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UK’s John Lewis Opens in the Philippines

June 16, 2015

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London is here… UK’s popular high-end department store, John Lewis opens in the Philippines!

Just a couple of weeks ago, I went to the launch of the newly opened British home store, John Lewis at SM Home in SM Makati.

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John Lewis is a well-known iconic home brand in the United Kingdom. In fact, it actually has a royal connection—John Lewis holds 3 Royals warrants to supply : haberdashery, household goods, drapery and furnishings to Her Majesty the Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

There are 43 John Lewis stores across the UK. The first John Lewis store was opened way back in 1864 in Oxford Street, London. Their new store in the Philippines meanwhile, will be the first of 11 to be opened across the country in various SM Retail locations.

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At the launch, I had a brief chat with John Lewis’ Head of International Development Katie Jordan, and I asked her about the brand and their plans here in the Philippines.

I found out that this store in the country is the second international collaboration of John Lewis — the first one is in Shinsegae, South Korea.

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John Lewis, despite their brand’s royal pedigree, offers premium quality items and good value for money.

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As soon as I went inside, I headed straight to the bed and bath section, as I am a firm believer that you can never have enough clean towels and bedsheets! This is why I am always on the lookout for good, quality material that will last for a long time.

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I already know that SM Home has a lot of options for a wide range of home needs, but this time, I’m zeroing in on what John Lewis has to offer, so I’m glad UK’s premium home store is finally here, right inside our very own SM!

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And aside from their towels and bedsheets, look what else I liked :

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Pillows that would make as great gifts, don’t you think?

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I love knowing that there’s another home store for me to patronize. My home is my sanctuary and my constant project — I always find something that I need to fix or update. And it’s a fun fact to consider that I’m in good company with no less than the UK’s royal family in choosing home furnishings! 🙂

For more info, check out SM Home’s website www.smhome.com.ph or follow the Instagram accounts of SM Home (@smhome) and John Lewis (@johnlewisph).

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