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Shop at All-Filipino Brands in Zalora Marketplace

July 7, 2014

Asia’s premier and leading shopping site Zalora has brought an exciting roster of new Filipino fashion talent to online shoppers through the recently launched Zalora Marketplace. I love businesses that support Filipino Talents!

Zalora showcased the amazing all-Filipino made products from upcoming boutiques, in one special event held in 12 Monkeys in Century Mall. Bloggers, friends of Zalora and media guests witnessed the exciting launch of Zalora Marketplace, and yes, I was there with clingies – Rodel and Earth.

I instantly fell for the new products on display in the lobby of 12 Monkeys. It is always a treat to get to know new brands which give you fashion options that are not readily available in the malls. At least, you wouldn’t be worried that everyone will be wearing the same thing. Truly a win-win deal for shoppers and business owners who may not have the facility to start an online shop or physical store.

 Click Read More to see more brands from Zalora Marketplace..

Jessica de Mesa, Head of Sales & Marketing for Marketplace said, “We connected with the most amazing local fashion entrepreneurs in the process of building Marketplace. As we continue to grow ZALORA Marketplace and seek out new talent, one thing we remain certain of is that Southeast Asia’s fashion industry is alive and flourishing.”

What we are aiming to create is the biggest online fashion community in the Philippines by connecting designers and sellers with their customers via ZALORA Marketplace,” said Arianne Kader, Head of Operations for Marketplace. “It’s also an opportunity for our team to support boutiques by sharing strategies that will help them become stronger online fashion entrepreneurs.”

I love this “Take Me to London” flats!
For the boys!

Zalora does know how to make a grand launch by raffling off Php4,000 worth of Zalora products and grand prizes like iPad Mini and Watch. Too bad, I didn’t win. I lost my connection and only got to upload this picture with Lush Angel 🙂 I was on a fan-mode and was truly happy to meet her.

She won a Daniel Wellington watch that night!
 Congratulations girl!
So happy to spend the night with these beautiful people!
Yuki, Earth, Rodel and Angel
I also enjoyed the margarita 🙂
When I posted an Intagram photo of the featured products, my friend thought Zalora has set-up a physical store. It would have been awesome to actually see and experience the product before buying, but I am still okay with online shopping (how much do I love online shopping?! see here). Receiving a package like a gift is enough to make you smile in a gloomy day. I have yet to shop at Zalora, and will surely share the experience here. 
Thank you Zalora for having us, and congratulations to the awesome event!

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