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    Royce: Luxury Japanese Choco from Sapporo

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 26, 2010

    luxe japanese choco that literally melts in your mouth in a few seconds even if you would not chew it! very expensive at it ranks up their to the chocolate greats like godiva or Chocologie!

    What to buy: their melt in your mouth nama brand of chocolate that is packed in thick aluminum seal with synthetic dry ice inside to maintain the coldness of the chocolate.

    What to pay: maxx out your credit card!

    luxe choco choices wow nama brand the choco!
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    Esprit: Esprit Forever!

    by cyndymc Updated Dec 23, 2009

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    Esprit in Makati is integrated into the Cinderella's Department Store, so its merchandising style is more or less the same as Cinderella's. Esprit's Sale Events are something my daughters always look forward to.

    What to buy: Original Esprit merchandise

    Esprit in Glorietta

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    Greenbelt 5: Classy Branded Apparel. etc

    by cyndymc Updated Dec 23, 2009

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    Greenbelt 5 is the newest of the Greenbelt Malls known for Class A merchandise. Expect tight security check before entry. Sales clerks are generally efficient. You can use their clean restrooms with lounging area for free, unlike in Glorietta where you pay for the use of CRs with lounging areas if you don't want to use the public CRs..

    What to buy: It is the best place to go for genuine branded apparel and other merchandeise.

    What to pay: P3,000+ depending on what you buy

    Inside Greenbelt 5 Greenbelt 5 Security Check Before Entry @ Greenbelt 5
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    Marks & Spencer: One Of Our Family Favorites

    by cyndymc Written Jul 13, 2009

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    I like the ambience and merchandising of Marks & Spencer. The staff are efficient and helpful, but not "tailing" you while you're choosing.

    What to buy: Original Marks & Spencer apparel like men's shirts, ladies' blouses and dresses/pants

    Marks & Spencer
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    Glorietta 4: Branded Apparel

    by cyndymc Updated Jul 13, 2009

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    Glorietta 4 includes Rustan's and other signature brand boutiques, Mercury Drug, Tower Recors,etc

    What to buy: Signature brands of apparel, footwear, medicines, health products/nutriceuticals, interior decor, fabrics, cd/dvd, etc

    Glorietta 4

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    SM Department Store: SM Got It All For You!

    by cyndymc Written Jul 13, 2009

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    Despite the numerous shopping malls in Makati, SM Department Store remains to be popular among Class A-E shoppers. It has the amenities of a mall, yet its ambience is not intimidating to Class C-E shoppers. MRT commuters find it convenient to shop at SM which has an exit to the MRT Station.

    Whenever we go to Ayala Center, our first stop is SM. There is a bridgeway connecting SM to the Carpark of Park Square 1, and there is another walkway connecting SM to Glorietta, which in turn is connected to The Landmark, Rustans and Greenbelt... so, SM is a logical starting point to shop, especially when you're looking/ canvassing for some items.

    What to buy: Almost everything you need, SM has its own line of merchandise priced very reasonably, but there are also signature brands available. It has a supermarket, too.

    SM Is Across Hotel Intercontinental Mla SM Is Connected To Glorietta By A Bridgeway SM Is Connected To Park Square 1 Carpark Security Check At All SM Entrances

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    Fully Booked: Bookshops - Really Nice Bookshops

    by ZENDER Updated Feb 21, 2009

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    Very interesting name for a bookshop - one with a very nice ambience. A pleasure to browse and buy books at this place. I saw books that I did not see in the bookshops back home in my country.

    This outlet I think by far is the biggest and most spacious of the three Fully Booked shops I have been to so far.

    The other two Fully Booked outlets that I have been to are at SM Mall of Asia along Roxas Boulevard at Pasay City and SM City North EDSA at Quezon City.

    The SM Mall of Asia outlet is located at the South Wing, Ground Level. (Tel: (632) 556 0264) while the SM City North EDSA outlet is at the 3rd Level of the Block section. (Tel (632) 442 0107).

    What to buy: Other than produced or printed or edited in Philippines versions of international magazines titles such as Top Gear or FHM, you can expect to find Philippines-specific magazines of good editioral quality.

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    Greenbelt 5: New Luxury Shopping Area in Makati!

