Hobbies

How Mitsukoshi Mall Plans to Change the Landscape of Shopping in the Philippines

The luxury Japanese department store will bring in its exemplary food hall and iconic fashion and beauty brands, among many others.
IMAGE COURTESY
Comments

Mitsukoshi representatives finally made the announcement official today that the high-end Japanese department store, which is the oldest surviving mall chain in Japan, will open its inaugural three-storey branch at Bonifacio Global City in 2021. The 17,000-square-meter mall, alongside a residential community, will be brought in by Metrobank Group's Federal Land.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Isetan Mitsukoshi president and CEO Toshihiko Sugie said during the press launch that Mitsukoshi Mall will carry Japanese homegrown brands. “We will be bringing in one-of-a-kind Japanese brands that you won’t find elsewhere.”


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Federal Land Project Development Head Cherie Fernandez and Isetan Mitsukoshi Real Estate Manager Yosuke Umano

Vague, but we can start dreaming of our wish list. We already know that it will foster the authentic Japanese style of service called Omotenashi. It will also include a beauty section featuring Japanese cosmetic and skincare brands, as well as a supermarket stocked with high-quality Japanese food products. You can also expect Japanese apparel.

What’s more is that the food court will be unlike any other, as it will be filled with authentic Japanese restaurants and stalls. It will also have separate sections specifically for gourmet food and sweets.

“We know how much Filipinos love to go to the mall to shop and eat, or simply just to relax, so we hope Filipinos will enjoy their Mitsukoshi mall experience. We are excited to open the first mall of its kind in the Philippines,” Sugie added. 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Toshihiko Sugie

The team says that they're still planning which stores to bring in, but will make announcements down the line.

The Mitsukoshi Mall will stand right next to The Seasons Residences. The overall design of this soon-to-rise property was inspired by the sophistication and simplicity, coupled with the minimalist lifestyle our East Asian neighbors subscribe to. The residences will be developed by Nikken Sekkei, whose past projects include the high-end Roppongi Hills Residence and Tokyo Midtown.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


Comments
About The Author
The Town&Country Editors
View Other Articles From The Town&Country Editors
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
During the trip, the royal couple will make a historic visit to Cuba.
 
Share
In a world of cramped seats and incessant delays, these are the airlines worth flying.
 
Share
Don't leave without trying at least one of these iconic dining establishments.
 
Share
Town&Country managing editor Nicole Limos and PGATECH president Mark Morales share some wedding planning tips and details about their Makati wedding and reception.
 
Share
The prince’s solicitor reportedly sent a letter to various press organizations who ran the photographs "highlighting his reasonable expectation to privacy."
 
Share
He attended 10-month-old's private christening ceremony this weekend alongside his wife Meghan, his grandmother the Queen, and his aunt Princess Anne.
 
Share
Tom Cunanan, Margarita Manzke, and Sheldon Simeon were each nominated in three different categories.
 
Share
These soon-to-be It bags feature a whole lot of logos and warm tones.
 
Share
It's time to expand your palate to the other great whiskeys of the world.
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US