Opened in 2009 by the Cotton On Group, Typo is a store for people who love all things creative, inspiring, and fun. They sell home decor, office supplies, crafting, stationery, gifts, travel, technology supplies with a focus on the quirky, vintage, and unexpected.
I’m so stoked to have an arts and crafts store that’s focused more on crafts/DIY projects nearby (Deovir is the place to go to if you’re looking for art supplies – there’s a branch at SM North Edsa) – so excited was I that I went there the same night I heard it was open!
The laptop cases are P1299 while the aluminum lunch boxes are P549. There are also Snoopy notebooks, binders, alarm clocks, pencil cases, notepads, pencil holders, water bottles, lights, mugs, coffee jugs, folders and more.
They have some really pretty headphones in store. I may have spent fifteen minutes in front of the display contemplating buying one. I thought a pink one with photos of Paris was pretty, but this comic inspired designed headphone above made me consider buying. The colors of this one are pretty bland though and I want something that will stand out for the price (P799), since it doesn’t seem like the kind to have exceptional sound quality. So I ended up not getting one yet.
Notice Me Pack of 3 corkboard, chalkboard, and whiteboard set for only P999! DEFINITELY A STEAL.
Side-eyeing Typo so hard because I was looking for plain wooden clothespins three months ago. I ended up buying designed ones in Divisoria, but I would’ve loved these instead. These are 60pcs for P399. (EDIT: Was able to go to Divisoria last Sunday and they’re selling four packs of 20 pins for a P100 – that’s 80 wooden pins of the same size for a quarter of the price.) Love, love, love the chalkboard clothes pin! I almost bought them but they were too big for my instax wide prints and couldn’t figure out what else to use them for if I got them (sobs).
Stencils! There were two sets available. They also had these vintage inspired fake polaroids, around 32 pieces of 8 designs inside a tin can for P399. Beautiful, but a bit expensive for me – I don’t think I need four vintage photos of a diner sign, or four photos of a pineapple.
Here we’ve got wall decals (pretty ones!! The wall decals I’ve seen at National are just meh), dreamy canvas prints (mostly of the Eiffel Tower), funky typography prints, wooden and metal letters, ball-jointed dolls, stamps, mechanical pencils, rulers, paint, cardboard stag heads, and more.
Quick Notes: Price-wise, they don’t stray far – if at all – from their original Australian dollar prices up on their website, which is great, considering the mark-up a lot of brands impose here. A lot of items (especially table decor, funky bookends, wall decals, and special lights) are worth the price, especially since you can’t buy them anywhere else. Other items are just so-so – there are tons of beautiful notebooks around, so it’s ultimately down to if you want to spend a couple of hundred pesos more for a funny or tumblr-inspired / vintage design.
If anything, you should drop by to ogle at the pretty. *___*