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Pottery Barn launches its Designer’s Circle Rewards Program

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Infuse your personal touch and style to create a truly warm and welcoming ambience. Transform any space into a beautiful setting or a house into a home with fine furnishings from Pottery Barn, the premier destination for home and décor.

(Top Row L-R) Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase

(Middle Row L-R) Carlo Calma, Dominic Galicia, Emmanuel Miñana, President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Anna Angara, sisters Cynthia and Ivy Almario, Eric Paras, Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran, Dan Lichauco, and Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan

(Bottom Row L-R) Susan Joven, Nina Huang, Jason Buensalido, Joey Yupangco, and Chito Antonio

Through this members-only initiative, Pottery Barn aims to help designers bring to life their style visions through special rewards, promos and discounts, and access to exclusive products reviews and events.

1“Pottery Barn has an uncompromising devotion to quality, and this is seen and felt in all of its collections and family brands such as West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids. With its extensive selection of home furnishings – from décor to furniture and more, Pottery Barn helps interior designers meet the demands of their discerning clientele. With Pottery Barn, you are assured of quality pieces that exude warmth and a timeless appeal,” says Anthony Huang, President of SSI Group, Inc.

Nina Huang and husband, President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang2From the living room to dining room, bedroom and bath, Pottery Barn adds that perfect touch to create a comforting, yet contemporary feel in your home. With its wide palette of soft textures and versatile fabrics, Pottery Barn offers its customers timeless collections of unparalleled quality, style and value.

Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase, Joey Yupangco, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang, Jason Buensalido, Nina Huang

3Sisters Ivy and Cynthia Almario, Nina Huang, and Susan Joven4Dan Lichauco and President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang5President of SSI Group, Inc. Anthony Huang and Chito Antonio6Carlo Calma, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan7Cynthia Almario, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Ivy Almario, Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan8 Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase, Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, Joey Yupangco9Rustan Commercial Corporation Member of the Board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez and Anna Angara 10Nina Huang and Joey Yupangco11Merchandise Manager of West Elm Clarissa Reyes and Carlo Calma12Joey Yupangco and Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan 13Chito Antonio, Joey Yupangco, and Jason Buensalido 14Maritess and Wilfrid Magcase, Jason Buensalido, Dominic Galicia15Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan, Eric Paras, Chito Antonio, and Dominic Galicia16Jason Buensalido and Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran 17Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan with sister Cynthia and Ivy Almario18Home Stylist of West Elm Isaiah See and Cynthia Almario 19Chito Antonio and Merchandising Group Manager of Pottery Barn Group Regina Bonoan 20Cyndi Fernandez-Beltran, Merchandise Manager of Pottery Kids Donn Yambao, and Merchandise Manager of Pottery Barn Katrina Villongco-Albar 21Ivy Almario, Wilfrid and Maritess Magcase, Cynthia Almario, and Emmanual Miñana 22Now, designers can have their pick of elegant pieces that blend seamlessly with any style. From the classic to the contemporary, from rustic to industrial chic, exclusive collaborations, handcrafted collections and one-of-a-kind, multi-function pieces offer an assortment of relaxed versatility. Be inspired to decorate your spaces and make every room your obra maestro.

At Pottery Barn, find everything you’ll need to make your style visions come to life.

In the Philippines, Pottery Barn is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central and Estancia at Capitol Commons. Visit facebook.com/PotteryBarnPH or follow @potterybarnPH and @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Furla’s 90th Anniversary

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Furla’s company history, from the beginning of the Twentieth Century to the dawn of the new millennium is reflected in a handbag with interchangeable flaps that becomes a portable time machine travelling across nine decades.

 Furla building Milano

The FURLA Metropolis, available in five colors: Petal, Magnolia, Gold, Ruby and Onyx will have nine different flaps to narrate the story of the brand that began in 1927 and since then has traveled, in women’s hands for nine decades – keeping them company on their journey of freedom and independence across time and space.

Furla’s journey started in the Roaring Twenties: the age of Charleston and “The Great Gatsby” by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, where the wild parties in the French Riviera were all the rage in the story. The Twenties of Josephine Baker and Art Déco, gave birth to what we now consider modernity, the decade that consigned the Nineteenth Century to history. This decade was represented by a soft nappa leather flap with a velvet base and stud carrying the number “20” galvanized in light gold.

