This Multi-Label Streetwear Shop in Cebu Proves Local Fashion Is All Good

Shop local at The Neighborhood Goods flagship.

The Neighborhood Goods
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) There’s nothing like shopping in person, especially when it comes to fashion. Clothes just hit different when you can feel the fabric on your skin and see how the item drapes on your body. Creative director June Bastida agrees; that’s why he set up The Neighborhood Goods flagship to carry the brand’s merch as well as other Filipino streetwear brands. On top of that, he also wants to inspire the next generation of creatives to be a part of the community.

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The Neighborhood Goods in Cebu store exterior
The striking facade of The Neighborhood Goods makes it hard to miss. 
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“We stay true to our name, that everyone is welcome here. We will always go out of our way to greet customers and make everyone feel welcome, regardless if you are already familiar [with the scene] or if you’re new to the community,” says Bastida. “We have and always will be people-based,” he said in an e-mail interview.

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The Neighborhood Goods in Cebu store signage
Who doesn't want some GVs?
PHOTo Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods

For Bastida himself, his brands The Neighborhood Goods and Killing It Daily are inspired by everyday life—music and pop-culture merch that riff on themes that are either trendy or nostalgic. Whichever direction he swings towards, he is unmistakably of the moment. How else could a physical store expand in the middle of a pandemic? 

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Meet the Neighbors

The Neighborhood Goods in Cebu store
The space has a spartan industrial vibe.
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods

The first iteration of the store included a barbershop and was opened in November 2017. Bastida eventually rebranded and opened the shop in its current form in May 2021 as solely a retail outlet, a one-stop shop for streetwear. Aside from Bastida’s own labels, they also stock Cebuano brands Velo7 Cartel, Dimebag, and Good Habits Cartel. The former is technical cycling gear, while the latter have cheeky graphic tees that’ll definitely stand out when you want to stunt for the ‘Gram.

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The Neighborhood Goods in Cebu store
Though they carry a majority of Cebuano brands, they also have streetwear brands from other regions.
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods

There’s also Organic Lifestyle whose name should already clue you in. Their current collection features high-contrast designs and, of course, organic forms. Pseudoperfection has a catchy name that’s made it to Manila via the Pursuit Fair. Its designs focus on basketball codes.

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These labels aren’t limited to T-shirts, even if those are the majority. They also have smaller items like caps, socks, totes, bags, and even stickers.

The Neighborhood Goods in Cebu merch
On a budget? Pick from an array of smaller items.
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods

The Neighborhood Goods also carries Manileño brands that you may already be familiar with, such as Don't Blame The Kids, Off High Clothing Co., Undrafted, and Wasted Story. There’s also the Pampanga-based fixture Revel.

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See the wide range of merch you can find at The Neighborbood Goods below:

Cycling jerseys from Velo7 Cartel available at The Neighborhood Goods in Cebu
Cycling jerseys from Velo7 Cartel (P1,650)
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods
Comfort Food Tee from The Neighborhood Goods
Comfort Food Tee from The Neighborhood Goods (P700)
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods
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M.E.F.G.A Embroidered Red Tee from The Neighborhood Goods
M.E.F.G.A Embroidered Red Tee from The Neighborhood Goods (P650)
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods
Fireball Tee from Killing It Daily
Fireball Tee from Killing It Daily (P690)
PHOTO Courtesy of The Neighborhood Goods
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The Neighborhood Goods is at 91 N. Escario Street, Capitol Site, Cebu City. For more information, follow their Facebook page or Instagram page.

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