Top Choice Design in Manila

LRI Design Plaza

A conglomeration of art galleries and contemporary furniture showrooms under one roof showcases all that’s chic in the capital’s art and design world.
Top Choice Vintage in Manila

The Collective

A hive of creative energy and cool, this co-op brings together a collection of urban galleries, vintage shops and boutiques along with a few bars and restaurants. It doesn’t really wake up until early evening. Many …
Top Choice Vintage in Manila

Cubao Expo

Uber-hip assortment of kitschy shops and galleries selling everything from old LPs to retro toys and housewares.
Market in Manila

San Andres Market

Malate’s main market looks like one big cornucopia of fruits including exotic guyabano (soursop) and durian. It’s a dark warren of treats ripe for exploration.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Manila

Balikbayan Handicrafts

Set over three levels this is the kind of place that pulls in tourists by the busload. The merchandise is of a surprisingly good quality, considering how much of it they have, and the speciality is beautiful glazed …
Books in Manila

Filipinas Heritage Library Bookstore

This small bookstore is one of the best places to go for books on all aspects of the Philippines.
Shopping Centre in Manila

Power Plant Mall

This is one of Manila’s poshest malls.
Books in Manila

Solidaridad Bookshop

Owned by the Filipino author F Sionil José, this fantastic shop has a masterfully edited collection of both Western and Eastern nonfiction, international magazines such as the New Yorker, and hard-to-find Filipino h…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Manila


The speciality here is woven pinya (fabric woven from pineapple fibres) products, but there are also lacquered coconut-shell products, baskets, bags, coffee, dried mangoes and a few rare books on Philippine culture.…
Mall in Manila

Mall of Asia

One of the top 10 largest malls in the world, with all the usual retail shops plus an Olympic-sized ice rink and an IMAX theatre. Come early evening for its oceanfront carnival rides.