Retail Therapy in Manila
A Shopper's Guide
Manila, the vibrant capital of the Philippines, is a shopping haven that caters to a diverse range of tastes and budgets. From bustling markets to modern malls, here’s your guide to the best shopping destinations in Manila:
Greenbelt Mall in Makati
Located in the heart of Makati and close to hotels like Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, Greenbelt Mall offers a sophisticated shopping experience. This upscale complex features a mix of high-end international brands, local designer boutiques, and gourmet dining. The beautifully landscaped garden adds a touch of tranquillity to your shopping excursion.
SM Mall of Asia (MOA)
One of the largest shopping malls in Asia and a must-visit if you are staying at a serviced apartment in Manila, SM MOA is a shopping and entertainment complex situated along Manila Bay. Explore a vast array of shops, from mainstream brands to local retailers. Don’t miss the seaside promenade and the iconic MOA Eye, a giant Ferris wheel offering panoramic views of the bay.
For a more eclectic and budget-friendly shopping experience, head to Divisoria. This bustling market in Manila’s Chinatown is known for its wholesale and bargain shopping. Here, you can find a diverse range of goods, from clothing and accessories to home decor and fabrics. Be prepared to haggle for the best deals.
Greenhills Shopping Center
A popular destination for bargain hunters, Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan is known for its diverse collection of stalls and shops. Browse through tiangges (stalls) for affordable fashion finds, accessories, gadgets, and souvenirs. It’s an ideal spot for those looking for unique items at reasonable prices.