TOP BRANDS are set to open at the country’s first international outlet mall Acienda Designer Outlet, hoping to attract shoppers with steep discounts and good deals.
In a statement, the partnership between Cathay Land, Inc. and London-based lifestyle retail developer Freeport Retail revealed the list of international brands at at Acienda ahead of its opening on Oct. 26 (Friday).
Located along Kilometer 48, Aguinaldo Highway in Silang Cavite, Acienda will feature stores such as Archive, Geox, Reef, Sunglass Haven, SSI Group’s 158 Designer’s Boulevard, Levi’s, Oakler, Just Jewels, Mango, Guess, Mossimo, The Rail, Kid’s Depot, and RSI, which carries Florsheim and Naturalizer.
The outlet will also have sports and shoe brands such as Asics, Onitsuka, Vans, Oregon Premium Outlet Store, Nike, and Skechers.
“While the hefty discounts in fashion, sportswear and jewelry will surely attract people given the current inflationary climate, eventually we hope that the perfect mix of brands and leisure amenities on site will entice many to become repeat shoppers,” Jeffrey T. Ng, president of Cathay Land, said in a statement.
Mr. Ng said the company expects more foreign brands to open at the Acienda in the next few months.
Aside from shops, Acienda will also have a French-style food and beverage section featuring Wine Bank, Pizza Warehouse, Cold Stone Creamery, and Cafe Pascucci.
“With the cool year-round weather and the regular influx of tourists that we expect to drop by on their way to or as they go down from Tagaytay City, Acienda Designer Outlet will be a fun, hip place to shop around,” Jayden Lewis, Freeport Retail head of leasing for Asia, said.
Acienda Designer Outlet is the country’s first designer outlet that is being developed by Cathay Land, the company behind South Forbes Golf City, and Freeport Retail.
Freeport Retail is a specialist developer and operator of designer outlets in the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Czech Republic, and Portugal, among many other countries. It has also partnered on outlet projects in Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, and Malaysia.
The outlet mall is located near Tagaytay City and will feature different architectural themes. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang