Whether it’s everyday pieces, sporting finds, or something more luxurious, these stores are the go-to spots this payday weekend.
While the pandemic has paved the way for the rise of e-commerce, for many nothing could replace the experience of shopping in a physical store, seeing the pieces perfectly displayed and trying them on before closing the deal. ‘affair. In our pandemic new normal, brands and design houses know that in order to survive, you need to have a strong presence in the digital realm as well as in the real world. With this, they are doing everything they can to serve their customers, and this includes launching new stores.
Here are some brands ready to welcome shoppers to their new space. Whether it’s everyday pieces, sporty finds, or something more luxurious, these stores are the go-to spots this payday weekend.
Beloved by women of all ages, Keds has produced iconic shoe styles, such as Champion, Chillax, Crew Kick and Triple Up, that encourage women to experience many adventures. Its new store in Trinoma showcases its vast catalog of sneakers, slip-ons, sandals and boots. Sophisticated yet playful, the interior of the new space is inspired by dreamers. Bold pops of color accentuate the store’s simple yet modern design.
To check : His Rifle Paper Co collection and new Celebrations line of fun and festive shoes are featured in his shop.
Tailored to the active woman, Fitflop combines function and style with its thoughtfully designed shoes. The brand opens its new branches, one at SM Mall of Asia and the other at SM City Baguio. Her space in SM Mall of Asia features a chic, neutral interior with her classic and new pieces featured throughout, enticing shoppers to come in and experience them.
What to check: During the launch of its SM Mall of Asia store, Fitflop also unveiled its latest Fall-Winter 2022 collection. The range includes the Rally Weather Sneaker Suede Backtab, the Walkstar Toe-Post and the Pilar Leather Clog. Playing with the animal print trend, Rally Sneaker rear tabs and iQushion slides. Our favorites are the F-Mode Flatform boots, which incorporate the brand’s traction-enhancing microwobbleboard technology for functionality, lightweight cushioning and a contoured sole for alignment.
Loewe opens its boutique in the prestigious Greenbelt 3 shopping mall. Under the direction of creative director Jonathan Anderson, its new location in the Philippines uses design details that reference the Casa Loewe concept found in flagship stores from Madrid to Tokyo. From paintings and sculpture to furniture and handicrafts, the collection of objects complements the brand’s products and makes the space feel like an art collector’s home.
To check : The new 122 m² store presents the full range of women’s ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods, accessories, eyewear and jewelry.
Another addition to the new luxury stores in Greenbelt 3 is Jimmy Choo. Her new space looks like every fashionista’s dream closet with lush seating, lighted shelving, and new pieces designed to perfection. The store echoes the heart of the brand – light, fantasy and design expertise.
To check : Fashion savants are sure to salivate over its Core collection, a timeless edition defined by three key categories: Pearl, Crystal and the iconic JC monogram.
American sports equipment company Under Armor welcomes shoppers to its brand new store at SM North EDSA. The retail space is a cornucopia of wearable finds and accessories related to fitness and athleisure. With the presence of Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, as well as other female athletes, the brand launches its “Be Her Armour” initiative.
To check : The brand offers a range of events, from styling sessions to mental health talks, for women. For now, what shoppers can find in its new store are select pink pieces and shoes and a line of inclusive activewear. For gentlemen, they will love his collections in collaboration with Stephen Curry and Dwayne Johnson.
In its 70th year in luxury retail, Rustan’s welcomes the gift giving season by continuing its tradition of curating the world’s finest and bringing them to the discerning shopper. This year, Rustan’s has gone into overdrive with the activity program, so much so that you can spend a festive day right inside all its stores and branches.
What to check: Surprise the kids with a meet and greet with Santa on October 15 at Rustan’s Makati and October 16 at Rustan’s Alabang. In the middle of all the shopping, take a break or two shopping for candy, cotton candy, hot dogs or Krispy Kreme donuts on the kids’ floor at Rustan’s Makati, Alabang, Gateway and Cebu on the 15th and October 16. Speaking of sweets, shop while sipping a hot cup of coffee from Breville, Delonghi, and Nespresso coffee stations. Or maybe a glass of fresh juice from Nutribullet?
After a day of festivities and treats, why not personalize a holiday postcard for your loved one with Montblanc’s Postcards Writing event at Rustan’s Shangri-La, Makati and Cebu from October 14-16? Sample a glass or two of Dalmore’s finest scotches at Rustan’s Makati on October 15-16. To top it all off, head to Rustan’s Game Library at Rustan’s Shangri-La on October 15th and 16th.
Ladies can discover their best holiday glam looks and learn from the best with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Holiday Masterclass on October 14 at 5 p.m. at the Makati Beauty Courtyard in Rustan. From October 15-16, make your presence known with a tote bag specially designed by you at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La and Alabang. In addition, the retail giant is celebrating the season with the whole family, offering discounts of up to 30% and offers of X7 FSP points, 0% installment for up to 12 months from credit cards partners for beauty, clothing, home care and children’s products.
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