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    Marketplace By Rustan's: Luxe International Market and Food Selections

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 6, 2014

    The Rustan's Brand is known for selling luxury Items and luxury Food Brands unlike the lower and middle class SM Malls. They have a chain of Supermarkets and also have a luxe Marketplace type of supermarket here at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Complex selling various fresh items and packaged foodstuffs flown directly from abroad and the imported ones are from famous upscale and expensive brands and they sell everything from various european cheeses (stilton, emmanthal, roquefort, brie, camembert, etc) and wines, to american and european and australian fresh and cured cuts of meat (think steaks, bologna, mortadella, jamon iberico, etc) to asian produce (like satay mixes or laksa mixes or pad thai mixes, etc). They even have a delicatessen and roasted food and pasta counters where you can buy various products ready to eat.

    Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Thursday); 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday)

    What to buy: literally products from around the world, like fresh sushi area, the fresh seafood section of which some items are sourced internationally and flown daily, luxe beers like Chimay, Tuborg, Peroni, Amstel; chocolates like ghirardelli or godiva or catsizo delices; jamon serrano, pancetta, currywurst sausages and a lot more.

    What to pay: maxxed out your credit card

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    Century City Mall: New Luxe Shopping In Makati

    by machomikemd Written Aug 11, 2014

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    Makati is the Premier Place in The Philippines, hence the proliferation of Luxe Malls here is expected and this spanking new mall is built along the former International School of Manila (which moved to Bonifacio Global City in Nearby Taguig City) and is now a place for luxe condominiums like the Trump Tower Manila, Versace Condominiums and the tallest Building in the Philippines at Present, Gramercy Tower. The Anchor Mid Sized Mall of the Complex is the Century City Mall (as the Conglomerate name is Century Properties). Inside this new mall is an ecletic mix of restaurants, retail shopping from famous international brands and new state of the art cinemas.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm monday to thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 10am to 10pm; and Sundays - 10am to 9pm

    What to buy: this 6 storey mall host a number of brands including local and international chains (not as luxe as greenbelt or powerplant mall) like beaty bar, bench, beyond the box, Calvin Klein, Cotton On, Crabtree & Evelyn, Denovo Diamonds, Hush Puppies, Izod and more.

    What to pay: not a dent on your wallet as the retail outlets here are not as expensive as in Greenbelt 3 and Powerplant Mall

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    Glorietta 5: Newest Shopping Kid on the Block

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

    glorietta 5 is the newest addition to the sprawling glorietta and greenbelt shopping complex in makati city by the Ayala Corporation and this building lies just across the street from Glorietta 3 and Rustan's but is connect by an underground parking and walkway to the former. Glorietta 5 commercial mix is more of the middle class type as the commercial brands here are more local and many local RTW's have their shops here and also local appliance centers and computer shops and even the restaurant mix is mostly local restaurants than international franchises.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: a lot, it depends on your choices but the shops and restaurants here are more modest than in the swanky and ritzy greenbelt complex. if you want to buy local brands of Ready To Wear Shops, this is the destination. If you want to try mostly local restaurants, this is the place.

    What to pay: not much a drain in your wallet

    huge inside eating at resto 1 eating at resto 2 me
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    Louis Vitton: Most Imitated Brand in the World!

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    Louis Vuitton, the Most Copied Brand in the World was Founded by Malletier Louis Vuitton in 1854, never would he realize that it would become a status symbol and a most copied brand in the world! Louis Vuitton Store started its prescence in 1993, first at the exclusive Ayala-owned 6750 Ayala Avenue street-level development Makati City. Vuitton occupied one corner and Bulgari the other. In 2004, both brands moved to Greenbelt 4.

    Shopping Hours: 10:00am - 8:00 pm daily

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    What to buy: Caveat! louis vuitton goods here in Makati is more expensive than other part of asia and even in the United States! on a vacation, I bought a Damier Reporter Melville Bag here for 57,000 Pesos ($ 1284) while on going back in Louis Vuitton in Union Square, Tommy, my friend (suki) there says the same Bag only Cost 1,090 dollars (8.25% CA sales tax included).

    the cheapest type of monogram canvass Bag is the speedy, which is about 50,000 pesos, the Damier type of canvass bags start at 75,000 pesos, the traveller bags start at 130,000 pesos and wallets start at 25,00 pesos.

