Easy Ways to Save-as-You-Shop Big at OFFPRICE Philippines

Still be mindful with our savings without compromising the quality of rewards we give to our hardworking self.

OFFPRICE (formerly TOPS – The Off Price Show) is Philippines’ largest roving outlet sale where premium lifestyle brands are tagged at up to 80% lesser from corresponding online or mall boutique prices.

Premium brands at ultra low prices is indeed a money-saving privilege every shopper desires to experience all year round. But that is just a dream because Offprice only visits key cities in the Philippines once in a year. Thus, when you really want to score big when it roves near your place, you have to be ready. Here are some practical buying tips when shopping at Offprice.

Know when it roves near you. Follow OFFPRICE PHILIPPINES across social media platforms. Knowing the roving schedule helps you to set healthy budget for shopping, schedule specific amount to be saved months before its opening and check which piece in your closet needs a new one or list new stuff you now need to own.


Some of the best deals I got from Offprice 2017 in Davao. A Parker fountain pen which still keeps on writing big-ticket deals until now (Top Left). A Zara white shirt with thin blue stripes (Top Right) and a French Connection green shirt with thin white stripes. Both favorites for office dealings or weekend escapades.

Offprice in fact, helps us to still be mindful with our savings without compromising the quality of rewards we give to our hardworking self.


Be there on the opening day. (You know well how the cliché means.) Offprice usually stops for only three (3) days in every city, usually on a Friday until Sunday. It has specified inventory on each branded piece. It is not for everyone to own. It is only for the early birds. Thus, be there at 11AM or even earlier. On the first day. Register for your lifetime membership card at the entrance for rebates from accumulated purchases (That is an additional savings).

Compare sizes. Most apparels follow a US size measurement. Check first if the Medium still snugly fits you or you might be fit to the Small. There are also Asian sizes though. Thus, check the sizes in every premium brand you hop in.

Hoard first. Don’t rush queuing to the fitting room with only a handful. Get baskets and hoard pieces at your size. You come in early. You deserve the dibs!

Fit. The Offprice staff are good at assisting you. Be kind to them. They group your choices into 4 to smoothen the fitting. If it does not fit well, let it go. Stains and tears are not really concerns with Offprice items, but it still pays to check. When you just love that particular item which is too loose for you, get it. Your tailor would still charge you far lesser than the brand’s real selling price.

Pay. Cards are accepted – Enough said.

Owning premium brands through Offprice does not make you a money splurger. Offprice in fact, helps us to still be mindful with our savings without compromising the quality of rewards we give to our hardworking self. Save as you shop!

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The usual Barber Chair to an All-IN Grooming Throne in Davao| Your CHOIce

Your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself.

Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek?

A decisive man knows this so well – the demand to be a “better him” surges as he set a loftier goal after every achievement. The exhaustion from these efforts no matter how smooth we may execute it, takes a toll on our look. THAT LOOK which whether we like it or not, becomes a suffix to our honorable name. An appeal which becomes part of our reputation. This is when you realize that you have to be thoughtful to the emperor himself. Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek? It is your CHOIce.

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My Choice : The usual barber chair to an all-in grooming throne

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Climbing up the corporate ladder demands sleekness. I always value both the credible first impression appearance and the winning presence of a won negotiation. Prospects crave for “that look” during the meet and greet while colleagues (competitors most of the time) capture that smirk the moment another lucrative deal is closed.

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Exists only for the gents who always give all-in to his craft, CHOI provides an all-in grooming service every barber appointment you make. If you are used to settle that a cut ends with a blow-dry, your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself. The CHOI experience bundles a relaxing massage and hot towel to the trivial barber routine, which revitalizes your zeal to success instantly after that last soothing wipe of lukewarm towel. The moment you look back at yourself in the mirror, you see a more vivid greatness in you.

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Ever since my first CHOI Cut, I have always been assured that pampering myself is something I can now doubt-free delegate. A semi-monthly appointment with your CHOI barber is a reinvigorating part of your work-life ratio. This propels the emperor in you to keep growing your empire.

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Planning to reserve a Barber’s Chair? No!

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That is the premium CHOIce.  

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Blazers for Balls | One is Velvet. One is Plaid

For as long as it fits your shoulders well, you can just simply choose which particular pattern is de rigueur to the varied attire-themed invitations.

V-neck tees for casual wear. Blazers for eveningwear.

What makes a blazer such a go-to wear piece for evening events is, you don’t have to be tied with the prescribed pair trousers (compared to suit). For as long as it fits your shoulders well, you can just simply choose which particular pattern is de rigueur to the varied attire-themed invitations, still owning that dashing dapper presence. You can’t be more frugal too of just simply using those smart slacks you are wearing at work to pair a well chosen blazer.

One is Velvet.

