As I was browsing Youtube a few weeks ago, my subscriber notif showed a new video from The Aquinos’ Youtube channel. I clicked to see a thumbnail of the Kris Aquino, loving her shopping trip at SM. I, like many millennials, have discovered a newfound and probably long overdue appreciation of the Philippines’ Queen of All Media and OG Tita of Manila. And there’s an SM store just right across where I live.
Of course, I watched it. And pretty much all of the videos in her channel (I love her look books). If you’ve gotten into the habit of binge watching her vids, then you’d know she loves shopping, bags, and the color pink. Most importantly, you’ll know she’s a totally relatable and multifaceted woman, so much so that you can see parts of her in the women in your life.
This said, I thought, why not put these Tita Kris elements together for a gift guide entry? Without further ado, I present to you a couple of super nice pink bags from SM, for the Tita Kris in your life, whoever she may be. 🙂 Let’s go!
Embroidered Body Bags for Tita Kris, the Posh Trouper
Kris adores flowers and flowers on lovely pinks make the perfect combo. Know a woman who’s a fashionable trouper just like the kween? Take your pick from these feminine and easy to carry around body bags, perfect for holding the essentials (wallet, tablet, basic makeup kit, hair brush, tissue paper) in place while still keeping the aesthetic on point. Ideal as a pang-commute bag, doubling as an OOTD staple.
Price range: P290-P490 (Bella Donna and Kimbel)
Embellished Handbags for Tita Kris, the Sweet and Sophisticated Girl Boss
While pink isn’t often associated with power dressing, the right shades can still lend a touch of sophistication to any girl boss outfit. Veer away from solid candy shades and choose bags with classy details na malakas maka-sosyal. The key adjectives: understated and polished for the embellishments, and structured for the bag itself.
Structure adds edge and contrast to the subtlety of pink, and solid shaped bags often come as handbags. The girl boss in your life could sweeten up a power look with embellished, structured handbags, like the ones pictured above. To quote Tita Kris, “Look like you mean business but still look like a celebrity.”
Price Range: P490-P4000(Kimbel)
Roomy Backpacks and Shoulder Bags for Tita Kris, the LH Fam Woman
Si Tita Kris ang nagpauso ng LH (laging handa), but long before she coined the term, we already know one (or a couple of) such woman in our lives. Roomy bags with lots of compartments are the bags for them. An ate, mom, or tita who has a habit of bringing half of the home, or an entire department store, inside their totes, won’t mind having one.
SM’s got these roomy, versatile choices for your number one LH fam woman. Compartments, secret zippers, a whole lot of space, and a whole lot of style? CHECK.
Price range: P600-P1300 (Parisian, Zoe, and Secosana)
Dainty Mini Bags for Tita Kris, the Brunch-On-the-Go, Cowgirl Ate/BFF
A mental image of Tita Kris is usually that of an always glammed up, extra, and sosy woman. But, with her family, friends, and fans, she can be the cowgirl, strike anywhere girl you can take on a fast food lunch and a shopping trip to Divisoria (she had one with Kim Chiu on Kris TV). For the always game chill out buddy, small bags are the perfect gifts, as they’re casual, easy to carry around, and still dressy.
Price Range: P290- P1300 (Zoe and Kimbel)
Glam Shiny Purses for Tita Kris, Ninang of All Media
It’s very easy to picture Kris as a ninang (principal sponsor) in weddings, because she’s been one to a couple of high-profile celebrity unions. Hopefully, in God’s time, she’ll get her turn to be the bride naman. Anyway, we all know and love a woman who frequents weddings as a ninang. Why not help her accessorize and dazzle during the occasion?
SM Parisian’s got you covered with these shiny rose gold purses that finish off any formal look with just the right amount of sparkle.
Price Range: P500-P1200 (Parisian)
Honorable Mention: This Unique Cutout Bucket Bag
Because sa dami ng pinagdaanan ni Tita Kris, cut her off, hanapan mo ng butas, etc, she’ll stand tall and prove to you that she’ll come out more amazing than she ever did.
There’s only one Kris Aquino, but we see parts of her in the women we love. And, it’s great that style-wise, SM has a lot of chic choices in store for our own Tita Krises, starting with these pink bags. The holidays are a time for giving, so let’s keep the spirit of generosity alive, and give to the givers, like the Tita Krises in our lives. 😉
PS For the real Tita Kris tho…let’s pray that she’ll continue to be blessed, and that she may find love, because she gives a lot of love. Love love love for her!