Curtains up for Marks & Spencer in Davao


Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. unveiled its brand new Marks & Spencer in Abreeza Mall. The brand new 1,000 square meter store is the 19th in the family of Marks & Spencer stores around the country and the first in Davao City. Let’s look forward to a few more to open soon.

Michael Tantoco Huang (on behalf of Anton Tantoco Huang) joined General Manager, Steven Sarmenta to officially open the new Marks & Spencer store and welcomed their Davao guests to the opening day celebrations. It was an evening gathering the Southern loyalists of this popular British fashion label.

RGOC & M&S execs, Mike Huang, Steve Sarmenta & MJ Tantoco

The M&S team

As bottles of wine popped, M&S presented its Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. Models sashayed over the eighty-foot ramp sporting the look of the season from the new store’s extensive range of fashions and accessories across womenswear and menswear, including the popular Autograph, M&S Woman and M&S Man, Indigo Collection, North Coast and Blue Harbour ranges for women and men.

On the ramp, the season's latest from M&S

Gorgeous emcee Bianca Valerio

The store also showcases a wide range of lingerie, beauty, plus delectable food & wine products.

The M&S store opening is a very welcome addition to the city’s growing foreign label shopping destination. Anthony Huang, the Executive Vice-President for Stores Specialists, Inc. sent his message: “We’re delighted to be opening a new store in Abreeza Mall, providing local shoppers with the very best of Marks & Spencer.”

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Published in Sun.Star newspaper on May 6, 2012.

And the stylish Dabawenyos came....

Thank you all for turning the event into a lovely and fun gathering of friends. Though I wish I can fit all of you in my Sunday column, you'd be thumbnail-sized and will be unrecognizable. So let me post (almost) everyone's gorgeous and handsome faces in this site.