What to Expect and What to Cop at the BTS Pop-up Store in Manila
Map of the Soul? More like Merch of the Soul
Now is the best time to be part of the BTS ARMY. Comeback season is high and alive as everyone is enjoying their new single Butter. Plus, fans are consistently being fed a lot of exclusive content coming in from their official channels or their endorsements. But there’s an added plus for those who are from the Philippines as a BTS pop-up store is landing in the country. (And yes, it’s confirmed by HYBE.)
The waiting time for BTS merch is no longer weeks at a time because the BTS Pop-Up: Map of the Soul Showcase is happening at SM Megamall this May 29th, 2021.
What to expect
The BTS Pop-Up Store for Map of The Soul is a different experience on its own, especially if you look at the previous locations in Seoul and Singapore. It’s not only a place to get your BTS fix but an upgraded fan experience with different music video-inspired walls and nooks in the place. We’ve got our fingers crossed that we’ll see all seven of their TinyTAN personas make an appearance, too. Check out what the Seoul pop-up location looked like in the video below:
Big Hit Music and HYBE Corporation also teamed up with platform morningKall to facilitate online ticket reservations for interested ARMYs. Only those with confirmed tickets will be allowed entry to the pop-up store to control the number of people coming in. Reservations open every Wednesday on their website.
[BTS POP-UP: MAP OF THE SOUL Showcase in Metro Manila]
Are you ready, Philippines?
Level 3, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
— morningKall (@morningKall) May 25, 2021
What to cop
As its name suggests, the pop-up store will be selling merch inspired mostly by their Map of The Soul: 7 album and some of their famous singles such as Dynamite and DNA. It’s no doubt that the showcase will be filled to the brim with all kinds of merch that even the biggest ARMYs might get overwhelmed with what to get. Their collection of items is so expansive, spanning from stylish wearable merchandise, house rugs to BTS-themed Jenga blocks. Even the members themselves had a hard time choosing. Nonetheless, we’re hoping to cop what they grabbed to their heart’s content in this Bangtan Bomb:
The BTS Pop-Up: Map of the Soul Showcase will run from May 29th to August 29th, 2021 at SM Megamall.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver