Luxury eyewear brand GENTLE MONSTER officially opened their pop-up store in Shangri-La at The Fort last May 1.

Best known for their unique designs and collaborations with acts like BLACKPINK’s Jennie and Diplo, the brand has become a well sought-after eyewear company, with many of their designs currently sold out on their website. If you’re looking to snag a piece from Gentlemonster, now’s the best time to do so.

With that, we’ve listed down our eight top picks for what to get at the pop-up store in Manila. Check out items from their different collections, from Jennie’s recently launched JENTLE Salon line to their best sellers.

Jennie Donut Bun BL5

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Last April 20, GENTLE MONSTER announced the arrival of their latest collaboration with BLACKPINK’s Jennie. This is the global K-Pop idol’s third collaboration with the brand, following the release of Jentle Garden in 2022 and Jennie x GENTLE MONSTER in 2020. The Donut Bun BL5 features a stunning pastel blue color with a hook where you can attach her exclusive coquette-style charms — ranging from bows, pastel hearts, and a capybara. This is definitely one of the standout pieces in the collection, coming right on time for the summer season.

KUN 0003 BRC8

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Chinese idol and dancer Cai Xu Kun teamed up with GENTLE MONSTER to create a forward-looking, futuristic line with a variety of styles. The KUN 0003 BRC8 marries a futuristic design with a classic silhouette. If you’re on the conservative side but still want to make a statement with your eyewear, this is the perfect piece for you.

Diplo Lone Wolf 032

Diplo’s Lone Wolf 032 puts a spin on the traditional Aviator design by incorporating a gradient-colored lens, titanium hardware, and grooved designs. However, these features aren’t just for show. The orange gradient lens are actually a clip-on with 99.9% UV protection, so you can transition the frames from glasses to sunglasses. The hardware around the temples have a dial where you can customize the temple length for a snug fit.

D’heygere Pierced 02

In love with the office siren aesthetic? The D’heygere Pierced 02 is definitely an elevated version of the Bayonetta glasses trend. The design has a feature that allows you to customize the 12 holes in the temples with detachable earring accessories, making every pair unique to the owner. If you’re looking own a pair of glasses that also function as jewelry, this is right up your alley.

Fear X 01

GENTLE MONSTER’s Fear line features designs that have a pop of statement. They come in classic colors and have a silhouette that most eyewear brands carry. An embossed sparkle accent shows the world that you have classic taste but aren’t afraid to be adventurous.

Cuff SPC9

One of the hottest trends of the past year was the rise of Barbiecore. The Cuff SPC9 is a stand-out all-pink design, with chrome hardware sparkles — perfect for the hyperfeminine Barbie and Elle Woods aesthetics.

Tta 02

Drawing inspiration from shooting stars, GENTLE MONSTER’s Tta 02 has been a long-time favorite among customers. The rimless frames paired with the steel-like hardware creates a piece that’s sleek and trendy. This design is frequently sold out, so get a chance to get it at the pop-up this May and June.

Molta YC9

If there’s anything that screams summer, it’s this. The Molta YC9 line is defined by pastel-colored translucent frames and a stylish round shape. It has the signature GENTLE MONSTER metal accent and comes in yellow, pink, brown, black, and soft brown.