3 Places to Go on a Shopping Spree in Metro Manila

A shopping spree is one of the best things to do when booking a hotel in Metro Manila. You can enjoy all the bargain deals that the city malls have to offer and even try out the best restaurants while doing so.

SM Megamall in Ortigas, Pasig City
SM Megamall is a major shopping hub in Ortigas Center.
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After all, there’s an almost endless selection of malls to choose from. The SM Malls have so many branches from its North EDSA outlet to Mall of Asia in the other end of the city. Not only do you get the latest in fashion or electronics, you can even get them through great bargains if your time your shopping sprees right.

But the most crucial part is staying near those places. So picking a hotel near these malls is the first place to look, especially if you’re planning to visit the city from the provinces. Here’s a list of the top three places to go on a shopping spree in Metro Manila.

1. Greenhills, San Juan

Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan City
Greenhills Shopping Center is a mecca for bargain hunters. Its bazaars are a major hub for clothes, accessories, and gadgets.
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Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan City is a mecca for bargain hunters. Booking a hotel near this area will put you one step closer to choice prices for clothes, gadgets, cosmetics, even collectibles can be found for a tempting price if you know where to look.

The main Virra Mall area is host to several mainstream shops like Ace Hardware and Toy Kingdom, but the various levels of the Shoppesville Arcade are where all the best bargains are at. Here, you can browse through the main shops for perfumes, makeup, rare toys and collectors’ items.

If you’re extra adventurous, try to stroll through the bazaar area to get the best deals on just about anything. From clothes to salted egg-flavored potato chips and coconut juice.

2. Ortigas Center

Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas, Pasig City
Shangri-La Plaza is a major shopping complex in Ortigas Center. It plays host to major brands like Zara, Marks & Spencer, etc.
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The Ortigas Center is one of the busiest places in Metro Manila, places like SM Megamall, The Podium, and Shangri-La Mall offer several places to shop from the mid-range budget hunters to the upscale shoppers. Because of these hotspots, this urban center is also an ideal place to book a city hotel for a staycation.

Megamall, much like the other SM Mall outlets, is famous for holding 3-day sales every few weeks. Shangri-La on the other hand holds the Rustan’s Department Store, which offers the best formal fashions and jewelry.

For the bargain hunters, you can even try the St. Francis Square which is basically a mall-sized bazaar.

3. Eastwood City

Eastwood City is host to residential apartments, corporate offices, upscale shops, and restaurants.
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Eastwood City is another hotspot in Metro Manila famous for concerts and other upscale events. The place is home to a luxury hotel, several condominiums, corporate buildings, and of course, malls.

The Eastwood Mall, the Eastwood CityWalk, and the Cyber Mall are all developments that offer the best in upscale shopping, from fashion to gadgets. But the true charm here lies in the Weekend Gourmet Market stalls that show up from time to time, with the most recent one held last February 2018.

For a few days, people can buy products like meats, and even sweets made by local manufacturers. So not only are you getting the latest items, you even get to try the local cuisine.

These malls are just some of the many shopping centers that Metro Manila offers for your enjoyment. So if you really want to experience the best of the city, take your pick and get those shopping bags ready!