HTP Clothing started as a spur-of-the-moment online sale of pre-loved clothing by its founder and owner, Ricca Del Rosario, just to replace the ₱3,000 she lost after being robbed on that unlucky night in March 2014. All of the pre-loved clothing was sold out in less than a day, much to her astonishment – and that's when everything started. Ricca recognized this as a once-in-a-lifetime chance, and she's been running a Sunday night shopping marathon ever since. She felt strongly about what she was doing every time she witnessed the customers' enthusiasm over who would be the first to comment "mine" on every outfit. It was just what she needed, it's as though it was meant to be.