Japan’s oldest Department Store to open in BGC


(Source: Esquiremag.ph | November 21, 2018)

As part of the development of the Grand Central Park in BGC, Filipinos can now experience an authentic Japanese shopping at Japan’s oldest surviving department store. Here are some things you need to know about this highly-anticipated destination based on Eaquire Magazine:

Mitsukoshi Mall is a Japanese retail giant.

Mitsukoshi is the oldest surviving deparment store chain in Japan. It can trace its
roots all the way back to a kimono shop in 1673. Its its most iconic branch located in
the Ginza District in Tokyo. Overseas, it has stores in Taiwan, China, Orlando in the
US, and Italy.

The Philippines opening is scheduled for 2021.

It will be a three-storey structure located at Grand Central Park in BGC. It will be
brought to the Philippines by Federal Land, as part of its The Seasons Residences
development which is a partnership with Nomura Real Estate Development and Isetan
Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.

The establishment will train its staff to offer Omotenashi.

As it customary for any Japanese franchise, the Philippine Mitsukoshi will be trained
in the art of courteous Japanese style of customer service. The Japanese term
translates to “service from the heart”.

Beauty and food will be top-notch sections.

Two of the sections that are sure to excite Pinoy shoppers are the Beauty section,
with its assortment of Japanese cosmetics and skin care brands, and the Supermarket
that will sell an array of Japanese wines, meats, seafood, and confectioneries.

Prepare for an authentic Japanese food court.

Aside from shopping, there will also be a food court that will offer Japanese dishes.
The Ginza Mitsukoshi branch has been named as one of the best Japanese underground
food halls by Vogue.

It will be next to a condominium.

The adjacent Seasons Residences will also feature Japanese aesthetics. The showroom is
located at 7th Avenue cor. 34th Street, Grand Central Park in North Bonifacio.


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