Keep Calm and Carry a Katre


Last year, I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate gathering at the Raffles Owners’ Lounge in Makati to celebrate Katre’s 10-year anniversary. Katre is a local brand started by Kat Erro, a stylist and makeup artist. She worked in London for a few years until she decided to return to the Philippines with having this business enterprise in mind. Katre boasts of leather handbags, totes, clutches, and accessories that are designed for clientele who finds satisfaction on luxury in quality. I love how they also offer monograms for bag tags and their other leather accessories.

Here are the pieces featured in the celebratory brunch. Congratulations, Katre!



Katre x Mano Amiga. Mano Amiga is an affordable K to 12 school that provides scholarships and sustainable livelihood. Mano Amiga empowers low-income families to break out of poverty. 100% of profits from the purchase of the collaborative canvas bags will go to the school.


Bumbag V.2 is perfect for your travel or going to concerts


The set-up done by Happy Consultants Manila and Terrace House PH’s Donna Santos. Special participation of her plant family.


The Thames. My favorite. I would love to have this bag someday


The Mount. It’s a convertible bag that can be a handbag, shoulder bag, or a backpack



Katre’s Kat Erro


Brunch mates. David, Donna, and Glaiza


Guests designing their Katre x Mano Amiga bags


My first Katre bag. It’s a City tote with a monogram tag of my initials

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