UNIQLO, Japan’s leading global apparel brand, recently opened its 17th store in the Philippines at the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. The store launch showcased UNIQLO’s Kids and Babies expanded collection for the 2014 Fall/Winter season.
I love that Uniqlo believes that “kids should be free to be kids.” As opposed to a handful lot of brands that stretch kids to dress up like adults, I am so for kids’ and babies clothes – freedom of movement, comfort, easier removal, fun designs and safety features to promote kids’ growth and health.
My 9 year old little man and I got to swing by the 17th Uniqlo store opening last Monday at the Powerplant Mall.
The Power Plant Mall location is strategic as Uniqlo chose it primarily to cater to Makati residents and the south of Metro Manila. Makati City is the Philippines’ financial/business district with a growing reputation as an entertainment and lifestyle and makes it an ideal location for UNIQLO’s new store, which is envisioned to become a place for the family to shop for their clothes.
The kids who walked the ramp looked really adorbs in their Uniqlo pieces. I saw for myself what Uniqlo professes they believe for the kids – freedom of movement, comfort, easier removal and fun designs. And did I mention the kids and babies were just plain adorable? I was gushing the whole time! 🙂
Countdown to store opening! Yes, we were first in line.
My boy and I did a little shopping before heading to the hotel where we were going to spend the night.
The Philippines is the 12th branch country of Japan where UNIQLO has presence, after opening stores in the US, UK, France, Russia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. UNIQLO also operates stores in other countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Uniqlo is popular for their highly functional, outstanding quality and affordable clothing line. Truth be told, outstanding quality products usually come with hefty price tags. I love it when they don’t. I honestly have yet to find a brand that would top the quality of clothes like Uniqlo has that sells at affordable prices.
And we did a little shopping for the kiddo.
- Supima Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt (Gray) – P590
- Kids Twill Easy Pants XL in Dark Orange – P790
- Snoopy Vintage Shirt (Small) – P390
The shirts are tops when it comes to their feel and comfort! I might even borrow that gray shirt from the boy when I feel like it (and if he permits, of course). Uniqlo’s Twill Easy Pants have elastic waist that ensures a secure, comfortable fit and easy convenient dressing for kids who are always on the go. My son isn’t really fond of fussing over his clothes, so this one’s just perfect for him. Convenient to wear, no question with comfort but still manages to still look good on him, whether he feels like going dressy or simple casual.
The UNIQLO store at the Power Plant Mall is open from 10 AM to 10 PM on weekends and 10 AM to 9 PM on weekdays.