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Alibaba hits another 'Singles Day' record but growth slows

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Although retail sales in China have been steady, the outlook is uncertain as the economy slows and concerns rise over the impact of the trade war with the United States

Trader arrested for shooting gun inside Greenhills Shopping Center

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:05 PM

(UPDATED) Police arrested Alvin Baunto for firing his gun 3 times inside the busy commercial area

INDOOR SHOOTING. A vendor fires his gun inside Virra Mall at the Greenhills Shopping Center. Photo courtesy of Greenhills Shopping Center

Single Origin has something for everyone

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Single Origin is also known for its generously portioned comfort food and craft cocktails, beer and wine selections

WINDOW DRESSING. Single Origin has branches in Greenbelt 3, BGC and Rockwell. Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

LOOK: The Starbucks anniversary tumblers are mermaid goals

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The merchandise will be available beginning September 11

Images of products courtesy of Starbucks

Plakafé: Baguio's gem hiding in plain sight

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Local artist Oliver Olivete has transformed this coffee shop into a visual feast

Here's how many times you need to reuse your shopping bags

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:30 AM

As with all matters environmental, it’s essential that we have the right knowledge to make informed decisions

REUSE. Recycled paper bags. Photo from Jeremy Piehler/Flickr, CC BY-NC

Rappler SEC ruling, Bangsamoro, Facebook shares drop | Midday wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Amazon quarterly profit jumps 12-fold to $2.5B

Jul 27, 2018 - 6:43 AM

The e-commerce giant reports earnings that are in stark contrast to social media giant Facebook which saw massive stock market losses

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by Ryder/AFP


7 grocery items you didn’t know you could buy from Lazada

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Yes, you can order detergent and cooking oil online

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

Cool geeky items you could find on Lazada

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:51 PM

“The geek shall inherit the earth.”

The nostalgic items we secretly wish were making a comeback

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:22 PM

We’ve been missing our tamagotchis and multi-colored pens

Sereno on quo warranto: SolGen is 'forum shopping'

May 06, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites 'forum shopping' by the Office of the Solicitor General as a new reason to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her

EMBATTLED. File photo of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaking in UP Diliman, Quezon City on May 05, 2018. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

10 things you can get from Lazada's Birthday Sale, whatever your budget

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Get huge discounts on gadgets, appliances, clothes, and other items

New Greenhills mall coming in 2021

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Ortigas & Company unveils its plan to build a P6.3-billion mall as part of the redevelopment of the Greenhills Shopping Center

Image from Ortigas and Co

LOOK: It's a matcha and mocha summer 2018 for Starbucks Philippines

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Here's a list of all the new drinks and food items Starbucks has to offer for the summer months

NEW DRINKS. The Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

53 dead, many missing in Siberia shopping mall fire

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:44 AM

(UPDATED) The preliminary findings of the inquiry says the fire started around 1100 GMT in one of the cinema halls and destroyed more than 1,000 square meters of the center, news agencies report

Work that beach body with these activewear pieces for men and women

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Summer is the best time to refresh your workout wardrobe

11 things you can now buy for cheaper from Muji

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:28 PM

That zen aesthetic doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg anymore

UP Shopping Center compliant with fire regulations – chancellor

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says safety measures were in place for the UP Shopping Center, also pointing out that it had just been renovated in 2017

COMPLIANT? UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan speaks to reporters near the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

When the UP Shopping Center caught fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'When I peeked, there was a man walking with fire extinguisher. So I entertained a customer and photocopied first. Then the lights went out,' says a stall worker

FIRE. Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the UP Shopping Center after the fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Rappler takes a look inside the University of the Philippines Shopping Center following the blaze on Thursday, March 8

TORCHED. UP Shopping Center was burned from the inside on Thursday, March 8 with authorities suspecting the fire to come from its ceiling wirings. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

From photocopying services to Rodic's: What's inside UP Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:15 PM

More than just a building, the UP Shopping Center became a community for the students, with its members playing key roles in their academic lives

P500,000 worth of damage in UP Shopping Center fire – BFP

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The UP Shopping Center housed businesses that sold food and various merchandise or offered printing and photocopying services

TORCHED. The aisle of the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

UP student regent calls for donations following UP Shopping Center fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Those who want to help may drop off their donations in at least 4 centers

Netizens express grief over razed UP Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:12 PM

'Ang bigat sa pakiramdam,' says one netizen, echoing the sentiment of people in and out of the UP community

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018.. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Muji's new collection keeps it casual and cool

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:37 PM

The Japanese brand's trademark minimalist style is all over its Spring-Summer lineup

Sephora's on sale! Here are 7 things you can buy

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Time to grab some beauty booty!

6 nifty things you can get on sale at Lazada this January

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:33 PM

It'll only take a few seconds to check this sale out

At the new Starbucks Reserve bar, coffee and heritage blend together

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Take a look (and a sip) at the special 20th anniversary Starbucks Reserve bar in Rockwell

STARBUCKS RESERVE BAR. The store's opening coincides with the coffee brand's 20th anniversary in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Starbucks

7 things you can buy on sale at BeautyMNL this January

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Now's the perfect time to up your beauty game!

7 things on sale for men this week

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Bet the best dressed guy in the room in these hot picks!

Bincang Mantan: Kenapa harus menghabiskan uang untuk barang bermerek?

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Jangan sampai bonus tahunanmu habis untuk membeli tas Hermes atau jangan sampai cicilan Louis Vuitton menghabiskan setengah gaji bulananmu

Get in on the Gen Z Yellow trend with these 7 items

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Millennial pink is so 2017 – it's Gen Z Yellow now

Zalora unveils your new wardrobe essentials for 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:51 PM

The online retail site teamed up with Fashion Exchange International and some of the country's best fashion designers

7 Zara items you can get on sale this January 2018

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Time for a wardrobe upgrade

7 items you can buy on sale at Zalora for the new year

Jan 10, 2018 - 2:17 PM

New year, new clothes!

Done shopping for others? Now do it for one more person – you

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Go on, indulge yourself with these exquisite gifts from Rustan’s End of Season Sale

Luxe buys for 2018's lucky colors

Dec 30, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Just because you're done with holiday parties doesn't mean your wardrobe has to suffer for it

#FridayFeels: Ang wallet kong waley. Bow.

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Wa datung, wa laman kundi resibong gusot

Mumuso Haul: 20 gifts under P200

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Fair warning: you may want to keep all of these things to yourself

Kandama is now on XChange!

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Help ‘save the weave’ when you buy Kandama’s bulol shirts, now on XChange

7 Sephora buys for anyone who loves millennial pink

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Your world will be a rosy glow with these pink products

The gift of stress-free holiday shopping

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Treating your loved ones – and yourself – should never feel like a chore

AboitizLand to open The Outlets discount mall in Batangas next year

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Outlets will offer premium brands at reduced prices. Phase 1 is targeted for launch by April 2018.

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The arrival of the behemoth poses a threat to a market already grappling with weak consumer confidence amid tepid wages growth

E-COMMERCE GIANT. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, shows the logo of US electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Loic Venance/AFP

SM Center Pulilan set to open in Bulacan on December 1

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

It will be SM Prime's 4th mall in Bulacan and its 66th in the Philippines

Photo from SM prime

7 quirky things you can get at H&M for under P500

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:59 PM

From practical rain gear, to fun costumes for your dog, check out these affordable finds