ogling at the beautiful prints and furry designs to adorn their precious phones. 

  • Beauty and Body Balm IG & FB: @beautyandbodybalm 

Make-up junkies rejoice! Beauty and Body Balm brings in all authentic branded make-ups from the USA. Their main products, City Color and Kleancolor, are up and coming brands in the US that promises quality and on-trend cosmetics that won’t cost you your paycheck. They also carry quality make-up brushes, Goody products, L.A. Girl and RImmel. 

  • Marilex Accessories IG: @marilex78 FB: Eroles Handicrafts 

Marilex focuses on showcasing their accessory line in this first run of Market Row Bazaar. The prices are very affordable to everyone looking for quick gifts for Christmas and those aiming to hoard accessories for everyday use. All materials are made from non-tarnish stainless steel. Check out their social media accounts for the rest of their handcrafted fashion products. 

  • Helios Philippines IG & FB: @heliosphilippines 

Helios is one of those brands we Pinoys can be proud of. The humble drawstring bags are elevated by the creative use of various materials such as printed heavy canvas, water-repellant fabrics, metallic, faux croc skin, and printed man-made leather. Additional pockets and zippers make the bags more functional and fashionable. 

  • House of Flannels IG: @houseofflannels 

No one can miss this booth! House of Flannels is spot on with their products which every flannel lover will appreciate. You’ll be surprised to find out that there is more than the usual button down shirt. They carry different silhouettes and fancy details that elevate the basic plaid, western shirt found in every closet. 

  • Banana Leaf Clothing IG & FB: @bananaleafclothing 

Ms. Shonee Pontejos has been joining bazaars for only a few years, initially selling baby dresses then eventually followed her passion for dressing up and thus Banana Clothing as a brand was born. She researches the latest trend in women’s fashion and have them produced locally. The brand’s latest collection of chic and trendy dresses, tops, and jumpsuits are suitable to wear in the office and casual events. 

  • AS by Alberto Sumague IG: @asumague FB: Alberto Sumague 

AS is a veteran brand supporting the local industry for more than seven years. Being proudly Marikina made, they ensure top quality craft with a friendly price. Styles are of understated elegance that suits ladies with fine taste. The brand can also be found in their Greenbelt 1 and Kamuning stores. 

  • Bag Buffet MNL IG & FB: @bagbuffetmnl 

Bag Buffet MNL is an aspiring brand offering a variety of chic and trendy bags perfected for girls of all ages. The owner, Ms.NicoleTallod, handpicks the bag details from leather to hardware to ensure the durability of her products. Her well carefully curated collections showcase bags and totes that caters to the taste of the young and fashionable. 

  • F & M Clothing 

F&M has also been around the bazaar scene for some good number of years already selling affordable yet on trend apparels that suits a wide range of the ladies’ market. They got denim jumpers and jackets; chambray dresses; knit dresses in stripes and solid colors; easy slip on cardigans and more. 

  • Sling MNL IG & FB: @slingmnl 

Trendy casual sling bags, wallets, wrist bags and bag charms fill the entire booth. With their good price strategy, one will be tempted to take home more than 2 of their items. Ladies of all ages flock to this booth to get their hands on these pretty slings. 

  • Koffee Clothing / Studs & More IG & FB: @koffeeclothing 

Koffee Clothing offers trendy silhouettes in understated colors that make it versatile to wear for work or leisure. Ms. Connie Cruz, the owner, carefully curates the collection for her brand which makes it seem like walking into someone’s closet with each item that can be mixed and matched. She started Studs & Gems just this year and the accessories here, of course, complement the Koffee apparel look. 

  • Wasteland IG & FB: @wastelandmnl 

Wasteland Manila was launched in 2014, aiming to bring fun and exciting products for teens, young adults and young at heart with products ranging from iPhone cases, accessories and other novelty items. One of their notable items is their printed iPhone cases which is a collaboration with selected St.Benilde Multi-Media students. The entire Wasteland Manila collection can also be found at their digital flagship store at 

  • MK Boutique IG & FB: mkboutiqueph 

Run by a shy couple, MK Boutique’s watches are fun, young, and artsy. If their collection still didn’t catch your fancy, you can ask to collaborate for your own unique customized design. The watches’ mechanics are Japan made while the bracelets came from Korea. 

  • Reigne x Ross IG & FB: @reignexross 

Named after the owner’s adorable daughter and son, Reigne and Ross, is a new player in the children’s apparel. Dresses for little girls comes in fun, eye popping colors and prints. Character bags, purses and other small trinkets are also being sold in their booth. 

  • Laurente Fashion IG & FB: @laurentefashion 

Laurente Fashion is another veteran in the bazaar business offering accessories, Vigan blankets and customized wood signage. Ms. Michelle Laurente brought in her line of accessories ranging from birthstone studs, stainless steel necklaces and bracelets, watches, and fancy necklaces. Along with the accessories is her fun, DIY, wood signage that can be customized with the help of their staff. Look closely and you’ll observe that all wood pieces are unique because they are all handmade by local Bulacan crafters. 

  • Twilo IG & FB: @twiloph 

If Twilo rings a bell, it’s because the brand pioneers in offering a mother and daughter matching apparel line. They have been in the business for 13 years supporting our local manufacturing industry. Come and check their current collection of printed dresses and tops, lace dresses that needs to be pre-ordered, and off shoulder tops in chambray.

The brands who participated in the bazaar will also be housed inside the Market Row Boutique, enticing the community for its upcoming opening inside Solenad. We all had a great time meeting Market Row's brand partners and taking home a bucket of loots from the bazaar.

And I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of my favorite brands from Market Row; Thank you Eightria Manila for my jacket, House of Flannels for the checkered blouses, MVT Mobile Stuff for the VR Box, Beauty and Body Balm for my brow brush, Laurente Fashion for the customized wooden name signage and Wasteland Manila for my chic Iphone Case.

Catch the second run of Market Row Bazaar at Solenad 3 Activity Center, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna on December 25 to Jaunary 3, 2017. See you there! Happy shopping!

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