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New store openings: What’s coming in 2015
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“All these new store openings are slowly removing the thrill of traveling,” my friend Ginggay noted.
“Wala pang Ikea,” I said.
“Ikea would be the game changer,” Ginggay said.
“We would no longer be third world,” I said.
While waiting for Ikea to come here, here are eight stores you can look forward to in 2015:

1) Ladurée
What: French luxury bakery and sweets maker known world-famous double-decker macarons
Where and when: May 15 at Lopez Tower, Rockwell
Owner: H&F Retail Concepts, Inc.
https://www.laduree.com/

Laduree, Paris - new favourite munchies

2) PB Teen
What: Teen version of Pottery Barn offering an entire collection of furniture and decor just for teens. Expect an exclusive range of furniture, bedding, lighting, accessories and gifts for every teen’s bedroom, study area, lounge space and more.
Where and when: Mid 2015 at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig
Owner: Stores Specialists Inc.
http://www.pbteen.com/

PB Teen

3) West Elm
What: Launched in Brooklyn NY in 2002, West Elm offers a complete assortment of products for the home including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen essentials, and gifts.
Where and when: Between second and third quarter of 2015 at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig
Owner: Stores Specialists Inc.
http://www.westelm.com/

West Elm

4) Maisen
What: Old school tonkatsu restaurant close to my heart because it is in the heart of Aoyama (walking distance from my friend Sayoko Hokazono’s store. Known for its deep-fried pork cutlets and sandwiches, the Aoyama restaurant has a variety of rooms including Japanese rooms, bars, and high-ceilinged western-style rooms.
Where and when: Opening third quarter of 2015 at SM Megamall, followed by SM North Edsa and Bonifacio High Street
Owner: Suyen Corporation/Bench group
http://mai-sen.com/

Maisen

5) Pablo
What: Originally from Osaka, people line up for its Baked Cheese Tart, which has a gooey creamy center. Choose your preferred firmness—medium or rare.
Where and when: Opening third quarter of 2015 at SM Megamall, followed by Robinsons Ermita and Greenbelt
Owner: Suyen Corporation/Bench group
http://www.pablo3.com/

Pablo cheesecake

6) Danish Bar
What: Founded in Japan in 2010, it is known for its baked goods—either cigar-shaped dough or balls that come in different variants—with apples, sugar, maple, hotdog, macadamia, chocolate, cinammon, and more.
Where: Opened this January at SM North Edsa’s Main Mall, near National Bookstore
Owners: Andrew and Beryl Ong
https://www.facebook.com/danishbarSHOP

Danish Bar

7) Dean & Deluca
What: First opened in 1977 in SoHo, New York, the specialty food store has evolved into a café setting with additional locations in the US, as well as Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and The Middle East.
Where: Opening this February in Rockwell
Owner: Caroline Tanchay
http://www.deandeluca.com/

Dean & Deluca at Rockwell

8) Linda Farrow
What: Luxury eyewear brand established in 1970, known for its cutting-edge designs and collaborations with some of the world’s most acclaimed designers (Dries Van Noten, Oscar de la Renta, The Row, Matthew Williamson, Kris van Assche, Jeremy Scott among them).
Where: Now open at City of Dreams Manila
Owners: Simon Jablon and Tracy Sedino
https://int.lindafarrow.com/

Linda Farrow

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Lilla

Hi Cecil, would you have any insider’s scoop on Pablo’s opening date? Initial announcements including their board up said July 2015.. Thanks 🙂

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CVS Reply:

I’ll ask.

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to travel in hongkong i recommended http://www.hongkonglimos.com/

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PJ

Looking forward to Maisen.

Btw, would you know where to buy an induction cooker adapter disc? It’s a magnetic disc that you can use for non-induction cooking/non-magnetic pots and pans. Thanks.

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CVS Reply:

ay sorry I don’t know. ask @PepperPhil on Twitter

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Toni C.

Condos are sprouting everywhere (for years now), so I don’t understand why there is still no Ikea. Seriously.

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Edna Dael Morales

Pablo! May kwento lang ako CVS :). New Year’s day, my husband and I were lining up at Pablo in Namba. It was the only outlet that was open that day, so the line was quite long. But we were served in about 20 minutes, you know these Japanese, they’re so fast and efficient. Anyway, when it was our turn to pay, there was this guy by the cashier. He asked us where we’re from. I said: Manila, Philippines. He said: Oh Manila. I just got back from Manila the other day. I said: OMG, you’re bringing Pablo to Manila?!… Read more »

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oh_fudge

di ko talaga magustuhan yang macarons ng Laduree. natatamisan ako. 🙂

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Batch

Hi! Is Sephora also coming to Manila?:)

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CVS Reply:

no it’s not. I asked

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Vicky

Looking forward to it… especially the Japan based ones. ^_^

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mica12

But Ikea is for poor people [Reply]CVS Reply:January 25th, 2015 at 12:30 PMso is food [Reply]ChiYS Reply:January 25th, 2015 at 2:21 PMWow!! Hindi na maabot ang Pinas! More work for Pinoys! [Reply]CVS Reply:January 25th, 2015 at 8:07 PMOMG wasn’t that scary?? ChiYS Reply:January 26th, 2015 at 12:24 AMYes! It was scary at first. SWAT Team entered Ikea and stayed with us. It was televised pa, we watched it from the dining area. People were busy munching. CVS Reply:January 26th, 2015 at 10:38 AMwow!! Ging Reply:January 26th, 2015 at 8:04 AMIf Ikea is for poor people, I am poor. Hahaha. [Reply]CVS… Read more »

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Ging

If Ikea is for poor people, I am poor. Hahaha.

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Elle

Not exactly for poor people but in the western food, Ikea is definitely an affordable option. Trivia: the chicken hotdog is 50 euro cents each. Weekday breakfast menu is a euro (coffee or tea, croissant, bread roll, hard boiled egg, slice of cheese, butter and jam). I live walking distance from an Ikea store and there’s always a traffic jam between 09:00 and 10:30. (;

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Elle

**western world**

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Lance Cordoba

Hi CVS, Danish Bar is open at SM North EDSA, Main malll also beside National Bookstore 🙂

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CVS Reply:

oh ok! thanks!!

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zsasquared

Good to know Dean & Deluca is still set to open, November was the first reported opening date, then it was moved to December, tapos naging early 2015 na, I was beginning to worry that it wasn’t going to push through.

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