Papemelroti Gift Shop and Going Artsy-Crazy

Papemelroti Gift Shop | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
The smell of paper excites me. I like its texture, the smoothness or the roughness that go with each page. I love its color, the shades that go on and on in a rainbow that never ends. Paper compels me in a way. You know, the kind of compulsion that "fictional vampires" have the capability of. I know it sounds weird and cray but it's a hundred percent true. Blame my love for books and crafts for this addiction. Now, imagine my elation when I first stepped into Papemelroti last year all thanks to my cousin Ryche. I vowed to come back should I visit Manila again and I promised myself I'd snap photos too! And so I did. 

Papemelroti Gift Shop: Tea Set Postcards | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti was initially called Korben Gifts when it opened shop in October 13, 1967 by the Filipino couple Corit and Benny Alejandro. Korben is actually a combination of the first syllables of their names, "Kor" and "Ben". It was a fitting term as the shop was in fact born out of their hobbies. In 1976 they decided to open a new shop in Ali Mall Cubao and even joked about naming it after their five children. Sure enough they did and the store was given a tongue twister for a name. Papemelroti thus stands for Patsy, Peggy, Meldy, Robert and Tina, the couple's five lovely children.

Apart from the thoughtful, aesthetic and creative beauty that each piece holds, what I love most about their products is the fact that they are environment friendly. They use recycled wood to make their furniture, shelves, frames, desk accessories and wall art. This type of wood are those that you see from crates used to bring in elevators or big car parts. At the same time they utilize recycled paper for their stationary, notebooks, gift wrappers and post cards! As much as I love colorful and smooth craft paper, I have always found the brown and earthen vibe of recycled paper appealing. So allow me to give you a little tour of Papemelroti. I actually visited their SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa and Ali Mall branches. Yep, I'm totally cray-cray. These photos were those I took from their SM Megamall store. Enjoy and let me know which ones caught your eye!

Papemelroti Gift Shop | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Survival Kit | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Love Survival Kit | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Frames and Wall Art | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Notepads | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Frame | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Tea Set Postcards | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Boxes and Shelving | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop: Stationary | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti Gift Shop | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Papemelroti take all my money! Just kidding. I need to leave some for dessert! To be honest, my sister and I purchased a ton from the shop but the prices were low it didn't hurt our already malnourished wallets. For a thrift seeker like me, many of the products are a total bargain. I had fun looking around and being surrounded by all the arts and crafts. I was in my element!

Papemelroti has branches in Korben Place Quezon City, Ali Mall Cubao, Gateway Cubao, Sta. Lucia East, Glorietta 1 Makati, SM City North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM Centerpoint, SM San Lazaro, SM Manila, Robinson's Place Manila, SM Clark and SM Pampanga. Sadly they don't have stores in the other Philippine provinces as well as other countries but you can get your own paper fix through their distributors. You can also save yourself all the trouble by ordering through their website.

PS: The basket of goodies shown on top are my sister's. I've done a mini haul for the ones I got. Click here to read all about that!

128 comments:

ClĂ udia said...

This place has the most random and cutest things! And I even like more the fact that their products are made of recycled wood or paper! Nice shop! And thank you for sharing!

Claudia x
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Carsla Peyton said...

The smell of paper excites me too! Oh---to be a writer! Love all of the knick knacks. (:

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Katrina Maryse Villanueva said...

I love Papemelroti,
I haven't visited one of their stores recently.
that teapot and cup looks cute.
looking forward to your haul post.
:)

Ms. Kei

Shireen said...

That looks like a really cool store with so many unique trinkets. I would have love to see that store and probably would spend hours in it.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Shalay said...

The place looks beautiful, great post

Shalay,

itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

Savannah said...

This is such a powerful message! Good on you for using your influence for good x
Savannah // www.zolablog.com

JHANZEY said...

Papemelroti will always be one of my favorite craft stores here in the PH! :) Nice post!


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Elle Cherryblossomstreet said...

What a fun and great post!
xx Elle

New outfit post up on:

www.cherryblossomstreet.com - Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

crafty-zone said...

I haven't heard about this store before, but I see that it has amazing products!

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Nina said...

So lovely pictures. xx

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Anne said...

Thanks Nicole!

Anne said...

You're welcome Claudia! Indeed companies with a purpose rock. :)

Anne said...

Well, I believe I've met a kindred spirit. Thanks Carsla!

Anne said...

You should drop by sometime. Thanks Katrina!

Anne said...

Haha. I bet you will Shireen!

Anne said...

Thanks Shalay! Pretty name you've got there.

Anne said...

Thank you so much Savannah!

Anne said...

I don't blame you. I know the feeling!

Anne said...

Thanks Mihaela!

Anne said...

Thanks Elle!

Anne said...

