I’ve always been in love with cute, quirky and unique pieces. I am a sucker for bows, bunnies, butterflies and prints like stripes, hearts, dots and stars! That’s why whenever I come across a lovely, unique bow bangle or a big bunny ears headband, I would surely get one for myself. I even sew and create my own accessories, because rare designs are hard to find.
And who knew I’d find the best place to get my accessories and makeup fix here in Manila? After reading Erikajjang’s post, I immediately fell in love with the store and I wanted to teleport there ASAP! CNA Philippines, here we go!
According to their site FAQ’s, CNA stands for Culture, Nature and Art, and it is the first ever Korean fancy shop in the Philippines. They sell a lot, and I mean, literally A LOT of accessories, beauty essentials and makeup from Korea. They also sell K-pop merchandise like albums, posters, socks! and accessories. It is owned by the adorable and hilarious (you should check out their videos!) Krimmy Couple of mykoreanboyfriend.com.
It has been months since I’ve read Erikajjang’s post. Team Fimfim has been really busy with a lot of academic and work-related stuff, and we’ve managed to visit the store only recently.
Their location is really strategic as it is easily accessible. It is located at the ground floor of the University Tower in Manila. How to get to CNA Philippines Manila?
We came from Espana so we took a bus going to Taft and alighted at Pedro Gil. We walked towards St. Paul University. We passed by Hotel Kimberly and Cuevas Bakeshop. The University Tower is right in front of the UP Manila National Institutes of Health. CNA is right next to Jollibee, although, it’s really hard to miss it because the cute signboard easily catches one’s attention (and well, the lovely, cute goodness overflows from the shop windows). One can also take the LRT Line 1 and alight at Pedro Gil station. Here is a map, courtesy of Google Maps! /sings I’m the map I’m the map…bwahaha :D
See? Really not hard to miss!
When we stepped inside the shop, we could not figure out which section to explore first! I wanted to check every corner all at once!
They have a lot of earrings! I wish I could get them all, well, I wish I could wear them at all. Magnetic earrings soon? Please? :) Heehee. And see those bright, colorful things at the center counters? TOTAL FANCY GOODNESS. I would faint! :D
Purses, sunnies and more hair clips. They also sell lovely, assorted and high quality wigs from Korea.
Stickers!! Literally a wall of stickers! We have to go back here to get more stickers! :D
BOWS, ohmygooosh /wide-eyed, *faints*
They also have rings and studs in all shapes and sizes.
My favorite section! Headbands! They have a lot of designs and kinds: cloth, banded, metal, stretchable, studded, patterned, floral, ALL types you can ever ask for! And they also have my favorites, usamimi and bow headbands! Next to the headbands are K-Pop merchandise.
They also have beauty products like facial masks, makeup, nail polish, BB creams, etc. Oh, and they also have geeky glasses and cellphone charms. We forgot to take a closer photo of their cute socks! Hihi. Must return soon.
Whew! I bet you can feel how overwhelmed we got with all the lovely things CNA Philippines has to offer. Truly, this shop caters to a lot of different tastes with the various pieces they have in store. Plus, you can get your fancy fix at affordable prices. So amazing!
Like their Facebook page to get updated with their products and events: CNA Philippines
Will post our finds soon. <3
Thank you CNA Philippines!