    What to pay: MAXX out Your Credit Card!

    luxury exemplified buy some! only Louis Vuitton Shop in the Philippines! inside! nuff said
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    Hermes': Ultimate Luxury Fashion Group

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

    the ultimate in luxury goods, way more expensive than Louis Vuitton. Hermes is way more expensive than Louis Vuitton and can be described as an Ultra Luxe Brand (for a comparison, Louis Vuitton is like a BMW car and Hermes' is like a Maserati). Hermes's brand is expensive as they only use skilled artisans from diferent countries to produce their range of products and not machine made, hence the premium prices.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: everything your heart desires like men's wallet or belt, how about a terre de hermes perfume or a hermes leather shoe or a man bag that will definitely cost an arm and a leg!!! (more choices for women's shopping off course since Hermes' has more fashion products for women like the Iconic Birkin and Kelly Bags! so be ready to maxx out your platinum credit card!!!

    This is their first and only Hermes' store in the Philippines at present

    What to pay: maxx out your platinum credit card!!!!

    Kelly Bags cost 750,00 pesos or more and the birkin at 800,00 pesos or more! leather mens wallet at 75,00 pesos. the cheapest products are the perfumes like Terre' De Hermes' at 8,500 pesos a bottle.

    the store far view buying the perfume the belt
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    GLORIETTA: ANOTHER LARGE MALL

    by davidjo Written Apr 5, 2014

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    The Glorietta is another large mall owned by the Zobel de Ayala family and contains hundreds of shops, restaurants, gym, cinemas, arcades and an activity center which is used for special occasions.

    There are 4 malls all connected to each other and actually you will not have to go outside to get from one to the other. There is even a walkway to Ayala MRT Station.

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    THE LANDMARK: FIND A BARGAIN

    by davidjo Written Apr 5, 2014

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    The Landmark is a huge department Store located in Makati, next to Greenbelt. There are always some items on sale, mainly clothes and footwear. Downstairs is the supermarket and if your wife is taking too long you can relax while having a snack in the foodcourt. Their are plenty of staff in attendance at this busy store so finding one to attend to your needs is not difficult.

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    GREENBELT MALL: HIGH END SHOPS

    by davidjo Written Apr 1, 2014

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    Greenbelt Mall is located at the Ayala Center in Makati and is owned by the Ayala Corporation and here you will find many high end retail outlets that you will find in similar malls in your own country. There are actually 5 sections named Greenbelt 1 to 5, The most recent being Greenbelt 5 opened in 2005. The high-end shops can be found in greenbelt 4 with names like Burberry , Bulgari, Charriol, Gucchi, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Prada and many more. Greenbelt 1 has mostly appliance stores, while Greenbelt 3 has international fashion and cosmetic brands.

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    A. Venue Mall: Mall in Makati's Expatriate District

    by machomikemd Written Nov 6, 2013

    Just a Stone's Throw away from Makati's Red Light District of Burgos Street sits a new Mall and rows of Condominiums and the mall is called A. Venue Mall. The three storey mall is comprised of different rows of and floors of shops, restaurants, bars (even my favorite hooters) as this area is home to many foreign expatriates and is nearby Makati's Korea Town. this mall is frequented by locals and the foreign expatriates and the condominuim owners and guests of the various hotels and inns around the area.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    The country’s first integrated entertainment mall and events venue under one complex is now the most happening place in town. A lifestyle concept and design that breaks the mold of mall architecture inspired by both the east and the west mentality to a subtle and elegant modern Asian look, complemented with lush landscaping.

    What to buy: the mall has convenience stores, travel agencies, various restaurants and bars and a sprinkling of clothes and accesory stores.

