Most of you probably don’t know what C.N.A. is unless you frequent Pedro Gil and the areas near it. C.N.A. I wouldn’t have known about it if I haven’t asked Faith where she got her cute headband. She said that Kring, of and, her boyfriend and some partners will be opening a Korean accessories shop in Manila. This conversation happened around April I think, during one of our game nights.

Bogs with modem, Faith with cute headband

C.N.A. finally opened its first shop in Manila last May but it wasn’t until last week that I finally got to see it. C.N.A. stands for Culture, Nature, Art. It’s a store which carries products from Korea, mostly trinkets, fashion accessories, Korean cosmetics, and KPOP paraphernalia,  It has over 200 branches in Korea and the Philippine franchisees plan on opening more stores around the country in the near future.

Me with the pink hair with the headhand w/ spikes, Ria, Billycoy

I’ve been dying to buy a headband with spikes ever since I saw the photo posted on C.N.A.’s Facebook Page and luckily a black one was still in stock during my visit. I spent a long time browsing the items in the store and it was such a delight. They have so many cute accessories! I ended up buying P1,500 plus worth of items from them *sigh*.

Here are the photos I took of the store.

hair accessories
lots of hair accessories


store interior
hair accessories
more hair accessories
cute barrettes
their edgier pieces
they also have piercings
KPOP posters and bags
KPOP posters and bags
Kring and her Korean boyfriend Jimmy Kim

C.N.A. products cost from as little as P50 to a couple of hundreds for KPOP CDs. I’m posting what I bought below (except for the headband which costs P350 if I’m not mistaken) and their prices.

Clockwise: heart hair clamp (P90), studded pink bow (P270), cat earrings (P60), barrette with insignia (P60), rings (P180 each), Maleficent cellphone plug (P100)
black fake eyelash adhesive (P170) and false eyelashes (P120)

Jimmy Kim told me that they will open their second branch in University Belt soon. That’s still too far from me but that means I’m safe from spending too much on trinkets.

If you want to check out C.N.A. their shop is currently located at G/F Unit D University Tower, Malate. The map is below.

G/F Unit D University Tower, Malate (along Pedro Gil)

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2 Comments on I finally got to visit C.N.A.

  1. Cha Cha
    June 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM (6 years ago)

    how do i get there if i’m from novaliches quezon city ? what are the possible rides should i take? thanks đŸ™‚

    • Karen Ang
      June 20, 2014 at 10:19 PM (6 years ago)

      Hi Cha Cha,

      They have a new branch in the new Fairview Mall. They also have a branch in Farmer’s Market Cubao. I believe it’ll be easier for you to go to either of these 2 branches! Enjoy!


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