Keeping it cool with the hottest apparel for the summer

Ipanema, Rider, Grendha and OndadeMar brands are the season’s top choices

Summer is just around the corner, and things are definitely heating up—and we’re not just talking about the high temperatures of late!

Each season brings about the hottest trends and fashions, and summer time is certainly no exception. And since Filipino fashionistas love to dress to the occasion, the hot and sunny months call for footwear and apparel that exude cool comfort along with stylish design—yes, we’re talking about chic flip-flops, comfy casual shoes, and sultry swimwear.

Whether you’re strolling down the beach, going to the mall, or out on a date, these are the season’s must-have items, and picky shoppers looking for the best summer wear can turn to Bambu, where you can find Ipanema, Ipanema GB, Rider, Grendha, and OndadeMar brands.

Living the fantasy with Ipanema

Now who hasn’t dreamed about living the life in one of Brazil’s fine beaches? Ipanema, the brand famous for its Brazilian-made flip-flops, is helping us live the fantasy with their high-quality leisure footwear. The light and sunny feel of these flip-flops, combined with their elegant and fashionable look will make you feel like a hip, tropical lass—a modern Girl from Ipanema.

Ipanema’s global appeal is such that none other than Gisele Bundchen, the world’s most famous supermodel and a bonafide Brazilian beach babe, has been an avid endorser of the brand since 2002.

Ipanema GB

Gisele is not only a renowned supermodel, she is also a keen environmentalist involved in many socio-civic causes. In line with this, Ipanema has launched a special Bundchen line; the Ipanema GB (Gisele Bundchen) line prides itself in providing trendy and earth-friendly footwear for eco-conscious consumers. Each annual collection of the GB line is aimed at providing help in the preservation of our natural resources and biodiversity. Stay chic while protecting the Earth!

Men’s Line

While Ipanema primarily targets female consumers, it also has a trendy men’s line, specially designed for maximum male comfort with a hip look that’s ideal for those looking for adventure, or casual days of leisure.

Likewise, the Rider brand mainly targets the male consumers, and is a global leader in after-sports sandals and slides. Rider sandals and slides are perfect for fitness buffs and athletes looking for maximum comfort after a grueling game or workout, or for cool dudes searching for all-day comfort.


Grendha is a beloved brand especially among young women, with its Jelly shoes in various designs and vivid colors proving to be a smash hit. These colorful and ultra-comfy Jellies, along with Grendha’s other line of casual footwear, are among the trendiest shoes in the market, and one of the best choices for summer or casual wear.


Of course, we need to look our best from head to toe, and to complement your uber-chic footwear, you should definitely check out Colombian brand OndadeMar. For those looking for a fun and adventurous clothing experience, the renowned brand offers a trend-setting line of swimwear which captures the “gypsy spirit”, breaking away from tradition while remaining stylish and trendy.

These brands are available in leading department stores, except for OndadeMar which is exclusive in the hot new Bambu store, located at the 2nd floor of Glorietta 4 in Makati.