How do you shop?


SCARF and jacket, Zara; shoes, Shoeservice.com by Aren Pe

As people get ready for full-throttle holiday shopping mode, we ask some students about their approach to this favorite pastime

Jeb Balatbat

“I usually go for the brands that carry European styles. They have a fit that’s closer to my size and build. I look sharp, sleek and never lousy.”

Kiana Valenciano, 19, Raffles Design Institute

“I look for a good fit, the way it’s cut, and its timelessness.”

Iman de Mesa

“I will always base my choices on the potential for mixing and matching, as well as comfort.”

TOP, FOREVER 21; shoes, thrifted; bag from a bazaar

Kitty de Leon Ureta, 25

“It just has to be unique!”

Shane Lauder, 23

“It has to be of good quality, near-perfect fit and comfortable, even if it is corporate wear!”

Brenda Lauder

“I love color! And I’m very random when I pick out my stuff, so I guess they have to stand out.”

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