Where would be the UNIQLO Philippines Flagship Store?

UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City
Hello Friends!

How time flies so fast, huh? Metaphorically, sometimes I thought it’s like I’m driving my fantasy Lamborghini on a freeway and just enjoying every single moment. But I tell you, there are many rough roads, hundreds of curves and sometimes sudden U-turn, but still I’m enjoying the life I have right now, lol. And I do hope that you also enjoy every single moment of your time, no matter what.


Life is nor short, but also FAST.

So we’re not talking a lot of heavy dramas here (coz you know me, I hate dramas that will give you so many wrinkles), but I’m going to share you some fair share of my experience, and some tidbits of observations about some brands or lifestyle.

As a lifestyle blogger (and now becoming a KOL-Key Opinion Leader), it is normal that I encounter and deals various of clients / brands in various industries, and I’ll telling you this – the ocean is so wide and huge, but you can only pick the one tiny spot that will be close to you.

Unlike most, which depends their stories on every occasions they’ve been, I (most of the time) try to share stories that most can relate to. Just like two year ago (2014), when I treated myself for some Vanilla Cupcakes and tea, and just enjoying my alone time, while looking out of the glass window and just thinking how this street have changed for years. And I like it.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


And suddenly looking across the street, thinking that there is something missing on that building – I was just day dreaming actually, hahahaha but I had thought and wished that my favorite brand Uniqlo will complete these street.


I just have that feeling that if that will happen, definitely I’m one of the happiest customer them have.

Fast forward to November 11, 2016 happens to be Single’s Day (damn thanks Alibaba for this day special, lol) I honestly felt so happy, that my simple wished did came true!


The moment I saw that familiar red-and-white sign, standing proudly on the exact location that I wished for, I knew it is happening.

Yup, on Single’s Day – Uniqlo Philippines have opened its 34th Philippine branch in C3 Annex, The High Street, Bonifacio Global City, one of the upscale and my personal favorite place.

And I’m telling you, I felt that familiar goose bumps all over my whole body – just because something I wished for did happen.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


And I was so excited (like a kid inside a candy store) when I visited the newly opened branch, and I am impressed and delighted to see these excited crowd browsing for their favorite pieces, and yes, taking advantage of the opening sale they offered.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


This three-storey newly opened branch consists all our favorite Uniqlo pieces and gears, having the usual menswear section which always situated on the ground-floor, second level is for womenswear section, kids section on the top floor along with other accessories. Customers can freely browse the items, try them on before they buy, and I’ve noticed they have good number of fitting rooms and wide mirrors which I honestly I love.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


Being in a busy High Street, with most of the crowds are working professionals, Uniqlo Philippines High Street have displayed their notable work wear to business casual clothing collection both for men and women, and as a shopper I find it very impressive.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


Also I personally find this branch so convenient and accessible. This is perfect for us busy humans who have limited to no-time to visit malls just for a new pair of trousers and blazers.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


Or maybe some emergency intimate apparel because, hey it really happens.

This branch also offers some workout / activewear outfits perfect for your after-work sweating. Okay, do also check out their Uniqlo Shoes which I am totally wanna grab!

Did you know that this branch is the first ever standalone store, situated outside the mall?

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While snapping these photos for my post, I couldn’t help but reminisce how time indeed flies so fast, and here I am standing inside its 34th branch in its fourth year moving here in the Philippines.


Blair Villanueva and Mr. Katsumi Kubota of UNIQLO Philippines
A photo opp with then Managing Director, now a proud COO of Fast Retailing Philippines, Mr. Katsumi Kubota.

Okay – this is a little throwback and just noticed that I’m wearing the shades of Uniqlo, LOL.


I couldn’t help but recall during the summer of 2012 when I was one of the few bloggers who got lucky to grace the opening of its first Uniqlo Philippines Store located at SM Mall of Asia.

Looking back in 2012 during our first-ever press meeting, the moment I saw the simplicity of that red-and-white sign, I knew from that day forward – Uniqlo Philippines will be a lifestyle brand fit for Filipinos.