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 3, 2008

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    A New Mega luxury shopping center in Makati! It is the final piece of the Puzzle in the Sprawling Greenbelt Complex area of Ayala Center here in the ritzy Makati Area. Greenbelt 5 boast of various high end local and foreign retailers and fashion houses and assortment of ecletic mid price and high end restaurants! and the newly redeloped, modern Ayala Museum.

    the Area is Connected to other areas of Greenbelt like Greenbelt 4 and the Glorieatta Malls via the Elevated Walkway at Landmark Department Store. The Area has high end stores like Zara, Paul Smith, Bang and Olufsen, DKNY, Bally, Kenneth Cole, Escada, Laurel and others. Restaurants Include Myron's Place, Something's Fishy, Ayala Museum cafe, John and Yoko, Travel Cafe Philippines, Padre y Damaso and others.

    What to buy: as you can see in the write up above, the stores here are high end so expect to spend much if you want to shop and splurge! how about some bally shoes or Zara Shirts or DKNY Belts or my favorite Louis Vuitton Iron Graphite Belt at nearby Greenbelt 4!

    opens 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday.

    What to pay: maxx out your credit card!

    luxury shopping! welcome! wide lanes well stocked green!
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    Makati Cinema Square: Pirates Haven (for counterfeits ok!)

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 5, 2008

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    Air Conditioned Counterfeit Heaven! The Makati Cinema Square in my youth was a cool place to hang around due to the magazine stands, cool shops and modern cinemas here. Not anymore! altough the Makati Cinema Square still features a shopping mall, state-of-the-art cinemas and cozy restaurants, the lower levels have become a mecca, a mecca of counterfeit items. Name it, they have it like bootleg DVD's, VCD's, MP3's, MP3 Players, DVD Players, Computer Programs, Playstation Video Games, bags, clothes, etc. (hey I'm not complaining, I sometimes patronize these products too hehehe) It has become the place to be to buy these stuff in air conditioned glory (the main counterfeit area is in Quiapo District in Manila but the place is seedy and lots of petty criminals roaming around there) so for a few pesos more, you can buy what you want here.

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

    lower levels houses the counterfeit stuff, the upper levels houses the original stuff and the cinemas and restaurants.

    What to buy: very dirt cheap prices! a copied from blu-ray DVD movie title for 55 pesos. A Regular DVD movie title for 45 pesos, tv series like CSI or House or Nip & Tuck or Lost at 55 pesos a DVD Disc. Bootleg CD's of any artist or Music at 30 pesos a disc. Computer Programs like Auto Cad, Microsoft Office, Photo Shop, etc at 60 pesos a disc. DVD players t 1,500 pesos. MP3 players at 500 pesos and a lot more!

    What to pay: dirt cheap! at rock bottom prices especially if you know how to haggle!

    Counterfeit DVD's, Video Games,Computer Games, MP3 take a pick! lots of choices local shoppers haven other counterfeit stuffs like dvd players too
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    Powerplant Mall: Rockwell Center

    by machomikemd Written Jul 23, 2008

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    Powerplant Mall is a former Coal Powered Powerplant in Makati CIty and was renovated to become a plush Complex within Makati City. Conveniently tucked away in the verdant "city within a city" that is the Rockwell Center, Power Plant Mall provides a unique and leisurely experience for the discerning shopper.Its four-level complex incorporates a mix of specialty brands, both international and local,The mall also offers a new concept store, Rustan's Fresh,which promises to reinvent supermarket shopping. Besides shopping, the mall, lifestyle retailers, signature mini-anchors, themed restaurants and state-of-the-art cinemas equipped with Dolby Digital Surround Sound and plush seating arranged stadium-style for optimum viewing. Some sections evenhave club seats that allow sofa seating for two and bowling alleys.

    Lately, it has become a popular hang out place of the South Korean Community since there is a growing korean prescence in the philippines due to it's english language proficiency wherein koreans go and study english here and spend long vacations. A Korean Town is nearby this mall in Barangay Poblacion, Makati.

    The Bars here are popular night spots!
    examples are Cork, Dencio's, Mati, U-Bar, Via Mare Oyster Bar.

    Not as congested as greenbelt, park square or Jupiter street bars.

    What to buy: Luxury Brands like what you can find in other areas of Asia like in Shangai Tang, Ocean Center, Siam Paragon, Parkson, Takashimaya, etc.

    examples are: Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Crabtree and Evelyn, Bass Shoes, DKNY, Mango, Chronos (where I bought my Rolex Submariner on a Vacation here in Manila) etc.

    be ready to maxx out your credit card!

    Powerplant mall is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 9:00 Pm

    Bars close at 12:00 am on weekdays and 2:00 am on weekends.

