STYLEMYX: 10 Local Brands You Should Check Out!

With more international brands coming here, the retail industry in the Philippines is in a tight competition. But there are a lot of awesome homegrown brands that you should check out for your streetwear needs. Discover 10 Pinoy lifestyle brands in this article and wear your Pinoy pride on your sleeves (or head)!

THE Clothing

Born out of street artists' collaboration, THE has been a standout among the brands in the indie culture and arts haven Cubao Expo. Their minimalist and hip designs are the main reasons why they attract a lot of customers. Demands kept coming in because they offer limited edition products. Last June, THE brought their label into the streets of Los Angeles, California and has been making waves globally since then.

Visit them at Unit 4A Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Quezon City.


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With the concept of putting empowering taglines in shirts, Greyhoundz members Reg Rubio and TJ Brillantes with Queso's Tuts Calinawan started selling shirts in their gigs back in 2006. And now, their brand Medisina has gained an extensive following because of their music and family-inspired cool designs.

Visit them at Unit 19 Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Quezon City.


Dgrave apparel has evolved since they opened in March 2013. Yet they retained their trademark: hipter-ish and simple shirt designs made for rockers out there, sometimes patterned and minimalist. They also made their own lettering style called D'glyphs which are incorporated in their shirts. Dope right?

Visit them at #42 Anonas Road, Quezon City beside The 70s Bistro.

Nick Automatic

Nick Automatic is a brand inspired by music and pop culture. Because of its colorful, youthful, nostalgic and doodle designs that lead designer (and Sirens drummer) Nicolo Nimor conceptualizes, the 7-year-old brand clicked with the kids and musicians. They're inching closer day by day to their mission of dominating the world with their hand-made shirts.

Visit them at 2F Unit 2D, 61 Kamuning Road, Quezon City and 2F Parkmall, 168 Ouano Ave., Mandaue Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu.

WIP Caps

The brainchild of six friends who are passionate about headwear, WIP Caps helps their consumers express themselves through meaningful and creative cap designs. Established in 2008, they are now expanding to the apparel business - offering t-shirts and jackets!

Visit them at Unit 1214 Herrera Tower, 98 V.A. Rufino St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Drone Clothing Co

A Metro Manila-based indie clothing shop that makes fashionable streetwear, one of Drone's core objectives is to support and promote local music acts through their apparel. They provide daily dose of rad-ness you can parade in the streets wherever you are.

Check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Daedalus Ltd

For Daedalus, less is more. Known for their good quality products, this brand can represent everyone's character with their minimalist shirts that speak volumes of expressions.

Check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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The Twelfth House

The Twelfth House is a keen observer, focusing on every detail of their garments that can be worn on any occasion or weather. This is probably why they are considered as one of the front-runners in the local clothing scene. "Stay pristine, stay modern" with their modern wardrobe creations.

Visit them at Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Quezon City.

Future Leader Supply Co

Specializing in headwear and tees, Future Leader Supply Co items are sought by musicians, skaters, bikers and surfers alike. FLSC has unceasing dedication and passion to give their customers "everyday supremacy" while supporting local artists.

Check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts!


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Evil Genius Clothing Co

Aside from his drumming skills, self-described "evil genius" Allan "Bords" Burdeos puts his graphic design skills on display in his business. They also carry official merchandise of different tours including Wolfgang, Kitchie Nadal, and his band Kamikazee!

Visit them at 107 Maginhawa St., Teacher's Village, Quezon City from Monday to Saturday at 12pm to 8pm.


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RICO BLANCO sporting our TANDUAY FIRST FIVE 2013 tour shirt!??????

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Which of these homegrown brands have you tried? Tell us in the comments!