It's about time. Off-White announced the upcoming opening of its Manila retail location via an Instagram story on the brand's official account!
Virgil Abloh's wildly popular label is set to open doors in August 2018, at 8 Rockwell, Makati. For more details, Preview reached out to Jappy Gonzalez, Managing Director of H&F Retail Concepts, Inc., the company behind luxury multibrand retail favorites Univers and Homme et Femme. Another gem on their roster!
Why do you feel the Philippine market is ready for a stand-alone boutique?
"Off-White has been selling in Univers now for three seasons, thus its viability is already known to us. What’s new, however, is that certain ranges previously not available to us will be available in Off-White Manila (as these collections are exclusive to Off-White stores)."
How will the merchandise mix be different?
"It will contain all the ranges of Off-White as we see in Univers now, but greatly expanded. The runway collection will be more visible now in the Off-White Manila store."
Will Virgil himself be visiting Manila for the official store opening?
"We can’t say. We’ll have to see!"