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7 Go-to Shopping Centers in Bacolod Where Locals Shop

These big-name and homegrown malls are where locals shop in Bacolod City.

By: Lester Nillos | March 07, 2018
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Shopping in Bacolod City is a worthwhile experience because of the countless stores here. There are various shopping centers to explore in the City of Smiles, depending on your needs and budget.

Wondering where to shop in Bacolod City? From popular mall chains to discount outlets, you can find the ideal place for you here in the shopping paradise of the province. Check out our list below of various go-to shopping centers in Bacolod City.

1. SM City Bacolod

Where: Rizal Street, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City

where locals shop in Bacolod

Aerial view of SM City Bacolod

Image: Writer

Opened in 2007, SM City Bacolod sits on a 16-ha site along Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich Ave. in the Reclamation Area. The mall is divided into the north and south wing.

Here, you can find fast fashion shops like H&M, Uniqlo, and Forever 21. However, if you’re looking for a local brand, try shopping at Uba Laba Ilonggowear. It is a local favorite because their shirts are injected with humor only Bacolodnons can understand. Prices start at PhP280.

Tip: There’s an information booth on each wing facing the entrance where you can ask for directions and other questions.

2. 888 Chinatown Square

Where: Gatuslao St, Bacolod City

where locals shop in Bacolod

The bridge way of 888 Chinatown Square lights up at night.

Image: Chinatown Premier Mall

888 Chinatown Square is one place where you can go for affordable finds. The mall is divided into the old building and the new mall. The old building is where you can find vendors of DVDs, first class ukay-ukay (used clothes), accessories, as well as food carts. On the other hand, the new building has grocery stores, brand outlets, and restaurants.

One shop worth checking out is Spotlight Concept Store at the second floor of the new mall. Here, you can find everything from apparel, beauty products, and accessories to hygiene essentials. Prices start at PhP60.

Tip: Affordable items can be found at the old building, while higher priced items can be found at the new mall.

3. Robinsons Place Bacolod

Where: Lacson St., Bacolod City

where locals shop in Bacolod

City Walk at Robinsons Place Bacolod

Image: Writer

Robinsons Place Bacolod is a three-level shopping center with over 120 local and international retail outlets, restaurants, and recreation and entertainment facilities. One unique thing about Robinsons Place Bacolod is that they have government service centers to cater to mall goers.

If you want to buy take-home gifts or pasalubong from Bacolod, head to the Association of Negros Producers Showroom at Robinson’s City Walk. Prices start at PhP120.

Tip: Shopping outlets are located at the first and second floors. The third floor houses the cinema, kid’s playground, gameplay area, service centers, and food court.

4. CityMall

Where: Lacson St., Bacolod City; Goldenfield South Side, Bacolod City; Kabankalan, Negros Occidental; Western Nautical Highway, Victorias City, Negros Occidental

where locals shop in Bacolod

There are lots of shopping options at CityMall Mandalagan.

Image: Pinwheel, Inc.

CityMall has two branches in Bacolod City in the north and south. They also recently opened CityMall Cinema in CityMall Mandalagan. CityMall currently has four branches in Negros Occidental: CityMall Mandalagan, CityMall Goldenfield, CityMall Victorias, and CityMall Kabankalan.

If you are looking for affordable finds at City Mall Mandalagan, you can check out SOS Bacolod at the second floor. It is a general merchandise retailer of low-priced imported goods and products. You can buy a fan desk USB at PhP270 and other affordable appliances.

Tip: Fitness enthusiasts can join Zumba sessions every Thursday and Saturday, 6:00 PM at the ground floor.

5. Lopue’s Department Store and Supermarket

Where: Carlos Hilado National Highway, Araneta St., Burgos-Circumferential Road

where locals shop in Bacolod

The new wing of Lopue’s East Center

Image: Bacolod City MassKara Festival

With the brand promise of “bringing the market to the people,” Lopue’s Department Store is one of the go-to shopping centers for Bacolodnons. The first Lopue’s store was established more than 70 years ago in the building bought by Ben Lopue Sr. in front of the Bacolod Public Plaza. It is a place where you can find affordable items. You can also shop for groceries at their supermarket

Tip: You can check out the branches of Lopue’s Department Store at the Yoorekka directory.

6. Plaza Mart

Where: San Juan St, Bacolod City

where locals shop in Bacolod

Locals still shops at Plaza Mart.

Image: Writer

Opened in 1965, Plaza Mart City Mall is considered as one of the original shopping malls in Bacolod City. Up to today, Negrenses still shop at Plaza Mart due to their wide array of clothing and shoe stores. There are beauty parlors, clinics, and photo studios inside as well which makes the area alive despite its old-looking structure.

If you’re looking for a bargain, drop by Spirits Boutique where there are gift items, chocolates, crafts, and women’s apparel starting at PhP100.

Tip: There are a lot of shops selling affordable textiles in the area. It is a shopping haven for local fashion designers.

7. Mayfair Plaza

Where: Lacson St., Bacolod City

where locals shop in Bacolod

The façade of Mayfair Plaza

Image: Writer

Mayfair Plaza is a haven for people who love a good bargain. It is a go-to fashion shopping center in Bacolod City because of the on-trend but affordable stuff sold here. There are also restaurants surrounding the area like Balboa Restaurant, Yakiniku Kimstaurant, Kenaji Seafood Restaurant, and many more.

Tip: If you are looking for affordable items, it’s a good idea to see first the stalls located in the middle of the ground floor. Most of the time, items sold there are cheaper than those sold at boutique stores beside them.

Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn and find out the best shopping centers in Bacolod.

Which of these shopping centers in Bacolod City do you love the most? Let us know in the comments section below!

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About Lester Nillos
Lester Nillos is a Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from the University of Saint Lasalle. He loves history and is a heritage advocate in his city. He is a content writer during weekdays and a content creator in Youtube on weekends. He dreams to be a well-known blogger like Wil Dasovich someday.
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