I remember reading somewhere that the boutique store is on the rise once more. Shoppers miss the personal feel of a specialty store and being able to seek out rare pieces that aren’t commonplace at the big malls. So when my cousin told me about a lipstick with a cult following found in The Showroom Co., Timog Ave, we decided to make the trip.
As it turns out, The Showroom Co., is a two storey, multi-brand boutique that serves as the physical store of select Instagram sellers. Products range from accessories to cosmetics to clothing to imported snacks. Each IG vendor gets a display case to fill with wares. On our trip, we focused on two merchants in particular, Skin & Body Wonders and Bright Skin Philippines.
My cousin got some Thai skincare products from Bright Skin, Mores Magic Cleanser (PHP 1150) and Mores 2Eyes Eye Mask (PHP 1495). We both got the highly-pigmented Korean RiRe Lipmanicure (PHP 550). She in 01 Warm Peach and 09 Brick Red, while I got 04 Rich Raspberry. A review on the lip color I got is soon to follow!
The SAs were quite friendly and helpful, giving product recommendations and answering all our questions. When it came time to pay, we were told that they have an ongoing promotion where an accumulated purchase of PHP 200,000 will get you a Michael Kors bag or watch. Okay, so that’s a little too rich for my blood, but a shopaholic could probably nab the prize.
The Showroom Co.
Unit 9 and 10, Ushio Plaza I, 67 Timog Ave. cor. Scout Torillo, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City
Check out their Facebook page HERE.