August 04, 2017

Where to Rent and Buy Filipiniana Attire in Metro Manila

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  • August is finally here which means every student will encounter the same event every year, which is the Buwan ng Wika. In the Philippines, Buwan ng Wika is a celebration of history, culture, social and political factors in the country. It is celebrated all year round especially in schools and even in some office sectors.

    Have you encountered the same problem over and over on where to find the perfect outfit for you or your children during this celebration? Given the factor that your children will soon outgrow his or her Filipiniana as they age. For those who do not know, Filipiniana is a traditional gown worn by women in the Philippines during the Spanish Era.

    Barong on the other hand for men and also is the traditional wear of Filipinos before and even now. For those who do not know, Filipiniana is a traditional gown worn by women in the Philippines during the Spanish Era.

    These clothes are worn during the Buwan ng Wika, special occasions such as parties, events, and weddings. In most school, kids are asked to wear Filipiniana and Barongs for the month of August as a part of the celebration.

    We’ve listed down some shops on where you can rent or buy Filipiniana or Barongs in Manila.

    Camp Suki

    Image grabbed from Camp Suki’s Facebook Profile

    Nestled in Quezon City, this costume shop is filled with costumes beyond imaginable. From characters of every story book to Filipiniana’s in every era. They carry different kinds of Filipiniana’s, they have big wide skirts to dresses with a modern twist.

    Established in 1979, Lito Perez is the creative force behind this novel idea which was conceived when a customer asked for a gown to rent instead of ordering a special one. You could also choose from different accessories to match your dress.

    At Camp Suki, they transport you to a virtual museum that caters to the whims of each customer. For a decent price, you can rent out Filipinian for both children and adults. Visit their physical store at 786 Aurora Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City or give them a call at 0927-975-1683.

    Gowns For Rent Manila by Damsel

    Image grabbed from Gowns for Rent Manila by Damsel’s Facebook page

    An extensive one-stop rental shop in Metro Manila. Gowns for rent Manila by Damsel, let’s you rent out their gowns and costumes, including Filipinianas. You can choose from their wide array of products, even wear it modern or traditional.

    This shop also has a photo studio, perfect for customers who would like to have creative shoots for school or personal reasons. Rent is for Php 400 per hour and rent starts at P500. It’s not bad considering it also includes accessories and every gown is guaranteed clean. A bonus is that they also cater to every women, which means petite and plus sized women.

    You can visit them at LG4 Makati Square Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, contact them at  (02) 403 9507. For samples of their gowns and filipinianas check their Instagram (@gfrmanila) and Facebook (@GownsforRentManila) accounts.

    Kultura Filipino

    Image grabbed from APEC 2015 Philippines 

    One of the acclaimed stores for all your Filipino needs. Kultura showcases local artistry and craftsmanship, bringing together specialties from all over the Philippines for a unique shopping experience. You can buy all sort of products made proudly local.

    From delicacies to purses, Kultura offers lots of choices for expats. This brand carries Filipinianas and Barongs for everyone and for every occasion. You can pick different Filipinianas, from plain to intricate designed gowns and barongs.

    They also carry long and short dresses, almost all are made from pinya (pineapple) thread. SM Malls carries this brand in almost all of their branches. You can visit their store in SM Megamall and SM MOA.



    Image grabbed from Onesimus Facebook Page

    This brand is known for innovating men’s formal and office wear since the early ’90s. They have established a name and have been consisted in creating suits, shirts while maintaining the tradition and heritage of the Philippines. 

    Focusing on men’s clothes, they offer Barong Tagalogs that are used for any special occasions.  Onesimus continues to develop and create new products especially making it modern. They have also branched out overseas with their brand. You can visit any Onesimus branches in malls nationwide.

    Visit their branches at  SM Makati, SM Aura, Landmark Makati and their website www. for additional information or for ordering online.

    Also read: Expat’s Guide to the Philippines’ National Costume


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