Finally had the opportunity to get out of the house after a long time inside due to the confusing weather. Dragged Dear Hubby to a jaunt across town to go to the Mall of Asia (the biggest mall in the Philippines) — our purpose? the recently-opened UNIQLO.
UNIQLO, short for UNIQUE CLOTHING, carries a unique line of men and women’s clothing, with simple yet breath-taking aesthetic that is so distinctly Japanese. The latest fast fashion brand to open in the Philippines, Uniqlo’s opening was mobbed and met with long lines that it’s practically not safe to venture in MOA and join the fray of people all wanting to be the first to buy Uniqlo. (Don’t believe me? See this blog to believe it!)
So, two months after it first opened, I finally decided to see what the buzz was about. And wow, the first Uniqlo in the Philippines did not disappoint. Occupying 1,550 square meters of a corner spot in MOA, the store is light and airy and does not feel crowded even if there’s a lot of people shopping (of course!). The clothes were divided according to their type and prices per clothing is clearly indicated on the shelves. Dear Hubby and I were there to buy new shirts, but it’s fun to also look at the other stuff available — it doesn’t hurt to research for things you’d like to buy when you finally have the money.
I immediately had my eye on the Superman t-shirt from their DC collection, but the price is currently too steep for my budget. Made a mental note to come back next salary and get one finally for myself. There were also a lot of tie-ins from other brands including Barbie, Disney and of course, Hello Kitty.
My best friend, a certified Hello Kitty junkie, will die from the many cute designs from the HK collection. But the purpose really of our visit is to stock up on their Dry Fit shirts, currently selling for PHP190 (original price: PHP290).
I look totally juvenile in one of my pictures above — I was just too overwhelmed with the many colors of the shirts. In the end, I got a hot pink tank top for my sister, 2 men’s v-neck shirt, sized small for myself and 2 men’s v-neck shirt, in larger size for the Dear Hubby.
It was a breeze paying for the purchases–as the store accepts credit card or EPS card. The lines might be long but the staff are brisk and efficient so paying doesn’t take too much of your time. I also loved that they are courteous and very approachable but does not hover when you are checking out the goods. (Manila sales staff–particularly in department stores–has a habit of hovering over customers). Definitely, this will not be my last visit to Uniqlo–even if the store is located very far from where I live.
The PHP190 sale on Dry fit shirts and tank tops run from August 10 to 16, 2012.