“Opium den of the hopelessly fashionable” is what Harper’s Bazaar Singapore dubbed Itsie Bitsie boutique. The chic boutique located at Joya Lofts and Towers, just right across Powerplant Mall, Rockwell is all about resort wear. Their house selection focuses on resort collections, Spring-Summer fashion, holiday wear, swimwear and après-sun ensembles. Itsie Bitsie definitely fills the need of stylish and chic women suited for tropical climate like the Philippines.
My first visit at Itsie Bitsie was when I learned from Christine Dychiao that they house Alex & Ani.
Then I revisited the store soon after Ines, the owner invited Tin & I for lunch.
According to Ines, she’s been a fan of resort wear and that there are a lot of brands not readily available here in Manila. She felt the need to bring these brands to the Philippine shores for the Filipinas who want that hard to find swimsuit, or that coveted sandals.
The store was originally conceived in 2001 to cater to the affluent women of Manila who spend many weekends in their seaside homes and the top resorts of the country’s 7,100 islands. Soon enough, the company found its special niche in swimsuits that are both flattering and fashionable, sourced from an array of collections presented in the fashion capitals of the world.
All told, Itsie-bitsie was the first to introduce over 200 brands to the Philippines— both emerging and well established. Among them: Vix, Melissa Odabash, Ondademar, Manuel Canovas and Calypso St. Barth by Christianne Celle.
Itsie Bitsie is definitely a haven for all things chic and stylish. Ines travels to the United States few times in a year to research and find elusive brands that give that resort chic feel. So expect a pop of brand here and there as Itsie Bitsie caters to the evolving ways of fashion.
Here are some of the brands Itsie Bitsie currently has.
So True natural soaps that’s safe even for babies.
Hat Attack bags
Hat Attack clutches and Claus Porto Sabonete
Now, Aerin a brand created by Aerin Launder is now available at Itsie Bitsie. The collection is a mix of laid-back and luxurious styles that suits every chic woman who wants to exude femininity and confidence.
I’m lusting over this Aerin wedge. This is so me!
Bluma Project has just landed at Itsie Bitsie.
It’s a New York based company that offers intricate, bold statement hand-crafter jewelry that deserves enough attention.
Contemporary designs in bright hues make Bluma Project worth investing on.
Loving these intricately designed bangles.
Just in time for summer, Itsie Bitsie is having a swim sale. Get your favourites from Heidi Klein, Melissa Odabash, Ondademar, Mara Hoffman and Salinas up to 30% off.
I. Want. This. One. Piece. Swimsuit!
If you’ve got plans to visit any of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines, go shop at Itsie Bitsie for your chic summer key pieces that’s perfect for destination vacation or even just a staycation. Hurry, swim sale ends on May 4, 2014.
Joya Lofts & Towers, Joya Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Tel. no (02) 897-1821
Open from Monday-Sunday 1o am to 8 pm.