Look at a typical Manila crowd and you will instantly see that each person there has a personality that differs from the next. Each and every one has his or her own interests, passions, and hobbies: one might be a wiz at technology while the other might just be the next Picasso. But something that is universally well-loved—no matter your age, gender, or life status—is a good bargain when it comes to shopping. Everyone would agree that nothing is more satisfying than getting more while spending less.
And while shopping in malls and scoring awesome finds in mall sales are great and all that, outlet stores are the answered prayers for those with thin wallets. These stores offer the same products as the ones that can be found in major establishments, but at a lesser price, usually because items offered here are out of season or have slight but generally unnoticeable defects. Excited to go all-out but don’t know where? Check out five can’t-miss Manila outlet stores below!
Address:53A Kitanlad Street, Barangay Doña Josefa, Quezon City
Factory Overruns also has a branch in Pampanga and Muntinlupa.
Image: The Brands Factory Outlet
The Brands Factory Outlet offers items from brands such as Marks & Spencer, Forever 21, and H&M for clothes and Converse and Vans for shoes, to name a few. The brands and products they offer change from time to time depending on the supply. The store also holds sales but a reservation is required before you can go visit the store to avoid overcrowding and also for crowd control. For interested shoppers, check their Facebook page for more details.
Their Libis branch is the largest among their six branches.
Image: The Fabric Warehouse - Philippines
From the name itself, you must already know that The Fabric Warehouse is a source of various fabrics with different styles, textures, and colors. The prices are a tad higher than those of Divisoria or other tiangges (bazaars), but the shopping experience here is more pleasant and tolerable. Moreover, The Fabric Warehouse is also easier to access wherever you are in the metro, as its branches are conveniently located in malls.
Address:Marikina Healthy City Center, 300 Shoe Avenue, Barangay Sto. Nino, Marikina City
Riverbanks Center first opened in 1995.
Image: Riverbanks Center
What’s special about Riverbanks Center is that it isn’t only one outlet store but a collection of them. Brands from Levi’s, Adidas, Hammerhead, and Mossimo are just some of the brands that can be found here. These stores also regularly hold huge sales where items can go for as much as 50% off. If you get tired and hungry from shopping, there are also many eateries and restaurants found within the area since Riverbanks is technically a mall.
4. MJ46 Center
Address:Red Flower Compound, Elizabeth Street corner Sun Valley Drive, Parañaque City
Address:FMF Business Center, Level C, 126 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City
All of Regalong Pambahay’s products are locally made.
Images: Left, @mrschebueno; Right, @jolucasia
While Regalong Pambahay’s outlet store is located in Mandaluyong, it also has branches in Pasay, Quezon, Makati, and Pampanga. The store offers trinkets and decorations for the home with products such as plates, vases, picture frames, and lanterns. They also hold seasonal sales where items can go up to 70% off. For those who are far from its branches, the store also accepts orders and deliveries around the country.
No matter what you’re shopping for, a good bargain is never a bad thing. And a good bargain is exactly what these outlet stores can offer!
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What are your go-to outlet stores? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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