It continues in the Thirties: the Jazz Age, the decade of glamour, of Marlene Dietrich’s mysterious voice and magnetic eyes. The Thirties flap is made of tortoiseshell PVC with ivory colored mink fur with the inscription “30” laser-etched in white on the black tab.

Whereas during the Forties, the crazed rhythm of Swing, frenzied joy of music and dance, and songs celebrating newfound peace had its flap of the Forties handbag printed with a petal and ruby check. Then the number “40” is printed on leather ruffles and a bow, evocative of that decade’s pin-up girls.

Then the Fifties – the age of rock and roll, Elvis and the “greaser” gangs, and the explosion of colors post-WWII decade illuminated by the omnipresent jukebox lights had its flap in pink, turquoise and onyx with embossed colored parts, while the number “50” in light gold was set on the iridescent tab.

The Sixties are the decade of psychedelia, the Beatles, and the cool dry linear elegance of the Mods. Hence, the flap is patterned like a turntable resting on a desaturated Union Jack flag in gray, black and white instead of the traditional red, white and blue. The onyx black on the printed base has a long stud in place of the volume knob while the number “1960” is smacked in the center, where a vinyl LP’s label would be.

From the Sixties’ turntables to the Seventies disco revolution, this decade of glitter and absolute freedom of a new underground culture takes over the world. The flap is in glitter fabric with sails and mirrors like a Disco Ball hanging from the nightclubs’ ceilings, reflecting the light of a future that seemed stranger and more exciting than science fiction.

The Eighties representing Punk and the new wave presented Fashion as a provocation with brooches pinned to Queen Elizabeth’s nose becoming the epitome of that revolutionary stance. Therefore these are the years, for Furla’s journey, of the heart-shaped flap fastened with safety pins, studs and a denim tongue with a bold, unabashed “Furla 80” printed on the flap.

For the Nineties we travel across the ocean from Great Britain to the United States where the Age of Hip-Hop, rappers, “gangsta” style and “bling-bling” was the luxury of excess. The Nineties flap is made of suede, with an onyx and orange rubberized thermo-adhesive strip with white stitching like the one over the jersey of a Football team. It has a big “90” number smacked in the middle of the flap, embroidered with printed, convex leather.

Furla’s time travel and journey through nine decades of the Metropolis handbag ends in the 2000s, the “Aughts”: the decade of technology and dawn of the new Millennium. The flap is in a silver laminate lined with a folding plate, just like a robot’s complete with screw-shaped rivets and shimmering rhinestones. The 2000’s is a world expanded, flattened and interconnected by technology wherein our digital present was so unthinkable back in the Twenties when the Furla journey began.

In the Philippines, Furla is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2017

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Jimmy Choo unveils the Spring Summer 2017 Women’s and Men’s campaign starring models Kiki Willems and Lou Gaillot. The inspiration for the collection is brought to life by photographer Dan Jackson with a bold set design realised by Shona Heath that features enlarged hand-painted  florals. The larger-than-life canvasses seduce with flora in sensuous tones of iris purple, icy blues and marigold oranges. The video sees the botanica come to life with animation that calls attention to the graphic flora-inspired shoes and bags from the Spring Summer collection. Thisevocative, landscape blooms for the Jimmy Choo Woman and Man to explore together.Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2017 (1) Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2017 (2) Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2017 (3)” I wanted the new campaign to portray the Jimmy Choo woman and man in the same environment. The one-of-a-kind beauty found in nature was a key inspiration for the Spring Summer collection and how we need to pause in our busy lives to stop for a moment and marvel at the wonders we co-exist with. The oversized perspective of the set reinforces the extraordinarily mesmerising power of nature.”  Sandra Choi, Creative Director.

In the Philippines, Jimmy Choo is located at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

TWG Tea – Iced Teabag Collection

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As a trendsetting purveyor of exquisite teas, TWG Tea continuously shapes the fashion of tea appreciation by taking the global tea industry by storm with this extraordinary collection. The iced tea collection comes in fifteen varieties of whole tea leaves carefully proportioned and packaged for the expert preparation of delicious TWG iced teas.

