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!
Posted by the fash pack at 6:21 PM