Tuesday, March 20, 2007

la copa

this may be a little early to write about because you can’t do anything about it till a month from now. but this’ll give you a headstart. yesterday there was a luncheon held at palm grove, rockwell club to promote a tie-up between globe platinum and la copa, a yet-to-open boutique that will sell international designer labels at a fraction of the price! for as little as P1,000! how is that possible?? brands like catherine malandrino, costume national, hussein chalayan, 3.1 philip lim, marc jacobs, marni, anna sui, and other brands not available in the philippines will be sold at up to 70% off the original price at an exclusive sale for globe platinum subscribers (and two guests) at the rockwell tent on april 13, 14, and 15. we didn’t get to talk to the girls behind la copa, but we wondered, just like everyone else, if these clothes were “overruns” or “surplus” items from china, similar to the ones sold by the likes of designer soirĂ©e or trunk show. we heard that they were actually samples, which means there will be only one piece per size per style. there was a mini fashion show to give the designer-deprived audience a sneak peek (and sorry the clothes were not yet available for purchase, wah!). the chic, young women behind la copa below, from left: regina sambalido, dianne tan, melanie go, and model isabel roces (is what they're wearing also for sale??). some of the looks (although we don't know what brands they are because they didn't say):
LITTLE WHITE DRESSES:

WHITE BLOUSE/BLACK SKIRT:

PRINTED DRESSES:

PUFFY SILHOUETTE:

TWEED:

la copa will open in june at penthouse 2, mancor corporate center, 32nd st., bonifacio global city. visit lacopastory.blogspot.com

2 comments:

nina said...

love those tiny dresses!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know a bit about La Copa - I'm a friend of a friend of one of the girls - but I don't think they'll be selling the designer items for as low as 1,000. What I've heard is that they'll be carrying their own La Copa brand (non-designer items) and those pieces will be the cheaper ones while designer tops, etc. will be priced higher. Don't know how high - but I'm excited!