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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Out on Bail

Image courtesy of www.farcanal.biz

FP’s attention was called by a group of designers (GD) who are unhappy with the outcome of the case of this family in the fashion industry. The stores of this family were trendsetters and even imitated by the rest at the height of its popularity.

GD laments that the board of directors, who belong to this family, are all out on bail after being indicted for allegedly pocketing the earnings of their stores. GD refutes the claim that the variety of stores closed down due to poor sales. Until the very end, the stores made money, ranging from 1M during lean months to as much as 2M to 3M in major malls.

Payments were either delayed or not made to the designers, rent, suppliers, and subcontractors, among others. Even GD remains unpaid until now. The little people (suppliers of accessories and subcontractors of those who made dresses for them) who have yet to be paid, have kept quiet as they did not want to be stressed out in pursuing the case.

GD remains steadfast in its cause for justice against this family. GD hates seeing some members of this family still living the high life in spite of what they have done. 

51 comments:

  1. parang gusto kong bumili ng candy sa suking store! -A

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  2. what the...!



    hehehehe..

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  3. Sssssssssssssss ssssssssss!!

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  4. Duduguin ang brain cells ko sa hirap.

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  5. pakak jirap nitey FP ha

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  6. Oh...tama yata hula ko kasi na edit =)

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  7. Ang hirap FP! Clue nman jan

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  8. SS who? Hard naman BI :(

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  9. na BI naden ni kitty go yung mga kamag anak ni diet sa libro nya tapos medyo ganito din ang theme.

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  10. SS! they use to have many branches all over the metro and one of the family member(not sure though) opened up a store that sold "no logo/no brand" items but was clearly a rip-off of that famous Japanese retail company!

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  11. masakit sa bangs toh...

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  12. Is this like where ima hawak a piso then tok tok tok and scream at the top of my lungs....... "PAGBILAN!!!!!!!"???????

    XONie

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  13. ito ba yung may family member na model-turned-designer (and featured in vogue!) ??

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  14. What'ya call a neighborhood convenience store that practically sells almost all kinds of stuff? Pagbilan po. :)

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  15. ES ES AYYYYYYYYYYY!

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  16. The people who own S? I thought the woman was doing well with her new line that is sold by luxury retailers in the USA?

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  17. Sila yata yung may-ari ng store na kapangalan ng mga nagco-comment dito. (My gahd, these siblings talaga...)

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  18. Sayang 'tong store na 'to. Ganda pa naman ng dresses from the "little" designers. Bad lang yung management.

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  19. d ko ma getch FP.. more clues nga..
    dumugo ilong ko sa kakaisip..

    -gnhezie-

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  20. iba-iba, various-various, different-different!

    Sa mga masakit ang bangs, sorry kids generation specific kasi tong chain na to. At that time kasi they had the trendiest and most stylish clothes at more or less affordable prices. They were among the first to upgrade their ads and marketing materials to be at par with international clothing stores. Parang pang editorial lagi ang mga photo shoots. Pero sa latter part, they were just over priced and used cheap fabric. So I don't know, nilalangaw na talaga sila before they closed down...but the BI says otherwise so who knows...

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  21. Ohhhhhh ... i get it now. Akala ko patay na itong boutique nila kasi hindi na naririnig on air yun celebs na nagpapasalamat sa sponsorship nila eh. Meron pa pala.
    Hindi na ganon kasikat.

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  22. O-mygas! They still haven't paid up? Ang tagal na ha! And you still see them all over the society pages and even in Vogue! Que barbaridad!

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  23. O meron ba silang campo?:)

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  24. FP, hirap na ng BIs. :(

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  25. nasa blog na to ni dona victorina 2009 pa

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  26. ang hirap! and pareng google is not helping me!!!

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  27. HETO PA CLUE: another word for - iba iba, kung anu ano...

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    1. NAGETS KO DIN SA WAKAAAAAAAS!!! Oo nga, over priced nga mga dresses nila eh jusko kala mo naman ang ganda. Yung ate ko dyan bumili ng prom dress niya dati nung 2003, 6k! ang cheap ng tela. Napilitan na lang siya na dun bumili since dati, yun lang naman talaga din yung pwedeng bilihan ng mga dress kung nagccram ka...

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  28. Idol ko pa naman dati yung nag-start ng business na 'to. His story was featured in the newspaper before and if I remember correctly, he started everything with just t-shirts. He made it successful, made it to the high society and eventually married a model. Tapos dami nila businesses including the no brand/no name store and a Pampanga food-themed resto. I remember the article saying either that they made P600M a year or that was their total net worth. At the young age I read that article, I vowed to accummulate that same amount of money through the same entrepreneurial means. Tapos ganito lang pala kinalabasan. I used to love this store, I bought all of my formal dresses there, including my prom dress. Sayang talaga. Kawawa yung group of designers.

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  29. bahay kubo kahit munti ang halaman doon ay .... ???

