A cut above

Published April 27, 2018, 12:05 AM


By Pierra Calasanz-Labrador

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Wonder why your guy cleans up so well with every visit to the new Original Penguin by Munsingwear store? Beyond the racks of his sartorial favorites from the classic American brand, you’ll find a barbershop tucked quietly at the back to complete his dapper look.

Located at the new wing of Power Plant Mall, the Original Penguin by Munsingwear (or simply, Penguin) lifestyle concept store showcases the brand’s classic yet contemporary aesthetic. The one-stop shop features apparel, a new lifestyle corner featuring home accessories, bedding, and luggage, and—surprise!—a barbershop, making Penguin the first international fashion brand to offer a full-service barbershop inside its retail stores.

Alongside racks of signature Penguin classics, the new store carries the latest spring collection called Mixtape, featuring eclectic contemporary references combined with a nostalgic 90s beach vibe for men, women, and kids. Preppy polos and button-downs are given a fresh spin with contrast piping or cool patterns (lemons! Hawaiian prints! cassette tapes!), while tees and jackets sport retro stripes and colorblocking for a relaxed yet sophisticated summer wardrobe. Don’t forget the fun swim shorts!

The new lifestyle concept store also introduces the limited-edition home line, inspired by the brand’s iconic golf shirt. Spruce up your space with quirky decorative throw pillows or comfortable beddings (available in twin, queen, and king sizes).

And when you’re globe-trotting, store your stylish travel wardrobe in Penguin’s Montana luggage, featuring a hard outer shell for function and durability. It comes in three sizes and colors to match your travel personality. (Available at Power Plant branch only.)

Exclusive to Penguin’s Power Plant and Mall of Asia branches, the aptly named House of Handsome barbershop is operated by the skillful and trained barbers of Felipe and Sons. Offering specialized cuts and grooming services that cater to the needs of the modern gentleman of all ages, it’s a great way for guys to cap off his wardrobe update, bond with sons, or kill time while the women are still making important decisions in the dressing room.


Original Penguin by Munsingwear is distributed exclusively in the Philippines by Anthem Group. The new lifestyle concept store is located at the new wing of Power Plant Mall