Available at the Ayala Malls concierge starting August 21 are Ayala eco bags by Filipino designers Louis Claparols, Vic Barba, Randy Ortiz, Jun Escario, Patrice Ramos-Diaz and Michi Calica-Sotto. Got from the Trinoma mall concierge Claparols’ and Barba’s.
I’m not familiar with fabrics but I think Claparol’s is of canvas and Barba’s is of denim. Patches of Claparol’s initials are sewn into his bag while a removable tag comes with Barba’s. Claparol’s is in off-white with 3 front pockets, 2 side pockets, a zippered front pocket and another zippered pocket inside. Barba’s is available in green, green or gray with 2 front pockets and 2 side pockets. I think Barba’s could also pass for a diaper bag with the two side pockets holding the baby bottle. Totes are extra spacious.
Each tote costs P400 with P100 going to the World Wildlife Fund and another portion to the designer’s chosen organization.
I definitely think these are good buys (and good gifts).