Wednesday, April 26, 2006

where designer goods go to die

last monday, we had to attend a wedding in tagaytay, and since we left a little early and had some time to kill, we decided to swing by alabang town center since we're never in that necka the woods. and as we breezed through the doors, hello! designer merchandise on sale! SSI has made the alabang branches of their designer brands into some sort of clearance outlets! to the right, there's kate spade with bags as low as P5,000. to the left, there's salvatore ferragamo with rows of shoes at 60% off. walk a little further and you'll see tutto moda. the tutto moda we know in glorietta sells these really cheapo stuff from italy. cheapo-looking, that is, but the pricing somehow doesn't match. we wouldn't pay 8,000 bucks for a jacket with shoulders out to there! tutto moda means "all fashion" in italian and in alabang indeed it is! (but in alabang it could also be "tutto morta," which in our bad [read: non-existent] italian means "all dead". or "all dead woman"? whatevs.) and who knew? we'd been looking for the perfect platform shoe to update our spring/summer wardrobe and there it was in a perfect brown satin loafer slingback by prada, on sale from P23,500 down to P3,000! (check it out, that's less than US$60, woo-hoo!) alas, it was too good to be true: it was only available in a size 9 (our feet are much more petite than that). but there were more! chunky wood-soled platforms by yves saint laurent, wedge sandals by gucci, flats by tod's, all under P15,000! plenty of bags too by the above-mentioned names, as well bottega veneta, plus clothes including burberry, anne klein, ralph lauren and laundry by shelli segal. sorry, we have no pix to show. since we were the only customer, the salespeople were only to eager to assist us and were following our every move. well, go see for yourselves then! it's worth the trip!

7 comments:

g.knotee said...

dammit! i was already in alabang town center last saturday, and i saw those shoes and bags from the window display but i never bothered to check it out...grrrr. ;B

Anonymous said...

where is it??

the fash pack said...

we're not that familiar with the wacky layout of alabang town center, but tutto moda is in the outdoor area that goes around in a circle, near shops like make room, bufini, bass and esprit. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hee, this is the thefashpack's bud who lives in that neck of the woods. Yes, we live in a section of the city of nose-bleed expensive designer goods on their way to regular-price land.

Friends who are into the Prada, Burberry et al snap up like they're going out of style. (In a way, they are?)

I shoulda told you this long before, shouldn't I?

the fash pack said...

actually, bud, we've known that SSI has been dumping their old-season designer stuff in alabang town center for the last couple of years, sometimes at 158 designers boulevard, sometimes in empty store spaces. we just thought it was time to share one of our best-kept secrets!

Anonymous said...

i remebered your post and brought my boy friend [note hiwalay ang words] to this store.

we found him a pair of killer tod's boots for 9,600, down 60% from 24,500.

the boy was happy!

thanks!

the fash pack said...

hey, good for you and your boy friend (note hiwalay ang words;-). just want to update everyone that the glorietta 3 branch has some old-season items too by gucci, bottega veneta, dkny and kenneth cole.