IN PHOTOS: Havaianas opens first flagship store in Metro Manila

FLAGSHIP BRANCH. Flip-flop brand Havaianas launches its first stand-alone store in BGC, Taguig.

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MANILA, Philippines – Havaianas, one of the world's most famous flip-flop brands, set foot in the Philippines more than a decade ago, and still continues to meet the feet of many Filipino fans, selling the comfortable pair in all All Flip Flops stores nationwide and now, at their very first own flagship branch in Metro Manila.

On Friday, June 28, Havaianas celebrated this feat (pun intended) by launching their brand-new, summer-themed store in Bonifacio Global City, the sole branch that houses their most complete collection of flip-flops – all 3,000 of them. 

BEACHY. The new Havaianas store sports a laid-back, summer vibe, with tropical elements.

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A wide range of designs are available – fit for children, cartoon fans, the minimalistic dressers, and the pattern-obsessed. There are flip-flops inspired by Stranger Things, Disney movies, animal prints, summer, Powerpuff Girls, and many more.

Variety is king here – want thin straps, thick ones, or would you prefer the wrap-around sandal? Take your pick! 

Also a first for a Havaianas store is the Customized Beach Hut area, where customers can now customize their own one-of-a-kind pair of flip-flops, choosing their own straps and special pins.

In commemoration of the Manila flagship opening, shoppers can avail of the limited edition RIO pair and get two complimentary pins of their choice for free. Exclusive Manila pins are also available, such as the flag, the jeepney, and the kalesa.

Did we also mention Havaianas new paper packaging? Not only is it sustainable, but it's also interactive – the beach hut lets customers design their own paper bags with cute statement stamps and washi tape!

Happy Havaianas shopping! –

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.