There’s always something fresh at Red Dot boutique, Laoag’s hot spot for style-savvy shoppers. The same lifestyle store which brought original Havaianas flip-flops in Ilocos three years ago has also brought in apparel by David and Goliath, a cult brand packed with quirky humor. The casual but absolutely not sloppy style extends to all David and Goliath products like purses, utility bags. fashion accessories and more.
New from the Brazilian Havaianas company are nifty Havaianas bags, made of the same superior DNA design of Havaianas flip-flops. The canvas bags come in fun and functional styles for all sexes, and they look sturdy to last for the long haul.
I was able to snap some eco-chic stuff for the eco-lifestyle lovers. Mary Ann Cua-Macaraeg, Red Dot’s big boss says that they are launching adorable, safe, lead-free toys in a month’s time. Good news for fellow Filipinos who prepare for the Christmas season as soon as September comes.
My personal pick, Envirosax eco-bag, so tiny yet packed with great green hopes.
Finding unique gifts is a breeze at Red Dot. There are whimsical stuff and thingamajigs that will surely cheer up anyone.
Oh, yes, let me not forget, a big collection of Pink Box accessories for the princesses is waiting to be explored. Don’t miss out on those fun kitschy items. Dare to express your individuality through accessories.
Boardroom to casual Friday
Another Red Dot salable line is Plains and Prints. Women on the go who are looking for practical-yet-stylish outfits trust this Filipino brand. The Farillas couple behind Plains and Prints knows fabric very well. The women’s clothing company has also grown into a complete lifestyle store. Quality, comfort and chic factors are foremost in every Plains and Prints creation. A woman in a Plains and Print outfit can confidently stand in a crowd of women dressed in foreign brands.
Their colors and designs are always chic, but never over the top. Even teens are attracted to the youngish appeal of Plains and Prints.
Gingersnaps is the fashion-forward pregnant mom’s shop. Her kids’ too. Styling infants to preteens with Gingersnaps is as easy as ABC. Mixing and matching their sassy, well-made basic pieces in fine comfortable fabrics is always fun for both mom and child.
After Gingersnaps was launched back in 1994, it has risen from being a local brand to a global brand that it is now. The Filipino-owned company has a growing number of stores in Asian cities, specifically Bangkok, Singapore and Jakarta.
Adolescent girls will also adore Just G, the teen line made by Gingersnaps. Trendy tops, hoodies and easy dresses come in the same excellent quality Gingersnaps is internationally known for.
Red Dot’s own Red Dot label for women is likewise selling pretty well.
Despite the arrival of giant retailers in Ilocos, Ilocano-owned Red Dot boutique, along F.R. Castro Street, just across the Laoag Sinking Bell Tower, continues to stay in the forefront of fashion.