We first heard about the opening of IKEA Philippines three years ago. What started as wishful thinking was soon confirmed by the Swedish multinational furniture brand. And now it’s open! But since we’re still in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, visiting the store isn’t as easy as showing up and walking in. Here’s everything you need to know about IKEA Booking requirements and reservations.
When did IKEA open?
After months of teasing and guessing IKEA opened on 25 November. But before you head to the store, make sure you make a reservation. You can secure a slot here. You’ll be asked to pick a date and time and share your details. Arm yourself with a big dose of patience though because the slots can be filled quickly.
Can you buy IKEA online?
If you want to avoid crowds and find it a hassle to go through the IKEA booking process, the good news is we can already start shopping online! Yes, the IKEA Philippines online store is now open and ready to deliver! (Check out some of our top picks below.)
Before the site went live, patrons had a taste of what the brand has to offer through its pop-ups. It was at SM Aura (until 3 October) while the first leg was at SM Mall of Asia. It was a good way to see if the items you put on your wishlist look as good in person as they do onscreen.
What’s IKEA loyalty club?
The brand opened its loyalty club on 7 July. Anyone over the age of 21 and has a valid Philippine mobile number “who wants to make life at home better” can reportedly join the club. Members can earn reward points and special prices for in-store products. They also get to be invited to pre-opening events.
If this sounds like something you want to be part of, check our guide on how to join the IKEA Philippines Family membership program.
Where is IKEA Philippines?
The store here — which is the brand’s largest in the world at 65,000sqm. or about 1 3/5 as big as the Philippine Arena — is in Pasay City, near the SM Mall of Asia.
What to get at IKEA Philippines
While waiting to secure our slot, we’re also making a wishlist of course. I’m glad to know that IKEA partnered with social enterprise Rags2Riches (R2R). R2R artisans from Payatas, Caloocan, and other parts of Metro Manila will be able to work at R2R’s space in the store, where they will personalize textile products such as pillowcases, curtains, and more.
Aside from availing of the personalization service, here are some of the things we’re eyeing from the store.
We’re due for a sofa upgrade and this Flottebo sofa-bed from Ikea fits not just our style but also our need for extra space for when we’re allowed to have family over again.
We have a rack that looks a bit similar to the Laiva bookcase so it would mesh well with the overall look of our home. Right now, our bookcase is in our home office and it looks bulky and just a bit sad.
I’m looking forward to storing our clothes the proper Konmari way when we get the Trysil chest of drawers.
It’s about time we get a functional mirror that also doubles as an accent piece. This Lindbyn mirror looks quite promising for that.
A floor lamp would look amazing in the industrial zen home we’re planning for. This Barometer floor/reading lamp would fit just right.
How about you? What are you looking forward to get from IKEA Philippines?
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.