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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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    D Mall: D Mall

    by shohman Written May 13, 2010

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    D Mall is the main shopping area right off the beach. Need a hat? A freshly gutted tuna? a haircut? Assorted t shirts? Almost anything you need can be found here, most of it very cheap. They even have a dentist! D Mall is an outdoor maze of shops between the main road and White Beach. Most places will haggle prices with you, but to get the best price it helps to have a Filipino with you.

    What to buy: almost anything.

    What to pay: most stuff is cheap. We got hats for $3. Good quality hats! And you can bargain with the vendors.

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    Paulo Collection: Bikini Blur

    by syllybabe Written Feb 28, 2003

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    They have several shops around the island but the one with the most stuff is at D'Mall. You'll love their wide selection of swimsuits, surf shorts, sarongs, and other cool beachwear. And, if you break a snap on your bikini top, they'll have a replacement on hand.

    What to pay: $15-20 for a black bikini? Definitely a bargain!

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    Souvenir

    by namiewa Written May 14, 2005

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    if you’re into big and great souvenir there in Boracay sidewalk can make you choice what you want. If you like to have a boat which is like that in the picture? Then ask for it but make sure you know how to deal with those people because if they know that you are foreigner they’ll going to sell you much. Actually, lots of souvenir been displayed in the sidewalk so just keep choosing those nice and good stuff.

    What to buy: just take a peek!

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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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    Various: Gift Shops in D'Mall

    by sirenna Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    There are a wide variety of little gift shops in the mall selling almost anything you can imagine, from the tacky (there's way too much cheap tie-dye clothing) to the unusual (beautiful silver jewelry and wooden carvings). Some shops have a fixed price system, whereas others will allow you to haggle. Shop around, as you'll come across the same items in several outlets.
    Wiggles has a nice selection of gifts and souvenirs such as silver jewelry, picture frames, hand-made paper notebooks, bags and sarongs.
    Another favourite of mine is Juan Lu, (towards the back of the Mall, near the wet market) which is one of the best craft shops on the island. Check out the wind-chimes, dream catchers, bamboo lamp-shades, rain-sticks and hand-made jewelry, amongst other unusual treasures.
    The best place for silver and pewter jewelry is Crystal Shack, near Hey Jude bar. They have just about every kind of pendant you can imagine, as well as pretty bracelets, anklets and rings.
    Next door, Colors has a lovely collection of sarongs, shell belts and accessories, and for more modern beach-wear, a visit to Ticket boutique is a must.

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    D'Mall: Malling in Boracay

    by asianbelle Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    D'Mall is a cluster of boutiques, bars, restaurants, and specialty stores at the heart of the island. Contrary to its name and what it connotes, the shops are housed in Bali-inspired single-level buildings instead of a multi-level building. The shoppers are treated to a blue sky, soft breeze and fine white sand when moving from one shop to the other.

    What to buy: I went to Heidiland, a deli shop managed by Santi's. It offers an international selection of cheese, cold cuts, snack food, chocolates, and fresh vegetables.

    Being a cheese freak, I immediately walked to the cheese counter and bought mozarella. I also got 2 boxes of salted pretzels.

    What to pay: The price is "very Manila". I'm sure I would have gotten the same price if I bought them in the city.

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    Boracay made of shells souvenir

    by kylian74 Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    Boracay, native shops

    What to buy: So many types of shells can be found in boracay's souvenir shops. Thus, if you are collecting different seashells, never forget to buy! also, many designed made of shells, sea stones and real PEARL in necklace,bracelets and earings can be found there.

    What to pay: Very cheap!!

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    Plazoleta: Native Crafts

    by sirenna Updated Jul 29, 2008

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    There are several shops in the Plazoleta selling native instruments and crafts. You can buy bongo drums of all different sizes, flutes, pan pipes and rain-sticks, and if you are lucky, the musicians will be around to give you a demonstration.

    What to buy: Aside from the beautifully crafted instruments, you can buy hand made leather bags, bamboo lightshades inset with coloured glass, unusual jewellry, windchimes, and many other treasures.

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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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    Paulo Collection Body Wear: One stop shop in Boracay

    by ettlsabrina Updated Oct 30, 2009

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    Paulo Collection has a lot of variety items like sarong ,footwear,beach wear casual wear and many more souvenir items

    What to buy: Paulo Collection has good quality and latest design of items

    What to pay: they have from 200.00 to 999.00 peso Short,swimsuits depends to your budget

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    Talipapa: Gamal

    by joysweet Written Jul 22, 2006

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    Gamal is the cousin of my "suki" and favorite talipapa shop owner Johaima.

    What to buy: He personally makes the boracay style lamps he sells. We bargained so much, i ended up buying about 2500 pesos worth of sarongs, pjs and nightdress (for my mum).

    What to pay: Saraong at about 110-130, Kids pajamas about 100, nightdress about 200. Small lamps at about 20-25

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    Night shopping at De Mall: Boracay City at night

    by boracayinformation Updated Dec 7, 2005

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    Boracay City - The shopping avenue at night
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    Boracay - at day time on many places still the " Beach Paradise" at night it becomes " Boracay City" - and night shopping is for many visitors a favorite past time. If you like night shopping too - " De Mall" is the place to go.

    What to buy: One of my favorite shops is " Lonley Planet " - my wife loves the fashion from " Paulo Collection`s " and friends are searching for the right souvenirs at "Hill Views Marketing" - at De Mall you will find it all. From brand names like" The Body Shop" to local handicraft stores.
    You can print your digital photos, buy imported " Swiss delicatessen at Heidi land", watch the world smallest waiters at " The Boracay Hobbit House" or buy Org. Italian homemade ice cream for your kids - and soon you will believe me: You might forget that you are on an small tropical island - welcome to night shopping at Boracay City.

    What to pay: From cents to a fortune - it is really up to you. And window shopping is for free!

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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'Mall

    by joysweet Written Feb 25, 2006

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    D'Mall is practically a landmark in the island - being the only organized mall that is. Most of the major retailers and restaurants are here.

    What to buy: Lonely Planet - for great souvenier shirts; PJ Arandor (sp?) - for crafts; various restaurants (international selection)

    What to pay: for local souveniers, expect to pay 30-40% more than if you get similar items at Talipapa (Station 3)

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