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CDO celebrates 45th anniversary with a younger look

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:42 AM

The brand refreshes its identity while remaining loyal to its mission, producing 'Food That Brings You Home'

Indonesia's Indofood eyes $3-billion purchase of noodle maker Pinehill

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The maker of the popular Indomie is looking to buy British Virgin Islands-based Pinehill

INDOMIE. Indonesian food giant Indofood produces this popular brand of instant noodles. Photo from Shutterstock

Uniqlo Philippines launches online store

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATE) Uniqlo Philippines' online e-commerce platform is live

UNIQLO ONLINE. The Japanese retailer is set to launch its e-commerce platform in the Philippines. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Bench teases next endorser with 'Crash Landing on You' reference

May 27, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Is Hyun Bin the latest Bench model?

Coronavirus doom means boom for pasta makers

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:35 PM

French and Italian companies say demand for pasta has surged, as consumers stock up while on lockdown

A man wearing a face mask buys pasta in a supermarket on March 16, 2020, in Pfastatt, eastern France, as people stock up on goods amid the outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus. - The French president is due to address the nation on the evening of March 16, with many expecting him to unveil more strict home confinement rules in a bid to prevent the virus from spreading. France has closed down all schools, theatres, cinemas and a range of shops, with only those selling food and other essential items allowed to remain open. The balance sheet of the epidemic climbed to 127 dead and 5,423 confirmed cases in France. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

Davao Occidental tops Zamboanga in low-scoring MPBL semis

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:33 AM

The extremely low-scoring affair set a number of MPBL records, including the lowest points combined in a game of 75

TOPSCORER. Emman Calo emerges as the lone player in double figures in Game 1 of the semifinals series between Davao Occidental and Zamboanga. Photo from MPBL


Corona beer says U.S. sales not hit by confusion over virus name

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Coronavirus and Corona beer? The company behind the alcohol brand says this is a non-issue.

LOOK: Be the very best with this Penshoppe x Pokemon collab

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Pi-pika-pi! (That's Pikachu for 'Yes, please!')

LET'S GO PIKACHU. Penshoppe collabs with The Pokemon Company for limited run. Photo courtesy of Penshoppe

LOOK: The girls from Twice are now Bench endorsers

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Heads up, Onces!

BENCHSETTERS. Twice greets their fans as they are announced as the newest endorsers for Filipino clothing brand Bench. Screenshot from Twitter.com/Benchtm

Japan cosmetic giant Shiseido gambles on 'Made in Japan' boom

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Shiseido builds its first domestic factory in 36 years, hoping to capitalize on a boom for 'Made in Japan' products, in competition with Korea's K-beauty craze

Prices, top picks: Anastasia Beverly Hills opens first kiosk in the Philippines

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The brand finally opens a permanent physical store in Manila

BROW-WOWS. The cult favorite brand opens a permanent physical kiosk in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Rustan's Beauty

LOOK: Lisa of BLACKPINK is the newest face of Penshoppe

Nov 06, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Lisa is officially in Penshoppe's area!

New Era Cap Philippines releases streetwear line with Apo Whang-Od’s designs

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The line features several pieces inspired by the art of the 102-year-old traditional Kalinga tattoo artist

WHANG-OD. Art by the traditional Kalinga tattoo artist is printed on streetwear by brand New Era Cap Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fashion leaders take on calls for sustainability

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Last month’s fashion shows displayed designers’ eagerness to contribute to climate change efforts

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Going global

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Why are there not a lot of Filipino brands taking center stage globally?

Forever 21 stays open in Philippines, says SM Retail

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Forever 21 finds love in the Philippines, even as its parent company files for bankruptcy in the United States

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The move will see the retailer close up to 350 of its stores worldwide, including up to 178 stores in the US

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: A Forever 21 store stands in Union Square in Manhattan on September 12, 2019 in New York City. The Wall Street Journal reported that the retail chain is planning to file for bankruptcy as soon as Sunday. The company is refuting these reports and said they plan to continue operating a vast majority of their U.S. stores. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Miss Universe Organization announces new crown for 2019

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Mouawad is the new crown provider for the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘How about according to zodiac sign?’: Netizens mock ‘brand coding’ traffic scheme

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Commuters brands the traffic schemes considered by the MMDA as 'band-aid' solutions, especially when the public transport system remains a mess

How about you’re banned from EDSA according to the car you drive?

Sep 02, 2019 - 3:05 PM

A former Pagcor consultant submits ‘brand coding’ traffic scheme proposal to MMDA

BRAND CODING? A former PAGCOR consultant proposed a traffic scheme that will ban certain vehicles per day based on their make. File photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

LOOK: Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' collection for H&M is out

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Cop Ari's aesthetic with merch inspired by her latest album

MERCH. H&M releases a collection inspired by Ariana Grande's album 'thank u, next.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

Nike's Jordan Brand inks rising star Zion to shoe deal

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Five months after suffering an injury when his Nike shoe blew apart, No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson inks a multiyear deal with the Jordan Brand

IN DEMAND. Michael Jordan believes that the much coveted Zion Williamson can ‘shock the world.’ Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Datu Puti, Silver Swan free from synthetic acetic acid – PNRI

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:22 PM

NutriAsia says that the Datu Puti and Silver Swan brands have always been subjected to testing since 2001

CLEARED. A PNRI test conducted last May showed that Silver Swan and Datu Puti had gone through a natural fermentation process. Photo from Shutterstock

Luxury fashion brand Prada to shed animal fur from collection

May 23, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Goodbye animal fur! The Italian fashion house says that its lauded decision stems from 'a positive dialogue' with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA)

Rihanna teams up with LVMH to launch luxury fashion brand

May 12, 2019 - 4:26 PM

The new luxury house will be called Fenty after Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the singer's real name

Adulting 101: Your guide to 3-in-1 coffees in the Philippines

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Which is your favorite?

