‘Tis the season, folks! We’re excited to present our ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2023 curated by yours truly.
What we love about our VINTA Gallery team is that we all have such different personalities, energy levels, voices, styles and tastes — one thing we do have in common: we love wearing VINTA. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your bestie or yourself (because let's be real here, lol), VINTA Gallery is your one-stop-shop for the best holiday gifts to give this season.
We’re still a small and emerging brand, so when you shop from us, you’re supporting our mission, our work and our love for creating meaningful, slow and handcrafted products. It means you want us to stick around — so thank you.
Check out our holiday picks below!
Caroline Mangosing, Founder, CEO & Creative Director:
Pleated Peplum Barong — One of my fave designs, and one that I always wear. The embroidery on this is just hauntingly beautiful on the black especially when worn with a nude under layer, it just pops.
Deep V Maxi Terno Dress (White with Lace Overlay on Sleeves — This cut has become one of our signature classics because it looks good on ALL body types. That deep V and empire waist with the floor length is all drama, but so comfortable. Best of both worlds.
Unisex Handloomed Belted Poncho — It’s such a versatile piece. I can wear it as a dress, as a top, layer it for winter, or wear it alone. And I am wearing the work of Ifugao weavers which always gives me a sense of pride and protection. PLUS it looks so dope with my fringe boots!!
Sydney Cohen, Chief Operating Officer: "All of these pieces are true staples in my closet! I have a busy schedule, so having core pieces in my wardrobe that make everyday styling easier for me is a huge plus. If you've seen me around in person, you know these pieces are in HEAVY rotation!!"
Lingling-o with 22" Curb Chain — This piece literally never comes off! I love that I have a Filipinx piece on me at all times, and it's a touch of ‘if you know, you know.’
Unisex Barong Pants — I ALWAYS get compliments on this piece. People are fascinated by the slight sheerness of the barong material as pants fabric! It's perfect for my spring/summer dates 🤭
Know Your Fucking History T-shirt — This is my new favorite shirt in my wardrobe!! I've been wearing it every week since we got it. It's a punchy call to action and statement, with just the right touch of dramatics (which I appreciate as a Leo 😉)
Nana Moore, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Marketing Officer:
Giniling Bangles — It goes with just about everything I wear and the distinctive sound often becomes a conversation starter, sparking curiosity and allowing me to share the cultural story behind them.
Know Your Fucking History T-shirt — As a first generation Canadian, I am proud to be Canadian, but also understand the importance of knowing my African roots that I am continually learning about. This t-shirt is a visual reminder that gets people talking.
Terno Jumpsuit in Red — As a curvy girl, this jumpsuit fits like a glove with the stretchy material. It snatches my waist and helps me stand out at networking events. I get so many compliments when I wear it, PLUS it has pockets!
Desiree Gamotin, Marketing Manager:
Filipino Deco Crop Barong in Jusi — The crop cut is perfect for warm weather nights out in Siargao, plus the embroidery reminds me so much of the tropical nature of my island home.
Freshwater Palawan Pearl Hoop Earrings (2.75”) — I’m a Leo, so I’m constantly channeling that JLo big hoop energy in every outfit — but make it Filipiniana.
Lingling-o Lariat with Rolo Chain — I don’t know what it is, but wearing it makes me feel so powerful and feminine and sexy. Like Captain Planet ring powers.
Danica Hooper, Social Media & Events Manager:
PAMANA Tie Front Terno Harness in Black, Lace Camisole in Black and Half Braid Chain Half Freshwater Palawan Pearl Necklace (Silver) — Currently my favourite pieces, which also happen to be the perfect gifts for your soft goth bestie (or yourself tbh!) Everyday pieces that you can easily throw on and layer, I promise they’ll be wearing these on the daily!
Mica Garcia, E-Commerce & Administration Manager:
Layered Freshwater Palawan Pearl Ear Lace, PAMANA Scalloped Lace Flare Pants and Open Back Stretch Silk Satin Terno Dress in White — These pieces are sophisticated and sexy and can definitely elevate your holiday look. Fits all budget ranges, too.