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For Black tie evening functions, every man is expected to clad the usual black blazer jackets or the all black suit. You are a dapper! Thus, Intend to wear one which stands out on details. The illustrious, Velvet.

Velvet to begin with, is such a luxurious textile to wear. But what makes a dapper sold to this as a gala wear is, the sheeny pattern when light kisses its smooth surface. Especially when it has embossed pattern (Brocade), Velvet definitely fortifies that the man behind it has a styling bar higher among the men at the gathering.

One is Plaid.

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As boggling as how it is to be read \plad\ to how it is spelled p-l-a-i-d, refrain wearing this kind of pattern when you are about to pitch simply because of the strategic reason to not destruct your listeners’ visual focus. That exact fact of not wearing this at work is the very reason why it is a surefire hit to wear this on corporate occasions. Plaid is such a perfect pattern to exude a retro debonair presence. It is an epitome of vintage elegance.

The Christmas parties of 1969 were filled with plaid wear pieces, both the bold and the fine details (Got this from Mad Men). For a retro themed gathering, revitalizing the plaid pattern is a such a modish choice. Among the types of plaid, The Price of Wales plaid is for me, has the most sophisticated appeal. The interlacing pinstripes which create the box patterns surely turn heads.



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Never disregard the effect of a sharply folded handkerchief at the breast pocket. A Shawl lapel is the best choice when you want to accentuate those shoulders and enhance that V-shaped stand. Get a sleek haircut-hairstyle of course. PHOTOGRAPHY: Jazzsayings, La Vie Photography, Wonologues

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Own a pair of collar sticks. You need those to stiffen the collar until the after-party. The plain maroon tie-pocket hankie pair (the colors should be the same) and the gray pants, stimulate the eyes to trace more the orange and blue pinstripes creating the plaid. PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Mae Joson, Lito Sy Photography

 

It is not a question anymore why you would add the blazer jackets in your styling artillery. The more pressing question now is, Which would you wear for the next social function? One which is Velvet? One which is Plaid?

Own more blazers as you own more V-neck tees.

Men’s Dandy Pieces for this Season’s Corporate Events : The RajoMan Holiday Collection

Wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry. 

 

 

There are clothes we own for the daily corporate dealings. There are also drapes we invest for the annual corporate events. May it be dressing up for your moment on stage being the top Closer of the year, or simply being a stand-out as you enjoy networking with the associates, Rajo Laurel’s 2017 Holiday Collection has just everything you want to wear on this season of social gatherings.

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Dubbed as “When I was 5”, festive colors, lavish fabrics and finishes of brilliant bead-work and enchanting embroidery define this year’s RajoMan Holiday Collection.

“We decided to call it “When I was 5″ because essentially my first memory of fashion was, I was with my parents at a party. I saw this lovely girl and for some strange reasons I was so attracted to her. I think she was a friend of my mom and she was dancing. And I asked her (as a five years old), are you wearing Tafetta? It was weird like she asked me what a 5 year old boy knows about what a Tafetta is. That’s what I remember. What I remember was the sound of the Tafetta when it was moving.” -Rajo Laurel


 

 

 

 

Bright jewel tones of deep plums, blissful blushes and luxurious blues dominate the collection with touches of sparkling golds and silvers.

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These “When I was 5” wardrobe made from luxurious fabrics such as tafetta, crepe and gazaar are just perfect garb for any Holiday junkets.

As you celebrate the year-end victory of being the best in your field, remember to wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry.


These pieces are of limited pieces per style. Reserve yours at houseoflaurel@gmail.com .

Men’s Premium Apparel Brands at up to 80% OFF : The Off Price Show in Davao

The only bazaar for the budget conscious yuppies who don’t want to compromise clothing quality and prestige over money-saving goals.

Zara, Ralph Lauren, GAP, along with other top apparel brands will be on sale at Davao Convention and Trade Center for this year’s Davao stop of The Off Price Show (TOPS), Sept 1-3, 2017.

TOPS shopping festival is your only chance this year to save up to 80% from corresponding online tags or mall outlet prices of premium brands. From corporate to athletic wear, grooming supplies to signature fragrance and even office and travel essentials, indeed the only bazaar for the frugal yuppies who don’t want to compromise clothing quality and prestige over money-saving goals.

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Spare at least 2,500p for this month’s pay and leave the venue this September 1 with a shopping bag full of either Forever21 or H&M, Puma or UnderArmour, Palladium or M-Zero. Photos owned by Diyosalife.com

Apart from the flaming racks with off-priced items, there would also be variety of entertainment and gastronomic stimuli for your shopping intermissions. A fashion show featuring the TOPS Model Search contestants will be held inside the venue and an array of food carts will also be available.

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Davao Convention and Trade Center is located at Torres Street right next to Davao Wisdom Academy.

