Pioneering Instagram Seller Lian Martin Talks About Vintage Thrifting and the Future of Retail

Lian Martin talks about her early days selling on Instagram, her passion for thrifting, and how Retrograde PH leads the way to a more sustainable retail future.

In a pre-war colonial building in Escolta, The Business Manual sat down with Lian Martin, founder of Retrograde PH,, to trace the beginnings of her entrepreneurial journey and take a look at the future for ventures like hers. Martin tells us what it took to establish her online vintage store and shares her reasons for why she continues to lead with Retrograde. 

In this exclusive interview, The Business Manual puts the spotlight on Martin as a young, woman entrepreneur and highlights her experiences on what it takes to not just make it in the business world, but become unstoppable.