The first time I went to SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, it smelled like paint and a lot of stores had “Coming Soon” tarpaulins plastered on their wooden facades. I wasn’t impressed. Several months later, however, the invisible radiance (which is what “aura” means) is certainly being emanated from all corners of the upscale mall.
Since my son M had a two-hour shift at NBA Café at the Skypark, I made full use of the time by browsing the stores.
THE BQP’S FAB FINDS
I loved EVERYTHING I saw inside the store! It was noticeable though that inspite of the great merchandise, I was the only person perusing the goods. A look at the tag price of the long sleeve top I fancied revealed why. Tops go for Php3,000 to Php4,000, t-shirts for 2,000 and jackets for Php6,000. Quite pricey. So although, I got an initial rush coming in the store, my imaginary balloon soon deflated. I definitely have to save up for these. Will definitely be back with a vengeance!
* For every Php4,000 you spend, Php500 will be deducted from your bill.
UNO de 50
This accessories store just opened barely a week ago. The items are silver plated and in full display for customers to try on. I love cuffs and thick bracelets. There were two that caught my eye.
This Malaysian brand carries evening dresses, clutches and shoes. If you’re looking for any of the aforementioned, this is the perfect time to go! Some shoes are selling at half-price while others are on a buy one take two promotion! Of course, the BQP tried on some pairs.
I found the prettiest dresses here! Too bad they only came in small sizes.
I haven’t bought anything from this store in quite a while. My visits of late left me looking at heaps and heaps of clothes without finding anything I like. But this season’s crop of clothes and shoes are great!
The store is on sale now. If you are an SM Advantage cardholder, you get 10 percent off and if you’re a Forever 21 Mastercard holder, you can avail of the 20 percent discount.
This store is turning out to be one of my favorites! Just look at the uber cute wedge shoes!
This is just a preview of what’s inside the store. The BQP is a big fan of designer PVC shoes and will be writing a whole post about it soon!
Two hours passed by way TOO SOON! I had to pick up my ten year old from the NBA Café. Don’t worry, though. The BQP will share more fab finds in future posts! Until then, drink plenty of water, keep cool and stay FAB!