The pandemic may have halted retail as we know it but the flood of international brands coming to Manila goes on.
The latest brand to open its first store in the country is the Parisian perfumer Officine Universelle Buly under H&F Retail Concepts.
Established by French perfumer Jean-Vincent Bully in 1803, the brand headquartered in Saint-Honoré in Paris is known for its line of grooming products and accessories.
The boutique located on the Ground Level of Greenbelt 3 in Makati opened on Dec. 1, next to its sister brand Univers’s newest location.
The interiors remain true to the heritage brand’s French identity with celadon green decor juxtaposed with antique woodwork and exotic woods Versailles parquet. Enclosed in glass display cases are its lines of perfumery and beauty treatments, carefully arranged like artifacts and specimens in a museum.
Here are some of its best-selling products:
To date, Officine Universelle Buly has stores in London, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, plus a dedicated e-commerce website that ships worldwide.