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“When Mr. Yanai said they wanted to open 500 stores in the country, we wanted to work with them,” says SM’s Tessie Sy Coson of Uniqlo and its founder Tadashi Yanai. She says that she admires him as a istieader and that this shows the brand’s mindset in setting and meeting goals.

The realization of those goals continues with Uniqlo Manila, its first global flagship store in the country. It is the biggest in Southeast Asia. The 4,100 Square meter space (bes, nalula kami) is impressive to say the least, and showcases the traits that its patrons have come to love about the brand: technology, collaboration, practicality, and a simple chic aesthetic.

So what’s in the store? Apart from the brand’s current collections, it shows works by Leeroy New and Shun Watanabe, Kenneth Cobonpue, and Plus63 Design. The in-shop soundtrack is a amalgamation of local music acts led by Erwin Romulo and Malek Lopez.

The Kids and Baby section is the Japanese label’s biggest in the country. On the same floor is a gaming station by Bandai NAMCO (featuring their latest game Jump Force) as well as a terrace that overlooks Glorietta Park. (Pero mumsh hindi Puwede matulog sa store ha. Just saying.)

May mga pa-treats din si mayor today as the flagship opens its doors to the public:

– Starbucks items will be made available for those early in line today.

– Limited edition sensu fans will be given away for any purchase from 10am to 12pm today.

– Limited edition tote bag will be given for a single receipt purchase of P3,000 from today until October 7.

– Limited edition tumbler will be given for a single receipt purchase of P5,000 from today until October 7.

– There is free parking today for those who have a single receipt purchase of P1,500.

For more information, visit uniqlo.com/ph/manila, or follow @uniqlo.ph on IG.

Photo from Uniqlo Philippines

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