I still remember the first Pylones store I ever saw—at Harbour City, Hong Kong—more than five years ago.
That place is always full.
As a lover of colorful things and stationery, I can’t resist a Pylones store whenever I see one. I just have to walk in and buy something. It feels like I’m buying myself a present.
French gift shop Pylones (pronounced “pee-loan”) opened its first store in Paris in 1987, selling colorful functional gift items. The idea is to take an ordinary object and make it extraordinary through a splash of colors and whimsical design, made by a team of passionate artists in France.
With nearly 100 stores worldwide, Pylones opens its first ever shop in the Philippines today at the 2nd level of Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati.
Some of you may have seen this barricade at Rockwell or SM Aura.
I got a sneak peek at what’s behind the barricade and got to be their first customer at Rockwell.
It’s amazing, the store is finished! It looks just like any Pylone store in Europe, with the colorful drums in the middle of the space.
The 78-square-meter space is much larger than the one in Hong Kong
Sensory overload! I didn’t know where to start looking or taking pictures, so I just shot anything.
Among the things you’ll see are the kitchen items
Colorful bowls and plates
Pens and stationery
Lunch kits and toys
Bath scrunchies with suction cups
What I love: the chic umbrellas
Cool reading glasses—hey Jenny, I got one for Php 698!!
The paper towel holder (for obvious reasons)
The blown-glass rings
Pylones is slated to open three stores in Manila—at Rockwell, Glorietta 5 (opening on July 17th) and SM Aura (opening in October).
The prices are affordable, ranging from Php 198 for an eraser to Php 2,798 for a ceiling lamp. You will go crazy with over 1000 SKUs!
To know more, go to http://www.pylones.com/