Luxuriously handcrafted with natural materials, every TWG Tea Iced Teabag contains the exact same handpicked, whole leaf teas retailed loose at TWG Tea Boutiques. The teabags are entirely hand sewn are free from metal staples and glue which are detrimental to the quality and flavour of the tea. Made of light, transparent silk and round in shape, reminiscent of the summer sun, TWG Iced Teabags are all hand-sewn and beautifully placed in TWG Tea packaging embossed with the name of the tea in gold lettering. Each of the fifteen keepsake gift boxes enclose seven precious Iced Teabags, each containing 7.5 grams of tea perfect for a large carafe of iced tea. TWG Tea has spared no expense in creating the ultimate iced teabag, demonstrating its deep-rooted commitment to quality and attention to detail.

This exceptional collection includes TWG Tea classics from TWG Tea such as the French Earl Grey, Eternal Summer Tea, Moroccan Mint Tea and Darjeeling, as well as TWG Tea exclusive blends such as Sweet France Tea, Pink Flamingo Tea and Cocktail Hour Tea. Whether you are craving something sweet or in the mood for something light and tangy, TWG Tea’s Iced Teabag collection has carefully handpicked it all in this collection.

For the finishing touch, TWG Tea presents the perfect accompaniment – an Iced Tea Carafe series available in eight vibrant colours. Made of a very light Plexiglas, it is the perfect accessory to serve a refreshing glass of iced tea to delight and tantalise the senses of tea-drinkers everywhere.

How to serve TWG Teabags

Preparation of 1 litre of iced tea

For a rich, intense and flavourful beverage:

Place 1 teabag into a teapot.

Add 1/2 litre of pure, simmering water.

Steep for about 5 minutes.

1Remove teabag and pour into glasses filled to the brim with large ice cubes. 

For a more delicately infused beverage:

Place 1 teabag into a glass pitcher.

Add 1 litre of pure water at room temperature.

Refrigerate for about 12 hours.

Stir and remove the teabag before serving.

Enjoy this iced tea as it is or sweetened to taste with sugar syrup.

Iced Teabag Varieties

TWG Tea Iced Teabag Collection (1) 1837 Black Iced Teabags

TWG Tea’s renowned signature tea, 1837 Black is a unique blend of black tea with notes of fruits and flowers from the Bermuda triangle which leaves a lingering aftertaste of ripe berries, anise, and caramel. A timeless classic.

Tea Party Iced Teabags

Surrender to the rich, warm and golden infusion of this black tea inflected with notes of candied sweetness. A perfect blend to pair with tea cakes and sandwiches.

Moroccan Mint Iced Teabags

A great favourite, this fine TWG Tea green tea is perfectly blended with suave and strong Sahara mint. A timeless classic.

French Earl Grey Iced Teabags

A fragrant variation of the great classic, this TWG Tea black tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.

Pomme Prestige Iced Teabags

A lingering desire. A whiff of temptation. A forbidden fancy on the eve of the unknown. Alluring and fragrant apples yield their immortal aroma to this tangy and delightful TWG Tea black tea. A tea for forever after.Pomme Prestige Iced Teabags (1)Alfonso Iced Teabags

A magnificent alliance of black tea and rare mango with a secret combination of TWG Tea fruits and flowers that is fragrant and comforting.

Grand Jasmine Iced Teabags

An outstanding China green tea blended with superior TWG Tea jasmine blossoms. The infusion is delicate and refined, and gives an enveloping floral aroma.

Pink Flamingo Iced Teabags

A graceful TWG Tea blend of green tea with crimson hibiscus blossoms that will brighten your day. This quirky mélange infuses into a rose-coloured cup with tart, fruity overtones.

1837 Green Iced Teabags

A fragrant fantasy, this aromatic green tea blend of TWG Tea’s signature 1837 Tea is a voyage, boasting a lofty fruit and flower bouquet that leaves a delicious aftertaste of red fruits and caramel with a light touch of astringency. A delightful tea for any time of the day and perfect paired with desserts.1837 Green Iced Teabags (2)Eternal Summer Iced Teabags

A fragrant South Africa red tea embellished with notes of sweet summer rose blossoms accented with raw berries which finish with a lingering aftertaste reminiscent of ripe Tuscan peaches. A theine-free tea to be enjoyed hot or iced at any time of the day.

Caravan Iced Teabags

A melting TWG Tea mélange of flavours, this China gunpowder green tea is mysteriously blended with sweet mints and notes of citrus fruits.

