When it comes to style mavens, one name often comes to mind – Heart Evangelista. From her trips to Paris and Milan for fashion week to just running an errand on a regular day, she never fails to come up with an impeccable ensemble decked with designer items. Ever wondered where Heart shops for all her stunning luxury pieces in Manila? Heart takes us with her on a retail therapy day at her favorite and trusted one-stop spot for all her luxury needs! Heart shared “Today is a special day, but it’s just like almost every day. We’re here at Greenbelt.”
Deemed the country’s luxury fashion capital, Greenbelt 3 has recently undergone a refresh to further solidify the mall’s reputation, a venue worthy of housing the best luxury brands in the market. It’s also followed by Greenbelt 4, which is currently wrapping up the refresh initiative. With an imposing facade and elegant halls that compliments and enhances the luxury brands’ show windows, Greenbelt proves its ability to be at par with the beloved fashion hubs in the world.
Heart recalled “I am a Greenbelt baby actually, this was my school, it’s my alma mater. I was here basically every day with my mom and my sister after school. We always have lunch here, and I love how it has grown to be the Capital of Fashion here in the Philippines.”
Kicking off her shopping day-out, Heart expresses, “This is my happy place! I can finally visit all of my favorite brands under one roof and shop to my heart’s content.”
The first stop is the iconic Louis Vuitton, the largest store in the Philippines, where she was greeted with an exemplary bold and colorful interior design with a Filipino touch. Delectable canapes and drinks were served in the VIP room while Heart scans the newest clothing, shoe, and bag collection.
The next stop on the itinerary are brands under H&F Retail Concepts, which are conveniently placed next to each other.
Next door is the Officine Universelle Buly, which transported Heart back to France with its French antique wood carving designed walls and parquet flooring.
Last but definitely not least is the late creative genius and visionary Virgil Abloh’s Off-White. Its marble white walls and industrial interior sets the perfect backdrop for its iconic luxury streetwear pieces.
After a “trip” to France, Heart was instantly transported to Rome, Italy with Bvlgari’s impressive facade reminiscent of Rome’s impressive infrastructure. Inside, Heart enthusiastically goes through the latest jewelry collection, all the while taking in the great marble interiors mixed with earth-toned walls. Kenzo’s stark white walls and navy blue carpet draw the eyes to what’s important — their newest collection.
Architectonic design and warm-toned interior set the stage for Max Mara’s signature bold colored pieces. Heart cheerfully visited every corner of the store, all the while making sure to showcase the items that piqued her interest.
Hermes’ two-story shop boasts a collection of beauty products, home decor, and its beloved bags and accessories collections.
“People aren’t intimidated at all to come to Greenbelt because it caters to everybody. It feels like you don’t really need to travel to feel like you’ve been somewhere because Greenbelt really just gives you everything all at once,” Heart commented.
Taking a break from the architectural wonders of Greenbelt 3, Heart strode through the lush greens of Greenbelt and took a bit of fresh air as she made her way to Greenbelt 4.
She enthused “In Greenbelt there’s always a shift of emotions and mood where it’s always a good mood, you feel really excited and happy. Again it goes back to the variety of stores, different feels, and the different aesthetics of each store, and you feel really fresh”.
Tod’s white walls mixed with brown and gold interiors perfectly present their newest pieces even from afar. Capping off Heart’s luxury fashion adventure is Salvatore Ferragamo which immediately transported her to Italy, with its crisp white walls and a wooden interior giving off a quintessentially Italian feel.
“Ferragamo is such a classic!” Heart enthused, as she keenly wandered through the store, eyeing a wardrobe staple of porcelain white flats.
“I’m a digital person. I also like to shop online but it’s still different to see things in person and to feel, try on, and put stuff and style stuff physically; so I truly did enjoy my experience. I can’t wait for the new Tiffany store. I’m also such a huge fan of Celine, I’m so excited to see the opening which I heard is gonna happen very soon,” Heart concluded.