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Vestido Manila lets you shop for preloved fashion pieces for a cause

By John Legaspi

“Rental clothing is the future of fashion,” it has been written in a Bloomberg article. This kind of service model addresses environmental issues that the fashion industry is facing. It also gifts everyone a chance to don designer pieces and other luxury goods without breaking the bank.


Brick-and-mortar stores such as Rent the Runway and Armarium started the initiative of opening fashion closets for the masses to enjoy and return—a solution to the perils brought by the industry’s excessive use of resources and production, which eventually ends up in landfills.

Pursuing the same mission, Vestido Manila opened in the Philippines placing international items from labels like Gucci, Tom Ford, and Celine, and local pieces from designers Rajo Laurel, Vania Romoff, and Ivarluski Aseron, to name a few, up for rental at a reasonable prices.

As the coronavirus threat looming in most parts of the country, Vestido Manila decided to temporarily stop its rental service and take on another philanthropic path to help the country combat the pandemic.

The new initiative Fashion for Others aims to extend the lifespan of clothes and provide shoppers access to exclusive pieces at a special price, while giving them a chance to give back to the community. The shop partnered with designers, stylists, and celebrities to sell their preloved items with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the shoppers’ chosen charity.

Shoppers can purchase items for as low as P1,800 and choose to give their money to Vestido Manila’s beneficiaries: The Moments Group, Rajo Laurel Group, and PAGASA (People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action).

The money collected will be given to each group’s initiatives. The Moment Group’s Project Nourishment will provide food packs to medical teams, construction workers, and quarantined patients. Rajo Laurel Group will fund its production of personal protective equipment (PPE). PAGASA will produce survival packs to be given to families and communities that have lost their livelihood.

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🏷SOLD • Martin Bautista dress • S • 8000 php

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Here’s how you can shop for a cause:

  1. Visit @vestido.manila on Instagram and shop from the Fashion For Others collection. Check out pieces from stars like Judy Ann Santos and Pia Wurtzbach, to stylist Pam Quiñones and designer Martin Bautista.
  2. Send a direct message to make a purchase. Shoppers will be given 24 hours to pay for the order.
  3. After payment, take a photo of the transaction slip and send to Vestigo Manila via direct message. Also, indicate your chosen beneficiary: The Moments Group, Rajo Laurel Group, and PAGASA.
  4. Expect delivery of your purchase in seven to 14 days following the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine.
  5. Stay tuned to @vestido.manila for updates on delivery of goods from partner organizations to communities in need.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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