UNIQLO Philippines


In 2012 when Uniqlo Philippines introduced their first 4 Filipino brand ambassadors, which makes garnered a warm welcome from its Filipino market.


UNIQLO Philippines


During the traditional Kagamiwari at the pre-opening party. We also got a chance to meet the Father of Uniqlo, Mr. Tadashi Yanai.


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I believe that the “Asian-style” business culture in managing the business is what makes Uniqlo stands unique along the rest. From its 30 employees back in 2012, and now having more than 3000 employees all over the country, Uniqlo Philippines under the leadership of Kubota-san is not stopping, and will continue to flourish.

The culture that he established with his team, helping hand-in-hand in making the brand a reliable and trustworthy, delivering good quality products and services to all its shoppers in all levels of market.

As a blogger who have watched the brand’s journey of success for years here in the Philippines, I am happy that the brand I believe in is continuously doing so well in our country.

The brand also partnered with some NGO’s to extend their corporate social responsibility goals, and to give back to the adoptive country.


UNIQLO Philippines - C3 Annex at Bonifacio Global City


Before this 2016 closes, Uniqlo Philippines will soon to open their 35th branch at Fisher Parkway next to Fisher Mall in Quezon Avenue, this coming December 2, 2016.

Stay tune for that friends!

So here’s what’s fascinates me – would there be a Uniqlo Philippines Flagship store?

Mr. Kubota smiled and said, there will be – still thinking if it will be in Quezon City, Ortigas, or in Makati City. We’ll see.
http://blairvillanueva.tumblr.com/post/153553442653/im-so-happy-that-uniqlophofficial-have-opened

That will be very exciting, right?!!!


Blair Villanueva at UNIQLO Philippines C3 Annex Bonifacio Global City




xoxo, Blair




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74 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. amazing pictures, seems a great event if uu ask me...

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    1. Hello Dear, YES it is and I enjoyed it a lot :D

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  2. I love UNIQLO, the quality and the design always simple and nice.

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    1. I agree Suki, you can wear it over and over and never goes out of style :)

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  3. I really-really love all uniqlo collections. My friend would go crazy about their cloth. Good to know that they have uniqlo in Philippine.

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    1. Yes, and we Filipinos love it :) Can't wait to have a flagship store here just like in Singapore :)

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  4. Wow, Uniqlo in Philippines really big and feature the latest design too. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. You're welcome Betty! Thanks for visiting :)

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  5. wow good to know now they have it there.
    here many malls have this brand.

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    1. LOL, yeah there are now our household brand :)

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  6. I saw Uniqlo in Japan but thought it was a little expensive. Looks very nice though.

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    1. Yes, many also told me that UNIQLO Japan sells much expensive clothing. No wonder my friends here in the Philippines buys their winter wear here, before going to Japan :) The best buy here are the ultralight down jacket.

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    1. Yes, check the nearest Uniqlo Stores in your country.

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  8. Great!!! They seem to have done the branding pretty seriously and their collections are quite amazing too.There should definitely be a Uniqlo Philippines Flagship store.

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    1. Yes, and I am so excited for it. It is still on a planning stage.

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  9. This looks like such a wonderful store with a great selection. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Other than the clothing quality, really love Uniqlo as I just love their design. Really need to my Philippine friend as she is Uniqluo shopaholic xD

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    1. More and more Filipinos are liking UNIQLO because of its practicality and good quality fabrics.

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  11. The place looks huge. A great place to shop for my clothings

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    1. Yeah it's huge and very spacious to shop. NO bumping with co-shoppers.

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  12. I just bought a jacket at Uniqlo for my daughter today. The clothes are very nice.

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    1. Yay that's wonderful! My Mom and siblings are now UNIQLO fans :)

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    1. Yes and they are very practical to wear, and always in-style.

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  14. What a huge Uniqlo store this is. We have two stores in my hometown but they are not this huge.

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    1. Hello Emily,

      It's okay at least they are available to serve you :)

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  15. They have a lot of nice things and the store is huuge - I like it! :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. You're welcome Kristine. Have you shopped from Uniqlo before?

