Described as the country’s biggest retail hotspot, Manila is a shopaholic’s dream come true. From iconic malls to local markets, here are some of the top shops to explore in the city.

Image credit- patrickroque01, SM Mall of Asia – Entertainment Mall (Pasay)(2018-12-31) , CC BY-SA 4.0

SM Mall of Asia

As the biggest shopping compound in the entire country, no shopping spree in Manila would be complete without a stopover at the iconic Sm Mall of Asia. Located along the Manila Bay Front, the mall, which occupies a whopping 40 hectares is home to not only hundreds of fashion stores but also a Cineplex, amusement parks, and even a concert stadium.

Divisoria Mall Market

Bargain hunters based in Manila must spend an afternoon at the Divisoria Mall Market, which offers great bargains on a plethora of consumer goods within the confines of a traditional shopping complex. Ignore the signs that say the prices are “fixed” as one can always haggle down the price of an item at this marketplace, which is as chaotic as it is vibrant.

Robinsons Place Manila

Tourists who are based at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila or any one of the other apartments in BGC Manila will be within close range of the Robinson Place Manila. As one of the largest malls in the city, the venue was one of the first mega-malls to be built in the capital and still remains a great place to purchase accessories, clothing, and children’s toys.

Silahis Arts & Artifacts

Travellers in search of tasteful souvenirs will find no finer alternative to this handicraft hub housed within a massive vintage structure. Open from 10 am to 7 pm, the venue offers quality and authentic souvenirs made in various regions of the Philippines.