Cocktail Hour Iced Teabags

This dazzling composition of black tea and green tea is composed of crimson blossoms which illuminate notes of sweet sugar cane and rum. A tempting alcohol-free interpretation for a festive moment.

Darjeeling Iced Teabags

The champagne of teas, this first flush black tea is a marvellous fine harvest which sparkles in the mouth with notes of green mango and exudes a delicious aroma reminiscent of lily of the valley.

Red Chai Iced Teabags

Striking red tea blended with a subtle mix of rare and aromatic Indian spices. Warm in the mouth.

Sweet France Iced Teabags

The elegance and refinement of France concentrated in a teacup. This graceful TWG Tea blend combines green tea with exotic flowers and a touch of chamomile to create a fresh and soothing cup.

Experience the luxury of choice with the TWG Tea Iced Teabag Collection, available in all TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques in the Philippines. TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is located at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila, Central Square and S Maison Conrad Manila.

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Kurt Geiger Summer 2017

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 Courtenay Sohatee, International Retail Manager Wholesale Franchise and Nadia Colville, Wholesale Account Manager, showed us the Summer Collection of Kurt Geiger

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Edie Campbell fronts Spring-Summer 2017 campaign
Kurt Geiger unveils new Spring-Summer 2017 campaign featuring British supermodel, Edie
Campbell. The campaign shot in London, stars Edie as the heroine of Kurt Geiger’s fashion fairy-tale. When designing the new collection Rebecca Farrar-Hockley was inspired to look to the new year as a fresh start and see the world through rose coloured glasses and the lens of ‘love, magic and enchantment.’
“Excess is unapologetic in the form of crystal embellishment, exaggerated bows, an abundance of pearls and vintage-inspired hand sewn appliques. A tiny glitter bag in the shape of a heart can be worn as jewellery, with platform wedges so high your head will be
in the clouds!”
Rebecca Farrar-Hockley Spring brings nature, which Rebecca chose to celebrate through pretty oriental prints, hand-sewn floral embellished appliques, whilst humming birds, eagles and swallow motifs adorn chain shoulder bags, backless slippers, luxe summer sliders and Kurt Geiger’s iconic fashion sneakers.
Fabrics are decadent with rich silk satin, Italian grosgrain, suede and soft calf leather. A pretty colour palette of English rose, rich berry, khaki and midnight blue clash against hot pinks and bright fuchsia. Blending casual with formal, the realms of day and eveningwear are distorted to create statement shoes designed to be cherished, but worn everyday. “I had a lot of fun dressing up for this shoot and loved the statement pieces chosen by Rebecca.
The collection is all about an element of surprise and an escape from the
everyday – which seems to perfectly embody the new mood for Spring.”

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Kurt Geiger unveils new Spring-Summer 2017 campaign featuring British supermodel, Edie Campbell.

The campaign shot in London, stars Edie as the heroine of Kurt Geiger’s fashion fairy-tale. When designing the new collection Rebecca Farrar-Hockley was inspired to look to the new year as a fresh start and see the world through rose coloured glasses and the lens of ‘love, magic and enchantment.

“Excess is unapologetic in the form of crystal embellishment, exaggerated bows, an abundance of pearls and vintage-inspired hand sewn appliques. A tiny glitter bag in the shape of a heart can be worn as jewellery, with platform wedges so high your head will be in the clouds!” Rebecca Farrar-Hockley

Spring brings nature, which Rebecca chose to celebrate through pretty oriental prints, hand-sewn floral embellished appliques, whilst humming birds, eagles and swallow motifs adorn chain shoulder bags, backless slippers, luxe summer sliders and Kurt Geiger’s iconic fashion sneakers.Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (3)Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (4)Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (7)Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (5)Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (6)Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (8)Kurt Geiger Spring Summer 2017 (9)

Fabrics are decadent with rich silk satin, Italian grosgrain, suede and soft calf leather. A pretty colour palette of English rose, rich berry, khaki and midnight blue clash against hot pinks and bright fuchsia. Blending casual with formal, the realms of day and eveningwear are distorted to create statement shoes designed to be cherished, but worn everyday.

