Eight Reasons Why You should Shop in the Philippines
6. The Philippines now carries more foreign luxury brands. In the last decade or so, foreign luxury brands have found their way into the Philippine market. Many locals, balikbayans, and foreign nationals welcome this development with open arms. There is no need to travel to another country anymore since similar items are now available in the Philippines. This also shows that the Philippines could now compete with its Asian neighbours in providing high-end luxury items.
Louis Vuitton’s flagship store in Greenbelt
Brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Hermes, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Paris Hilton, Burberry, Bulgari, Charriol, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Tod’s among others are presently available with their stores in the Philippines. Other foreign brands, not only limited to retail, are set to enter the country in 2013 as well
7. Shopping malls offer overseas Filipinos, overseas Filipino workers, and immigrants their own lounging area and other amenities. To make shopping more rewarding, different shopping malls have provided membership privileges to overseas Filipinos, overseas Filipino workers, and immigrants. Those who apply for these memberships can avail of free and relevant services, such as relaxing in a comfortable lounge with complimentary beverages, surfing the internet and keeping in touch with loved ones abroad, consulting lounge specialists for expert advice, and freebies and discounts from hundreds of participating stores and establishments nationwide, among others.
Freshly brewed coffee is served everyday in lounges for members.
These memberships are also offered to the immediate beneficiaries (spouses, children, guests, etc.) of overseas Filipinos, overseas Filipino workers and immigrants so that privileges and rewards can be enjoyed together as a family.