I could never get enough home decor and home furnishings. So much so that every trip to any SM malls, I can’t help but pass by SM Home to check out what’s new. Most unplanned visits or pass-by encounters always lead me to bring home a thing or two – mostly throw pillows and other home accessories – which you can evidently see on my Instagram posts.
Another reason to drop by SM Home is the shop-in-shop section dedicated to John Lewis products.
John Lewis is a chain of quality department stores operating throughout Great Britain. Its full line department stores typically stock more than 350,000 separate lines across categories such as; Homewares, Fashion, Beauty, Childrenswear, Toys, and Electricals.
In 1929 John Lewis’s founder, Spedan Lewis, had a vision of a ‘better way of doing business’ which rewarded employees for their contribution. He created the John Lewis Partnership, a company owned by its employees. Today all John Lewis employees, are called ‘Partners’ and receive a share of the profit made each year.
How cool is John Lewis? It’s a company that lets its employees be partners. This is the incentive their 38,000 employees are privileged to have. Now wait a minute and let me pack my bags and go to UK! Heehee. In UK, John Lewis has 44 stores including; 31 traditional department stores, 10 ‘John Lewis at Home’ stores and most recently, 2 small format stores in London Heathrow airport -Terminal 2 and London’s St Pancras train station.
Last May 21, 2015, John Lewis opened its second international collaboration and first shop-in-shop in the Philippines at SM Makati.
Ms.Katie Jordan-John Lewis Head of International Development ; Mr.Trevor Lewis-Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Manila ; Mr Jorge Mendiola , SM Retail President; Ms.Pascale Jimenez- SM Retail VP Business Development; Ms. Louise Jones -John Lewis Manager of International Development; Ms.Siony Yap-SM Home SVP for Operations.
A wide range of own-brand home products including bed, bath, tableware, and home accessories, such as candles and photo frames, will be on offer in a dedicated John Lewis Department at SM Home in SM Makati’s Fifth Level and I had first dibs during the opening.
Did you know that John Lewis holds 3 Royal warrants to supply; haberdashery, household goods, drapery and furnishings to Her Majesty the Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.
This makes total sense because there are a few things that caught my eye that exudes royalty *say this with British accent for more effect*. Here are some of my picks from the exclusive John Lewis collection at SM Home.
Beautiful and elegant beddings. It’s a must to invest on sheets and pillow covers, I mean you practically use your bed 1/3 of each and every day so might as well have good ones that can last you for years. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the designs you choose are elegant and timeless, such as the one in the photo – delicate watercolor print is fit for the king and queen of the house, if I may say so. 😉
And don’t get me started with the throw pillows. IT’S. MY. WEAKNESS.
This King & Queen pillows are a cute pair to gift to the royalties in your life 😉
Add a British touch to your home with these quirky pillows. I’ve got my eye on that cute French bulldog, I’m sure my kids would love it.
More bed and bath accessories for that royal touch.
I imagine myself serving & having afternoon tea, spreading butter and jam to my scones while enjoying quiet time at home with this set.
A home cannot have enough glasswares. That cup & saucer would be perfect for our dream coffee nook.
Understated pieces that can instantly spruce up one’s home. I love anything black, gray and white so these clock, frame and hanging mirror really gave quite an impression on me.
There’s no such thing as too many candles in one’s home. These smell divine! I wouldn’t mind getting this for Christmas or for my birthday. 😀
For me, this king & queen pillows are what I’d recommend should you choose to take home something from John Lewis X SM Home. After all, we all deserve to be royalties in our home right? Might as well, claim the title with a pillow! Heehee.
With fellow bloggers Cat Arambulo, Grace Baja, Tin Dychiao.
Louise Jones who flew in from John Lewis UK with Jenni Epperson, yours truly, Cat Arambulo, Rica Peralejo, Grace Baja and Tina Montinola-Gonzalez of SM Home.
Congratulations SM Store and SM Home for bringing in another lovely brand!
John Lewis is available in The SM Store Makati, Megamall, North Edsa and Aura Premier.
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