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  16. How lucky you are to have one of your favorite stores in an area you frequent.It looks like a great selection.

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    1. Yes it is Rose. I'm happy that this fave store is just a few walks away from my place, save s me a lot of time and avoiding too much crowd at the mall.

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  17. I have never heard about Uniqlo but I am guessing I would loved it! The thing that fascinates the most is how your wish came true. With the luck I have mine would just be a fantasy.

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    1. Oh UNIQLO is a global brand, it's like everywhere there is UNIQLO :)

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  18. Seems like a great event. I would have loved to be there. I think this brand must be great because it is something I have heard praises about. Looking forward to knowing more.

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  19. Very beautiful pictures,and lovely store. Happy you got your Uniqlo (www.thepretendchef.com)

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  20. Nice event. Looks like you enjoyed it. And I love the way the store looks. It seems like there's a lot of choice. It looks really big. A great shopping experience!

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    1. Yes it is Carola. But did you know that not all collection are available? Hahaha I'm so excited for the soon-to-be flagship store!

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  21. I'd been wishing for a Uniqlo in Toronto for years and we finally got one this fall so I totally share your excitement!

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    1. Wow that's cool! Now you can grab some of the UNIQLO's bests selling items.

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  22. I'm not familiar with UNIQLO stores. But it sounds like that's the place to shop when you're in the Philippines.

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    1. Hello Debra,

      Maybe its time for you to check UNIQLO which have over 1000 stores worldwide :)

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  23. I love it when your favourite shop comes to your area. I've actually seen this store in Sydney, I'll have to check it out.

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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    1. Hello Lennae,

      Yeah do check out. And also check their latest Starwars Shirt collecton!

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  24. Wow what a great event, u must have shop till you drop! I would have :)

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    1. Haahaha yeah but I shop till I drop only once in two years :)

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  25. Uniqlo is such a great store! I wish we had it in Canada! Such great and we'll made clothing!

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    1. Hello Ellie,

      One of our reader Nellwyn said there is a newly opened UNIQLO store in Toronto!

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  26. I'm a huge fans of UNIQLO! It's great to know they got outlet in Philippines too.

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    1. Hello Shini,

      Yes and it continuous to open more stores :)

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  27. I was not familiar with the brand prior to your post but now really intrigued and wonder if we have it in England. Will need to look into this as there clothes look awesome

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    1. Hello Anosa,

      I think they also have stores in England.

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  28. I remember visiting their branch in San Francisco and I absolutely loved it. All of their clothes are such quality material!

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    1. Yes I agree.

      But sometimes only varies with its prices. Just like here in the Philippines, Uniqlo items are much affordable compared to Uniqlo Japan.

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  29. I always hear Uniqlo from my friends. It's nice to know that the brand gaz finally reach PH, and a three-story building?! Haha wow. :)

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    1. Yeah totally grand. But the most fabulous branch I knew is the one in Ginza, Japan which they have their own building.

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  30. I haven't heard of this brand but it seems like they do have cute products.

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    1. Oh my really??? Oh I suggest you check UNIQLO because you'll gonna like their clothes too :)

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  31. Pretty cool, I know what you mean when your favorite stores open up close to you! I had always wished for a burger joint in california to open up in minnesota and one day it did! Can not tell you how exciting that was!

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    1. Yes it is, but yours are more exciting because its FOOD! So do you have your favorite burgers everyday ? :)

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  32. I used to run here every morning but never noticed it! my mind wanders a lot while running lol... gotta check that one out! :)

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    1. Hello ED,

      Do check this branch because they displayed more sporty outfits.

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  33. maybe you have the ability to predict things...happy for you babe...

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  34. This is amazing, its an endless store may be. Thanks for throwing light on Uniqlo, I will also try to write an article on it.

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  35. Never heard of this brand before but looks like they have some amazing trendy clothing!

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    1. Hello Ana,

      A stylish woman like you will also enjoy shopping at UNIQLO :)

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  36. Amazing pics..seems to be a rocking event! Great ..cheers!

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