TOPS offering a price drop of up to 80% on handsome brands undoubtedly, is the only 3-day-sale every auspicious hard-worker has the right to splurge their hard saved funds. I’ll see you there frugal souls, 11AM, September 1!

Fashion Weekend Davao 2017 sizzles Menswear with Tribal Flair

2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here!

As teased during the launching forum, Fashion Weekend Davao’s culminating fashion show Cruise 17| 18 sashayed virilely stylish collections of men’s wear for dapper yuppies on this year’s 4-ply climax show, Abreeza activity center, August 6.

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Follow through the captions for the CLOSER’S STYLE REVIEW : This Kadayawan tribe inspired DODJIE BATU menswear collection was personally the show’s spotlight.

Two parts were dedicated to the opportune celebration of Kadayawan 2017. Davao Fashion Design Council members paraded their garb creations inspired by the 11 Kadayawan tribes of Davao and their garment interpretations of the globally awarded furniture masterpieces of Davao jewelry and furniture designer, Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.


CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION INSPIRED FROM KADAYAWAN TRIBES


 

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BAMBA LIMON CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION: The usual formal shirts with pleasing tints and tribal patterns. Deals smooth closing ahead when you’re wearing these.

 

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ARMY UTILITARIANISM by WINDELL MIRA:  Who would have thought that there’s a glamorous robustness appeal from the coalescence of tribal patterns and army prints in one wear?! Impressive mix!

 

 

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DODJIE BATU CRUISE 17I18 COLLECTION: Paisley details, rear fashion twists and collar wing twitches. My favorite collection amongst.

 

 

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Shirt jack Barong with a tailcoat length like that of a Tuxedo. I covet wearing Barongs with the modern styles especially the shirt jack type. Had at least 3 of such style in my closet for work closing fat accounts. Though, personally ain’t too convinced yet with the twitches on the collar wings, seeing Batu’s fad twist on the rear of this piece somehow is a grabber of excitement and fascination to one of these days to close more deals donned with this.

 

 


ANN PAMINTUAN FURNITURE PIECES INTERPRETATION


 

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A solitary men’s garment interpretation for Ann Pamintuan’s furniture pieces, Batu continuous his tosses from the usual formal collar wings. (Below Left) Versions for ladies wear (Below Middle) Davaoena jewelry and fashion designer Ann Pamintuan (Below Right)

 

 

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A masterpiece by Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.

 

Completing the quartet fashion episode is the High Street Fashion display of appareals from Abreeza Mall’s own luxe brands. Lastly, “Kadayawan Faces” featuring makeup brand Artistry.

 

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Luxe Brand apparels as wash day style pieces. From Worship Generation Abreeza. (Below left) Collezione Abreeza (Below Right) GAP Abreeza.

 

 

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With Davaoeno designers making their creations a stitch of flamboyance more every year, indeed 2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here! See you next season!

Denims to Deals: Tricks to rock Denims at work

It is ideal to choose either the raw wash denim or the bleached denim. These washes appear plain and smart. Both finishes don’t have creases, distortions or high contrasting patterns.

Denim has that rugged appeal. An impression which the corporate dress code has stringent restrictions. A punctuation-near to a taboo clause on the human resource handbook. Undoubtedly though, Denim has this intra-occupational charm. Who would not want to mix a denim piece on their wear set for work? How to turn these denim pieces to be appropriate for corporate dealings?


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Type of Wash

It is ideal to choose either the raw wash denim or the bleached denim. These washes appear plain and smart. Both finishes don’t have creases, distortions or high contrasting patterns. A Raw denim finish could be blue which mimics the usual navy blue slacks perfect for corporate appeal. These could also be black, brown, any darker tint depending on the dye used. Bleached denim finish on the other hand, is the lighter but still plain versions. From white to light blue, depending on how long the bleaching was done.

 

Tag it along with Leather

For denims to be more corporately de rigueur, leather would be an ideal accomplice. Remember to filter which piece on your outfit to be the denim. Denim shirt paired with office slacks or a work smart shirt and denim pant in tandem, just don’t over dress a denim then, tuck in. Use a belt and a leather shoes with the same color. Brown leather is perfect for denim. Not the metal studded or the buckled. Try it also with leather shoes with minimal brogue details.

 

 


PICKS: SM Lanang Exclusive Denim Preview


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Black raw denim with stripes from SM Men store
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Shirt hues that rock when paired with denim pant from SM Men store.

 

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The unique appeal of Stand collar shirt from SM Men store would also look nice with your denim pant. Just tuck it in.

 


 

The fortification of being a Master Closer is when you have let the prospect sign on the dotted line. Your choice of wardrobe though, affects how people perceive you as a specific kind of breed. Clothing helps a lot on positive first impressions. As to for choosing to strut a Denim, the deal is closed more of HOW you are wearing a carefully picked wash and a not “over denim-ed” look.