Experience The Joy of Gifting with @Tokyo as it opens stores in Manila, Philippines

August 09th, 2019
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@Tokyo is the shopping destination for unique and trendy Japanese brands, the place to look for that perfect present for your friends and family. Brands under @Tokyo include the following: Accessories Blossom, anello, Casio, Karuizawa Shirts, Legato Largo, Mis Zapatos, Owndays, Seiko, and Waterfront.

Japan, also known as the land of the rising sun, is renowned for its wide picturesque landscapes and buzzing city life. Deeply rooted in Zen Buddhist philosophy, their dedication to personal excellence and endeavor to add beauty in everyday life is clearly reflected in their work and output. In the country’s capital, Tokyo, you can easily see through its vibrant cities what’s new and what’s booming in the ever changing trends of the century.

Mr. Yasushi Miyashita (Flex Japan Inc.-Managing Director, Mr. Steven Tan (COO SM Supermalls), Mr. Junichi Hirano (Representative-Japan Embassy Philippines), Mr. Takahiro Kawaguchi (Takatrans-Director), Mr. Roy Chua (@Tokyo-Managing Director), Mr. Ivan Yao (@Tokyo-Chairman), Mr. Takeshi Yoshida (Carrot Company-President), Mr. Emerson Yao (@Tokyo-Managing Director), Mr. Katsuyoshi Hirano (Estelle Holdings Inc.-Executive Director), Mr Vohne Yao (Sungears Sales Inc.- Director, Mr. Marnie Chua (@Tokyo-Managing Director)

It’s precisely these exceptional qualities Japan takes great pride in that inspired business partners Mr. Ivan Yao, Mr. Roy Chua, and Mr. Marnie Chua to bring to Manila a place that offers a unique shopping experience with Japanese brands. And so, a store was born.

“We want our customers to feel like they’re literally at Tokyo” says Mr. Marnie Chua, one of the managing directors of @Tokyo.

People already have an idea in mind when they hear the word “Tokyo”—be it the current fads in fashion or the lively cities of Shibuya, Harajuku, and the like. The name @Tokyo is the best embodiment of what Mr. Ivan Yao, Mr. Roy Chua and Mr. Marnie Chua want to come across: young, fun, stylish and modern.

Additionally, all three mentioned the appeal of the Japanese products: they are of the best quality and consistently achieve just the right amount of minimalist aesthetic—all while portraying a good value for one’s money. The reason for choosing these brands is simple: they’re the best at what they do in the field they specialize in. The price is affordable and the quality is just as great, making them practical as gifts and everyday use.

anello, which means “annual ring” in Italian and can be interpreted as the growth rings on trees, is a popular Japanese brand that makes kuchigane rucksacks in a variety of sizes and styles. Made for any person and any occasion, anello’s rucksacks are priced within the range of ₱2,200 to P4,150.

Legato Largo, sister company of anello, manufactures bags that have an added feminine touch to them. As they make use of materials that are of the best quality, their minimalist hand bags remain to be stylish in today’s fashion scene with a price range between ₱1,650 to ₱3,450.

Karuizawa Shirts’ roots stem all the way back to 1940 in a small shirt factory manufacturing simple, white, comfortable shirts. Decades of experience eventually lead the brand to making shirts for different styles and events. At present, the international brand has produced multiple shirt lines targeted at various ways to offer the utmost style and comfort with prices beginning at ₱2,190.

Accessories Blossom is a three-priced shop (₱300, ₱500, and ₱700) with accessories that take inspiration from the seasonal flowers that bloom in a Blossom Garden. Designed to fit the season at present, Accessories Blossom has an array of earrings, hair clips, necklaces and bracelets that make day to day outfits a little more fun.

Mis Zapatos, Spanish for “my shoes,” brings a whole new meaning to wearing shoes. Their little retro motif bag is truly one of its kind with a quirky design: with a solid colored background, two legs appear in a trouser, a dress, or a skirt, wearing a unique pair of shoes. The price for Mis Zapatos bags ranges from ₱1,850 to ₱3,650.

Waterfront is Japan’s number one umbrella brand and its flat umbrella is its best-seller. The rainbow on their logo is a representation of the infinite colors, ideas and styles of umbrellas they invent— from simple pocket-sized models to creative innovations like an off-centered handle to comfortably fit two people into a single umbrella. With an extensive line of models to choose from, the starting price for a Waterfront umbrella is ₱595.

Owndays is one of biggest Japanese eyewear companies in the world, with 44 branches present in the Philippines. The eyewear company offers plenty of frameswith designs which are updated every 2 to 3 weeks, beginning at ₱1,990. On top off all that, you can get your glasses done after your check up in just 20 minutes.

Seiko, Japan’s most well-loved mechanical watch brand, has a wide variety of timepieces ranging from dress watches to casual pieces. Their movements can last a lifetime with proper care and servicing. A Seiko watch is one of the best gifts to give to someone or receive from loved ones.

Casio comes up with trusty, reasonably priced, and sturdy timepieces that anyone can wear on a daily basis. Famous for their well-liked models such as their classic analog watches, multi-function digital watches, and G-Shock watches, it’s no surprise that Casio is everyone’s favorite digital watch.

Mr. Ivan Yao, Mr. Roy Chua, and Mr. Marnie Chua have planned to open 15 stores by the end of 2020. What seemed like miles away to experience can now be felt in minutes—with just a short trip.

@Tokyo is located in the following stores:

Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City—Ground Floor One Bonifacio—2nd Floor

Market! Market!—Ground Floor

Estancia in Capitol Commons—Ground Floor The Podium—2nd Floor

Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/attokyostoreph and Instagram – @attokyostoreph

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