It seems that most Filipinos have the “Imeldific” streak in them.
The Filipino generally loves the idea of owning shoes, and for men who “have to” dress up to achieve that corporate look, here’s good news for all of you.
There is “Balthazar” (spelled with an H), a company that has a range of ready to wear dresses and casual shoes, belts, and shoe & leather care.
Built for comfort and durability, the shoes are manufactured overseas and are carefully crafted using imported leather that is considered of the highest quality grade, several notches higher than the commercially popular ‘Genuine’ leather.
According to Altina Baltazar, the prime mover of “Balthazar”, their current styles include oxfords, double monks, semi-brogues, and loafers in full grain and suede leather. Altina says: “These shoes make the essential shoe wardrobe for any gentleman. These are classic styles that can easily take one from formal events, boardroom meetings, to after-work dinner and drinks, and casual events.
“All orders are shipped to customers in just 2-5 business days within Metro Manila and 4-6 business days outside Metro Manila. We do worldwide shipping and also accept Self-Collection in any of their Guideshops”.
“We put great value on building long-term relationships with our employees, suppliers, and customers,” she adds a, “That is why as much as we can, we make it point a to check in on our customers a few weeks after their purchase to ask how they find our products and get reviews and feedback and find out how we can further improve.”
Altina Baltazar is no stranger to retail and fashion e-commerce. She has worked in the luxury fashion industry in Manila before moving to Singapore in 2013 where she worked in the regional team of one of the world’s largest fashion e-commerce websites doing buying and merchandising.
According to Altina, Balthazar, reflects qualities that are classy, functional, and most of all, affordable
“Quality doesn’t have to cost a fortune” – this is the philosophy and the promise Altina Baltazar had in mind when the business was started.
Balthazar, the company, leverages on social media allowing them to get faster feedback from customers.
Marketing of many essential products (specially shoes) have gone a long way from the time most men had to grab themselves a pair of shoes in Carriedo St. in Quiapo….today, you can get a pair of good shoes at the stroke of your fingertips.
To know more about the Balthazar brand and their products, visit https://balthazarshoes.com and follow them on @balthazarshoes (Instagram) and Balthazar Shoes on Facebook.
Be careful. You may just end up acquiring too many pairs of shoes!
You truly will become “Imeldific” ……and that would not be such a bad idea after all!!!
You can check this link to see the products of Balthazar.
Note: This article is reposted from a January 10, 2020 feature on Malaya Business Insight’s website. You can find the original link here: https://malaya.com.ph/quality-shoes-to-go-for/
Written by Boysie Villavicencio, Malaya Business Insights, Philippines.