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Shopping in Manila, Philippines

Filipinos would not have coined the word “malling” if they did not love shopping and going to malls in general. The distance between malls is sometimes surprising. In the heart of the city, malls are just within 100 meter radius.

Shopping in Manila is designed for convenience, comfort, and luxury. You can find everything in one place. If you want to go posh and go for designers items, sophisticated boutiques have branches in spacious malls.

Of course, there are so many local brands that you might want to buy for yourself or for friends and loved ones back home. And shopping is never complete without stashing local souvenirs in your cart. The best delicacies and handcrafts from other cities and islands in the country are well-represented in the capital

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Places to go shopping in Manila, Philippines

  • With its wide selection of restaurants, boutiques, and cafés, Greenbelt—Ayala Center’s elite district—is the perfect place to be
  • Trinoma located at Quezon City has a good number of boutiques and stores that offers affordable prices
  • Market Market combines the Divisoria and mall kind of feeling
  • Mall of Asia is too large that you do not want to shop on the following days
  • Rustan’s is a sophisticated retailer and department store.
  • Another corner of Ayala Center Complex, Glorietta Mall has many places that offer reasonable prices
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  • One of the leading shopping centers in the metro, Greenhills has around 1400 stores
  • Nothing beats the good old Divisoria—the place for the cheapest finds

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Authentic stores in Manila, Philippines

  • For cheap finds and flea markets, a night market runs in front of Baclaran church
  • Janylin, Valentino, Russ found at Cubao Expo are some of the long-trusted names on the shoe-making industry in the Philippines
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  • Found in big shopping malls in Manila, Kultura Filipino is designed for foreign travelers
  • Along the chaotic Ongpin St. in Binondo, the Chinese sell gold and accessories at cheap prices
  • For heaps of vintage items, hard-to-find treasures, and antiques, the collectible stores Ms.
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