The newest brainchild of Carla Sison and Borgy Manotoc is a multi-brand lifestyle store called Tropa. The brand’s aim is, “to be the destination for all your vacation essentials, bridging the gap between people from different backgrounds, building a community with one common denominator: creating a fresh perspective to tropical living.” They carry items from Filipino brands ranging from clothes to accessories to candles and lip balms. They are able to offer their customers a mix of function and design, thriving on community and experiences.
If you haven’t visited their store in Legaspi Village yet, we’ve listed some brands that are available in their store. Check out the list and start shopping.
This vintage inspired clothing line offers tropical basics perfect for Philippine climate. Their minimalist pieces range from tops, skirts, shift dresses, and jumpsuits. Made of linen, they come in muted colors like oat and vibrant ones like tangerine and berry. Their lookbook entitled Splicewas shot in Melbourne and featured their debut line. Splice was shot in collaboration with Australian creatives Georgia Gaillard and Nicole Saliba.
With fabric hand-dyed in the most natural process, clothing from Eairth have varying colors. The result of the dying gives different hues, making each piece unique. Aside from wearing them in the city, surf and swim and these clothes will not get damaged.
Fill your room with scents from their artisanal candles. Get their full-sized ones in scents like Cedarwood & Pine or Fig Tree & Cassis. They also have natural soy candles packaged in tin cans with scents like Cinnamon Spice + Mint and Black Rose & Oud.
Aside from the brands they carry, Tropa also has an in-house line. For men and women they have soft T-shirts with prints on the front or back. They also have swimsuits for women: Pick from a cheeky two-piece or staple one-piece in red. The men’s line also includes shirts, trunks, and jackets that Carla emphasizes come in small sizes so that they can be unisex items.