Thursday, October 30, 2008

what's new at the malls

we went malling, er, sourcing a couple of times this week. seems our visits to the mall are so few and far between that many changes happen and new things are introduced in the course of such a short period of time. (or maybe it's a long period of time, mali lang ang perception namin.) for example, in glorietta 4, the makeroom store in between starbucks and gap has closed. according to that guy inside, marks & spencer is expanding and taking over the space. wow, marks & sparks is doing THAT well here? while in the rest of the world they've been either downsizing or closing. well, our mommy likes it because they carry her size (big). we proceeded to rustan's makati to check out the stuff at the new gallerie section. we'd like to call the attention of the rustan's execs about those glass partitions. maybe they're not yet finished, but people have been known to crash into glass walls and doors if they're not clearly marked. we don't think it's enough to have a strip of masking tape across it and a disco ball on the floor. add deep etchings as markers or put substantial furniture against them. don't wait for a lawsuit to happen! as we were walking through greenbelt 3, we stopped to read and reply to a text. as we looked up, we saw this unique pair of lace-up shoes in the store window next to us: half skimmer, half boot! now don't ask us how much or which store this is. basta it's right across kate spade. here are some interesting innovations in mall of asia. unlike ayala malls, SM malls never run out of parking. you just have to look, you're sure to find one. now they made it easier for you to spot a free slot: green lights! in mall of asia, each parking slot has a red (to indicate not free) or green (to indicate free) light, so from afar, you can race with other cars for the slot closest to the mall entrance, hehe... inside the mall, they try to make it pleasant and convenient for shoppers. they have a breastfeeding station for new mothers who want some privacy... and package drop-off points (which we've featured before) so you don't have to schlep those shopping bags all over this huuuge mall. and who knew they were a pet-friendly mall! look: pooper scoopers! actually plastic bags to pick up your pet's poop. hmmm we wonder if anyone has actually used them...

4 comments:

joseph rey montes fortich here! said...

indeed! manila malls are improving.,thanks to these developers.,

miel said...

wow, those improvements are really great! The only thing I don't like about SM malls is that there aren't enough footpaths to and from the mall. It's sort of a concrete jungle unlike the Ayala developments.

And people in Sydney use those doggy poop bags all the time - although this is the first time I've seen them in a mall, usually they're in the park.

RR said...

That's great convenience for the the SM parking. I love the SM Mall of Asia.

RR said...

That's great convenience for the the SM parking. I love the SM Mall of Asia.