Curated functional fashion with Shangri-La Plaza

SHANGRI-LA Plaza mallers can now easily purchase clothes through New Style for the New Normal, a selection of practical, functional, easy-to-match, and stylish clothes, shoes, bags, and other accessories that are comfortable and convenient. It goes with the Spot the Dot campaign that helps guests quickly identify these items with eye-catching dot stickers, so trips to the mall can be completed quickly and with minimal exposure to others. With New Style for the New Normal, Shang is turning the spotlight on “Local Brands” like CMG, CLN, Plains and Prints, R.A.F. and K & Company in support of Filipino entrepreneurs especially in these challenging times. “Nudes and Neutrals,” which can be easily found at shops like Mango and Harlan & Holden, have that elegant, timeless appeal making them a great investment for a seasonless wardrobe. For those who want to add a hint of color that’s perfect for Zoom meetings or parties, pick out clothes in “Pastels” from Harlan + Holden, Ever New, Parfois, and Kate Spade. As schools forego uniforms for online learning, dress up schoolchildren with Mango Kids that offer comfy clothes in lighter, refreshing colors. Take a look at Shang’s “Whites, Rubbers, and Sports” selection that feature no-nonsense staples from brands like Columbia, Porsche Design, Res Toe Run, Cole Haan, Complex Lifestyle Store, Moressi, and Calvin Klein Underwear. Make sure to keep keys, smartphones, cards, sanitizer sprays, and extra face masks ready any time by stashing them inside bags that are sturdy and compact yet sleek and chic with Shang’s picks for “Small Bags,” including pieces from Cole Haan, Steve Madden, Parfois, Moressi, Samsonite, Michael Kors, Mango, and Escada. Aside from the mall’s new retail approach with Spot the Dot, each store is also taking the safety of shoppers very seriously. When fitting clothes, the stores are equipped with special sanitizers to ensure the clothes are sanitized before they are brought out in the racks. Fitted clothes are then steamed after use, and some brands even keep them in storage for 48 hours before they are let out again. Makeup stores have suspended all contact-heavy facial services. Disposable foot covers are also available when trying on shoes. For inquiries about New Style for the New Normal, call 8-370-2597/98 or visit

MUJI moves to the ground floor of SM Mall of Asia

MUJI, home of Japanese lifestyle essentials, has moved its store at SM Mall of Asia from the 2nd Level of the South Main Mall to the 1st level of the North Main Mall. The 520 square meter store, which opened on Aug. 28, has a fresher look with a design inspired by nature and carries a wide range of health and beauty items, stationery, travel stuff, kitchenware, houseware, furniture, and electronics products as well as men’s and women’s apparel, innerwear, bags, shoes, and accessories. MUJI’s newest store also highlights basic essentials that customers can use to adapt to the new normal. Some of these include storage boxes that can be used to organize the home, organic cotton T-shirts that can be easily styled and worn every day, PET bottles, and EVA cases that can be used to create sanitary kits, and tote bags and other carry essentials needed for everyday living. Exclusive opening giveaways and promotions also await customers in MUJI’s newest store concept. For more information about MUJI SM Mall of Asia’s Store reopening, customers can register to MUJI Membership for free at and visit MUJI Philippines’ official social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Customers can also shop for MUJI essentials via The Specialist: SSI Group Customer Service Team (e-mail; call 8-830-5000 or 0917-552-9359; visit

Araneta City reopens Farmers Plaza Bazaar

AFTER months closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Farmers Plaza Bazaar resumes operations to revitalize Araneta City’s offering of quality and affordable goods. Stalls at the Farmers Plaza Bazaar have started reopening to cater to the needs of bargain-hunters and thrift savvy shoppers, offering a selection of clothes, shoes, apparel, and food at a bargain. With safety prioritized, social distancing measures and sanitary regulations have been put in place at the bazaar. Merchants are required to wear face masks and face shields at all times. Disinfectants are made available in all kiosks. Floor markings and numerous safety reminders are made visible around the bazaar. Shoppers are required to wear face masks and face shields in the bazaar. A company ID or quarantine pass issued by the local government unit is also needed to be shown upon entry. Patrons are also advised to bring their own shopping bags to minimize physical contact. Occupying the whole 4th floor of Farmers Plaza, the bazaar can be easily accessed by EDSA-MRT commuters and Araneta City visitors. Patrons may also use the Araneta City-Zen Personal Shopper and buy items at Farmers Bazaar remotely. Through this service, patrons may book a personal shopper using the MyKuya app on any mobile device to do the shopping and item delivery on their behalf.