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Giordano Philippines Opens First Korean-Inspired Store

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Giordano opens its first Korean-themed store in the Philippines, marking the first wave of K-Fashion choices in Giordano Philippines shores.

Located in Shoppesville, Greenhills, a prime spot for lovers of fashion, the new store carries items from Giordano Hong Kong and now, Korea.


The first collection from Korea will feature an assortment of cotton-blend pique polos for men and muted solid cotton tops in premium slub and polyester-blend fabrics for women.

The second wave of Korean style pieces is slated to arrive in Giordano Philippines stores nationwide this October.

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Alongside the store’s launch, Giordano will introduce its sister brand, BSX or Beyond Style Exchange. BSX offers American street casual wear for the young and trendy fashion innovators. The brand is known for interpreting the hottest styles in a refined fashion and offering them at reasonable prices. Characterized by bright colors, layers and over-all functionality, BSX is all about relaxed fun.

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BSX’s first offering will be a collection of colorful pique polos and tees. Tees in solid colors, stripes and raglan sleeves will hit the store racks together with an array of colorful shorts for young men and women to make the perfect pairing.

The introduction of the new Giordano store also presents its newest celebrity endorsers- Korean actors So Ji-Sub and Shin Min Ah of “What Happened in Bali” and “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox” fame, respectively.

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Playball collection

With sports season on a full swing in the country, Giordano pays tribute with its Playball campaign – a colorful take to sporty fashion. The collection showcases varsity-inspired pieces and features relaxed knit separates as well.

Key items for men include the baseball tee which features raglan sleeves and super-soft jersey. Henley details, stripes that are reminiscent of baseball uniforms and heather yarns add an authentic element, while cotton/poly blends contribute to the soft, vintage-y vibe.

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Of course, no varsity-inspired collection will be complete without the college varsity jacket available for men and women. Chic sweatshirts in muted, pastel colors are also available.

Colored shorts made of cotton twill can pull together both a laidback and smart casual look. The Korean fit Bermuda shorts are available for men and women.

The Playball Collection is available in all Giordano stores nationwide starting October 4.

And catch them as they go to the runways of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, 6:30 PM at The MoA Main Atrium. 


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Dune London Ph Launch

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Dune London, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in late 2012 is thrilled to announce its first venture into the Filipino market from Autumn Winter 2013.

The British leader in affordable luxury footwear and accessories is opening fourstand alone stores and one concession in Manila in partnership with the leading specialty store retailer in the Philippines, Stores Specialists, Inc.

Renowned shopping destinations –Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Rustan’s Makati, Bonifacio High Street and Robinson’s Magnolia are the chosen locations for Dune London’s introduction into the market.

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Greenbelt Store

Greenbelt Store

The new stores will all feature the new retail concept from Dune London. Incorporating an inverted catwalk, open store fronts and large scale graphics and digital screens ensures an engaging, enticing and exciting retail environment for customers.

The creation of a more unisex environment to reflect the success of the Dune London men’s range, which now accounts for 25% of the business in the UK and 15% globally; and providing a designated area for accessories such as day bags which have seen sales growth of over 300% in the last year, truly make this a unique and distinctive destination footwear and accessories for both men and women.

Based in London, The Dune Group which is the parent company of the Dune London brand is one of the leading UK retailers of fashion footwear and accessories with over 300 locations worldwide. The group’s distribution includes stunning stores in all the major cities in the UK plus concessions in the leading department stores across Europe including Selfridges, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Topshop in the UK, De Bijenkorf in Holland, Illum in Denmark,

Karstadt in Germany and most recently a pop-up shop in Galeries Lafayette in Paris, which is one of the best performing concessions in the store.

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The group is rapidly expanding internationally with franchised stores in the United Arab Emirates, North Africa, Russia, India and South Africa. Dune London opened its largest store in the world in Dubai’s Mall of Emirates in April, and in Autumn Winter 2013 Collection will also launch new German, French and US transactional websites to continue to support this international growth and the brand’s multichannel strategy.

In June 2013 The Dune Group is launching its US wholesale operation with plans to follow this with a standalone store planned to open before the end of the year in New York.

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Jeanger Navarro

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MohamediqbalYacabooli, CEO of Dune International, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for Dune London as it expands further its global footprint”.

Stores Specialists, Inc. Executive Vice President, Anthony Huang, added “This is an exciting addition to Manila’s retail scene, an answer to the more sophisticated footwear needs of the Filipino consumer today. We at SSI are looking forward to bringing London fashion to Manila; and are more than happy that we could be a part of Dune London’s global expansion.”

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Mega Mag’s Jeff and Fennel

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Gail Cowper

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with Hola Mag’s Rorie Manzano and Stef Juan

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