What is Pylones?
It’s a tower. It’s a flow of energy. It communicates across borders. It’s collaborative. It is optimistic. And in this case…It’s extremely colorful.
I have seen the Pylones store in SM Aura and wondered what kind of fun quirky things were inside. Unfortunately, until just recently, I did not have time to go in and explore their wares.
The SoMoms were invited to check out the new Pylones store which opened in Glorietta 5 to learn about their Back to School “HAPPY PACKS.” While we were waiting for the rest of our group to join us, we were free to explore the store and check out all of the colorful gift items that one can purchase. I found myself giggling while I was snapping pics with my iphone, because so many of the items in the store are things I would want for myself, simply because they make me happy!
This manicure set would be a perfect gift for someone who likes to have their nails done all the time.
Amadine Laloi, the Sales Export Manager for Pylones was in town to tell us a little bit about the company. After chatting with Amandine for some time, I learned that she was heading off to other Asian countries to check on their other stores. She travels quite a bit but truly enjoys the work that she does with Pylones. She was able to give us a brief history on Pylones that I found not only informative but fun.
You can even see the history of Pylones scattered all through out the stores as they stand today. The big steel drums (Look at the Happy Pack pic up above.) that you see in almost every store (no matter the country) are the reminder of the company’s bracelet beginnings. Pylones started with the latex bracelets in 1985 and they were sold simply, on consignment.
As the company grew, so did their line of products. Maintaining their premise of providing “creative, optimistic, and graphic collections, Pylones designers have been inspired by the environment and the story of humanity, which ultimately creates the universal language of the objects.” Amandine also shared that the most popular items in the stores are usually based on animals or human shapes. She also shared the company philosophy that customers should leave their store with a positive shopping experience and a smile on their face.
While many of Pylones products are made in China, it is the glass rings that are still manufactured in Paris. The cloud ring is definitely my favorite. Maybe I should go back for it for my own treat to myself for Mother’s Day!
If you would like to visit any of the Pylones stores to find out which Happy Pack is the perfect fit for your Back to School Kid, you can take this test so you know which one to ask for.
Check out Pylones at these locations 🙂