The Fantastic Shopping Experience in Manila – Go Learn to Bargain!

The one thing that every traveler seeks at a new place is shopping. Well, who doesn’t like shopping at good bargains? For the tourists who love shopping, getting bargain deals is one of the best things as they save more to spend on their traveling needs. If you are one such traveler with patience and good taste of clothes, shoes, accessories, etc., here are some places for the best shopping experience in Manila. Did we get the right nerve? Are you planning a trip to the capital city of Philippines? Here you go!

Divisoria Market

Divisoria Market in Manila is regarded as the ‘mother of all shopping areas’ in the city. Just tell what you want and they have it. You won’t even notice and the whole day will pass strolling by the streets. There are different kinds of streets stalls, locally called tiangge. You will also see buildings with stores inside and outside, sacks laid in alignment on the streets with varieties of merchandise. You can get the best prices at the street stalls and the arrays of stores in the 168 Mall.

Does PHP70 for a pair of Havaianas slippers expensive? It is only over a dollar! Not just this, a chiffon dress, a Marvel superhero tee and other fancy range of clothes can be bought at a price below PHO 150. Just learn the art of haggling and keep filling your bags!


Located in San Juan City, Greenhills Shopping Center is one of the best places for clothes shopping in Manila. It is a large AC building with several rows of well-designed stores and stalls along with mini parks, cinemas, restaurants and there’s also a chapel around the place. If you are the post-travel-shopper kind of person, you will fall in love with Greenhills.

The complex is large with annexes connecting to the interconnected mini malls. Travelers who go to Greenhills after Divisoria find the prices to be a little higher, but it’s still cheaper than various other larger malls in Manila selling international brands in designer stores. Do not miss buying a Louis Vuitton or Chanel bad from the stalls inside the building. The place is also famous for dress shoes and sports shoes. Even if it’s a mall, bargaining is a must here. If you are pro at that, you can fill in your bags with the best dresses, purses, tops, pants, satchels and amazing accessories.

Quiapo Market

Situated behind the Quiapo Church, the Quiapo Market is a good option between Greenhills and Divisoria when it comes to price. It is neither every expensive nor very cheap, a range of affordable items from accessories to clothes. The range of items is quite similar to that of Divisoria and Greenhills but you can additionally find the ancient Filipino apothecary in selected corners and herbal concoctions sold by old wives. The Catholic culture is found prevalent in the area giving you a hint of the religion and history while shopping. Select from the variety of shoes, bags, apparels, toys, baby products and some more products available at highly affordable rates.


South Manila is not just famous for the iconic church but also the flea markets of Baclaran. Also famous as shopper’s paradise in the city of Manila, it provides best deals on the street even when the area is brimming with tall buildings and shopping malls.

Not a recent finding but Bacleron is popular as one of the best shopping destinations in Manila since the 80s. People who are looking forward to buying good products, this is the place! Where to buy cheap branded clothes in Manila? It’s here in Baclaran – from clothes, and toys to pets and plants, it has got everything. Most merchandise products come from China. The place is most packed on four days of the week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and the weekends. So, hold hands of your fellow travelers while strolling around.


Located in Mendiola, Manila, CArtimar is famous for exercise gadgets, basketball shoes, tools and pets. From foreign breed dogs to birds, fish, rabbits and cats, you can any of your favorite pets here. Bargain and get the best price for your picks. A pair of amazing knock-off Nike shows for PHP 800 is not a bad deal after all! You won’t spot a difference from the genuine PHP 3000 or PHP 7000 shoes. If you are a bibliophile, here are a wide range of novels, art books, even college books at cheap prices.

When we plan for trip to any places we love to do shopping extremely right? If you have plan to visit Manila these are the best shopping places to explore.  Have a great time shopping in Manila.

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