It must have been fascinating to live in Intramuros during the Spanish Colonial Period. While you can always fantasize about this era through exploring its heritage sites, Intramuros also offers a more immersive experience. A pop-up store in Intramuros rents out Filipiniana attires to let visitors tour the Walled City dress with elegant dress shirts and gowns!
This pop-up store in Intramuros rents Filipiniana to tourists
Ginoos, ginangs, and binibinis of Old Intramuros would usually prefer wearing overlays woven with pineapple fibre over cotton shirts. These overlays are locally known as Filipiniana attire; specifically: baro’t saya for women and barong Tagalog for men. Usually, Filipinos at the time chose to wear Filipiniana outfits on formal occasions, such as weddings and business meetings.
However, Filipiniana attires can be expensive; and since they are no longer used frequently, it may be impractical to invest in such pieces. Fortunately, a pop-up store just opened on Real Street. If you and your friends have a weekend to spend, this pop-up store has Filipinana rentals for the day. The shop opens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The shop will run until 31 Mar 2023. Don’t forget to bring your ID for renting!
With the popularity of the GMA 7 show Maria Clara at Ibarra, more people have been wanting to explore the Walled City. So, it’s not surprising that this Filipiniana rental store at Intramuros has attracted fans of the show, mostly wanting to recreate scenes from the series. Have your Filipiniana attires on and head to Casa Manila for photo ops!
Featured image credit: Intramuros Administration | Official Facebook Page