Oh it does! :)

Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely items!!!
Kisses, Paola.

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Worn & Written said...

This is such a cool store!

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xx

Anne said...

Agree!

Anne said...

True. :)

Habanero said...

new follower

Annick said...

thats lovely!

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Mette Jakobsen said...

Wauw such a lovely shop! Wouldn't know how to get out of there before closing time:-) Surely you've got something great for all your crafty projects:-)

Gingi Edmonds Freeman said...

That looks like a store I could get lost in! If I ever open a shop, I'd imagine it would look like that! Thanks for sharing!

Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I'd drop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same - or better yet! - keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Mel said...

Awesome post

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libys11 said...

omg!!! they still exist?!! I LOVE THAT STORE SOOOOO MUCH!!! gosh, i miss going there and just buying stamps, organizing boxes and notepads!! :D

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Anne said...

They truly are. :) Thanks Vera!

Anne said...

Thank you!

Anne said...

Yes it is. ;)

Anne said...

Haha. We'll probably have the same dilemma Mette. My mom had to actually force me out of the shop so we could finally eat dinner. LOL.

Anne said...

It'll probably look cute as well! Thank you Gigi.

Anne said...

Thanks Mel!

Anne said...

Yes they do! Living in Cebu I didn't know they had a shop like it in Manila. I've been raving about Papemelroti since I saw it and my mom (who's actually from Manila before she moved to Cebu) told me they were already present even before she met my dad! LOL.

Justin Targia said...

Such an amazing looking shop. I love stuff like this. Everyone can find something they like.
http://www.mimosasandme.com

a possible fantasy said...

looks like a lovely place!


a possible fantasy

Tracy said...

Great post, loved everything in this store!

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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Oh what awesome things :D

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Diana Cloudlet said...

I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

Diana Cloudlet

http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

Gingi Edmonds Freeman said...

Thanks sweetie! And thanks for stopping by my page! I hope we can keep in touch! <3

Mimi Gonzales said...

I love this shop! It's filled with anything vintage and pretty, which I like! Huhu too bad they don't have it here in Cebu. WHYYYYY :(


xo, Mimi
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Shalay said...

thank you <3

Jessica (What To Style) said...

Ohh what a cool store! =)

NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

xoxo,
Jessica

Hayley Roderick said...

Such a cute post! xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

Eye See Euphoria said...

Awesome store. Thanks for sharing.

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Zarrah Jane said...

I love Papelmeroti.

Even i'm still in high school, i'm always buying some random stuff from this store.

They have awesome paper items especially the notepads :)

http://thebandwagonchic.blogspot.ae/

Anne said...

That is very true Justin!

Anne said...

YES!

Anne said...

Thanks Tracy!

Anne said...

Awesome indeed. :)

Anne said...

Awww. Thank you so much Diana!

Anne said...

You're welcome Gingi!

Anne said...

Agree! I'd love for them to open a branch in Cebu! It's been 48 years and they're in only Luzon. The distributors have limited offers so a branch would be better.

Anne said...

Haha! I know that feeling!

Anne said...

welcome ;)

Anne said...

Yup yup yup!

Anne said...

Thanks Hayley!

Anne said...

You're welcome. :)

crafty-zone said...

Have an amazing day, dear :)

http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

I know! I practically bought random stuff. Actually I got tons of post cards which I don't plan to give away. They're too pretty! I think I'll display them instead. Haha.

alice said...

Amazing pics baby!

Alice Cerea,

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Winnie_dc said...

Bullying is awful - my little cousin is moving schools because he has been a victim of bullying. Kids are just so mean!
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The Belle Narrative said...

Wow looks like such an awesome shop - everything is amazing! x

thebellenarrative.com

Anne said...

Thanks Alice!

Anne said...

Thank you!

Anne said...

It is terrible! I'm so sorry about your cousin. Victims should know that they have strength in them and that they are better than their bullies!

Anne said...

You'd love their notebooks! Sadly, I didn't get to snap those because there were too many people around that shelf.

Anne said...

It truly is!

Diana Cloudlet said...

I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
Interesting posts, beautiful photos & design! It’s really amazing!

I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

Diana Cloudlet
http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

Tracy said...

Amazing shop!

http://fashion-soup.com/

Jessica Wynne said...

What a beautiful, unique shop! It looks like a place you could spend hours exploring!


xo,
Jessica
www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

Jessica (What To Style) said...

Have a blessed weekend! =)

NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

xoxo,
Jessica

Missy May said...

Such a cute, fun and awesome store. Have a lovely weekend! :)


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Anne said...

Thank you Diana! :)

Anne said...

Thank you!

Anne said...

It truly is Tracy. :)

Anne said...

I totally agree Jessica!

Anne said...

Thanks Jessica!

