July 21, 2011
-- The Philippine fashion scene is growing fast, with many young designers on the rise, independent brands setting up shop and fashion bloggers becoming part of mainstream media. The local online shopping scene is just as vibrant, as shown by the increase in online stores launching and becoming part of people’s regular shopping haunts.
Online shopping has become even more exciting and accessible with the official launch of www.catalogue63.com, an online retailer that offers women’s clothes, shoes, bags and accessories from independent and up-and-coming Filipino brands. It aims to promote Philippine-made fashion while giving its customers a well-edited website that they can easily browse and conveniently purchase from.
The idea for the site came about in late 2010. With many independent online stores setting up shop in various social networks, the partners behind Catalogue 63 decided that the Philippine market was truly ready for online shopping. The website decided to take it a step further and become more than just another online store. “We believe that all local shopping websites help the growth of e-commerce in the Philippines and we all have different things to offer consumers. On our part, we see Catalogue 63 as more than just a fashion business, we see it as a service for both consumers and the brands. For our customers, we bring together the best local brands, removing the need to constantly search the web for what they are looking for”, shares Kathleen King, one of the partners behind Catalogue 63, “For the brands, Catalogue 63 takes care of the back-end of having an online store, allowing them to focus their time and effort on the creative side – developing new designs and collections.”
With a website created and developed specifically for e-commerce, Catalogue 63 gives its users an easy, convenient and worry-free online shopping experience. The site was made with easy navigation in mind and all merchandise is available with just a few clicks of the mouse. Loading speed is also a constant top priority, with the site using the best servers available to give its customers the least waiting time possible.
Popular local brands such as Renegade Folk, Tala Manila, and Naked Sun are part of the roster of collections available at Catalogue 63. “We didn’t choose to partner with brands we simply like, but we chose brands that we believe in, brands that have a vision, and brands that are in it for long run, demonstrated by having regular and cohesive collections”
, said Martina Gomez, Marketing Manager of Catalogue 63, “Our aim is to make Catalogue 63 an online shopping hub where customers can shop for the best in local brands, all in one place, from wherever they are. Of course, we also want to emphasize that everything on our site is proudly Filipino and this just goes to show how creative and innovative local brands have become.”
“We are so excited about the launch of Catalogue 63. We believe that our site truly brings something new to the table”, adds Patricia Pastelero, another Catalogue 63 partner, “Our online store will also be complemented by regular trunk shows to familiarize our customers with how the site works and with the brands we carry as well.”
Visit www.catalogue63.com today.
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Catalogue 63 is an online retailer that sells women's clothes, shoes, bags and accessories proudly made in the Philippines.