So, when Uniqlo, dubbed as Japan's most famous clothes store decided to open a branch in SM Mall Of Asia (MOA), I was nonplussed, to say the least. Just another clothes shop, and probably overpriced, it being from Japan. (Does Tokyo still hold the record for the most expensive city to live in? It has to be in the top 5, at the very least.)
Like a virgin, Uniqlo'd for the very first time.
(Courtesy of dealies.ph)
Fast forward to today.
(1) I had to go to the Port Area in Manila for work.
(2) I didn't have breakfast, I rushed to the area first thing to escape the traffic. (Too late.)
(3) I was passing by MOA on my way back to Makati.
And last, but not the least:
(4) Uniqlo's opening promo: Jeans - ONLY 590 PESOS. (Read it online.)
That's the story of how I finally de-virginized my feet and entered Uniqlo. I have to say, the jeans are very, very cool looking (silver/gray and olive green/khaki crosses). I decided to buy a pair each for Art and myself (practically the same size, anyway - instant double wardrobe!) And I remember the last time I went to the department store to get a new pair of jeans - the one I settled for (given my un-propensity for fashion, take note) cost me 1,259 pesos. So getting 2 new pairs for less than the price of the last pair I bought was a no-brainer.
Now to test the quality. (And the way I use jeans, it will be tested.)