“I had a lot of fun dressing up for this shoot and loved the statement pieces chosen by Rebecca. The collection is all about an element of surprise and an escape from the everyday – which seems to perfectly embody the new mood for Spring.” Edie Campbell

About Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger first opened in Britain’s fashion capital on Bond Street, London in 1963. Since the sixties, Kurt Geiger has not stood still as it continuously evolves to make covetable footwear and accessories with a unique market position, pairing aspiration with accessibility. Creative Director, Rebecca Farrar-Hockley and her team of specialist shoe and accessory designers make up the creative vision of the brand situated at the Kurt Geiger headquarters on Britton Street, London.

The Kurt Geiger design studio sees distinct product creation for each label. From Kurt Geiger London’s Italian craftsmanship marrying cutting edge materials, signature sandals and razor- sharp stilettos to KG Kurt Geiger’s London-cool, Miss KG’s fashion essentials at accessible price points and Carvela’s unique signature of sophisticated footwear and every day must-haves. In 2011, Kurt Geiger founded Everything But the Dress. A striking accessory collection with a blend of the capital’s edgy attitude with quality and accessibility, London styling is at the heart of the Kurt Geiger brand.

An authority on designer footwear and accessories for women and men, today Kurt Geiger has over 80 stores, a digital global flagship kurtgeiger.com and over 240 concessions within the world’s most prestigious department stores.

In the Philippines, Kurt Geiger is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists Inc., and is located at Estancia in Capitol Commons and Greenbelt 5. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

About Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger first opened in Britain’s fashion capital on Bond Street, London in 1963. Since the sixties, Kurt Geiger has not stood still as it continuously evolves to make covetable footwear and accessories with a unique market position, pairing aspiration with accessibility. Creative Director, Rebecca Farrar-Hockley and her team of specialist shoe and accessory designers make up the creative vision of the brand situated at the Kurt Geiger headquarters on Britton Street, London.
The Kurt Geiger design studio sees distinct product creation for each label. From Kurt Geiger
London’s Italian craftsmanship marrying cutting edge materials, signature sandals and razor-sharp stilettos to KG Kurt Geiger’s London-cool, Miss KG’s fashion essentials at accessible pricepoints and Carvela’s unique signature of sophisticated footwear and everyday must-haves. In 2011, Kurt Geiger founded Everything But the Dress. A striking accessory collection with a blendof the capital’ s edgy attitude with quality and accessibility, London styling is at the heart of the Kurt Geiger brand.
An authority on designer footwear and accessories for women and men, today Kurt Geiger has over 80 stores, a digital global flagship kurtgeiger.com and over 240 concessions within the world’s most prestigious department stores.
In the Philippines, Kurt Geiger is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists Inc.,
and is located at Estancia in Capitol Commons and Greenbelt 5. Follow @ssilifeph
on Instagram for more information.

Kate Spade New York

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Celebrated Spring at Kate Spade New York’s shiny new store in Greenbelt 5 last March 25, Saturdaykate spade greenbelt 5 stoer opening 1 kate spade greenbelt 5 stoer opening 2 kate spade greenbelt 5 stoer opening 3 kate spade greenbelt 5 stoer opening 20 kate spade greenbelt 5 stoer opening 17and be transported to Morocco with a belly dancing spectacle, Moroccan mint tea and decors drawing inspiration from the country’s dusky dessert landscapes, the pattern play of candle lit lanterns and the oasis calm in the Majorelle gardens. Bask in the Moroccan landscape and enjoy shopping perks, treats and drinks all in one evening.kate spade greenbelt 5 stoer opening 22

Kate Spade New York (2) Kate Spade New York (1)In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Rustan’s Cebu. Visit facebook.com/katespadenewyork.philippines or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

GUCCI LAUNCHES NEW HANDBAG MODELS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2017

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For Spring/Summer 2017, Gucci launches a series of bag designs that includes several brand new models and fresh versions of three classic styles. All feature the type of decorative treatment that the house has made its own – an eclectic mix of motifs, materials and graphics.

