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Kipling Iloilo: Global brand Kipling reopened its store in SM City Iloilo last October 3rd with new collections at 50% off. The reopening featured a fashion show that demonstrated the brands’ diversity from children to adults. Thereafter, from 11am to 4pm, highlighted a shopping spree exclusive to Kipling Loyalty Cardholders – thereafter, the store was opened to the public.

“Live Light is our mantra. It is a mindset. We thoughtfully create lightweight bags with quality materials that make it possible for you to go explore and discover new places. Our mantra supports a positive outlook on life. It is about being true to yourself. It is living an organized and lighter life both mentally and physically, where less is more. It’s about looking on the bright side, seeing the glass half full, and radiating optimism.”Kipling Official Website

How did Kipling come about? A fashion brand founded in 1987 in Antwerp Belgium, Kipling was actually inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. The Kipling merchandise, made from crinkled nylon fabric, entails exhibiting the classic Jungle Book tale of fun and adventure in its collections. Why monkeys? With the Kipling name coming from the celebrated author behind the classic book and who is known for his imaginative stories of animals, the creators of Kipling wanted to add a playful spirit that can embody what Kipling is all about – so the Kipling Monkey was born.

“Founded in 1987 by three European entrepreneurs, Kipling combines quality, function and style to create the ideal accessory that enables you to express your true self, discover the unknown, power your curiosity, experience new places and live a lighter life. Designing bags that are lightweight, stylish, and above all, functional, is our forte. Kipling established itself as a global handbag brand by embodying a carefree spirit and pioneering the use of its signature crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns. Today, Kipling is sold in more than 80 countries internationally, and is a global leader in selling quality, durable bags designed for everyone.” – Kipling Official Website

As per the Kipling tagline: “We just don’t make bags, we make people smile. There’s a joyous monkey spirit in everything that we do”. Here are photos during the reopening. Kipling is located on the upper ground floor of SM City Iloilo, Mandurriao.

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