If you've been a longtime fan of Maison Kitsuné, then chances are, you already miss dropping by their coffee shops whenever you travel abroad. But your longing for this Paris-meets-Tokyo brand will soon end. Café Kitsuné is finally opening its first branch in the country soon!
If you've ever run errands in Podium, then you've probably seen the ebony tarp that signals that the cafe's construction is well underway! Its floor-to-ceiling tarpaulin had the brand's unmistakable script scrawled over that said: Café Kitsuné, opening soon. And a few more steps, you'll see next to it: Maison Kitsuné. Yup, its clothing brand counterpart is also opening its very first boutique in Manila! Currently, luxury retailer Univers stocks Maison Kitsuné locally.
Of course, I couldn't believe my eyes so I just had to Google more info about it! But, any whiff of news about it on the internet proved to be non-existent—except for one solid clue that confirms it all. On Maison Kitsuné's official website, they've got a world map of all their branches around the world. And guess what? Manila—along with Vancouver, Canada; Doha, Qatar; Bali, Indonesia; Jakarta, Indonesia; and, Beijing, China—is indeed about to open its very own branch!
For now, while the brand is still keeping mum on other specific details, we'll just be here dreaming of their famed fox-shaped cookies, delicious coffee, and cafe merch while listening to their special playlist.
Of course, it goes without saying that we'll keep you posted with more news once we know more. Until then, here are our shopping picks that you might want to buy when they finally open!
From Café Kitsuné
Cardigan Café Kitsuné Cup Patch, $310 (approximately P15,071)
T-shirt Café Kitsuné, $80 (approximately P3889)
Café Kitsuné iPhone case, $65 (approximately P3160)
Tote Bag Café Kitsuné LT, $50 (approximately P2430)
Café Kitsuné Coffee Tumbler, $35 (approximately P1700)
From Maison Kitsuné
Cap Chillax Fox Patch, $115 (approximately P5590)
Fox Head Patch Adjusted Cardigan, $310 (approximately P15,071)
Argyle Saddle Shoulder Jumper, $375 (approximately P18,231)
Beach Towel Parisien, $115 (approximately P5590)
Tricolor Fox Socks, $45 (approximately P2187)
Café Kitsuné and Maison Kitsuné will soon be opening at Level 1 The Podium Mall, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.