The NBA Store Returns to Manila
The NBA Store is finally back in Manila after a few years’ absence and its brand spankin’ new home at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City is a 250-square-meter retail paradise for any Filipino NBA fan.
Having officially opened to the public just last Friday, the NBA’s 29th international store locally managed by Titanomachy International, Inc. (Titan) offers NBA merch from all 30 teams in the league. As expected from any NBA Store, fans can get their fix of NBA jerseys, tees, footwear, hats, accessories, equipment, memorabilia and collectibles from brands such as Wilson, Nike, Jordan, Anta, Mitchell & Ness, New Era, Funko, Panini, and more. Special products like Philippines-inspired and locally designed shirts are also available.
Present at the launch last Friday to formally open the store were managing director of Titanomachy International, Inc. Mike Ignacio, NBA Philippines Global Merchandising Senior Manager Pat Giron, as well as event guests like PBA Players Von Pessumal and CJay Perez of the San Miguel Beermen, Rain or Shine’s Mike Nieto, Adrian Wong of Magnolia, former Ateneo Blue Eagle Bacon Austria, Jude Turcuato of Smart Sports, and TV hosts Jutt Sulit and Carla Lizardo, among others.
Several interactive fan elements are found throughout the store which include an NBA podium-themed photo wall along with measure-ups and footprints of current NBA stars and some legends. You can also keep up with what’s happening in the league and catch live NBA games, check scores, and view highlights via a digital panel in-store. Another signature feature is a virtual photo kiosk where fans can pose for photos with some of their favorite NBA players.
“We’re excited to welcome our passionate fans to the new NBA Store in Metro Manila and position the Philippines as a premier shopping destination for NBA fans across Southeast Asia,” said NBA Asia head of global merchandising Lesley Rulloda. “Through our partnership with Titan, we look forward to delivering Filipinos an authentic retail experience that supplements our e-commerce destination as we celebrate their fandom with the widest range of NBA products in the country.”
“Filipinos are among the most dedicated NBA fans in the world and have played an integral part in the growth of our e-commerce business,” added Titan managing director Mike Ignacio. “Opening the NBA Store in one of the largest malls in the country is the next logical step in providing Filipinos a seamless physical and online shopping experience that offers unprecedented access to exclusive NBA merchandise.”
The NBA Store in Mega Fashion Hall is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fans can also shop online.