Philippines-based fashion retailer sees doors opening, thanks to inclusion on BoF 500 list


Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez is thrilled to be included on BoF 500, the list of people moving and shaking the fashion industry. Mr Gonzalez says that being included on the list can only open doors, and maybe even  “create a retail environment that evolves into Manila as a retail centre.” After nearly thirty years of experience in Philippine shopping, he knows just what the country needs. In 1995, he brought that knowledge to life in H&F Retail Concepts, which runs several stores known for impeccably curated product lines, as well as franchises for big-name labels.

BoF 500 is published by The Business of Fashion, which is the fashion industry’s de facto online platform founded in 2007 by Desautels alumnus and Global Expert Imran Amed (BCom’97).

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