Photos and prices: Alexander Wang x Uniqlo's Spring/Summer 2019 AIRism collection

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The collection features Uniqlo's AIRism fabric

Image courtesy of Uniqlo

LOOK: Janine Tugonon models for Venus Williams' clothing line

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The former Miss Universe Philippines also reunites with Shamcey Supsup during the latter's US vacation

LOOK: The Adidas x Game of Thrones collab drops March 22

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:22 PM

A limited-editon Ultraboost collection is coming

CAN'T WAIT? The GoT x Adidas collection drops ahead of the final season's premiere. Image courtesy of Adidas Philippines

Louis Vuitton drop Michael Jackson clothes from new collection

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The brand pulls out the Michael Jackson-themed clothes in the wake of the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary

IN PHOTOS: Nadine Lustre’s H&M swim collection is here

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Which suit are you thinking of rocking this summer?

SUMMER READY. Nadine Lustre's swimwear collaboration with H&M hits stores today. Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

LOOK: Uniqlo's Gudetama collection is simply too cute

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which graphic tee design are you egg-cited for?

Heart Evangelista is Kamiseta's creative director

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:16 AM

This isn't Heart's first time working with Kamiseta

FASHIONISTA. Heart models one of her creations for Kamiseta. Image from Heart Evangelista's Instagram

Luxury watchmaker Philippe Charriol killed in car accident

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

The man behind the luxury Charriol brand was tragically killed in a race car accident at the Le Castellet track

Philip Morris eyes insurance incentives in campaign for vaping products

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Philip Morris is seeking lower insurance rates for smokers who switch to their 'smoke-free' IQOS products

Shutterstock photo


Maine Mendoza is working with makeup giant MAC again

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Maine flies to New York to work on a new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe dead at 40

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:29 AM

'Whilst we can’t imagine a world without you, we promise to take care of each other and will work hard to continue your vision,' writes Deciem on Instagram

DECIEM FOUNDER. Brandon Truaxe, who founded the skincare brand Deciem, dies. Image from Deciem's Instagram

The world cupped: The inside story of the bra

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Bras made by most French lingerie brands take up to two years to make and are altered around 40 times on average

First impressions, prices: Eco-beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:45 AM

It’s a new brand that promises sustainable and ethical beauty products at an equally ethical price point – but does it deliver?

Images courtesy of Love Beauty and Planet

5 Filipino beauty brands to hoard when you’re in Manila

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

For beauty junkies looking for their local beauty brand fix

GO LOCAL. These homegrown beauty brands are worth a try. Photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler, and from the blk, In Her Element, and Sunnies Face Instagram pages.

Chanel sheds exotic animal skin from fashion line

Dec 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The luxury brand has banned the use of lizard, crocodile, and snake skin in any of their creations

Bretman Rock is releasing a Filipino-inspired collab with ColourPop

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The collection drops on November 9

PINOY PRIDE. Bretman Rock pays tribute to his Filipino heritage with his upcoming ColourPop collection. Screenshot from Facebook.com/thebretmanrock

Skincare brand Sunday Riley admits posting fake Sephora reviews

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Do you trust reviews on beauty retailer sites?

SATURN REVIEWS. The Sulfur Acne treatment mask is one of the products in question. Image from the Sunday Riley Instagram account

IN PHOTOS: blk's first anniversary party serves straight-up '90s realness

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The makeup brand brings the beloved decade back to life

'90S QUEEN. Anne Curtis has some fun at blk's '90s inspired anniversary party. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: BLK’s new collection will make '90s kids’ hearts skip a beat

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Anne Curtis turns up the nostalgia with the makeup brand’s latest collection

BLK TO THE 90s. The makeup brand's newest collection takes millennials on a nostalgia trip. All photos courtesy of blk cosmetics

Deciem founder announces company shutdown 'until further notice'

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

'Please take me seriously,' says Brandon Truaxe

GOODBYE, THE ORDINARY? The Deciem founder announces a shutdown in two months' time.

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1 billion

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Donatella Versace says the takeover is 'essential to Versace's long-term success'

MICHAEL KORS X VERSACE. A window display in a mall advertises the fall collection of Michael Kors on September 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Disney x ColourPop is making the internet freak out – we can't blame them

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Plus: Tips on how Philippine-based beauty junkies can get their hands on 'em!

DISNEY X COLOURPOP. The e-commerce makeup giant and Disney are set to release a full collection. Image from the ColourPop website

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis and friends visit Sydney for blk cosmetics

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Koalas, Sydney Harbor, and IG-worthy snaps, anyone?

Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues – study

Aug 18, 2018 - 5:33 PM

A new type of Filipino consumer that is socially aware is on the rise, and businesses have to keep up with them to stay relevant

RESPONSIBLE. A study says a certain group of consumers are seeking for more meaningful purchases. AFP photo