Irene’s Closet

Vintage Fashion and Unique finds.

Limited edition .. I am not plastic.. bag July 29, 2007

I enjoyed making my own ensemble of the I’am not plastic bag. Or should I say, I wanted to add more of “irene’s closet” touch to the Edgy Ecology bag. Since the store has been known to sell unique pieces and not mass produced, I thought I just had to make it more personalize. Check out the first batch of the I am not plastic bag with a twist. We just displayed it today and luckily we sold 2 at once.
The I am not plastic bag, limited edition will also be available at Schu, Glorietta 3 by Wed Aug 1. Come grab you limited edition bag… and help eliminate plastic in a stylish way.

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“Play a bit” necklaces collection out now July 28, 2007

fdAside from it being my inspiration for my Coochilala logo… I got so into it that I decided to “play a bit” and work on a full necklace collection made of scrabble letters and bingo chips. It is something new, expect it to be a true conversational piece. So to those who plan to copy this again… Once you finish doing your own version I’ll be out with something new … as always.

I really had a hard time finding the right bingo chips… and scrabble letters. But I am so determine to come out with this collection that I had to go to 8 bookstores and office supply stores just to find the right one, when finally I did… I had to figure out a way to make it into a charm.. Enjoy this collection while it last for I am not making a whole bunch.. It is a limited engagment =)

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Green coochi lala tag

Filed under: Announcements,Designer notes,Dog Apparel — irenescloset @ 4:59 pm

nhAfter weeks since we first displayed our first coochi lala collection it was only till recently that I got the coochi lala clothes tag. I so love it. It is very “me”. I wanted to maintain its quirkiness.. but yet less of the frills… i am done with the too artsy fartsy. I wanted the logo simple but yet playful. Inspired by the bingo chips and the scrabble letters the logo is finally out. So do you guys get what I am trying to say… I cant. hehe. Just to document it in my blog here is a photo of the clothes tag. Together with the new collection. As much as I want to post pictures of the collection here. I didn’t get to take photos. The day that we displayed the pieces 4 got sold. It is somewhat pointless to post. Lesson learned, pictures first before displaying.



I am not plastic … sold for P350 July 25, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Events,Media,News — irenescloset @ 8:22 am

poiBe part of a wonderful plastic elimination project… and still be stylish and totally “in”. A joint venture between Edgy Ecology, Archaeology Powerplant Mall and of course, Irene’s closet.

Hurry and help eliminate plastic.

Everytime you visit us with this bag you avail of a 10% discount on your purchase!

VIP card holders get their bag for FREE!!!! We have very limited stocks… Please Hurry!


I am not plasic… bag July 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — irenescloset @ 6:44 am

I am inviting friends to take a step towards eliminating the use of plastic in a stylish way. On June 25 Wed 6:30pm, EDGY ECOLOGY launches its maiden effort, the NOT PLASTIC Project, at the Archaeology, Rockwell Powerplant Mall,

Featuring Sambateria, spoken word pieces, art and photo exhibit…

Hope to see you there!!

For more info… check out


A featured article at 2Bu Inquirer July 18 July 19, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Media,News,Press Releases,Rockwell Store — irenescloset @ 12:57 am

I have been a huge fan of Ms. Pam Pastor Editor of 2bU and Super of Philippine Daily Inquirer . Aside from the fact that she is a “true person” , she is a great writer. When I was called for an interview, I almost fell off my chair… Here is the article that came out yesterday. I love to share it with you guys.


Get ready to raid this Closet

By Pam Pastor

Last updated 07:54pm (Mla time) 07/17/2007

MANILA, Philippines—Irene’s Closet is one secret every fashion-loving Pinay knows about.
For several years now, girls have been raiding her closet, from the one she first put up in her house in Palm Village and the little store she opened in the same village to her first space in Rockwell Power Plant Mall.

Her choice vintage finds have become great additions to the wardrobes of many Filipinas, and the whimsical accessories she designs and makes with her own hands have been featured prominently in the pages of the country’s glossies.

Irene’s creative juices just keep flowing. Showing no signs of stopping, she continues to explore her passion for fashion and all things pretty in her new space at Rockwell’s Archaeology wing, which was launched just last month.

“I am happy and totally ecstatic to be part of a haven of young independent Filipino designers and retailers personally handpicked by Rockwell Power Plant,” says Irene Pineda, proprietor.

And she has earned her spot there with her creations—from summer cuffs and crocheted necklaces that many have copied, to her one-of-a-kind neck- and head-pieces.
Irene recently introduced Coochi Lala, her new line of clothes.

“The sole purpose of Coochi Lala is to reinvent, recreate and reconstruct pre-loved items. Each piece is uniquely created, designed and handcrafted,” she explains.
The clothes do look and feel more like works of art, and the brand still fits what Irene’s Closet originally set out to do—to offer wardrobe additions to people who love “things that are not mass-produced or mass-marketed.”

Irene believes that’s where the attraction is.Irene also continues to carry her accessories line—her charm bracelets are adorable. She also collaborated with I Love You Store and produced graffiti kung-fu shoes inspired by the need for self-expression. She feels that her partnership with I Love You Store is a natural one, because of their shared love for vintage fashion and art.

The red kung-fu shoes Irene designed is embellished with elements that represent her craft, her light, travel and feeling lost in a fast-moving world.

Raiding Irene’s Closet is like raiding your best friend’s wardrobe—if your best friend has a flair for art and an eye for one-of-a-kind goodies.
Trust us, this is not just a closet. It’s a treasure trove.

Visit Irene’s Closet at R2 level, Archaeology Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati. Operating hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays. Call 8961058 or e-mail


Art centerpiece at the archeaology – today July 14, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Events,Rockwell Store — irenescloset @ 1:56 pm

gpHow art thou? WEAR ART THOU, a featured artist showcase launches this weekend at IRENE’S CLOSET, Archeaology Powerplant Mall. With pieces by Geof Gonzales and Mike Lavarez. Come see us today!

A joint collaboration of Irene’s closet and I love you store – featuring different artist every month with such raw talent. Giving them a chance to showcase their collection on a commercial – not so out of the way kind of market. =)



More of Coochi July 10, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Designer notes,Irene's collection,my collection,my design — irenescloset @ 3:44 pm

Don’t you love the name Coochi lala… Its funny. When I opened a checking account they were laughing.. “Nice name” the girl said with sheepish smile. I personally love the name. My friend Sharon of I love you store said, she likes Coochi lala better than Irene’s closet. Well me too… haha. In addition to the Coochi lala collection here is – Coochi Rane and Coochi lea…
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A charming bracelet July 8, 2007

I never thought creating charm bracelet is no easy job. I’ve done several bracelet but “the charm” ensemble is really something. You have to consider so many things – color scheme, weight and balance. You have to be aware that everytime the chain moves it should have different look and personality. Let me share 5 creations… Luckily we already sold 2 pcs in a span of 3 days. I just love it.