A Guide to Shopping in the Philippines – Top Fashion Trends in Philippines 2020

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Complete guide to shopping in the Philippines explained with Fashion trends and information about most popular shopping malls.


If you are planning on going on a trip to the Philippines, check out these awesome places where you can buy the items you need for your travel or as a souvenir to your loved ones. Listed in this article are the most popular fashion trends in the Philippines as of 2020.

Others might think that provincial locations would not have shopping malls but most regions in the Philippines are already starting to grow. You may use this as a guide when shopping in the Philippines.

SM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside City Cebu is considered one of the biggest shopping malls not only in the Philippines but also in the entire world. This mall is also called “SM Seaside” or simply “Seaside” by the locals of this town. The structural design of this retail mall is in a form of a circle that perfectly highlights the features that it has such as the “The SM Store” and “The SM Supermarket”.

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The SM Store is a department store where you can buy the items that fall under fashion or home utilities. The SM Supermarket on the other hand is the grocery store where you can buy all of the goods you need like food and basic needs.

Venice Grand Canal

Venice Grand Canal is one of the lifestyle malls that is recommended when you want to have beautiful scenery while shopping. It’s unique design and structure makes it stand out from the other establishments and the award it received as the Best Retail Architectural Design in 2017 at the Philippine Property Awards proves how wonderful this mall is; in fact, the locals also consider Venice Grand Canal as the “most romantic mall”.

This mall features brands that come from both local and global companies. Its architectural structure makes your shopping experience more fun because it has an Italian theme vibe to it. If you want to pause for a while and do something different from shopping, you can ride their gondolas and be entertained by their singing gondoliers.

SM Mall of Asia

SM Mall of Asia, just like SM Seaside City Cebu, belongs to the list of large shopping malls both in the Philippines and in the whole world. What makes this mall special is that it is not simply a shopping mall, but it also has a lot of other features that fall under leisure, entertainment, and most importantly, the view that it offers during the late afternoon.

Its strategic location brings the romantic and relaxing vibe of the sunset and aside from that, this mall also has various tenants both from local and international brands. This establishment is also widely known for state-of-the-art movie theatres so if you want to have a break from your shopping spree, just sit back, relax, and enjoy whichever movie you like.

Ayala Center Cebu

Ayala Center Cebu is a great place to shop since it’s location is very near to most hotels and public transportation. Having an accessible location is one of the advantages of a shopping mall since people would prefer to go to places near their current location not only to save time but also their money and energy.

Ayala Center Cebu is also considered one of the largest malls in the region, but you don’t have to worry since there are a lot of escalators and lifts, therefore, making it easier for anyone to spend time walking around and shopping inside the mall.

Some of the features that can be found in this mall are the rooftop park, the children’s play area, and the department store that have tenants both from the Philippines and international companies. If you are already done with shopping, you can also enjoy the various type of food and drink they offer.

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Key Takeaway

Listed in this article are only some of the many malls you can go to when shopping in the Philippines. No matter where you are in the country, you will always find a good place to buy anything you need. Aside from malls, you can also opt to go to the local shops if you wish to get more traditional and local items as souvenirs.

It will also be a great way to support the locals living in that specific area but in case you are wondering, yes traditional souvenir items can also be found in the malls listed in this article. Keep in mind that no matter where you decide to shop, it all boils down to the satisfaction and experience you will have. Use this list as a guide next time you go shopping in the Philippines.

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Kyle Francis Ong is a freelancer with a knack for writing. While many writers prefer to have a particular niche topic, Kyle wishes to challenge himself by exploring different ones. In particular, these niche topics include businesses, home economics, or different lifestyle trends.

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