The air is buzzing with holiday excitement, and it’s time to embrace the festive spirit at Soirée by Retail Lab. Set to transform The Fifth at Rockwell into a wonderland of shopping delight, this year’s Soirée runs on November 24-26 and December 8-10. It’s your opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping with a twist of uniqueness and creativity.
A Treasure Trove of Unique Finds
Imagine a place where the charm of the holidays meets a treasure trove of over 170 merchants. This is what Soirée by Retail Lab offers – a carefully curated selection of fashion, home, food, and lifestyle products. Expect to find everything from one-of-a-kind shopping experience, blending the magic of the holidays with a curated selection of unique products, brands, and other offerings that will delight even the most discerning shoppers.
Pandemic Birthed Brands Take Center Stage
In a heartwarming turn, Soirée shines the spotlight on brands that sprouted during the pandemic. These businesses, born out of resilience and creativity, are a testament to the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurs during challenging times. Hear their stories, share in their journey, and be part of their success.
Meet the Curators Behind Soirée
Behind this enchanting event are Rosanna Aranaz and Claud Baron-Paulino, the dynamic duo also known for Retail Lab, a multi-brand lifestyle store that houses local and homegrown brands with shops at the Powerplant Mall, Estancia, and Circuit Makati. The organizers of Soirée are no stranger to finding unique brands. With their keen eye for unique brands and passion for nurturing local talents, they have created a platform for these new brands to flourish and connect with the market.
“There were so many brands that have been founded in the past three years that we have grown to love and we’re so happy to bring them to you this November for Soirée,” shared Rosanna.
“We were so inspired by all the brands that started during the lockdown. Many of the owners had lost their jobs during the pandemic so they created new ways of earning money by doing what they love like baking and making perfume,” added Claud.
Some of the brands that holiday shoppers can look forward to at the Soirée include: Dreambee Books, which makes personalized children’s books that are wonderful gifts for your little ones this holiday season; The Kind Cookie for delicious chocolate chip cookies, which donates a portion of their earnings to various causes; Paint Polish, a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly nail polish brand which allows clients to create their own nail polish shade; Amara Parfum, which specializes in handcrafted perfumes, and; Casa Juan, which offers beautiful Filipino-inspired tableware.
Vintage Finds and Unique Gifts
Looking for something vintage? Soirée features Nirvana Collective, redefining the ukay-ukay experience with unique vintage finds. Additionally, Pause Lifestyle offers multifunctional scarves and other accessories that also make nice gifts, while Raja Watch Co presents exquisite timepieces that are made from the finest materials.
Support Local, Celebrate Filipino Talent
Soirée by Retail Lab isn’t just a shopping event; it’s a celebration of Filipino craftsmanship and entrepreneurship. Each purchase not only brings joy to your loved ones but also supports the growth of local businesses.
Join the Festive Shopping Experience
Ready to kickstart your holiday shopping with flair? Soirée awaits you at The Fifth at Rockwell, promising an experience filled with joy, discovery, and the spirit of the holiday season. Mark your calendars and make your way to this festive market!
Soirée is happening on November 24-26 and December 8-10, 11AM to 9PM at the Fifth at Rockwell. Access to the venue can be accessed through the elevator in front of Starbucks Reserve of Powerplant Mall.
We look forward to spreading the joy of the season with you!