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    GREENBELT: HUGE COMPLEX

    by LoriPori Written Feb 3, 2012

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    Located in a prime area of Makati, GREENBELT is bounded by Makati Avenue, Paseo De Roxas, Arnaiz Road and Legazpi Street. It is a complex of five buildings - Greenbelt 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Here you will find name brand shops (like Banana Republic, Hard Rock Cafe' and La Coste), and numerous restaurants, all in a wonderful green area - Greenbelt Park - with ponds, waterfalls and gardens.
    My favourite and most frequented was Greenbelt 3, with Gerry's Grill and many coffee shops, including Starbucks, where Hans would hang out, as it offered free Wi-Fi.

    Greenbelt 5

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    THE LANDMARK DEPARTMENT STORE: HOUSEHOLD ITEMS - GROCERIES

    by LoriPori Written Jan 30, 2012

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    Only a few minutes walk from our Hotel, THE LANDMARK DEPARTMENT STOREhas just about everything you would need. It's a department store (clothes,shoes, household items) - it's a supermarket - it has a food court - it has a bakery.
    Since we had a fridge in our condotel, I was able to have some cold drinks available.
    Some examples of prices:
    1 liter carton of orange juice - 55.80 pesos - $1.12
    1 liter carton of milk - 63.30 pesos - $1.26
    1 liter bottle of water - 21.00 pesos - .42
    1 liter carton of apple juice - 59.85 pesos - $1.20
    bananas - small - bunch of about 10 - 98.00 pesos - $2.00

    Store hours:
    Supermarket - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Department Store - 10.00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Food Court 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    The Landmark

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    TIENDESITAS: ANTIQUES - SPECIALTY SHOPS - PETS

    by LoriPori Updated Jan 30, 2012

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    On our day out with Miko, I requested a nice shopping area, so he took us to TIENDESITAS which is a shopping village and complex with many specialty shops including fashions, antiques, furniture, Philippine souvenirs, jewellery, pets and Pet accessories.
    They also have a huge food court.
    Outside, there are Calesa (horse and buggy) rides available.

    What to pay: Prices are reasonable and you can haggle

    Tiendesitas Shopping Village Calesa (Horse & Buggy) Rides

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    Greenbelt 1: The First High End Green Belt Mall

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

    this is the first of the luxe greenbelt mall complexes and is aptly named greenbelt 1 and from here it extended into greenbelt 2 to 5 and at present was recently renovated as to make it competitive with it's counterparts. According to their website: "Greenbelt is an enclave of all things beautiful. A three-hectare park punctuated by cascading landscapes and carefully-chosen water features re-imagines the typical mall. With a roster of prominent and world-class retailers, restaurateurs and entertainment operators, it defines the premier Ayala Mall experience." with luxe prices to booth too.

    What to buy: a lot of items but the higher price ones and the ultra luxe stores are ing Green Belt 4 and 5 areas.

    What to pay: not much a dent on your wallet

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    Digital Walker Zoom: Camera, Photography Gear & Accessories

    by cyndymc Written Apr 13, 2011

    Digital Walker Zoom is a small shop loaded with almost everything you'd need for photography, from cameras to filters, lenses, tripods, bags, etc. They carry reputable brands, and their staff are very knowledgeable about their merchandise. We like their customer service. If they don't have what you are looking for, they call you up when the item is available.

    What to buy: camera, SD cards, batteries, tripod, camera bag, various lenses and filters

    What to pay: P3,000 up

    Digital Walker Zoom Tripods at Digital Walker Zoom Hubby @ Digital Walker Zoom Digital Walker Zoom Digital Walker Zoom (left side,3rd level)
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    Ayala Center (Glorietta): Main Center of Shopping in Makati

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Glorietta used to be Quad in the 1970's and early 90's until it had a major facelift wherein in was remodeled and reconfigured by the Ayala Corporation into Glorietta Malls ( a more affordable place than high end greenbelt nearby) and is the main showcase of the Ayala Center, A prime 1 square mile block of prime retail space and malls that encompasses a prime area in Makati. It is still a work in progress since a wing (Glorietta 2) was destroyed by a bomb blast in 2007 and is currently being rebuilt.

    What to buy: it has everything you want, food courts, Shoe shops, furniture shops, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Cinemas, Department Stores and a lot More!

    What to pay: opens 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday-Thursday
    10: am to 9:00 pm Friday-Saturday

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