Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Just When We Thought SM's Got It All...
...they're bringing in MORE! So if you haven't been inside SM lately, I think it's high time you went back for a visit!
SM recently started bringing in US brands to improve their selections and give their customers more merchandise to choose from. So if you happen to walk into the ladies section inside SM Makati or SM Megamall and you see BCBGeneration, Max and Cleo, Kensie Girl, Tokidoki, and Harajuku Lovers, remember, you are not in the twilight zone. Don't be surprised too if you see shoes from Sam Edelman (SM Megamall), Matt Bernson (these two make the coolest gladiator sandals), Charles David (SM Makati only for now), and Chinese Laundry and accessories from Tokidoki and Betsey Johnson.
If you think this is exciting enough, there are more brands coming in like Report, Me Too, Corso Como, Dolce Vita, Steve Madden (including hosiery i.e. tights, leg warmers etc!), Deux Lux, Via Spiga, Sequoia Paris and Pan Am (remember those ubiquitous Marc Jacobs designed Pan Am bags that were all the rage last year? Same company! UPDATE: currently available in SM Megamall). Disney Couture Jewelry, Nicole Miller, ABS Allen Schwartz and Adrienne Vittadini are also in the pipeline.
Looks like SM is evolving from its low-priced mass market roots and conquering new retail territory! I mean seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if ten years down the road, SM becomes Manila's version of Saks Fifth Avenue. (Not that they want to now - mass market is big business, but hey, Barneys was a second hand suits mecca in its early days!)
Now here's the best deal! Because this is SM, you can expect prices to still be reasonable. Prices are pegged at US retail, if not cheaper! For instance, Matt Bernson footwear retail here for $170-$180 but you can get it at SM starting at P4950. Seriously. (As for these KM gladiators below, these are P7650 according to AEC!)
But you better make your move right away, there's only one per size per style for this line! Then again, there's more to choose from anyway. You'll be in for a pleasant surprise at SM, that's for sure!