Looking for an Online Store in the Philippines

Today, I tried searching for “online store Philippines” using Google. I wasn’t surprised to see big-time online stores on the first page of the search results. An online store in the Philippines usually looks a lot like Ebay, with a professional front and strict, secure payment methods such as Paypal.

But I’m looking for online stores in the Philippines that come from little niches, those that sell just twenty items instead of twenty million. An online store in the Philippines that offers just a few bags, or a few bracelets, or perhaps a handful of earrings is a great nook to keep coming back to.

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For me, supporting little businesses are a great way of encouraging entrepreneurship among Filipinos. If you patronize an online store in the Philippines, you are also helping support the budding business of microbusinesses that seek nothing but to thrive on their own. In addition, a small online store in the Philippines usually provides work for others instead of adding to the pool of unemployed who happen to be looking for work. Every independent online store in the Philippines helps alleviate unemployment in a small but definite way.

Many an online store in the Philippines usually open up shop in Multiply. For example, Therapy bags is a successful online store in the Philippines selling a few bags made by the sellers themselves. Instead of outsourcing, the owner of the site actually makes the bags. Of course, making the bags entails help – thus, a few craftsmen were employed to help in the production process.

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Every online store in the Philippines helps sustain creativity and perseverance. Filipinos are known for being crafty; it’s about time we gave designers and craftsmen the credit they deserve. So, instead of looking for designer bags and expensive accessories, why not save money and lend a hand to struggling businesses by buying from small online stores in the Philippines? You’ll also be helping the economy and at the same time keeping your carbon footprint to a minimum.

The next time you chance upon a small online store in the Philippines, try not to close the browser with haste. Feel free to look around, see what they have to offer. You just might be surprised at how many great finds you’ll find in even just a small online store.

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And yes, feel free to browse my online store and fashion blog! Even if you don’t buy anything, you just might get ideas on how to accessorize for tomorrow. ^_^

Where to Get Fashionable Maternity Clothes

I’m not yet married, and I’m definitely not yet a mother. But a lot of my friends already have kids and I’ve noticed how most of them still exert an effort to look good even as they seem busy with household chores or their careers. Although I have yet to experience how it is to get pregnant, they keep telling me where to get fashionable maternity clothes.

One thing they do share with me about fashion and having children is that there are so very few stores out there that offer fashionable maternity clothing at a reasonable price. They tell me that most stores focus solely on comfort but with very little chic factor.

This is rather unfortunate. Mothers are still the same women they used to be before they started conceiving. They may still be concerned about their weight, about their clothes, and will be especially more concerned about their body image because pregnancy really changes the body, before and after the child is born.

Some of the mothers I know end up buying plus size clothing instead of proper maternity clothes. They say it’s actually much cheaper to avail of extra large clothes instead of maternity clothing, something which saddens me even more!

Women deserve great clothes, whether they’re single, married, pregnant, or otherwise. There should be more stores that offer fashionable and trendy maternity clothes. And because having a baby entails a lot of expenses, there should be discount clothing available for pregnant women, too.

When it comes to fashion, why should single women have all the fun? Pregnant women also deserve to be equally hip and trendy as their single counterparts. Yes, there are stores where you can get fashionable maternity clothes, but there are way too few compared to our options when we don’t have a baby bump. Hopefully, the fashion world notices this relatively untapped market and does something about it soon.