Anne said...

Same to you Missy May!

Zarrah Jane said...

Yes. You can even decorate it on your room. Some DIY stuff right :)

Anne said...

That's true! I plan to frame some postcards for my room.

kei said...

such an awesome store.
should be a good place to buy present for friends.


btw, happy valentine :).


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Elizabeth Hisle said...

What a nice, quirky little shop! http://aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com

Janelle said...

Papemelroti is such a cute store, but I had a dang hard time remembering the the store name. (No kidding!)

Janelle | Styles & Prints

Shekinah said...

Nice post. I love papemelroti, too. <3 I love visiting their shop. So meany great finds.


x, shekinahjoy.com

Anne said...

You'll find a lot Kei! I actually bought gifts for my best friends here.

Anne said...

True!

Anne said...

Yup, such a tongue twister for a name!

Anne said...

I totally agree Shekinah. :)

mihaela said...

wonderful post! this is amazing :)

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Stella said...

I love stores with stationery and cute things.
Have a nice week!
x
Stella from a A Shiny Place

shannon said...

Looks like such a cute shop!

Shannon
Clothes & Quotes

Hannie Blaise said...

That shop though! I'd be able to stay for a whole day.

Hannie | CHAPTERS LIKE THIS

Eating with Alice said...

oh my goodness, what an incredible store! I wish there was a place like it in Sydney!


:) Hannah
www.eatingwithalice.com

Anne said...

Thanks Mihaela!

Anne said...

Have a nice one too Stella!

Anne said...

Very much Shannon. :)

Anne said...

I share the same feeling Hannie!

Anne said...

Oh wow you're from Sydney!!! Yes it is an incredible shop. :)

Marija Stojkovska said...

thanks for sharing
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xoxo

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Kaley said...

I would go crazy in this little gift shop!! Great photos.

xoxo



Kaley



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Judi Alexis Carpio ⚓ said...

Love papemelroti! used to hoard stuff in their shops when I was a kid. :D

Btw, Nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

http://www.lexidoodledoo.com/2015/02/liebster-award.html

Anne said...

You're welcome Marija. :)

Anne said...

Thanks Kaley!

Anne said...

I don't blame you!

Thanks for the nomination Judi! I've done the Liebster a while back. Here's a link to that: http://bit.ly/1sOX6gz

Nikita Palei said...

Lovely shop to visit! Loved the name totally!! I wish it had a branch in India as well! Nice post!! :)

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Anne said...

I agree! I hope the shop gets to expand and be available in more areas.

jen hangca said...

I really love papemelroti! I have lots of things that I bought from their store. I might visit again soon and buy more stuff for my scrapbook and for my room.

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Thaddeau Engaling II said...

Bullying is an awful thing, but sadly I see it a lot around us, kids, adults, in school, even in the workplace

Anne said...

Sad indeed.

TheMissusV said...

It is very important that we start at home. Discuss stuff like this with the kids and teach them about compassion and kindness. :) Great post!

Rea Alducente said...

I've been bullied in grade school. My classmates always told me that "I'm thin and dark".. I cried when one particular boy told me that "I don't have calcium.." I told my mom and she said "does he even know what calcium is?" I laughed and didn't mind him anymore. I'm the first honor of our class so who cares what he had to say?! Haha. Although I dread the day when my son will go to school and see those bad things around. Heck. I've got a great responsibility!

Emjae Fotos said...

The line between kidding and bullying is now super thin. It's sad that they think they're being funny rather being a bully. Nice images BTW. :)

Channel Imperial said...

I hate bullying. Hehehe! Because I was bullied since I was a kid. It was tough but eventually, I was over it. Bullying will actually never stop because on bully ends, another one will take it's place. We just have to be stronger and tougher enough to face them. Sometimes, being "keber" about it helps. ^_^

Anne said...

That is very true. Things like that should start and be taught at home.

Anne said...

I think most of us get bullied at some points in our lives. It sucks doesn't it? But we all have to know better. Bullies will be bullies if we let them and children have to know compassion and kindness so they don't turn into one themselves.

Anne said...

That is so true! Thank you as well Emjae!

Anne said...

Indeed! What most of us should remember and keep in mind is that we don't turn into bullies ourselves after that experience.

Beth said...

I've never been in papermelroti but I will definitely have a look in now! DIY is so much fun!
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Anne said...

It is!

Joenah Joyce said...

Oh my. This shop is heaven! I'd definitely go gaga if i'll visit there. haha

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Anne said...

Trust me I know how you feel Joenah. I pretty much went gaga during my visit. Haha!

Nikita Palei said...

Food for thought really works, Anne!! Lovely blog. :)

nikitapalei.blogspot.in

Anne said...

Thank you Nikita! It's always a pleasure reading your lovely comments!

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