Shopping

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 …
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

Silahis Arts & Artifacts

This is almost more of a cultural centre than store. Intricately woven baskets, wooden Ifugao bulol (rice guard) statues, textiles and other crafts from around the country are sold next to beautiful antiques.
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

Cubao Expo

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

Tesoro’s

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.…
Souvenirs in Manila

Manila Collectible Co

This funky shop specialises in handspun textiles and accessories produced by indigenous groups across the Philippines. It also sells fair-trade organic coffee, Filipino cigars, local 'wines', flavoured pilinuts and …
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 …
Market in Manila

Greenhills Shopping Center

Somewhat like an indoor/outdoor flea market, Greenhills has stall after stall selling DVDs and brand-named clothing of questionable legitimacy. But snoop around here and you’ll find quality antiques and the best sel…
Books in Manila

Fully Booked

Manila’s most comprehensive bookstore, with a great travel section and an outstanding selection of fiction and nonfiction (all in English). There's branches in most malls across Manila, but fans of Tintin will want …