Pure Gold is a philippine chain of local discount stores that is patterned after the price clubs in the United States (think Walmart) and it competes locally with the Sm group in the price club category where they offer low prices for bulk purchases with no membership required. Here in Calrk Free Port and Subic Free Port, they have branches that also offers Duty Free Goods (hey, clark is a freeport zone) and they are the largest duty free store in Clark at present. The chain also owns the more upscale S & R Price Club (think Costco and Sam's Club, where you pay an annual fee for membership). They offer hypermarket goods like food stuffs, wines & Spirits, Beers, Electrical Equipments, Gardening Tools, Home Ware and more.
They have their prices in US Dollars (but you can pay in pesos) and are duty free
Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
What to buy: all the items that you can find in a price club like food stuffs, wines, beers, home improvement tools, electrical tools, appliances, bed and bathroom and more.
What to pay: not a dent in your wallet
French Baker is another favorite of my family. Whenever we travel, we buy asado rolls, puff pastries, blueberry muffins and high fiber breads from French Baker. Since we discovered French Baker Clark, we didn't have to buy plenty of stuff as "baon". At French Baker Clark, we can buy our favorite freshly baked goodies, and bring them to our hotel as reserve snacks.
What to buy: Try their high-fiber and unsweetened breads, pastries, muffins, and rolls are sold at French Baker.
What to pay: P100-300 or more, depending on what you decide to buy
SM City Clark is strategically located at the Clark Special Economic Zone, you'll see it shortly as you enter the SCEZ Gate. It has almost the same lay-out as the other SM Malls in Manila and other provinces, and has a department store, supermarket, hardware, activity/events area, cinema, rows of cafes & restaurants and boutiques.
What to buy: Branded items can be bought in the boutiques and supermarket inside SM City, so many people go there more often than the duty free shops. Locally manufactured merchandize sold at Manila Malls are available there. too.
What to pay: depends on what you intend to buy, but you'll be pleased to know the pricing is more or less the same as Manila