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    D'Mall: Shop till you drop!

    by barbskie Updated May 6, 2008

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    A shopping area with a beach setting, sand and wind ambience. I never get out from this area without buying any thing! There are lot of stalls selling beach and souvenir items. There is also ATM here, various coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. You can enjoy shopping here with low prices and great beach atmosphere. There is also some delights for kids and sportys as well. Be sure not to buy too much to avoid baggage overweight......Caticlan flights are limited to 10 kilos only.

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    D'Mall avenue: They are all here

    by dcmanicad Updated Dec 19, 2007

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    Everything you may need should be in the D’Mall avenue, in Boat Station 2. From clothes, to jewelry, to art works, to handicrafts – this is where you may buy them either for others or for yourselves.

    The Lonely Planet store has some good shirt design that is modern compared to other “souvenir shirts”. I bought two shirts from them. :)

    What to buy: island souvenirs like shell necklaces
    local good boardshorts at P800+
    Boracay printed shirts (of course ;D)

    What to pay: anything from P10 to thousands

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    what's hot? ... and where it is ...

    by Yla Updated Oct 2, 2007

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    D' Mall is the hit place to get everything, from food to sarongs, to bikinis and fashionable footwear. Have a luxurious time looking first and checking out the prices. Haggle and haggle a lot, especially when buying several from one store or in some volume (for gifts/souvenirs to bring home). Especially look at the corner stores for great value. When not on display, ask the sales person for availability, sometimes products are traded among the sellers. Stores in high-traffic roads usually sell 10-20% higher.

    What to buy: Fantastic sarongs in all shapes and sizes, crafts made by livelihood groups in mainland Aklan, footwear, cheap bikinis or surf shorts, bandannas .... try the fresh seafood - select your choice (fresh catch comes in early in the morning and late afternoon) and give directions on how to cook or get recommendations .... dine al fresco after! Sure beats fancy resort dining at much less the price!

    What to pay: P50 for porters for medium travel bags is ok

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    Plazoleta: Arts and Crafts

    by sirenna Updated Jul 14, 2007

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    The Plazoleta is a small native style shopping plaza on White Beach. It's without a doubt the best place to find native arts and crafts, jewelry, sarongs, carvings, lanterns etc. There are a variety of little shops to choose from.

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  • station 3 stalls: inexpensive souvenirs!

    by joei Updated Apr 24, 2007

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    there are a lot of souvenirs and jewelry all over boracay. but go to station 3 or d'talipapa. that's where all these are at their cheapest.

    What to buy: pearl and capiz earrings, necklaces and bracelets, anklets, keychains and cellphone charms

    What to pay: i got a pair of pearl earrings, after much haggling, for P15 (30cents) and a capiz cellphone charm for P10 (20cents). can you believe it???

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    Wow Curtain & Handicraft: Pasalubong shopping

    by geezy Written Dec 4, 2006

    Bought some San Miguel tshirts here. Only place on island that I could find selling these tees. Good quality tees so price of shirts not so cheap. Sales girl very friendly and helpful. Although you can't haggle the price down, she was kind enough to give me a lower price for sizes 3x and 4x because the sizes I really wanted weren't available.

    What to buy: Souvenir men's/women's clothing, local craft, art, gifts, toys, etc....

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    d'Talipapa: Handicrafts

    by zippee Written Nov 23, 2006

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    What to buy: These items include baskets, bags, hats, placemats, and the like. According to the vendor, they're made from local vines and are export quality. We really liked the native placemats but didn't buy them, a bit expensive for P150 a piece.

    Don't be an impulsive buyer, ask first for the price, compare with other shops and then buy the one that gave the best value for money.

    What to pay: These items are more expensive compared to usual souvenirs (like shirts, key chains, etc), prices start at P150.00 and could go on until the thousands.

