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We Badly Miss These Shops!

Let's revisit some of the well-loved shops of yesteryear—just in time for #throwbackthursday


They were there when we needed them and perhaps we took them for granted. It’s true what they say: You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Check out some of the shops that we loved and definitely miss:

Firma at Malate

It's the first lifestyle/home store to ever open in the midst of Manila's party district. We miss its elegant show windows, pretty silk tassels, and the fact that they're open way into the night until the wee hours of the morning.

The first Urban Effects store at Paranaque

This store made you stop and stare. It had lovely vignettes of Asian furniture and you could smell the teak once you walked in!

Budji Living/B at Home

A trendsetter for high-end home stores, this store housed Budji Layug's own pieces and Movement 8's furnishing and accessory designs. Budji Living was a cut above the rest with its selection of items and disciplined visual merchandising.

Trivia: This is now the current location of Casa Ligna and KISH at N. Garcia in Makati.

Rachy at the Met

It was the first high concept lifestyle store of its kind, located in the Metropolitan Museum in lieu of the usual gift shop, and by artist, designer and floral architect Rachy Cuna no less. It had a palay theme, and had decorative palay balls, vases and beautiful wooden bowls.

Store Company in Glorietta 3

Store Company was one of the country's first attempts at a total lifestyle store. There's a lot that you can score from the shop—from practical storage items and simple home accessories, to gardening must-haves and even cute handbags.

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