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The Alley at Karrivin
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Binondo
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Makati Cinema Square
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Quezon City Memorial Circle
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Poblacion
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Aguirre Street
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First United Building
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Kubo by PIOPIO
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Estrel's Caramel Cake
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Carl Jan Cruz' Best Spots in Manila

Cruz' eponymous brand, founded in August 2015, is growing into what is becoming synonymous with contemporary Filipino fashion, one deconstructed piece of denim at a time. He regularly casts members of his community when creating visuals for the brand as part of an ongoing collaboration with photographer Renzo Navarro. The people who love, buy and wear Carl Jan Cruz went from fans to ambassadors, expanding on the community-based work the brand is focused on. The lived-in comfort of his garments challenges today’s dictum of glamour; it is neither Gucci-esque nor Prada-ish, but rather a mosaic of his diverse roots. By taking heed of his transits from London to Manila, and Manila to his hometown, Albay – he creates a “visual autobiography” combining the earthy mood of the tropics and the foundational influences of the European high street. Check out Carl's best spots to Manila below.

Cruz' eponymous brand, founded in August 2015, is growing into what is becoming synonymous with contemporary Filipino fashion, one deconstructed piece of denim at a time. He regularly casts members of his community when creating visuals for the brand as part of an ongoing collaboration with photographer Renzo Navarro. The people who love, buy and wear Carl Jan Cruz went from fans to ambassadors, expanding on the community-based work the brand is focused on. The lived-in comfort of his garments challenges today’s dictum of glamour; it is neither Gucci-esque nor Prada-ish, but rather a mosaic of his diverse roots. By taking heed of his transits from London to Manila, and Manila to his hometown, Albay – he creates a “visual autobiography” combining the earthy mood of the tropics and the foundational influences of the European high street. Check out Carl's best spots to Manila below.

The Alley at Karrivin

"It's a great 'one stop shop' experience that's composed by amazing galleries, stores, and restaurants: Toyo, Panaderya, Sidechick, Aphro, ArtinFormal, and Bellas Artes Projects to name a few"

Binondo

"World's oldest China town. Amazing food and supply finds"

Poblacion

"For those chill times you only want 'one drink' "

Aguirre Street

"Filipino multi brand Tropa Store and Hoodwink are here along with other contemporary int'l brands and outlets like Archives"

First United Building

"Amazing block parties and an emerging community of creatives. Celine Mallari and Jao San Pedro's works are to be seen here too"

Kubo by PIOPIO

"Amazing curated young artisanal finds. They also host a series of fun workshops!"

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Estrel's Caramel Cake

"No exaggeration - the best caramel cake in town"