A Novel Concept With A Cutting Edge Appeal

August 18, 2008

You think life is pretty good? Well, it just got better.

It’s a problem that most people would rather have. Can’t decide between a pair of Havaianas or Crocs? Or a pair of shades from G-Force Oakley or Rudy Project? Confused about choosing from a wide selection of the finest restaurants like Abe, Duo, Portico, or Mini Shabu-Shabu? In a dilemma where to have coffee with Bo’s, Figaro, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the same area? Or in a quandary about which shop or dining establishment to splurge on any given day?

Just like the exciting panoramic canvas of popular Ayala Malls like Greenbelt 3 and Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street is a kilometer-long boulevard of green landscapes that encompasses Serendra and 3rd Avenue with interesting and well-known stores, various interactive artworks in the center, plush offices and residences on its upper floors.

A unique novel concept, shopping and dining at the never overcrowded Bonifacio High Street is a one-of-a-kind experience that’s comparable to a leisurely stroll in equally trendy places like Soho in New York, Lincoln Road in Miami, Santana Row in San Jose, Third Street Promenade in Sta. Monica, Rodeo Drive and The Grove in Los Angeles.

The 36-hectare big Bonifacio High Street is also distinguished by its own retro architecture, spacious walkways and stunningly beautiful sculptures created by acclaimed Filipino artists Reg Yuson, Conrado Velasco and Ronald Achacoso.

Of course, it’s the establishments that define a shopping center and with over 150 merchants offering a wide range of concepts and brands spread across the length of almost a kilometer, BHS certainly does not disappoint in terms of diversity, overall value and cutting edge appeal. These 150 stores are from Serendra side all the way down to Bonifacio High Street.

Aside from those already mentioned above, there’s David and Goliath,an interesting store for children and infants from 3 months-5 years old that offers shirts with humorous prints and texts. There’s Maxiworks, a hobby, gifts, and toy store that offers educational toys and infant developmental toys. And then there’s Mizuno, the first stand-alone store of this Japanese brand of serious sports gear for serious sports like golf and badminton.

The bestsellers are of course, the main reason why Bonifacio High Street remains frequented by its growing number of regular patrons. Krispy Kreme is one of them. The loyal following of this joint is one big reason why it has already sold more than 40,000 doughnuts since it opened late last year.

Another is Crumpler, the hip Australian brand of backpacks and other quirky bags is also one of BHS’s top draws along with the very first on-ground store of Crocs and the biggest store of All Flip-Flops worldwide. All Flip-Flops is where Havaianas are exclusively sold. Springfield and Ecco are likewise BHS favorites, with its equally wonderful collection of fashion for both men and women.

As for the ever reliable staples, you can count on names like Adidas, Nike, The Spa, Dimensione, Fully Booked, Hobbes and Landes, The Picture Company and Timezone to deliver when it matters.

If it’s wellness you’re looking for, wellness is what BHS offers you with stores like Lush, Fruits and Passion, The Natural Source and Face Shop. All stores provide enhancements for natural beauty.

Other establishments worth mentioning include 2nd level mainstays like the Makati Eye Laser Center clinic that offers services such as lasik, epi-lasik, lasik for presbyopia, conductive keratoplasty, multi-focal implants, cataract surgery and general eye care. And then there’s also Intergrow Children’s Activity Center learning center that offers different services such as Kumon Math & Reading, Preparatory Class and summer courses such as Art Workshop, Fun with Mr. Sun and Read & Write On.

Outside of its establishments and appealing aesthetics, Bonifacio High Street is fast becoming its area’s best kept secret because of its strategic location which is just about accessible to most, if not all parts of Metro Manila. Linked directly to the major thoroughfares of EDSA and the C-5 highway, it can also be reached by upscale residents from Quezon City, Makati as well as the Ortigas business districts. Likewise, its proximity to the South Luzon Expressway makes it within reach for those who live in Parañaque, Muntinlupa and other communities on the southern corridor.

At Bonifacio High Street (BHS), people who are willing to have the good things in life wouldn’t be disappointed with the fine selection of shops and restaurants offered by the recently-opened chic and innovative shopping center located at Bonifacio Global City, just a pebble’s throw away from The Fort and Market! Market!

While the stores are pretty much the stars of the place, not to be overlooked is its interactive park where shoppers, diners and just plain promenaders can simply chill out with nature or enjoy some of life’s almost forgotten pleasures, like kite flying. sessions that appeal to both the young and the young at heart.

And of course, events held at BHS are worthy of being called events, be it a jazz fest or bands or face painting and henna tattoo.

So you think life is already good? Well, it just got better with Bonifacio High Street. It’s modern living at its innovative best.

Source: Ayala Land Inc. Article Listing

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