We all know that SM started out with shoes. And although the company has grown phenomenally since Mr. Henry Sy, Sr. opened his first store in 1958, it continues to expand its footwear legacy as it aims to serve more customers in more communities around the Philippines.
With this, comes Simply Shoes, an affiliate of SM Retail, which is envisioned to be the family shoe store in local communities. Here, one can find SM in-house brands like the iconic Parisian line, as well as Milanos, Salvatore Mann, Sugar Kids, and Tough Kids. Global brands like Chicco and Vans are also available, as are popular local brands like Islander, World Balance and Hawk.
[caption id="attachment_17275" align="alignnone" width="900"] Ribbon cutting ceremony during the opening of Simply Shoes at Walter Mart Concepcion.[/caption]
Simply Shoes opened its first branch at Waltermart Tanauan, Batangas last September 2014. Today, Simply Shoes has 27 branches across the country: from as far north as Savemore La Trinidad in Benguet to as far south as Citymall Tagum in Davao del Norte. It aims to have 100 stores by 2018. Simply Shoes opens its branch at Waltermart Concepcion on October 12.
True to its core as a family store, Simply Shoes officially launches its new brand ambassadors, actress Cristine Reyes-Khatibi, husband mixed martial artist turned actor Ali Khatibi and adorable daughter Amarah.
The young family loves doing things together. Despite their work – Christine’s television commitments and Ali’s competitions – they make it a point to take time to go out together, taking family trips together, and celebrating milestones together. One of the things they also enjoy is shopping together at Simply Shoes.
“Simply Shoes is the perfect brand for families,” says Christine. “It’s the one stop shop for all family members.” The young family, likes “the styles of the shoes, the assortment, and the fact that they are so comfortable to wear.” More than that, “it gives us value for money for the whole family.”
Cristine also shared how she loves the Ladies Shoes section because “it has a lot of different shoe styles that you can chose from. We also like the specials sections that offers value for money shoes. — 2 pairs for only P499.75.”
Visit the Simply Shoes branch nearest you, or get connected with Simply Shoes through Simply Shoes PH on Facebook and @SimplyShoesOfficial on Instagram.