There are many great and affordable shopping opportunities that tourists can enjoy, especially in the Metro Manila area.
The Mall of Asia in Pasay City is the largest mall in the Philippines and one of the largest shopping malls in the world.
If you are staying in the upscale Makati area, the Alaya Center has the Glorietta and Greenbelt malls. Landmark Department Store and SM Department Store are popular for reasonably priced clothing, shoes and other items.
A short distance away is the Power Plant in the Rockwell Center, another one of Manila’s upscale shopping malls.
In the Ortigas area, there is the SM Megamall, Robinson’s Galleria and the Shangri-la Plaza cluster of malls. SM Megamall has 5 floors of shops and stalls as well as the SM Department Store. It is usually very crowded, especially on weekends. Robinson’s Galleria also has a department store and it is conveniently located right beside 2 hotels. For a more upscale alternative, the Shangri-la Plaza Mall has the Rustan’s Department Store and many name brand stores. It is accessible via the MRT.
Just a few minutes away by cab is the Greenhills Shopping Center. It is popular with bargain hunters who want to haggle with the local sellers. The Virra Mall is also located here.
In the Cubao area, there are also many areas for shopping such as the Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and the SM Department Store.
For the more adventurous shopper, Divisoria offers great bargains. Most popular with tourists and locals alike is the 168 Shopping Center and the Tutuban Mall.
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