BTS fans in the Philippines have a lot to look forward to this summer: the release of the boy band's second English single Butter, and now a new BTS pop-up store opening soon in the country!
"Hi ARMY! Something Dynamite is opening soon in SM Megamall," the post read, showing teaser photos of what seems to be the BTS Pop-Up: Map of the Soul Showcase in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
After a successful run of their pop-up stores in Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore, the showcase is expanding and will be heading to Bangkok, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Manila, Philippines.
Last Nov. 14, 2020, the BTS Pop-Up: Map of the Soul launched online in several countres including the US, Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The online shop, which ran for three months, offered up to 300 different products including but not limited to apparel, stationery, and household items. Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore, however, were one of the first to have an offline store.
While there's not much information yet about the Manila pop-up, here's what we can expect based on previous showcases:
Reservations are required
To ensure the safety of all patrons, visitors are required to register beforehand to secure a slot—each visit is limited to an hour. Additionally, the store will be following the government's COVID-19 guidelines. All guests are required to wear proper protective gear like face masks and temperature will be checked before you enter the establishment.
[BTS POP-UP : MAP OF THE SOUL Showcase in BANGKOK]— morningKall (@morningKall) April 21, 2021
Online pre-reservation for BTS POP-UP Showcase in BANGKOK The First session starts on 23April
Link : https://t.co/IegikMFeHz
2021.05.01- 2021.07.25 Quartier Gallery M Floor, The EmQuartier#BTS_POPUP pic.twitter.com/QZokQ5zN8j
The pop-up store in Singapore featured different themed areas such as "Black Swan," "ON," "Dynamite," TINY TAN, and more. Tiny Tan figures are also all over the area for you to take photos with.
#BTS' Map of the Soul pop-up is finally here in Singapore! If you're waiting to make your visit, here's what to expect, accompanied by thoughts from some of the #BTSARMY: https://t.co/87OFKSfc9u #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL #BTS_POPUP pic.twitter.com/q6VyYZ5etm— Bandwagon (@BandwagonAsia) November 16, 2020
New items weekly
The theme of the merchandise changes each week. So if there's something that catches your eye, grab it!
[BTS POP-UP : MAP OF THE SOUL Showcase in SINGAPORE]
Catch DNA themed merchandise at the Showcase before it’s too late
? Plaza Singapura, # 01-08/09#BTS_POPUP #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_SHOWCASE_IN_SINGAPORE pic.twitter.com/8yL6RbyGjT— morningKall (@morningKall) April 9, 2021
As we wait for further announcement, check out the boys of BTS as they give you a tour of the BTS Pop-Up: Map of the Soul Showcase in Seoul, South Korea.
Photo from SM Megamall and BANGTANTV