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Manila one of the most exciting shopping destinations in Southeast Asia thanks to the giant malls so-called `megamalls´ where you basically will find everything your heart might desire. The malls are open seven days a week and generally the doors opens at 10 or 11. These air-conditioned malls are also a welcome escape from the tropical heat and many families and friends are regularly spending the entire days to stroll around the stores or to have a bite to eat. Many of these malls are not just for shopping, but also boasts with theaters, spas, ice-skating rinks and cinemas, making them to a huge entertainment complex.
When you get tired of the malls, head over to one of the bazaars (called tiangge) or the markets that overflows with the hottest trends and some amazing bargains to bring back home. You can easily stock up on clothes, shoes and accessories without breaking your wallet but make sure to bargain and try to aim to pay about 30 to 40 percent lower than the original price.
Clothes, shoes and accessories are the best deals but be aware the size of the clothes tends to be smaller in Asia.
SM Mall of AsiaSM Mall of Asia is one of Asia´s biggest malls with more than a hundred stores and several restaurants under one gigantic roof. Local brands sit alongside international ones such as Mango and Zara, which have appeared in Manila for the first time thanks to the scale of the mall. In all, a great setting with amazing architecture and commanding views of Manila Bay.
Read More...Address: Seaside Boulevard, Manila
Phone: +632 876 1111
Greenhills Shopping CentreGreenhills is often referred to as a permanent flea market minus the dust. There are plenty of bargains, especially with pearls and other jewelry. Prices are negotiable so start haggling. This is for sure a place where you will not break your wallet and when the hunger kicks in, head over to one of the restaurants or cafes housed here.
Read More...Address: Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Manila
Phone: +63 2 721 0572
Divisoria MarketThis famous wholesale market, Divisoria, is a unique shopping experience featuring ready-to-wear clothing, jewelry and house wares for a very good price. Although it is crowded with people, it is worth a visit. Divisoria Market has not only stalls along the street but there is also an air-conditioned building where to find even more bargains.
Read More...Address: Claro M. Recto Avenue, Manila
Ayala CenterEverything from high fashion to bargain basement shops in central Makati is to be found at Ayala Center. It caters the needs to all people. Besides shopping, you can also grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants located here or why not watch a movie on the on-site cinema?
Read More...Address: Ayala Avenue, Manila
Phone: +63 32 516 3025
More Info: Corner Makati Avenue, Makat
Shangri-La PlazaShangri-La Plaza is one of Manila’s most upmarket malls with a striking eight-story atrium and high-end stores with international brands such as Calvin Klein and Polo. Not only does the mall provide vibrant and pleasurable shopping but also host events and performances, which creates a dynamic environment.
Read More...Address: Shaw Boulevard, Manila
Phone: +63 632 370 2500
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday : 11:00-21:00. Friday: 11:00-22:00. Saturday: 10:00-22:00. Sunday: 10:00-21:00.
More Info: Corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
San Andres MarketWhen asking the locals where to buy the best fruit, everyone points to San Andres Market. With plenty of exotic fruits both local and imported fruit, this famous market is truly full of colorful displays and it is very eye-catching. You will find this market on San Andres Street, a block away from Quirino Avenue.
Read More...Address: San Andres Street, Manila
Seaside Dampa / Seaside MarketSeaside Market is famous for seafood and located near the Baclaran church in Pasay. This is quite a small market with only 40 vendors, but the selection is nice and fresh. This place is truly a great experience; first, you pick your choice of seafood and then go to one of the restaurants nearby who will cook your food for a reasonable price.
Read More...Address: Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Manila
Silahis Arts & ArtifactsHandicrafts are on sale at Silahis and here you will find the finest of handmade Philippine products. The shop stocks paintings, furniture, an array of hand-woven baskets, jars made from red clay, colorful table napkins and much more.
Read More...Address: 744 General Luna St, Manila
Phone: +63 527 3841 42
More Info: Intramuros
Balikbayan HandicraftsBalikbayan Handicrafts has been in business for the past 40 years and you will find two big stores located in Makati City and Pasay City. These stores stocks an amazing variety and assortment of quality Philippine handicrafts such as wood furniture pieces, sculptures, picture frames, jewelry boxes, home decors, cutlery, pearls and much more.
Read More...Address: 1010 Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, Manila
Phone: +632 893 0775
More Info: Makati City
Robinsons Place MallRobinsons Place Mall is strategically located at the heart of the historic city of Manila. This 240,000 sqm world-class mall is a 7-level shopping complex that offers over a thousand local and international retail shops, dining outlets and entertainment facilities.
Read More...Address: Adriatico Streets, Manila
Phone: +63 2 310 3333
More Info: Pedro Gil corner. Adriatico Streets, Ermita, Manila
168 Shopping MallA convenient wholesale and retail shopping mall, 168 Shopping Mall houses various stalls offering all kinds of items such as cloths, bags, shoes, toys, hardware and others for a bargain price. When you are feeling hungry there are some good food stalls where to grab a bite to eat.
Read More...Address: Sta. Elena Street, Manila
More Info: Sta. Elena Street, Binondo, Manila
The Manila Collectible Co.If you are looking for awesome curios and thoughtful stuff, then you should go to this museum and gift shop called The Manila Collectible Co. Here you will find hand-woven textiles, crafts and accessories, all produced in Philippines. They also sell Fairtrade organic coffee, local wines and pure cacao.
Read More...Address: Chamber 8, Fort Santiago, Manila
Phone: +63 2 230 9710
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 08:00-18:00
More Info: Sta.Clara Street, Intramuros