Celebrate Philippine heritage with these weekend food and fashion bazaars

Published July 16, 2021, 11:59 AM

by John Legaspi

See the best meals and fashions Filipino artisans have to offer

Photo from Katutubo Pop-Up Market

In our pre-pandemic times, the weekend after you received your hard earned cash calls for a trip out of town, maybe a little splurging on designer goods, and a heap serving of good food, whether they’re to-go meals or enjoyed inside fine restaurants. But for many spenders, the pandemic changed the way they shop. It affects not only how retail service is done but also the mindset of the shoppers on where they want to put their money.

To enliven the country’s economy, many campaigns have been established to encourage Filipinos to rediscover local artisanal works. Buying from homegrown brands and Filipino artisans not only gives you a piece of heritage in your home or closet, your purchase supports the culture and industries that hold the Philippines’ identity. With that said, let your July be a love affair with Filipino heritage by checking out this weekend bazaars serving the best local style and dining each island of the archipelago has to offer.

FILIPINO FLAIR AND FLAVORS

When: July 16 to 18, 2021

When: Activity Center, Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Philippine Fashion Coalition and Dama Ko Lahi Ko join forces in bringing local fashion and food to the spotlight with Filipino Flair and Flavors. The fair will feature the Filipinianas of Cora Manimbo and Tesoros, indigenous textile-made modern looks by Wear Your Culture, handcrafted furniture by Ventlif, and more.

TAHI LAHI

When: Ongoing until July 18, 2021

Where: Grand Atrium, Shangri-La Plaza

Another project led by Philippine Fashion Coalition, Tahi Lahi is a fair centering on local fashion and accessories. Expect to see the modern takes on traditional clothing and textile from Filipino designers and brands such as Noel Crisostomo, Vin Orias, Mjorian, Anna Casas, Barba, Basil, to name a few.

KATUTUBO POP-UP MARKET

When: July 16 to July 18, 2021

Where: The Bench Tower

The leaders behind Bench, one of the Philippines’ retail giants, invites everyone to a two-celebration of everything local as it turns its BGC headquarters into a mecca of Filipino flavors, design, and craftsmanship with the help of more than 50 local brands and designers.

Remember to bring your face masks and face shields. Happy shopping!

 
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