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A Memorable Milestone

It was a high spirited evening at the much-awaited store opening of Una Ricci at the ground floor of Mitsukoshi Mall in BGC. The event was graced by fashion insiders, clients, and family and friends of Una Ricci founder and CEO Nina Ricci Eleazar. Fashion industry veterans such as Renee Salud, Audie Espino, Nardie Presa, and Nikky Nicandro showed their support for the homegrown label. Former model and mother of Nina Ricci, Josephine Malinao, graced the event alongside former model Michelle Bautista with daughter Mixy Dy, and friends and loyal clients Gina Gomez with son Miguel Gomez, Dinah Salang with husband Neil Salang, Juvy Pabustan, Ruby Chua, Whena Pino, and Dr. Cristine Salazar.

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The Una Ricci Story

Una Ricci is a concept store unlike any other, the first of its kind in the Philippines. Majority of our fashion pieces are made for women and we also cater to those who prefer custom-made pieces with Una Ricci Label, that proudly underscores slow fashion.  Our growing menswear category features casual, comfortable, everyday fashion. Also, amidst the pandemic, we have been carrying Covid 19-protective essentials, giving priority to our health and safety.  What’s more, you will find items that are exclusively curated by us as we evolve and offer a brand new merchandise mix not only for your wardrobe but also for your home, your health, and your travels.

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Behind the Business: Braving the Pandemic

Una Ricci, a local company, founded by Nina Malinao Eleazar (Nina Ricci) in a leap of faith entered into a joint-venture agreement with writer/editor-turned-entrepreneur Margaux Salazar, whose heart remained in operating a physical retail store despite the onset of the pandemic.   Margaux, who operated Tryst Studio for 2 years turned to financing the store’s European inventory during its second year, thought it be best to remain open and brave the pandemic--but had to be with someone who could step into the financial crisis the store was facing without any buyout or purchase of shares. This made every living entrepreneur think, really think out of the box just to survive.   Our scenario: Margaux had an existing European inventory on...

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More Information on Where we are in the Pandemic and What We Can Do About It

1. As of August 2, 2021, the total Delta variant infections in the country had reached 216, of which 9 people have died, 17 are active, and 190 have recovered.  2. Why is this the variant of concern according to WHO? It has been studied that the Delta variant has increased transmissibility, higher risk of hospitalization, and prolonged hospital stay. 3. As for herd immunity, with the original Covid-19 virus from Wuhan, we needed 60%. With the Alpha variant, we needed 75%. And with the Delta variant, we need 80-85%. 4. Where does the country stand now on herd immunity? With our population of 110M, an estimated 10% (11M) has been vaccinated with the 1st dose. An estimated 5% (5M)...

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