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100 Brands Filipinos Love: Fashion and Lifestyle

100 Brands Filipinos Love: Fashion Lifestyle Brands in the Middle East


Fashion stands at the core of our very Pinoy priorities in this modern day and age. We love to look good, and we love to feel good! These are the fashion kababayans love, that not only guarantee a splash of style, but also Instragam likes!




100 BFL: Fashion


In the early 1900s, Peter Alexander Cormack, a barrel maker by trade, and his wife Annie made the journey from Wick, Scotland, to Canada. The couple settled in the small town of Herschel, whose population today is a mere 30 residents. Three generations later, brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack adopted their town name, founding Herschel Supply Co. in 2009, an in fashion leading business specializing in trendy back packs. Never did the founders once think that the brand and its products would become such a global fad in the world of fashion today.

A prominent style statement in the region, Herschel Supply Co. provides the everyday traveler with bags and accessories that have been thoughtfully designed to include details that aid in daily journeys. Featuring timeless silhouettes inspired by the world around us, each piece evokes a bit of nostalgia yet offers modern functionality.


100 BFL: Fashion


Galvanized by today’s love of everything beachy, their newest Spring 2018 Travel Collection is inspired by the lush islands of Hawaii. In this release, the Winslow garment bag was crafted to keep clothing in pristine condition while in transit. An integrated hanger bracket and garment cover makes it easy to pack and unfold upon arrival. The Winslow’s convenient trolley sleeve — also featured on the Bowen travel duffle — allows it to attach to Herschel Supply’s range of wheeled luggage styles, including the soft shell Highland carry-on, Campaign, and Parcel.


The popular hard shell Trade luggage series is now offered in more colorways than ever before, with Iceberg Green and Woodland Camo as the new additions. Returning favorites such as the Chapter travel kit — in regular and carry-on sizes — feature a range of seasonal tones and prints, including Silver Birch Palm and Black Pineapple.


GIORDANO: Trusted classics.  You can’t go wrong with Giordano’s versatile pieces that go from sporty to work basics, as well as casuals.


AEROPOSTALE: Who doesn’t love a good hoodie or stylish graphic tee? Aeropostale’s hip and vibrant pop colored apparel is perfect for all the teenagers and youths out there!


H&M: Trendy, affordable and diverse, H&M is every Filipino’s go to store for all things from basic to eccentric. Their colors pop, and their styles are fit for everyone!


SPLASH: Their sales are jaw dropping, and they always stay on top of the latest trends, all the more reason for Pinoys to love it!


FOREVER 21: Forever 21’s transforming seasonal and chic apparel is always at the top of its game. This label is also the hot stuff among many Pinoy Instagrammers and beauty vloggers!


CROCS: The number one footwear brand for comfort! Crocs ensure comfort wherever you go, perfect for long commutes, work hauls and casual hangouts.   Pinoys just love these!


SKECHERS: Where fashion becomes fun and style meets comfort! Skechers blends athletic and casual shoe styles together with functionality and vibrance, fit for anyone’s wardrobe.


SHOE MART: All shoe styles in one store for men, women and children. This Centerpoint brand is your one stop family shopping destination for all things footwear.



Illustrado 100 was made possible by sponsors: GiordanoLiali JewelleryMitsubishi UAE- Al Habtoor MotorsMichael Cinco CoutureMapúa Institute of TechnologyCentro – Amwaj Rotana Hotel , Max’s Restaurant Middle East and GVER – Your Friendly MarketPlace for Sharing

Co-Sponsors: Herschel Supply Co.Rove HotelsThe Medical City – Dubai , Filipino Institute UAEMPQ TourismJAMES Travel and Tours DubaiOff the Hook Seafood RestaurantThe Original Barrio Fiesta Restaurant – Dubai and Tapa King UAE.


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Author: IllustradoPGB

From the Middle East to the rest of the world, IllustradoLife shares the stories of Filipinos expats from around the world, providing a global venue championing the world class Filipino. IllustradoLife features articles on fashion and beauty, travel, lifestyle, business, events and other topics of interest to the international Filipino community from its mother publication, Illustrado Magazine.

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