Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens its first store in Southeast Asia today at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons.
If you haven’t been there yet, Capitol Commons is in Kapitolyo, Pasig.
The new development is a lifestyle destination with residential and office spaces, a park, and the Estancia Mall.
West Elm in the Philippines is a partnership between the New York-based brand and Stores Specialists Inc., a member of SSI Group Inc.
It is known for furniture and home decor that combine modern design and traditional craftsmanship. Many of the products are results of collaborations with independent designers and craft communities around the world.
The 7,000 square-foot store showcases West Elm’s summer collection of furniture, beddings, bathroom accessories, rugs, window textiles and hardware, lighting, decorative accessories, dining, kitchen products and gifts.
At the Design Lab, customers can consult design specialists and space planners for free.
“We have found a really great partner in Stores Specialists Inc. and it seemed a natural extension because we work with Filipino artisans,” said Kerri Ackermann, Division Merchandise Manager for West Elm.
Ackerman said West Elm designers travel the world to look for artisans and communities to collaborate with, such as Filipino capiz artisans and weavers. West Elm has also worked with potters from Sto. Tomas, Pampanga for Linework vases.
West Elm showcases four collections—Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall—every year, so we can expect new merchandise every three months. Ackermann said however, the “heavier” materials and fabrics such as velvet will not be sold here.
“We really came here to understand the market so you’ll find that everything is lighter and more suitable for the climate.”
Take a look of what’s in store now at West Elm Estancia Mall, starting with the Emmerson Reclaimed Wood dining table and bench matched with Willoughby leather dining chairs
Rustic Modular Storage desk and shelves with Helvetica leather office chair
Belgian linen pocket place mat with classy gold flatware
Giftable candles hand-poured into recycled glass containers
Rounded Retro Sofa with Reeve Mid-Century Oval coffee table
Reeve Mid-Century side table
Rewined candles: all-natural soy wax hand poured into repurposed wine bottles
All kinds of table top items
Beds and linens
Home office items
What I got: Mid-Century Turned Leg planters for Jeroen’s herbs
On opening weekend, shoppers can get 20% off on outdoor furniture and select decorative accessories
West Elm joins other Williams-Sonoma Inc. brands that have opened stores in the Philippines with SSI, including Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBTeen—all of which open today at Estancia Mall.
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West Elm is open Monday-Thursday from 11 AM to 9 PM and Friday-Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM.