I am a kpop multistan, among all the groups I stan, only Stray Kids is the hardest merch to find. And I’ve been a stan since the 2nd generation of kpop where online shopping and global shipping is not as huge as today. So in honor of Stray Kids’ upcoming comeback this June, if you don’t live in South Korea or Japan, here is the list of where to buy Stray Kids merch in the Philippines.
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Official Stray Kids Merch Shop
THE JYP SHOP – Stray Kids is under JYP so you can find their merch here. They ship to the Philippines and it cost around $20+. Not sure yet what courier they use but I will update this once my friend’s 5-Star album pre-order arrives.
SKZOO STORE – Just like most idol groups these days, Stray Kids also have toy counterparts called “Skzoo” and it’s not easy to buy the official ones when you missed the preorder of the new drops in the Skzoo Store. They ship to the Philippines as well but not sure how much yet and what courier they use.
Trusted Kpop Sellers in Shopee and Lazada
KPOP MERCH – This is based in South Korea but available on Shopee and Lazada. This has been my go-to shop for pre-ordering albums, lightsticks, and season’s greetings since the shipping fees from global stores significantly increased during the pandemic. They’re a little pricey compared to other local Philippine resellers like those Twitter shops but they ship very fast. Orders arrive within a week once shipped. And you can buy not just Stray Kids merch here, but also other JYP artists, HYBE, SM, YG, and more. And they also have lucky draw events and pre-order benefits that are available from Weverse, JYP, Yes24, Ktwon4u, and more.
K-MONSTAR – Another South Korean-based seller in Shopee. This is where I bought some of my Skzoo plushies (which are hard to find by the way) and just like Kpop Merch, they ship fast too and have pre-order benefits. They also sell merch from other JYP groups, HYBE, YG, and more.
WITHMUU – This is a global kpop store based in South Korea like Yes24 and Ktown4u where all album purchases will chart in Hanteo. Besides the latest album drops, they also sell lightsticks and other merch official merch and have pre-order benefits just like Yes24 and Ktown4u.
N.CAT – This local Filipino Kpop store has been around since the late 2010s. They started as a Korean fashion store but now they also sell albums, lightsticks, and other kpop merch. They have branches around the Philippines but are also available online on Lazada and Shopee. The latter have pre-orders for new album drops but they don’t have pre-order benefits.
CNA PHILIPPINES – Just like N.Cat, they sell albums, lightsticks, and other kpop merch. They also have branches around Metro Manila and are available online through Lazada and Shopee. The latter also opens pre-orders for new album drops but no pre-order benefit.
ALING CHULIEN – Every Filipino kpop stan should know this seller. They drop the latest and open pre-orders with benefits. The prices are not bad either. All the hottest kpop group merch can be found here, even the photocards. They have Shopee, updates on Twitter, and have their own site Chulien.com
WITH HANNA – This is my go-to Shopee store for super cute top-loaders, photocard frames, and binders. But they also sell albums and lightsticks. They also have pre-orders with benefits.
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Trusted Twitter Shops
Apricot and Co. PH – So far, this is one of the two Twitter shops that I know that sells Stray Kids merch. This was recommended by a friend and has a good reputation. They accept pre-orders thru Twitter but they also have a Shopee page for on-hand items.
Tortorcart – This is where I bought my Nacific R8 Felix photocard, which is the cutest Felix photocard in my opinion. Just like the shop above, this seller also accepts pre-orders on Twitter and has a Shopee page for on-hand items.
Global Kpop Shops That Ships to the Philippines
YES24 – This shop is based in South Korea but ships directly to the Philippines. Every time Stray Kids drops a new album they also open pre-orders and have their own pre-order benefit. I believe this is also the shop where you can buy a Stray Kids fan membership for the Bubble App.
KTOWN4U – Every kpop stans know this shop, if you haven’t then you’re probably new. Some local resellers actually buy their stocks from this shop. They ship directly to the Philippines and have many shipping options from regular shipping, FedEx, DHL, and UPS. Personally, I opt for either UPS or DHL.
COKODIVE – This is probably the most popular website where you can buy almost every piece of merch by K-Pop artists. The best part about this store is that they ship internationally, including the Philippines via DHL or FedEx. They have pre-order benefits and lucky draw cards. The only con I found so far is that the prices here are higher than other sellers, the priciest in this entire list. While reading reviews on Reddit from other customers, it depends on your country and the shipping you choose, but it takes a while for your order to arrive. Sometimes they don’t update and you’ll be surprised your merch is already on your doorstep. But luckily, in my experience, their customer service replies after 24 hours.
Where to buy Stray Kids Photocards?
I don’t often reveal where I buy legit photocards of any groups I stan, for selfish reasons 😅 but I’ll be a little bit generous this time. I’ll reveal some of my go-to sellers where to buy Stray Kids photocards in the Philippines besides Aling Chulien which I already mentioned above.
YANGLAI KSHOPPE – I think this is one of the shops which has the most Skz photo cards. They also sell Skzoo merch such as plushies, keychains, griptok, and more.
KIM MINJEONG – Another one of my go-to Shopee photocard resellers. This is where I found some of my prio photocards since I’m a baby Stay and there are items I want that were released before I started stanning the group.
DAON – This South Korean-based seller is my go-to shop for POB photocards and merch not only Skz merch but also NCT. This is where I bought my NCT x Sanrio and SKZOO Pop-Up Store ‘The Victory’ In Seoul merch.