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  30. YUNG MGA HINDI MAKA GETS ETO YUNG MGA SANAY MAMILI SA TIANGGE!!! HINDI NYO TALAGA MAGEGETS LOL, ANG TANONG LANG KASAMA BA SA BOARD YUNG INTERNATIONAL MODEL NA ME-ARI DIN NG ITIM NA TINDAHAN?

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  31. ang alam ko si madam minaudiere at ang asawa niya ay hindi Na kasali sa Social Security Store na ito matagal na.... Family na lang nung guy. Kaya itinatag nila ang choose profile:_________. pero siya lang ang worth mentioning na visible sa society pages. Gosh! Idol ko pa naman ang babaeng yoN.

    Xnie

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  32. Are you sure this is S? I used to work here and the owners were very kind but i am not sure really... When i left the company it ws already losing money... There was this store manager allegedly is sneaking products out and selling it outside... Anyhow, yeah I heard they still havent paid all those employees they let go... Tsk tsk tsk...

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  33. Breathless MacaroniJanuary 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    I cant help but comment on this one. I tried not to, for fear of saying too much. Haha.

    Here goes.

    I've worked closely with the owners for quite some time and I'll always look up to them as one of my mentors in the industry, especially my direct superior then. His mind was brilliant, a true businessman. Creative and innovative. Yes, they would copy ideas (abroad) but in this industry, who doesnt? Everyone gets ideas everywhere, even outright rip-offs.

    In its heyday, the brand/logo/store was everywhere. Leading glossies, editorials and spreads galore. Endorsement by the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Stores would be closed during sales due to massive customer turnouts. Big time. Major.

    But like any family-run business, there would be issues, mostly financial. Cant comment much on this but I guess it got out of hand. Mismanaged some would say. Until they separated. One would continue the brand while one pursued/maintained others. The rest got busy with other endeavors.

    If its true that they still havent settled most of their financial obligations in the past, thats indeed sad. What started as a phenomenal business ended as a dismal failure, at least to those who know.

    Oh, the suppliers of indigenous materials of the model-turned-businesswoman (shes now making waves with her clutch/handbag collection abroad)should be warned then (haha!) The things exposure and connection can do for someone...

    That's all.


    Good morning Mike and all the ladies in the house! :-)

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  34. kasi panay ang aricco mambo nilang mag asawa. mag kape at tinapay na lang para simple ang lifestyle.

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  35. ito ba yung bahay kubo kahit munti

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  36. dont know who are the owners or the siblings..but if this is truly the S store that was famous wayback..sayang talaga..i used to buy my clothes there, everytime i go to a mall, i make sure i go first to their store to check out what i would like to buy there.... wala pang B and K nun and they are the trendsetters...hmmm kaya pala bigla nalang sila nawala sa malls, coz i did not think that they would go bankrupt...

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  37. Are you sure this is S? I used to work here and the owners were very kind but i am not sure really... When i left the company already is losing money... There was this store manager allegedly is sneaking products out and selling it outside... Anyhow, yeah I heard they still havent paid all those employees they let go... Tsk tsk tsk

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  38. Madami nga silang utang. Pati dun sa family ng friend kong J Juice.

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  39. Yes!! This is definitely S (where we buy our tingi tingi suka, mantika, shampoo and the like). A blog post about the owners' non-payment and legal cases came out as early as 2009. Due to mismanagement nga daw and supposed high living (the owners were fond of buying expensive cars, among others). The store also used to have a female in-house designer who was very much associated with the brand until the financial problems came. The female designer ended up suing the owners too. Tsk tsk. To think this store was super popular back in the day. I myself bought a lot of clothes from them before.

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  40. Lumabas na rin yung issue na to sa blogspot ni Dona Victorina!

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  41. I know them personally. The Lady is really nice when she's with her friends from her modeling days. The guy, he used to be nice too and would tag along with the models after rehearsals or shows.He was just starting then with his reflector design Tshirts. But that was before. Now the lady has remained nice when she is not infront of the media /press. but the husband is the ultimate SCola. Heard that when wife gets together with her co models, he never shows up to face them. Either he's out or if and when he arrives during the party, he'd take the back door to avoid being seen. He only socializes with people who can be of use to him. Isa siyang NOKIA...user friendly. And to think amuyong lang naman siya noon ng mga modelo dahil pinagsisiksikan nya sarili nya to get close to them so that he can use them to promote his merchandize. Some say he squired his wife to use her for their business.

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  42. shucks, ito pala nangyari sa boutique na yun. i so loooove them. as in LOVE! so sad :(

    - chocolate angel

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  43. Naku, favorite ko pa naman ang clothes nila noong early 90s.I remember eating bread with sandwich spread for brkfast, lunch and dinner, para ma-ipon ang allowance para may pambili ng sarong from this ____-____ store.

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  44. I'm sure a lot of FP reader who are younger would not know this store. "iba-iba" at "varieties" ang kanyang store. It was this store who uses a price tag in tagalog and it clicked they wanted it to be unique and maka bayan. It's really hi-fi living and mismanagement that cause the fall.

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