The Craft Central: Now Crafting at Ayala Malls Vertis North
North Manila people, prepare to get crafty! The Craft Central is now open at Ayala Malls Vertis North. And it’s their biggest store to date!
First opened as a brick-and-mortar online craft store in 2014, The Craft Central has expanded their crafting world to Filipinos with three retail stores. First to open shop was Greenbelt 5 in 2016 then followed by The Block, SM North EDSA in 2017. And just last April 28, sisters Monique and Alexis Ventura finally opened their doors to a third branch: a retail store + legit cafe, no less!
The Craft Central: A Creative Community for Local Artists and Makers
Most of my life, I’ve been inclined into mathematics and the sciences. And it’s only in recent years that I’ve discovered my flair for the arts. Mostly brought about by my mini-stints on styling, writing, and photography. So to actually step in a legit craft store was a first for me. And I couldn’t have been more excited!
True, I’ve always had a penchant for cute stuff but I never considered myself crafty, to say the least. But this 3rd store of The Craft Central is on a level of its own.
Covering maybe a 100 sqm. floor space with a wide assortment of decors, inks, brushes, yarns, stickers, hobby starter kits, stickers, etc., supplied by over a hundred local artists and makers, The Craft Central Ayala Vertis North is no doubt pure heaven for crafters and hobbyists alike.
During the VIP launch, we had a chance to exercise our creativity with The Craft Central’s crafting stations. I’m no artist but I sure had fun trying my hands at DIY notebook and bookmark making.
Which I got to bring home together with our DIY lootbags. Everyone was able to score stickers and enamel pins from Pointy Little Things, preppy wrappers from Ink Scribbler, notepads from The Craft Central, and custom keychains by Hodge Podge.
Serious Gentlemen also threw in some ultracool iron-on patches. So did Diyalogo with their fun pop-art stickers.
But as I’ve said there are a plethora of cute things and trinkets for kids of all ages to enjoy, so here’s My Top 10 Finds at The Craft Central:
1. Cute Pop-Art Cards by @shopeuls (Php 65.00)
2. Ultracool OPM Pun Stickers (Php 150.00)
3. Mood-evoking Scented Candles by Scentido (Php 450.00)
4. Upcycled Table Lamps by Vitrum (Php 2500.00+)
5. Personalized Rubber and Wax Seal Stamps (Php 149.00+)
6. Forever Straws by Gubby Keeps (Php 129.00-165.00)
7. Pretty Stationary Sets and Money Envelopes by Ningju
8. Posh Metallic Foldback Clips (Php 200.00)
9. Artsy Plants and Succulents
Now Cooking and Brewing at The Craft Central Café
But what makes this 3rd store particularly special is The Craft Central Café, rounding up my top 10 finds at The Craft Central.
And for foodies like me, it’s comforting to know that lifestyle stores have continuously evolved to cater to all sorts of customers.
The food selection ranges from savory flatbreads to meaty rice toppings and canapés. And let me tell you, the food tastes as good as they look! Just checkout all this yummy goodness:
So the next time you’re feeling crafty, looking for a new hobby, or searching for cute gifts and trinkets, drop by The Craft Central Ayala Malls Vertis North. Perfect for catch up sessions and casual dates too! 🙂 My general trip though? Allot at least a few hours for the place. There’s just a lot to see and much to do! Well, ’till the next, enjoy crafting!
Been here? Comment down your favorite food and craft finds!
Greenbelt 5 (3F Greenbelt 5, Makati City)
Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday- Saturday 11:00am- 10:00pm
Contact Number: 0995.944.7387
The Block, SM North Edsa (4F The Block, SM North Edsa, Quezon City)
Store Hours: Mall Hours
Contact Number: 0996.610.3254
The Ayala Malls Vertis North (2F The Ayala Vertis North)
Store Hours: Mall Hours
Contact Number: 0945.199.2445
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