You Deserve It: 10 Fresh Finds to Add to Cart This March

Kick off summer 2021 by adding these to your shopping list!

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ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

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(SPOT.ph) It’s officially March 2021 and yet somehow it still feels like we’re stuck in an endless, inescapable March 2020. With the quarantine period in the Metro coming close to the 365-day mark, we know many of you must be feeling a little down, realizing that you’ve spent a year stuck mostly in just one place. As maddening as the lockdown can be, one thing that’s managed to keep many of us sane the past year has been online shopping—admit it, you’ve taken retail therapy to new heights in this pandemic.

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Sure, mindless shopping can often be shallow and sometimes even unnecessary, but to look at it with optimism, buying new things can be the source of variety and spontaneity that going out and traveling once brought many of us. Purchasing new items—at least when you know how to choose—can not only improve our day-to-day lives, but brighten up our mostly mundane routines at home. That’s why we love showing you the best things to “add to cart” each month. This past month, we spotted cozy blankets to help you sleep better, cute bedroom slippers you can redesign, handy home accessories to make your space more #aesthetic, and more.

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Add these 10 fun finds to your shopping list this March:

Eco City Backpack in Ash Rose (P3,990) from Herschel

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Looking to replace all your belongings with sustainably made items? Check out Herschel’s Eco Collection in case you need environmentally friendly bags. Though the new pieces in the collection look identical to the regular line of bags Herschel has released throughout the years, they're actually made from post-consumer water bottles that are cleaned, melted, spun, and woven into fabric then sewn into the bags you see in the store. Each bag uses at least 15 recycled water bottles. The line includes some of their most beloved silhouettes and we’re especially eyeing their stylish City Backpack, which you can get in a pretty pastel pink shade. 

See a list of Herschel stores.

Valentine’s Day Air Force 1 '07 SE (P5,295) Nike

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February brought us all kinds of Valentine’s-themed finds featuring dainty designs and romantic colors. And just because the month of love is over, doesn’t mean you can’t still shop the pretty pieces it gave us. Nike got in on the season by revamping their famous Air Force 1 sneakers. You can now get the pair in a gorgeous design featuring a predominantly white exterior with pops of bubblegum pink all around. If you look closely at the Swoosh logo, you’ll notice that it has the word “love” molded into one side and the phrase “love for all” on the other—too cute to not add to your sneaker collection!

See a list of Nike stores.

Metro Tumbler (P1,800) from Lock and Lock

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You probably know South Korean homeware brand Lock and Lock best for their functional food containers, but we were pleasantly surprised to learn that they’ve also got some #aesthetic life essentials in their arsenal. They went the minimalist route with the release of the sleek, monochromatic Metro Tumblers, which are available in pink, navy, and gray and can keep your drinks cold for up to 38 hours or hot for up to 12. We’re in love with the fuss-free, form-meets-function design!

Available on Lock and Lock's website and Lazada.

The Future is Filipina Tee (P2,100) from Maison Métisse

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Local brand Maison Métisse has created a no-frills tee that celebrates the strength of the Filipino spirit and looks forward to a brighter future amidst these trying times. “The Future is Filipina” reads the white top in black font—perfect for a quick but stylish T-shirt-and-jeans look. The quote was embroidered by artisans from Laguna and for every purchase, the brand will donate 15% of the proceeds to Teach for the Philippines, an organization dedicated to providing quality education to those who don’t have access to it.

Available online.

Dotted Blankets (P5,000) from Kun-Kun

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Can’t seem to catch any Z’s? Kun-Kun’s ultra-cozy dotted blanket could seriously change the way you sleep. It’s semi-weighted, coming to about seven pounds on the scale. Most weighted blankets tend to be upwards of 12 pounds, so if you were worried about the maintenance work of folding, storing, and cleaning a weighted blanket, this one will be much more manageable. Heavier blankets are popular for easing insomnia, relieving anxiety and stress, and improving sleep quality, offering pressure and stimulation that help your body relax while you doze off. Aside from its heftiness, this blanket has a unique dotted texture made from a bubbled velvet material that is luxuriously smooth against the skin and feels almost like a soothing massage or pillowy hug around the body. It's filled with 100% cotton that makes the entire thing feel like sleeping on a fluffy cloud. You may just get the best sleep of your life!

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Available online.

Water Container Dust Cover (P180) from Mayang Apparels

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PHOTO BY Anna Manalo-Dela Paz

If you live in a Filipino household, you’re no doubt familiar with those unsightly blue containers that many families depend on for their home water supply. While they’re no doubt a life necessity, they can be kind of an eyesore in your kitchen or dining room. Luckily, you can cover them up at home with Mayang Apparels’ stylish dust covers. These dust covers are as simple and straight to the point as they get—they're made from fabric sewn into a boxy shape built to fit right over the water container seamlessly, maintaining its shape so as to avoid any odd-looking bumps. Though the dust cover conceals a majority of the water container, it still gives you full access to the spout. You can get it in a variety of colors and patterns for just P180 a piece!

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Available online.

Brow Freeze Brow Styling Wax (P1,500) from Anastasia Beverly Hills

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PHOTO BY Anastasia Beverly Hills

If you love fuss-free, easy-to-apply, natural-looking makeup products, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new Brow Freeze wax could be your new fave arch styler. The clear wax lets you sculpt and shape your eyebrows however you prefer, holding them in place all day long while letting their natural texture show. Wear it on its own if you want to let your regular brow hairs shine through or use it as a finishing touch over your go-to pencil or pomade to keep your arches sharply sculpted from morning to night.

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Available on Sephora.ph and at Anastasia Beverly Hills in Rustan’s Makati.

Indoor Slippers (P645) from Fuzzies

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Add flair to your loungewear and work-from-home OOTDs with Fuzzies’ cool bedroom slippers. The predominantly black slides feature a plush, comfortable footbed that promises to keep your feet feeling good all day. Plus, the design along the top strap of the slipper can actually be removed and replaced with a variety of stick-on accessories. Their selection of accessories includes four designs (P245 each) that sport tassels, beads, and other adorable ornaments.

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Available online.

Stan Smith Shopper Bag (P1,300) from Adidas

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Are you even a sneakerhead if you don’t own at least one iteration of Adidas’ best-selling Stan Smith sneaker? If the ubiquitous style is one of your faves to reach for, we found something you’ll want to pair with the shoes every time you wear them: Say hello to the Stan Smith Shopper Bag! This no-frills tote bag is modeled after the classic '80s-era tennis shoes, rocking a crisp ivory exterior and green details. On one side, you’ll see the Trefoil Stan Smith logo printed front and center—the same one you would find on the heel of your shoe. Meanwhile on the back of the bag is a Stan Smith patch with the legendary tennis player’s face and signature stamped on—yup, it's the exact same symbol you’ll see printed on the tongue of every pair of Stans, making this cool tote the perfect accessory to match your beloved white sneakers.

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See a list of Adidas stores.

Stealth 15M with Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Max-Q (P109,995) from MSI

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MSI Philippines recently introduced its latest lineup of powerful laptops designed for gamers, professionals, and tech enthusiasts. The Taiwan-based PC maker is kicking off 2021 with six new laptop models which are powered by NVIDIA’s latest RTX 30 series graphics chips and Intel Core i7 processors. We’re especially eyeing the sleek Stealth 15M laptop, which only weighs 1.7 kilograms with a thickness of 16.15mm, making it one of the world’s thinnest 15-inch gaming laptops. It promises great gameplay thanks to a large display, powerful cooling system, fast processor, high refresh rate, and more.

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See a list of authorized MSI resellers.

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