If you’re planning to visit the recently opened UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store in Glorietta 5, we’ve got some friendly tips and reminders:
First, make sure you’re physically fit. Do some stretching prior to your visit. A few minutes of cardio workout will do you some good, too. That’s because you’ll be covering 4,100 square meters of retail space across two floors. Yup, that’s how massive this store is.
Second, be prepared to spend. If you’ve got cash to burn, then good on you. If your budget is limited, then make sure you spend your money wisely–although we can’t blame you if you find it hard to pick only a few items.
So, what’s there to see at UNIQLO Manila?
1. Technology section
On the first floor is a Technology Section where you can find UNIQLO’s proprietary technology products, AIRism and HEATTECH.
2. Kids and Baby section
Looking for cool, comfortable, and versatile clothes for your kids or nephews and nieces? The Kids and Baby section of UNIQLO Manila is the biggest one in the country, so we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
3. Fall and Winter Collection
Traveling to some place cold? Check out the complete lineup of Fall and Winter Collection, where items such as cashmere sweaters, 3D Knit, Ultra Light Down, and Seamless Down parkas, among others, can be found.
4. UT Collection
The dedicated UT corner on the second floor showcases UT designs from the most popular collections, including Magic for All, Hokusai Blue, SPRZ NY, JUMP 50th, Minions, among others.
5. Special mannequin display
On the second floor, there’s a special mannequin display that showcases a collaborative design project with Japanese stylist Shun Watanabe and Filipino visual artist and UNIQLO MANILA Future Hero Leeroy New. The display showcases Watanabe’s on-trend styling with New’s sustainable and eye-catching headpieces.
6. Wide range of accessories
You’ll find a wide range of UNIQLO accessories in this flagship store: bags, caps, stoles and scarves, shoes, belts, and even fleece blankets.
7. Jump Force game by Bandai Namco
Listen up, Bandai fans! You can try out the yet-to-be-released game Jump Force by Bandai Namco Entertainment at UNIQLO Manila. The gaming space will be there until December 31, 2018.
8. Art pillars by Plus63 Design
Pillars on the first floor feature artworks by members of the Plus63 Design group, showcasing the everyday Filipino experience.
9. Iconic atrium and rotating mannequins
Like all Global Flagship Stores, UNIQLO Manila features rotating mannequins in the store atrium display windows, as well as LED displays throughout the store.
10. UNIQLO Terrace
Like we said at the beginning of this article, this is one huge store. To give you space to rest–and maybe meet new people as well–UNIQLO Manila features a terrace where you can get some respite after a long day of shopping. No less than Kenneth Cobonpue lounge furniture can be found here.