08 July 2011
SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE
The secret to guilt-free shopping? Shop for a cause.
The GMA Kapuso Foundation held a Melissa sale in the Network Building this week, for the benefit of students in need of classrooms.
How could I possibly pass on the chance to shop and help, right? *wide grin*
From Melissa's official Philippine website: Melissa is an iconic global footwear brand that traces its origins to Brazil. Melissa’s avant-garde designs are often considered pieces of art in and of themselves. Over the years, Melissa has partnered with the world’s brightest design talents including fashion designers (e.g. Vivienne Westwood), architects (e.g. Karim Rashid and Zaha Hadid), and furniture designers (e.g. The Campana Brothers).
My Melissa Loot:
Melissa Vinyl Wedges in black and red;
Melissa Harajuku Heels in blue
Regular store prices start at Php 4,000. Got these for only Php 1,500 per pair, thanks to the sale. My Melissa Troupe was not among the styles on sale (big sigh of relief). I'd be heartbroken if it were. Just got them full price!
Left the place smiling especially after the sales person said, "Maraming salamat po, mula sa mga batang matutulungan n'yo." ("Thank you" from the students you'll help build classrooms for.)
Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. -- BD