June 1, 2015
Written by Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Categories: Events, Fashion, Motherhood


All I can say is FINAAALLY!!! I remember during the early 90’s (my high school days in Assumption),  I was in love with Ralph Lauren and Polo Sport. OMG, when my grandparents were still alive we would travel to Hong Kong 2-3x a year to shop and hoard..especially during their sales in July/August. During our family trips to the US, it was straight to the Ralph Lauren Boutiques/retailers and YEEEES — I always looked forward to going to the Ralph Lauren outlets so I could stretch my allowance/pocket money with more purchases. haha!

Ralph Lauren in Manila

I just have to share THIS but these were just a few of my favorite Ralph Lauren things. Gosh, I even had Ralph Lauren beach towels, a Polo Sport pencil case, coin purse and even socks. I still remember how obsessed I was with “Ralph” just like it was yesterday! I seriously had a Ralph Lauren addiction and bought everything in all styles and colors. Ohhhh ANNND how could I forget those ranger shoes that I wore with an oversized shirt (tucked in) and a baseball cap. I looked like a boy and during that time: I THOUGHT I was the coolest thing around! LOL. LOL.LOL!

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Fast forward. On April 23, 2015, Ralph Lauren opened it’s first boutique in the Philippines. The 3,000 sq/ft space located in Greenbelt 3 is home to Ralph Lauren’s exclusive Black Label & Purple Label Collection.

Ralph Lauren in Manila

And the selection… AMAZING!

Ralph Lauren in Manila

Here’s a glimpse of the men’s line…

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Look at the prints and fit of the clothes. So chic, right? I just love anything and everything in black and white!

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My picks: The earth toned selection and this gold metallic bag! Uggggh, to die for.

Ralph Lauren Invite

“Transportation will be arranged from the store to our after party” – now THIS is how to throw a launch party…

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A fleet of Maserati’s picked us up from the Ralph Lauren Boutique in Greenbelt 3 to bring us to the after party in Blackbird. Meet my good friend Mikaela Martinez-Lagdameo’s husband: Chucho. We decided to ride together since our significant others counldn’t join us for this event: Good Times!

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I don’t even know how to caption this. Simply said, it was FABULOUS.

Ralph Lauren in Manila

And the guestlist: Manila’s most stylish came out to party, of course!

01-Ralph-Lauren-Guestlist-2 Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Sidney yap, Iza Calzaldo, Linda Ley & raymond Gutierrez Nix Alanon

Truly a grand way to make an entrance, Ralph Lauren. In perfect SSI (Stores Specialist, Inc.) style. Perfection!

Ralph Lauren in Manila

As much as I wanted to stay out late, I had my husband and kids that I needed to run home to. But for everyone else, the night was young and -THIS- was actually the last scene that my memory captured before I left. I also had the pleasure of being introduced to the lovely women of Ralph Lauren who flew in just for the launch.

What an honor to be a part of such an exquisite party: Ralph Lauren, FOREVER!!!

The Ralph Lauren Boutique is located in Greenbelt 3 | Makati City

- Cat Arambulo-Antonio


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