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    d'Talipapa: Key chains/magnets

    by zippee Written Nov 23, 2006

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    What to buy: These are the most ideal as pasalubongs for friends and officemates. You can buy them in bulk and yet take not so much of your baggage. There are a lot of designs to choose from, so just take your pick and it wouldn't hurt if you try to haggle for bulk orders.

    What to pay: In d'Talipapa, they sell for 7 pcs for P100, but in d'Mall and some shops in d'Talipapa, they're at 6 pcs for P100.

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    d'Mall/d'Talipapa: Boracay Lamps

    by zippee Written Nov 23, 2006

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    What to buy: For years, this has been a staple in souvenir shops in boracay. As years go by, it still is but not as in-demand as before. Just like the shirts, they can be found in most shops and are available in different sizes and designs.

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    d'Talipapa/d'Mall: T-shirts!

    by zippee Updated Nov 22, 2006

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    d'Mall is nearest to the beach, d' Talipapa is also near but a bit on the back of most of the resorts

    What to buy: Boracay t-shirts can be bought either in d'Talipapa or d'Mall or any other shops around the island. Free size white shirts with printed boracay designs are on sale Buy 1 take one for P150. Just see if you're comfortable with the t-shirt materials, because some are rough on the skin, but most of them are okey. Go for the most unique design that you can get.

    What to pay: two shirts for P150, better quality shirts (like that of Lonely Planet, including the hand painted ones) can be a bit pricey for around P300

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    Boracay Visitor Center: Expensive!

    by litekimchi Written Nov 5, 2006

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    This is probably the most expensive place to shop in Boracay. You can find the same stuff for a lot cheaper at the D*Talipapa, or even at the D*Mall.

    But it's fairly convenient because you find everything here. There's a photo shop, an internet shop, the post office, a convenient store, a money exchange and a craft store. It's near Station 2, so it's in the middle of all the action.

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    Plazoleta: Unique Finds

    by litekimchi Written Oct 29, 2006

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    Plazoleta is a unique shopping plaza in Boracay. You have Juice Bar, a nice hip place to hang out in; a Lonely Planet store, sells beach wear and hand painted shirts; a handmade leathergoods store and stores selling Asian and local craft.

    What to buy: Unique souvenirs: handmade organic soaps, beach wear, handmade leather bags, customized hand painted shirts.

    What to pay: You pay a premium for unique stuff, but prices are pretty reasonable.

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    D*Mall: THE place to shop

    by litekimchi Written Oct 29, 2006

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    You don't need to worry if you forgot to pack your suntan lotion or your bikini or a towel or a shirt or shorts or flip flops or your caftan---you don't need to worry if you forgot to pack at all. D*Mall has everything you need.

    It has a restaurant/bar row, a plaza for unique finds, a souvenir shops row, a grocery and it even has a ferris wheel and a wall you can climb on!

    My favorite shops? Lonely Planet, Lemoni Cafe, Gast of Boracay and Aria. Check my individual reviews for these shops.

    What to buy: Anything and everything!

    What to pay: Item prices range from dirt cheap to a bit steep.

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    Lonely Planet: Home Furnishing

    by sirenna Updated Oct 2, 2006

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    This shop sells an array of beautiful things from the home, including lampshades, fabrics/rugs, artwork, wall-hangings, cushions, tablewear, ornaments, carvings and furniture. Many of these things are Philippine made, but there are other treasures from Thailand, India and Bali.
    As far as I know, this shop is not linked to the books of the same name.

    What to buy: There are many different things on offer, even clothing.

    What to pay: Price-wise, Lonely Planet is above average, but it's worth it if you want something unusual and original for your home.

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    Kaycee Shoes: Hand Made Sandals

    by sirenna Updated Oct 2, 2006

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    Searching for an unusual souvenir or personalised present? This shop can create a pair of sandals for you to almost any design, or you can choose from some of the weird and wonderful creations mounted on the wall. They'll also repair broken shoes/bags for you for P10.

    What to pay: The price for a basic pair of sandals starts at around P150.

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