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6 Stores That Carry Designer Brands

No need to buy online when designer items are available at our local malls.
6 Stores That Carry Designer Brands No need to buy online when designer items are available at our local malls.

You flip through magazines, follow your celebrity idols on Instagram, read online fashion articles, and all you see are designer items. Finances or budget aside, even though you can afford to get a slice of these luxurious works of art with just the snap of your fingers, the lineup available here in the Philippines is still incomplete. Although we’re not denying that we’re slowly picking up the pace as more and more of our dream labels are finally paying attention to our tropical shores, there are still quite a number of brands that we’re still waiting for.

Thing is, if you know where to look, you can actually find these brands somewhere along a sea of shops in your go-to malls. So while we await to satisfy our hearts’ deepest designer desires, we say there is no reason to deprive your materialistic self a piece of the luxury pie. Below we list down 6 not-so-secret designer havens that we’re sure you’ve seen before but never really bothered to check. 

Homme et Femme

Homme et Femme is located at the 3rd Level Shangri-la Plaza Mall

Known as the go-to luxury boutique, Homme et Femme is famed not only for the assortment of brands (both to-die-for international and local designers) they offer, but also for their tastefully designed boutiques that make them stand out from their competitors.

Archives is located at the ground Floor, Midland Offices, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Univers is located at the ground floor, East Tower One Rockwell.

The success of the store has caused them to branch out and take on a new flight to please more of their loyal customers with the opening of Univers D’Homme et Femme and Archives D’Homme et Femme. Grab coveted pieces from Jil SanderComme des GarconsRick OwensMargiella Y-3BalenciagaCelineAlexander Wang and the list goes on. 

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158, Designers' Blvd.

Click on the store directory for the list of branches. 

Come on guys, isn’t the store name a clear giveaway? We’re pretty sure you’ve seen their shops more than once because they have branches all over the country and are usually in the malls we all know like Alabang Town Center,  Robinson’s Magnolia, Newport Mall in Resorts World, Abreeza Mall, Davao, and Ayala Center Cebu to name a few.  Carrying world-class goods with a variety of items for both men and women, score finds from Burberry, Kate Spade, Prada, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, and more. 

Adora

Adora is located at Greenbelt 5 

It’s that bi-level store you always see in Greenbelt 5 with those eye-catching mannequins that make you wonder if they move at night (admit it, the thought crossed your mind). From the entrance to their dressing rooms adorned with lush floor-to-celing velvet curtains, this is a store you can’t miss for sure. Indulge in expensive bling care of their fine jewelry offerings, world-class luggages, clothing and accessories from Givenchy, Persol, Missoni, Jil Sander, Etro to name a few, and of course their infamous shoe mecca for footwear favorites such as Stella Luna and Schutz.  

L’Arte Boutique


L'Arte is located at level 1, SM Aura, Taguig

GallianoEtroViciniSantoni, and McQueen, need we say more? You won’t miss out on what’s new out there globally because they update their stocks every season. 

Tutto Moda

Click on the store directory for the list of branches.

If you just want to own anything designer, and wouldn’t mind if they’re from a few seasons back, then Tutto Moda is a shop you need to check out. Don’t expect much, and not all their items are branded. But if you’re lucky, you can score awesome YSL, Gucci, or Tod’s finds. Did we mention that it can get crazy when it’s sale? Yes, if your timing is right, you’ll experience what a bang for your buck truly means here. 

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BONUS: Rustan's Department Store

Rustan's Department Store, Glorietta, Makati

It’s impossible to meet someone who doesn’t know what Rustan’s is. You grew up with U, got your first taste of makeup from Rustan’s Beauty, and first fell in love with a pair of Louboutin pumps in the very same department store. Home to Natori, Rachel Roy, Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Louboutin, BCBG Max Azria, Longchamp, Emilio Pucci, Coach and a whole lot more, our love for this shopping destination is one we're sure will never falter.