It’s been a hectic year for sisters-in-law Charlene Carlos and Leona Panutat, owners of the popular L’Indochine at SM Aura. Aside from tending to the store that carries a selection of homeware and ladies’ apparel from around the region, they also set forth on two-week-long buying trips practically every month.
With over 5,500 square meters, 300 brands and 25,000 pairs at any given time, the newly launched Shoe Department on the fourth level of SM Store Makati may be said to have the largest shoe selection in Metro Manila.
By Alex Y. Vergara
After years of complacency, and just when the local market is getting more crowded with the entry of some of the biggest global players, Cinderella has embarked on a major makeover beginning with its Alabang Town Center (ATC) branch.
Prints were big in this season’s Fashion Week. The good news is that Manila’s stylish set can have these vibrant and colorful clothes on-trend and right now at the SM Store’s Fashion Forum.
American retail giant Aéropostale has opened its Philippine flagship store at the New Glorietta. It has also launched Aéro Style League, consisting of stylish young women and men.
By Cheche V. Moral
Each time I see the word “SALE” screaming in bold red in my face—in front of me, from behind, on my left and right—it makes me miss my 20something-old self.
At the annual gathering of the world’s eminent watch and jewelry brands in Basel, Switzerland, in April, Geneva-based luxury house Charriol unveiled several limited-edition watches, along with its 2013 range, to mark its 30th anniversary.
Now that well-known designer Edgar Allan has launched his “big sizes” in his new shop at the Glorietta I, there is hope for big women who have always wanted to wear his designs, but couldn’t because the designer always stuck to slim and slinky dresses.
Uniqlo its first store in the Philippines this year today at SM Aura Premier in Taguig City, with three more openings scheduled until June.
By Pocholo Concepcion
Award-winning American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, best known for her lead role as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO TV series “Sex and the City,” arrived from New York Tuesday night to grace the formal launch of the SM Store in SM Aura Premier—the new high-end mall of the SM Group in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
By Cheche V. Moral
Charlene Panutat-Carlos and Leona Laviña-Panutat’s journey from being stay-at-home moms to first-time lifestyle store entrepreneurs has been filled with unexpected adventures, and their tales now serve to enrich every little treasure they’ve brought home from their buying trips.