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Saturday
Dec222012

All I want for Christmas...

I only have a limited amount of time to browse stores - online and offline - so I would rather look for my friends' recommendations than aimlessly Googling what I want to buy. I also check the blogs I trust for their recent purchases and features (like Manila Fashion Observer). It's easier that way! 

That said, I've been following Ava.ph ever since it opened. It came in at a time when everyone in Manila was coupon/discount crazy. AVA was different because it was the only one that offered luxury fashion brands like Chanel, Prada, and Burberry at a discount. I can't afford them even at the sale price, but I always watched AVA just in case something irresistable turns up!

And they do turn up. There were crazy price slashes on Melissa shoes and Aranaz bags but I often logged in too late to get the things I actually want. :(

Today AVA has evolved into a curated fashion store that offers premium hard-to-find, indie brands. There are still flash sales but those are for a limited time only; the store itself stocks up on carefully-chosen items from new, intriguing names.

I actually got a Cuzo bag recently from one of the sales - imagine, P1,500 for a leather bag, at 30% off! Such a steal. I will blog about it soon. ;) For now, I want to show you my AVA wishlist for Christmas! The Wishlist feature is a new addition to the AVA e-commerce experience. You can add items to your wishlist just by hovering over the photo. Afterwards, you can share that list on your Facebook page for all the world to see and hopefully, fulfill. Hehe. It's a classy albeit sneaky way to fish for gifts.

And here's what's in my list!

I've always been curious about Butter London because of the rave reviews. I chose British Racing Green to prepare for next years explosion of green shades! I also like the PAPAYA! totes because of the beautiful graphic designs that you won't just find anywhere. For accessories, I chose the Aranaz Pulsera bracelet which is fairly affordable at only P550. I didn't like how it looked like at first but the chunky knotted design sorta grew on me the more I looked at it. :P

Another fave of mine at AVA is the Aranaz Lazada clutch. It's beautiful! It's part of the Nudos Collection along with the Pulsera bracelet. I also need a nice Code Case for my phone. I'm using a black case currently and I swear I keep on losing it! A bright-colored one should make it easier to find.

I also included the Versailles Tote, which is part of AVA's in-house brand, Ava & Eve. Cute design, plus a girl can't have too many tote bags.

So there. AVA has a promo where, if you share your wishlist on Facebook, you can get a chance to win one item from the list! There will be three winners. :D Just check AVA.ph, create your list, then click "Post to Wall". Easy peasy.

Do let me know what your faves are in AVA! Can't wait for more new sales and brands.

This post is brought to you by AVA.

Reader Comments (12)

I always check too late on Ava too--I've missed the Melissa, Anthology, and Longchamps sales :( Either that or they're out of stock on my size. Thanks for the heads up on the promo! I super want platforms from Lupe & Saenz, a necklace from Bonne Bouche, and the maroon Cuzo satchel!

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

w i also love ava they reently had a give away of a chanel bag! i was so ecstatic and giddy when i found out months ago dat melissa was on sale i literally was smiling d entire day i was in d ofic. as it tirns out sale dn s meganall ng melissa so don nlng ako bumili kc d ones they had online wer all heels

btw mis liz kelan po announcement ng commenter of d month for nov?

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Oh! That pink Aranaz Lazada clutch is sooooo beautiful and unique. Great set of gifts here Liz! I do wishlists all the time too so that the people wanting to give me gifts have an easier time. Hahahaha.

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Oooh that British racing green polish looks really lovely! Will definitely look forward on your review about the Cuzo bag since I'm planning to buy the toffee one! hehe

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPauline P.

Oh! I've never heard Ava before thanks for the worthy info. Alas i'll be having a chance to own my dream clutch/bag from Aranaz at a discounted price!

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYan

I know I said earlier that I wouldn't be following the color of the year for next year because I'm not really into the color green... but after seeing that nail polish, I thought: why not?!

Thanks for the post! :)

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

Just like you Ms.Liz, I also rely on reviews from my fave bloggers before I check out something. I don't have time to shop and window shop due to mommy duties. Thanks to you, and the other bloggers I follow, I am somehow able to "window shop" and get a bonus review pa!

I am not familiar with Ava. Haven't heard of it... not until now. I will try to check it out and find me great finds too.

Thanks for this post Ms.Liz!

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheng

Wow, I will check this one out. Thanks for sharing!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

i have not heard of ava before. Em gonna check it out.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud is greater than the risk it took to bloom"
Wow, I love that quotation printed in that flowery tote! Wish it will be discounted because I can't justify this to my husband hehe

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoraine Quiaoit

My twin sis loves tote bags. I always give her tote bags that come from conferences hohoho my bad :)))) I think I need to give her a new and fab one. Definitely the Versailles <3

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

hi mis liz , merry xmsa to you and your family. i always check your blog for the winner of the snoe give away, grabe sobrang merry merry christmas ng magiging winner non,

happy holidays everyone

beautyholygrail.blogspot.com

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

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