Shopping Shorts: Sale Events, New Pokémon Shirts

MANILA – Check out some of the latest news on the local business scene.

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Online furniture marketplace ITOOH Homestyle is set to hold a summer sale from March 15 to March 31.

Customers can expect discounts of up to 50%, free shipping, and installment payment options, among others. The brand has more than 60 merchants on board, including local artisan shops.

Some of ITOOH Homestyle’s top picks include the Modena Elmwood Chair (P5 032 from P6 290), Round Red Bamboo Folding Tea Table (P23 280 from P29 100), Pinya 4-Piece Plate Set ( P1 430 from P2,200), Cylia Kids Tipi Tent (P3,600 from P4,500) Carranglan Outdoor Set (P9,600 from P12,000) and Andrei Lounge Chair (P25,200 from P28,000).

ITOOH Homestyle also offers 1,000P, 3,000P, 5,000P and 10,000P gift cards.



Globe Platinum is offering subscribers a limited-edition Mundo Convertible Backpack created by social entrepreneur and President of Rags2Riches, Reese Ruiz.

Handcrafted by local artisans in Metro Manila from recycled woven textiles, indigenous fabrics and locally sourced leather, the backpack doubles as a structured shoulder bag for school or work .

It can be pre-ordered by Globe Platinum subscribers for P7,999. A World Vision school kit is donated to a child in need for every order placed through Globe Platinum’s #ForFutureHeroes program.

Along with the backpack, a parka, tote and shoulder bag are part of Ruiz’s limited-edition Mundo collection. Ruiz was chosen as a Globe Platinum Ambassador alongside visual artist Leeroy New and director Jay Oliva, who directed the hit Netflix series “Trese.”

More details are available on the Globe website.


Apple reseller Power Mac Center (PMC) has launched its 2022 “iPhone for All” campaign, which offers interest-free, no-downpayments to partner banks, as well as credit card-free options like Home Credit.

Customers can take home the new iPhone 13 (128GB) at P2 187.08 per month for 24 months, valid for select credit cards until December 31, 2022. Those without a credit card can also visit select PMC or The Loop stores nationwide to learn about mortgage financing options.

They also have the option to trade in their old phone of any brand for store credit and use it to upgrade to a new iPhone through its UpTrade program. They can go to a PMC branch or The Loop to have their device assessed, or do it themselves at home. Full guidelines are available on the PMC website.


Shopee kicked off the 3.15 Consumer Day sale, its first big event of the year.

The e-commerce platform is offering free shipping with no minimum spend, P1 and 10% daily offers from March 3, and welcomed actress Marian Rivera as its newest brand ambassador.

Customers can take advantage of said offers until March 15. New users can benefit from a 100% discount voucher with a minimum spend of P90 to a maximum discount of P90, as well as free welcome gifts.

ShopeePay offers include 20% cash back with partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Puregold, National Bookstore and The Generics Pharmacy. On March 15, users can enjoy 50% off charging on all networks, up to 100% cash back on paying bills, and a chance to win P100,000 when they send money to any bank or any Shopee account.

The Mega Brands sale through March 15, on the other hand, offers storewide discounts from brands including Pampers, Realme, OPPO, Adidas, Unilever Beauty and Deerma. Shopee Mall will also have hourly price drops on top-selling products.

Shopee also held themed sale days, with the rest of the range including Kids & Babies Day (March 11), Sports & Motor Day (March 12), Shopee Price Day (March 13) and Voucher Day (March 14).

Meanwhile, a special Women’s 3.15 sale will take place on March 15 to celebrate Shopee’s female sellers.



Swarovski embraces the wonder of color in a new line of products that celebrate self-adornment and home accessory.

Brought to life by creative director Giovanna Engelbert, the new collection launches colorful new lifestyle categories such as watches, writing instruments, phone cases, headphone accessories and more.

All products are available at Rustan or online at, or



Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo is set to release the second Pokemon Meets Artists UT collection on March 21.

The first collection debuted in August last year. The new offerings will feature unique versions of Pokemon by Magma, an artist duo who have won awards for their distinctive scrap collages.

For the new collection, the duo used helmets, balls, binoculars and stationery, as well as other scrap materials with different textures to represent Pokémon characters such as Pikachu and Magikarp.

Children’s items are inspired by the game screen for designs featuring Turtwig, Chimchar, Tiplup and other Pokémon.

These will be available in all Uniqlo stores nationwide, as well as on the brand’s website.

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