After last year’s limited holiday gatherings due to the pandemic, everyone has been looking forward to a 2021 Christmas season that’s a little more relaxed, meaning longer mall hours, no curfew, and hopefully, gatherings with a bigger "family bubble."
While it's a good thing, it also means there will be more crowds at the stores. So, if you don't want to compete with other mall shoppers, we suggest you begin with your holiday shopping as early as now. And to help you make shopping easier, we have listed down below some of the hottest holiday collections that are available already. Enjoy!
adidas taps Filipino artist Egg Fiasco to design
Another Filipino artist is coming out with an adidas shoe! This time, local graffiti and mural artist Egg Fiasco designs the Ultraboost DNA City Pack, which features pops of orange and gold against the olive heel and navy upper. Other artists from Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand also created their own designs and twists to the City Pack.
Whatever your sport is, there's a shoe for you from Asics' Celebration of Sport collection—"a cross-category footwear and apparel collection that celebrates the power of sport to uplift the world."
It is a 46-piece collection that encompasses more than five different sports, including tennis, volleyball, and running. It also sees a wide apparel range and footwear across Asics’ Performance Running, Core Performance Sport and Sport Style categories in bright, bold confetti-style detailing.
Asics is available online and instore. Find out more about the Celebration of Sport Collection here.
Bvlgari comes out with raffia and canvas bags
It's always summer in the Philippines, and this time, we're getting a taste of Italy, too, as Bvlgari brings their Resort Collection 2021 to the country with a bevy of limited edition bags and matching textiles designed by Mary Katrantzou.
Raffia and canvas tote bags have been a seasonal staple for ages, but this collection includes bags that aren’t just for summer days but for the holidays as well. There's the Serpenti Diamond Blast that comes in two styles: top-handle and flap handle bag, the leather Bvlgari Logo Bags, and the Special Edition Canvas Tote Bag with butterfly prints.
The BVLGARI 2021 Resort Collection is on sale exclusively at Bvlgari Greenbelt 3 (Makati City). You may also view the e-catalogue at here.
Katy Perry headlines Gap's "All Together Now" campaign
Holidays are all about love, giving, and music, and this year's Gap Holiday campaign, "All Together Now" is all about that, starting with Katy Perry's rendition of The Beatles' All You Need Is Love.
“Music and culture have always been part of Gap’s heritage,” says Mary Alderete, Global Head of Gap Marketing.“When Gap first opened in 1969 with the fresh idea of selling denim next to a curated selection of records, Gap also committed to a founding principle – do more than sell clothes. We’re thrilled to further Gap’s mission in partnership with global icon and culture shaper, Katy Perry.”
In this campaign, Perry is seen wearing Gap's iconic arch logo hoodie, an oversized denim jacket, vintage soft joggers and a 100% recycled cropped puffer. It also includes models in Gap’s holiday collection, featuring an assortment of seasonal icons for the whole family, such as fleece sets, 90s-inspired denim pieces, and a variety of recycled puffers available in bright colors and textures.
Loewe gets playful this holiday season with their collection of small leather goods and accessories in bold colors and designs that remind us of childhood.
There are golden Anagram and Signature charms and felt grape and lemon charms too. There are felt, calfskin and brass flower branches to be given as bouquets. An AirPod case with the face of a cat, and pouches shaped like oranges, butterflies and snails; all of which can be worn on a strap like a necklace. Wallets, cardholders, phone cases and keyrings, and even a little elf-sized Amazona Nano bag.
Loewe also introduces the Amazona 23 bag for woemn, along with the Puzzle mini bumbag, the XS Military Messenger and Round backpack for men.
Those who would like to personalize their bags with charms can do so at their personalization service available in-store or as an easy-to-use online tool.
Michael Kors releases a star-studded ad campaign for Holiday 2021
The new Holiday 2021 ad campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens is bringing together two of the things we miss the most: travel and fashion.
“This holiday season, we really wanted to capture the heart of the holidays: traveling to celebrate with the loved ones we’ve missed so much,” says Michael Kors. “And what better way to do that than by sharing luxurious gifts and hitting the town, looking fabulous while you’re on the go? We all deserve a little extra joy, love and glamour this season.”
Featuring a star-studded cast including Kors himself, Bella Hadid, Bretman Rock, Lori Harvey, and Tina Leung, the campaign reminds us what holidays in New York City is like—glam, romantic, and definitely stylish. A range of sleek knit dresses and separates dominate the collection. While handbags for the season—in chain-link details, logo taping, and high-shine studs—add extra drama to the looks.
Monki releases a party collection
Keep your loungewear for now, and sparkle into the festive spirit in glamorous bold and metallic party wear from Monki. Add color and life to any party you go to in vibrant hues of green, purple, and hot pink, paired with shimmering metallics from the Swedish brand's latest collection. There are sexy holographic tops and trousers and metallic co-ords, and fierce power suits in the brightest colors.
“You’ll definitely spread happiness around you while wearing these pieces. The collection is born out of the bubbly kind of love for dressing up, which shows in the prints and colours. We wanted to create a bold collection that inspires people to express themselves.” says Caroline Carlryd, Head of design at Monki.
The featured collection is an online exclusive available from November.
Sodexo goes digital
Paper gift cards are so last year! Now, there's no need to worry about your lost, damaged or expired GCs because Sodexo, the trusted gifting and rewards partner, has gone digital.
If you're planning to gift Sodexo GCs to your loved ones, you can do so easily by using the “Share GC” feature on the Sodexo+ app. Those with SM Gift Passes can also do contactless transactions at SM Department stores, SM Supermarkets and SM retail affiliates such as Miniso, Forever21, and Our Home, among others using the same app. You can even convert your digital GCs into e-vouchers of leading e-commerce platforms such as Shopee, Lazada, ZALORA, Grab and FlowerStore.ph.
But the best part? You can still enjoy the "change" whenever you buy things that are worth less than the amount of your GC.
“With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to collaborate with our clients in recognizing the grit and perseverance of their recipients throughout these trying times by sending high-value rewards they can be proud to give. After all, sending out meaningful gifts should not have to be unsafe or complicated,” says Sodexo Marketing Director, Sharon Kayanan.
The Sodexo+ app is available on both iOS and Android smartphones. For more information on Sodexo+ and Sodexo’s Christmas deals and offers, visit and sign-up here.