Walking into the House of Footwear Style with Bambu

Bambu's colorful facade and stylish wooden interiors provide a welcoming atmosphere to shoppers

In today’s fast-paced fashion world, trends and seasons come and go, but the demands of the modern, chic woman stay the same: she wants to be hip, beautiful and pampered—and this holds especially true with the way she shops and dresses.

With the launching of Bambu’s flagship store in Glorietta 4, the fashion outlet aims to meet these expectations—and more.

“With Bambu, we provide an enticing and totally refreshing shopping environment that caters to the lifestyle-oriented woman,” said Patxi Elizalde, owner of Bambu.

“We want our customers to indulge themselves in a memorable shopping experience, as we offer not only world-class leisure wear, but also the finest in personalized, hands-on shopping assistance. We want our customers to shop and live in style, comfort, and class, with a tropical twist!”

Indeed, an earthy, relaxed, and “samba” vibe pervades the store’s well-designed interior, with wooden panels and bright fixtures that match perfectly with Bambu’s wide assortment of leisure items. Its distinctive look and feel is a much apt allusion and tribute to its main range of products—Brazilian footwear and Colombian swimwear.

Bambu’s offered brands are by no means unfamiliar to fashionistas, as these are some of the most popular footwear brands in the world. The store is home to brands such as Ipanema, Ipanema Gisele Bundchen (or more commonly known as Ipanema GB), Rider, Grendha and OndadeMar brand, which are exclusively distributed in the country in the Philippines by ELRO Corporation, where Elizalde is the managing director.

With the coming together of these brands, Bambu holds the distinction of being a one-stop shop for fans of leisure footwear, breaking the mold in how consumers can shop for different brands.

“These product lines are renowned the world over because of their high quality, attractive design and inherent fashionability, and we are very pleased to bring together these brands under one roof,” said Elizalde.

Ipanema is well known for its Brazilian-made flip-flops, and is the go-to choice of footwear for women looking for a comfortable, relaxed yet elegant and fashionable look. Its global appeal is such that none other than Gisele Bundchen, the world’s most famous supermodel and a well-known environmentalist, has signed up to have her own Ipanema line, the Ipanema GB.

The Ipanema GB line prides itself in providing trendy and earth-friendly footwear for eco-conscious consumers, with each annual collection aiming to help preserve our natural resources and biodiversity.

While Ipanema primarily targets female consumers, it also has a hip men’s line, with a uniquely sunny flavor that is ideal for casual and leisure outfits. Likewise, the Rider line targets male consumers, and is a global leader in after-sports sandals and slides.

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, along with its other line of casual footwear.

To complement Bambu’s footwear collection, those looking for a fun and adventurous clothing experience can check out Colombian brand OndadeMar. The brand offers a trend-setting line of swimwear which captures the “gypsy spirit”, breaking away from tradition while remaining stylish and trendy.

The launch of the flagship Bambu store promises to be a glitzy and glamorous affair, a testament to the store’s commitment to a hip, classy, and sophisticated lifestyle.

Bambu is located at the second level of Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Bambu's exciting range of leisure wear is a feast for the eyes, exuding comfort, class and style.