    Wide Area Like a Piazza strolling tres amigos!
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    Rustan's: Philippine Version of Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 21, 2008

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    Rustan's Department Store has been a Landmark in the Makati Area since the 1970's and was started by a Filipino Taipan and Former Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco. It is the Philippine version of Nordstrom wherein high luxury goods are being retailed here such as Burberry, Bally, Herminigeldo Zegna, Hugo Boss, Dunhill and a lot more! (but Louis Vuitton and Bulgari are located in Ritzy Greenbelt 4). It also offers an Impressive Filipiniana Section wherein you can buy quality philippine crafts and Handicrafts and clothes for souvenirs.

    Rustan's has been surpassed in size and scale by newer shopping malls like Greenbelt, SM and Robinsons but it remains the preferred department store of Upper Crust (A and Upper B Group) and Manila's Who's who.

    What to buy: Anything that you Desire (but will cost you an arm and a leg!) how about dunhill wallets at 12,000 pesos (cheaper still than Louis Vuitton since an LV Wallet costs 18,000 pesos). How About a Philippe Charriol Unisex Watch (minimum costs 75,000 pesos) or how about a Versace Cologne for 4,850 pesos or Bally Shoes that start at 10,000 pesos.

    What to pay: maxx out your credit card!

    Welcome! High Fashion for uspcale shoppers east cafe Le Gourmet Cafe
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    SM Shoemart: Philipine Version of Macy's

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 21, 2008

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    SM Supermalls is the largest chain of shopping malls in the Philippines, and is the acknowledged trendsetter and innovator in the shopping center, leisure and entertainment scene in the country. Currently, SM Supermalls, has 29 malls located in strategic locations all over the country. This is the Philippine Version of Macy's and it caters to the middle (upper B, C, D Markets). The SM Shoemart Brand started by the Filipino Taipan Henry Sy in the 1960's in Escolta in Quiapo District in Manila (i've been to it's origina store there in my childhood since I was from nearby tondo area before we relocated to Paranaque).

    It has Been Remodeled and is now Bigger than before and has a Prestige Lounge for Frequent Shoppers to relax and unwind.

    What to buy: it has practically enerything you can think of like appliances, clothes, food court, shoes, furniture, electronics and a lot more!

    What to pay: depends on what you want to buy and your budget

    the mall lots of food choices near Supermarket inside entrance inside
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    Supermarket or Souvenir shops at Chinatown: 7D Dried Mangoes

    by yann.ng Written May 20, 2008

    What to buy: There are many brands of dried mangoes available in Philippines.. We bought a few brands to try and found the 7D brand the best, cos it's juicier and creamier than the rest which are usually too dry!

    The 3 of us actually bought back 75 packets of 200g and 10 packets of 100g 7D dried mangoes as souvenirs and self-indulgence..

    What to pay: PHP109.50 for 200g and PHP59.90 for 100g pack

    So many brands of dried mangoes available Our Loot! Ayala MRT station

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    Nike Rufino: 30 - 50% off on ALL items!

    by dcmanicad Updated Oct 17, 2007

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    I would have to say one of the perks of my job is working in the same building where this Nike discount store is located. You see I like everything Nike. And this store is the reason of my several afternoon's disappearances (don't tell my boss). ALL items inside - shoes, shirts, shorts, jackets, pants, sandals - are discounted from 30% to 50%!!! If that shock you, this discount is available all the time the store is open!!! If that still doesn't shock you...well...go watch the news about Philippine corruption.

    Anyway, you don't have to wait for mall-wide sales, which happens just every other month. You also don't have to go to some far away province (Laguna) to reach an outlet store. This store is conveniently located right in the middle of Makati and is open Monday to Saturday. And the selection is quite ok. Though of course not as complete as those in normal retail stores, I'm sure you'll find a couple of items which will interest you.

    Just contact me if you want me to accompany you but getting in the building and locating the store is not that difficult.

    And no, I don't get any free stuff from this store. The bastards...

    What to buy: Nike!

    Sneakers, trainers, jerseys, sport apparels, bags...a lot

    What to pay: Discounted (30-50%) items would be:

    Shoes - around P3000
    Sneakers - around P2000
    shirts - around P500
    Pants - around P800
    jersey - around P1000
    bag - around P1500

    Discount paradise This shirt looks familiar...hmm... Some of the shoes discounted For the ladies
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    Landmark (Filipiniana section): Philippine Handicrafts

    by nixca316 Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    The whole department store has lots of items/products to choose from, but they have this section at the 3rd floor that caters to tourists and patriots =)

    What to buy: Let the pictures do the talking...click the website link for other branches of Balikbayan Handicrafts and click this for Tesoro's

    What to pay: it depends...you can pay in cash or in credit (all major cards accepted)

    Balikbayan Handicraft Products Tesoro's products
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