In keeping with creative director Alessandro Michele’s fascination with animals, the key bag design for the season, the Broche, features a shiny brass fox head, with eyes of Swarovski crystal, or pearls. All versions have a distinctive, rich, shiny gold-finished metal chain shoulder strap. A top handle model in shiny, smooth calf leather has a Gucci bamboo handle, referencing a historical feature of the house, and a reptile-skin detail on the flap. Brass studs outline the entire shape. Another top handle version is characterised by a bi-colour petal design on the flap and comes in both snakeskin and GG Supreme material. In addition, lobsters and helm french wire embroidered patches stand out on the surface of this style creating an unexpected complement to the fox heads. Finally, there is a smaller, white shoulder bag with a chain strap and a flap decorated with the petal design, which is here enriched with details in snakeskin. This style features an additional torchon strap.

GUCCI LAUNCHES NEW HANDBAG MODELS FOR SPRINGSUMMER 2017Undoubtedly, backpacks are enjoying a renaissance at the moment. Gucci launches the techpack – a backpack in the purple Rinascimento brocade featuring a feline head and the House web. Additional models include a small flat drawstring backpack with torchon shoulder strap and frontal pocket in green glazed Rinascimento brocade, embellished with a rich bow covered with yellow Swarovski crystals, and, in a larger size, backpacks that combine different brocades and the application of text reading ‘modern future’. All drawstring backpacks are provided with leather top handles.

As well as new styles, Gucci continues to evolve its classics: the Dionysus comes as a chain bag trimmed with exotic snakeskin and a top handle with bamboo handle and floral motif in stripes; the Sylvie top handle comes in a surprising green jacquard brocade with multi-coloured flowers, and a mini version in white leather with an extra blue-red-white torchon shoulder strap; the GG Marmont now comes as a large briefcase and medium-sized shoulder bag in quilted jacquard brocade, and, in the briefcase style, a quilted leather featuring a trompe l’oeil print.

In the Philippines, Gucci is located at Greenbelt 4 and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Payless Summer Look 2017

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Just in time for summer, Payless is launching a great line up of casual sneakers, sport casuals, trend-right heels, and lace-up flats. Whether it’s fashion or function you seek this season, Payless is the go to store for all your fashion footwear needs.

Payless is right on trend with new styles in the “casletics” line. Meshing fashion details with the comfort of an athletic shoe is a huge trend in the footwear industry. Payless is ahead of the curve with casletic styles that feature metallic colorways, cutouts, and a retro feel to keep casually looking great this spring season.

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They also have an elegant lineup of lace-ups in a number of women’s styles to complete her ensemble.

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She also has more heel height options to elevate her footwear game. From flats to wedges to chop-out ghillies, she’ll be able to find the shoe to fit her lifestyle and match any outfit – all with great details that are right on trend.

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 Mommies will find cute, affordable styles that are sure to have her children looking and feeling their best. From girls’ flats to heels, she’ll look just as great as mom! For boys, she can choose from a variety of classic and comfortable styles to complete his look.

Payless Summer Look 2017 (4) Payless Summer Look 2017 (5) Payless Summer Look 2017 (3) Men will also see great styles at Payless stores this season. With leather-like uppers, oxfords fit the bill for an on-trend yet classic style. A number of Payless’ men’s dress shoes also offer a cushiony memory foam insole, a stacked heel, and a sturdy outsole.

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There’s also a new lineup of sport casuals for men featuring burnished uppers with canvas inserts, mesh lining, padded insole and a built-up soft outsole for all day wear.

 Payless Summer Look 2017 (6)This season Payless will be your one-stop shop for all your family’s footwear needs. With the excellent blend of style, affordability, comfort, and quality, Payless will make every shopping experience complete and fun-filled. For the ultimate fashion experience, visit a Payless store in one of more than 75 stores located at premium shopping destinations nationwide.

About Payless ShoeSource

Payless ShoeSource is a family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a wide range of shoes and accessory items at affordable prices for every member of the family. The company’s mission is simple: To be the go to, get more, pay less shoe store for our target customers. Payless has more than 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956 in Topeka, Kansas where its global headquarters remains today. Payless is a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital. 

In the Philippines, Payless ShoeSource is exclusively distributed by Footwear Specialty Retailers, Inc., a member of SSI Group, Inc. Payless ShoeSource stores are located nationwide.  Visit facebook.com/PaylessShoeSourcePH, or follow @paylessph and @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Marks & Spencer 20th Anniversary

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This year, Marks & Spencer is inviting customers to celebrate two decades of quality British style in the Philippines as the retailer marks 20 years of trading in the country.

