Last June, we got a teaser of the Off-White Manila store on Instagram and after a few months of waiting it’s finally here. If you ever passed by Univers, you may have seen some pieces there in the past but this standalone store is something to get excited about.
Yesterday was the private viewing where VIPs were able to shop ahead. We also got to see what the store looks like and what you can buy during the public opening tomorrow. We also interviewed Kolleen Feria of Homme et Femme who was able to give us more information about the store.
However, there are some things that are already sold out. “The Air Jordan 1 blue and white colorway just sold out earlier today.” There will still be a Nike collaboration launch to wait for this Aug. 8. “We will be releasing both the orange and the black colorways of the OFF WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit on August 8 via a raffle to purchase.”
Now that we have a flagship store in the country, we will be receiving exclusive launches too, aside from the T-shirt and sweater that you might have already seen. “For the Manila exclusives, we are expecting a capsule so that’s something exclusive to us also. Off-White does an exclusive capsule for every location that they enter. So, it just so happens that with us, we have the first two items and then a full capsule.”
So, what can you expect for tomorrow’s launch? “For the public opening on the 8th, we are doing a one is to one system. One sales associate is to one customer.” The reason they are doing this is so that everyone can be accomodated. “It’s important to note that even if Off-White’s aesthetic is streetwear, it’s still a luxury brand so that’s why we’re doing the whole one is to one system so it’s more personal.”
As for the items in store, they are pieces from the pre fall collection with clothes from the fall line releasing later this month. And, even if the Jordan 1s are sold out, be prepared for more collaboration pieces. “In terms of what people were demanding the most, it was really the Nike collaborations. And the Nike collaborations are something that Off-White only releases to stand alone stores, flagship stores.”
At the private viewing we also spotted some celebrities who were ready to spend some serious coin like Heart Evangelista, Sarah Lahbati, and Laureen Uy.
And in case you were wondering about the most expensive piece that they have, it’s this faux fur coat that retails for P170,000.
Heart even tried it on at the store.
Now that you have a sneak peek of the store, will you be waiting in line tomorrow afternoon?
Art by Marian Hukom
Photos by JP Talapian
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