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Just one small section of ZARA’s new One Bonifacio High Street store.

ZARA opens at One Bonifacio High Street

ZARA opened its store at One Bonifacio High Street on Sept. 25. This new establishment features the brand’s latest global concept in over 2,600 square meters of sales area, where the newest collections of Woman, Man, and Kids can be found in two floors. This is the eighth Zara store — and the largest — in the country. The essence of the store image can be summed up in four words: beauty, clarity, functionality, and sustainability. The ceiling and walls are sleek white so that the limits within the store are no longer defined. This helps to create the illusion of space while creating a backdrop that enhances the fashion creations. This new store incorporates all the green-building criteria stipulated by Zara’s parent group Inditex. As an eco-efficient store it consumes 20% less energy and 40% less water compared to a conventional store. Its energy use is regulated by a central control center at Zara’s headquarters in Arteixo, northwest Spain. All Zara stores in the world will be eco-efficient in 2019, one year ahead of target. In the Philippines, ZARA is exclusively distributed by International Specialty Concepts, Inc., a member of SSI Group, Inc. There are ZARA branches at Ayala Center Cebu, Glorietta 3, Greenbelt 5, Mega Fashion Hall, One Bonifacio High Street, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Mall, and Trinoma.

Atarah, a heeled easy-wear leather slip-on by Annie & Lori

Annie & Lori releases ethical, eco-friendly shoes

THE FASHION industry around the world is shifting gears, with both established brands and new ones focusing on developing environmentally friendly and sustainable products. In Manila’s footwear scene, Annie & Lori, has joined this fashion movement with the release of its chic and eco-friendly Vegetable-Tanned Leather collection. “We wanted to use the platform that Annie & Lori has built through the years to promote sustainable fashion and to do our share in reducing our impact on the environment,” Faith Mijares, founder and head designer of Annie & Lori, as quoted as saying in a release. Vegetable tanning refers to the process of turning cowhide into leather using natural materials and without the harmful chemicals typically used in this process. The products of vegetable tanning are biodegradable and are proven to be highly durable. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. Annie & Lori’s Vegetable-Tanned Leather collection features four stylish easy-wear, slip-on sandals with an extra sole cushion for added comfort and a black in-sole for easy maintenance. The Esther, Naomi, Phoebe, and Atarah are all available in both natural and maroon colors. The natural-colored sandals are available at Annie & Lori’s pop-up stores in Alabang Town Center and Eastwood Mall, and in Retail Lab Powerplant in Makati and on, while the maroon sandals will be exclusively offered by Common Thread in Greenbelt and Powerplant Mall starting October. For details visit or follow them on social media (Facebook: and Instagram @annieandlori).

Beltbags from the Penshoppe X Dragon Ball Z limited edition collection.

Penshoppe X Dragon Ball Z Limited Edition Collection

PENSHOPPE and TOEI Animation Enterprises Ltd. have teamed up on an exclusive capsule collection: Penshoppe X Dragon Ball Z. The collection builds on fans’ nostalgia for the animated series Dragon Ball Z which ran from the late 1990s to early 2000s. Unlike other Penshoppe’s collaboration collections that have minimal features, the Penshoppe X Dragon Ball Z collection carries heavy graphics and character references in an Ath + Pop — Athletic plus Pop Art — approach. The collection was inspired by the popular fight scenes of Goku, Vegeta, Gohan and Frieza, among others. It plays around with a dark color palette with hints of orange, red and yellow — based on Dragon Ball Z’s classic logo colors. Key items from the collection are coordinated sets made with knit materials, trimmings, and side tapings. Other pieces like tees and polos feature a relax fit in oversized and loose silhouettes. Accessories with character crested designs such as caps, belt bags, and coin purses can also be found in the collaboration collection. Penshoppe has over 400 stores across the Philippines, Bahrain, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Penshoppe is available exclusively online in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Indonesia at