Hi! I’m Lauren and I’d like to tell you all about Ukay Manila. Ukay Manila started out as blog about my mostly-ukay wardrobe, but in March 2009 I transformed it into a store to share the unique dresses I keep finding at my shopping trips. Since then, Ukay Manila has become a favorite online destination for wardrobe investments and interesting pieces that express every girl’s unique personality. Aside from from the store’s signature white lace white dresses, vintage-inspired apparel, and laid-back bohemian style, Ukay Manila also carries unique accessories at The Trinket Box and darling shoes at Love Walks In. Take a look around – our lovely items and our customers’ feedback will tell you more about us than words ever could. But for those of you who need a little more convincing, here’s what makes Ukay Manila stand out from a sea of online stores:

We use a shopping cart system. Our shopping cart handles your purchases efficiently and calculates the total cost before you make your purchase. This way, you can see if what you put in your cart is within budget! Once you click the “Purchase” button, you will instantly receive a confirmation email which serves as invoice and provides info on payment and shipping. Easy right? No need to send PMs or text messages to inquire if I received your purchase. Just make sure you provide the correct email address!

We have new items every week. Every Monday, I upload the week’s batch of new clothes onto the store. All our items are personally sourced from the most fashionable cities in the world – Tokyo, Seoul, Milan, Hong Kong – to assure you that you have the best and most updated selection to choose from. Of course, each item has already been washed, sanitized, and ironed before we put them on the store.

Detailed product photos and descriptions. Don’t you just hate it when you have to make do with a crappy photo of something you want to buy? When you have to guess if something is lined, or what kind of fabric the item is? Hate no more! We spend a lot of time taking pictures of our products front, back, sideways, and even macro to give you a clear idea of what you’re in for. We also write product descriptions and provide styling suggestions.

Exact measurements. Sizes vary from store to store, and I don’t want you to rely only a vague Small, Medium, or Large when you shop. That’s why every item is properly measured before I put it up on the store. Simply get a measuring tape and use the Measuring Guide to make sure the clothes fit before you click the Purchase button.

Sales at the end of the month. Ukay Manila’s items sell quickly, but those that don’t get their prices reduced! You can find them at the Bargain Bin at the end of each month.

We keep you updated via e-mail. Did you know that half of the weekly new arrivals usually sell within 6 hours of being published? We don’t want you to miss out whenever there are new arrivals or have any important announcements! Just send us an email at ukaymanilastore at gmail dot come and we’ll put you on our mailing list.

We keep you updated everywhere. You can find Ukay Manila on Facebook and Twitter. Add us up to receive updates on new arrivals and other promos when you check up on what your friends are doing.

Promos and giveaways. We like to thanks our customers with little gifts! Every now and then, we raffle off dresses to our Facebook fans and include freebies with every purchase.

Style tips and advice. At Ukay Manila, I want to help you discover your personal style and encourage you to be adventurous with your wardrobe choices. That’s why I provide you with inspiration boards and style tips each week! And if you have a question on how to wear an item, simply send me an e-mail at ukaymanilastore at gmail dot com.

I hope this answers some questions you might have about Ukay Manila! For more information on how to use the website, please visit the FAQs.