Local-made. Marikina, to be exact. Yes, folks. I’ve managed to stumble upon a seller of Marikina-made shoes over at the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar held at Ayala Alabang, which I went to last Saturday. This ought to be good news for those of you who are looking to buy pairs made from Marikina.
PILL. Proudly Philippine-made.
When I asked the sales person regarding the designs. I was informed that the owners of Pill are behind it. Personal thoughts on the current selection (or the ones available at the bazaar), most are influenced by trends. Selling factor now boils down to quality of materials used and workmanship. Shoes are still pretty rough around the edges, clearly noticeable that they’re local, but over-all I’m pretty happy that the local shoe industry is still very much alive and active.
Sharing a couple of pairs that captured my attention.
One bears hardware as it’s studded embellishments creates a rough edge to this bootie in stilts.
The other offers a more glam take on a cross between a glad and a bootie (glootiator? I kid) But I believe this shoe design has become quite common in heeled shoes nowadays.
: Robinsons Place Manila, Theatremall – Greenhills, The Ramp – Glorietta, The Ramp – Trinoma, Crossings – Shangri-La, Robinsons Galleria
You can also check out their multiply site: http://pillfootwear.multiply.com
Have any of you bought pairs from Pill? Thoughts on the design and make?