As part of the celebrations, loyalty customers will have the chance to win an overnight stay and spa package for two at the Shangri-La at The Fort and a buffet party for 10 at High Street Café, as well as a Marks & Spencer shopping spree worth Php 50,000. Another 20 customers will win Php 20,000 worth of Marks & Spencer gift vouchers. Other benefits of being a Marks & Spencer loyalty customer include birthday discounts, seasonal freebies, personalized shopping services, bonus points and more.

In 1997, Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc., a subsidiary of SSI Group, Inc. became the official franchise partner of Marks & Spencer in the Philippines. Since then, the partnership has grown from strength to strength. There are now 22 Marks & Spencer stores in the Philippines – 15 in Metro Manila and 7 in different provinces – where customers can enjoy the retailer’s high quality, great value clothing and food products.

Marks & Spencer 20th Anniversary (1)Over the last twenty years, popular M&S products have included delicious Milk and Dark Chocolate Digestive Biscuits through to the ‘must-have’ timeless Trench Coat, the classic Linen Shirt and Sumptuously-Soft Bra – the perfect underpinning for every outfit.

James Harvey, Head of International Franchise at Marks & Spencer, said: “We are really proud to be celebrating our twentieth anniversary in the Philippines with our customers and our long-term franchise partner Rustan Marketing Specialists. Our franchise operations are central to our international strategy and we look forward to our next 20 years in the Philippines.”

Anton T. Huang, President of SSI Group, said: “Customers are at the heart of everything Marks & Spencer does and we are delighted to be celebrating our twentieth anniversary with a really exciting monthly raffle prizes for our loyal customers. We hope that customers will continue to enjoy our exceptional quality, stylish clothing and outstanding quality food for many years to come.

Marks & Spencer 20th Anniversary (2)Marks & Spencer’s timeline in the Philippines – 1997 to 2017

Marks & Spencer 20th Anniversary (2)Exceptional quality, stylish clothing collections

At the heart of the Marks & Spencer clothing offer is considered and wearable design, celebrating style and high attention to detail with impeccable quality that lasts. All Marks & Spencer collections are designed and developed by a team of skilled international in-house designers based in London. Each season they create chic, wearable and high-quality ranges with helpful innovations perfect for all wardrobes.

Outstanding quality food

Marks & Spencer Food is renowned for leading the way in quality and innovation. To stay at the forefront of food innovation, a team of food technologists and product developers based in London focus on continually identifying new trends and developing new delicious food and drink products for customers to enjoy. As a food specialist, Marks & Spencer is also committed to using the very best quality and responsibly sourced ingredients in all of its exclusive food products, including moving to 100% Fairtrade Tea and Coffee in 2006 and using only free range eggs in all its food ranges since 2002.

About Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer sells high quality, great value clothing and home products as well as outstanding quality food.

Established in 1884, Marks & Spencer currently has over 930 UK stores and over 460 international stores.

In addition to the UK, M&S has a store and/or online presence in 57 international markets.

For more information please visit http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/

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In the Philippines, Marks & Spencer is exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. and is located at the following locations:

Alabang Town Center | Eastwood Mall | Gateway Mall | Glorietta 4 | Greenbelt 5 | Rockwell Power Plant Mall |  Robinsons Place Manila | Shangri-la Plaza Mall | SM Mall of Asia | SM Megamall | SM City North Edsa | Trinoma | Central Square  | Estancia at Capitol Commons  | Abreeza Mall, Davao | Marquee Mall | Ayala Center Cebu | Lim Ket Kai Center  | Cagayan De Oro  |  Paseo de Sta. Rosa Outlet Store | Subic Harbor Point Outlet Store | SM Lanang Premier 

About the promotion

The competition will run from February 6 to November 19, 2017. For every purchase of Php2,000.00, each loyalty member is entitled to one (1) electronic raffle coupon. One (1) winner of Php20,000.00 Marks & Spencer gift vouchers will be drawn every 20th of the month from February to November 2017.

The grand draw for all entries is scheduled for November 20, 2017. One (1) winner will win an overnight stay and spa package for two (2) at Shangri-La at The Fort with a buffet party for 10 at High Street Café, and a Marks & Spencer shopping spree worth Php50,000.00. 20 winners will be given Php20,000.00 worth of Marks & Spencer gift vouchers. Visit the nearest Marks & Spencer store to for more information.

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