NiQua Turns 1 at Habitual Coffee

NiQua, a homegrown brand that sells quality leather goods, just celebrated its first anniversary at Habitual Coffee in Ortigas with a private auction for bloggers and media personalities.

It was an intimate gathering, almost everyone knew each other. The list of guests was almost the same as the previous year.

Meanwhile, I was caught in a Friday traffic frenzy and as a result, I arrived late. When I stepped in the venue, guests were already discussing about the bags on display over hot coffee and different cheeses dipped in honey.

Bunnie, the gracious owner of NiQua, greeted me as I entered the venue. She handed over 2 chips and a paddle for the auction which proved to be the most exciting event I ever attended in a long time!

SGETTI Large in Brown Php 3,495

dress: H&M | glasses: Prada | bag: SGETTI Large in Brown

I had my eyes fix on SGETTI- a large classic brown tote in genuine cow leather. It's structured and lightweight. As with any other NiQua bags, this does not have any lining too. But it has a magnetic enclosure for security. You can also add monogram to personalized your bag for a fee.

SGETTI Large Dimension:

Body:12"x12"x6" (HxWxD)
Handle: 8"

This bag is very versatile and can take you from the office, to running some errands and mommy duties too.

Here are the other bags that are up for grabs:

SARTE Collection in Tan and Burgundy

  • SARTE Clutch Php 2,895
  • SARTE Handbag Php 3,495
  • SARTE Tote Php 4,395

*Also available in Beige

  • DOTTORE Small in Dark Mustard Php 2,995
  • DOTTORE Medium in Dark Mustard Php 3,995
  • DOTTORE Weekender in Dark Mustard Php 5,995

  • SECCHIO Small Php 2,795
  • SECCHIO Medium Php 3,795

  • SGETTI MEdium in Brown Php 2,995

*Also available in Pink

  • CARTELLE Small in Tan Php 2,495
  • CARTELLE Medium in Tan Php Php 2,995
  • SCACCO Small in Two-Toned Taupe Php 2,295
  • SCACCO Medium in Two-Toned Taupe Php 3,195

*CARTELLE is also available in Large Php 3,496; SCACCO is also available in in Large Php 3,895

  • SCACCO Small in Two-Toned Navy and White Php 2,295
  • SCACCO Medium in Two-Toned Navy and White Php 3,195
 *Also available in in Large Php 3,895

I took home a total of 4 NiQua bags

Bidding started at Php 1,000. I don't know what happened but at the end of the auction, I got a total of four bags. Aside from SGETTI Large in Brown, I also took home SARTE Handbag, SCACCO Small in Two-Toned Navy and White and in Tan. Look at how giddy I was! It was my lucky day! Thanks Sarah for taking my photo.

As NiQua turns 1, the shop will be auctioning off selected pieces from its 2015 collection this month.  You can also experience the thrill of bidding for your favorite NiQua bags just like we did! For more info, you can visit Niqua Shop or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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