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4 Shops that You Need to Visit Over the Holiday Break

Satisfy your need for cute items and must-have picks for your space

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Let's be honest, despite the busy streets and crowded shops, the holiday season is still the best time to shop. The rush is undeniable and discounts are too difficult to resist. You may go home tired and exhausted but the fruits of your labor are definitely worth it.

We know you've been saving for a new furniture or accessory so we've rounded up four shops that you need to visit for home items and other cutesy picks. Don't feel guilty because you deserve this reward! Plan your route and make sure to include these stops:

Urban Abode

Urban Abode is a furniture and accessories shop owned by interior designer Kristine Neri-Magturo and her husband Mike Magturo. The store holds well-curated items from different countries, but most of all, it holds locally produced products that promote Filipino craftsmanship. Make sure you check out their accessories and furniture items. 

Click here to learn more about Urban Abode.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Common Room PH

Common Room brings together local and homegrown brands under one roof as it serves as a place where Pinoy artists can gather and collaborate. If you're looking for an item that will complete your room or if you're shopping for New Year gifts, this store should be on your itinerary.

Click here to learn more about Common Room PH.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.


Planning to move into your new condo unit this year? Whether you're furnishing your first home or looking for quality yet affordable pieces, f1rst by Ito Kish is your best bet.

Click here to learn more about f1rst.

Photo by Jojo Gloria.

Craft MNL

Looking for handmade pieces and crafty picks? Craft MNL is the special place where you don't only get to buy items, you can get your creative juices flowing too! Craft MNL brings together artisans, small entrepreneurs and other creative people to create “a space to interact and share skills and resources.” Aside from getting your crafting materials, you can also join their fun and enriching workshops.

Click here to learn more about Craft MNL.

Photo by Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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