If there’s one thing Filipinos are extremely good at, it’s haggling and hunting down the best bargain centers, be it obscure ukay-ukay shops, factory outlet stores, or vintage flea markets.
We love to shop on the cheap, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, buying “cheap” doesn’t always spell big savings in the long run, as not all “cheap buys” are meant to last long. Like they say, you only get what you pay for.
If you want the best value for your money, choose to spend your money at stores where cost and quality meet halfway. There are a number of shops that offer affordable items without compromising quality.
Below is a list of warehouses, surplus shops, and factory outlet stores in the Philippines that you should check out now for your early Christmas shopping.
Best sneaker stores in Manila
Shopping for budget sports apparel, shoes, sneakers, or active wear? Why settle for cheap rip-offs when there are outlet stores and factory overruns that carry your favorite brands for so much less?
1. Nike Factory Outlet
Branches: Ground floor Riverbanks Center, Barangka, Marikina; North Bound SLEX Mamplasan Pilipinas Shell, Sto. Tomas, Binan City, Laguna; Caltex Mega Station, KM 62, North Luzon Expressway, San Felipe, San Fernando Pampanga; Retail 1, G/F Building A, The Outlets, Pueblo Verde, Mactan Economic Zone II (MEZ 2), Mactan, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
Nike is one of the most sought-after brands when it comes to athletic shoes, fitness clothes, and high-quality sports equipment. Good thing Nike Factory Outlet Stores have several branches around the metro. There you can score quality items at an affordable price. You can follow their Facebook page to get notified about their latest sale promo.
2. Adidas Factory Outlet Marikina
Location: Ground floor Riverbanks Center, Barangka, Marikina
3. MJ46 Center
Location: Red Flower Compound, Elizabeth Avenue corner Sta. Ana Drive, Sun Valley Subdivision Paranaque
4. The Playground Premium Outlet
Location: Ground floor Nodison Centre Building, Marcos Highway, San Roque, Marikina
Best warehouse clothing outlet stores
1. Paseo Outlet Store
Location: Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Rd., Don Jose Sta.
Paseo Outlet Store in Laguna is considered the country’s largest factory outlet store as it houses more than 50 international brands. Some of the brands that you can shop for there are Adidas, Converse, Giordano, Nike, Skechers, and Speedo.
2. Acienda Designer Outlet
Location: 48 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway cor. Balubad Road, Bgry. Lalaan I Silang, Cavite
Just like Paseo in Laguna, Acienda Designer Outlet is a multi-brand lifestyle hub that features different stores that will cater to your shopping needs. Some of the brands you will find there are Converse, World Balance Pop-up Store, Mango, Guess, Levi’s, and Fila.
3. Levi’s Factory Outlet
Branches: Designer’s Depot, Quirino Avenue, Manila; 2258 Chino Roces. 2/floor Alphaland Mall, Makati
4. Folded & Hung / Jelly Bean
Location: 1225 Quezon Avenue, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Quezon City
5. Striptop Outlet Store
Location: Starmall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
6. Tshirt Factory Outlet
Location: 1723th-floor Cityland Herrera Tower, Valero St. Salcedo Village, Makati
Best surplus shop for kitchen, furniture, and home improvement
Sprucing up your home doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Improve your abode on a budget with these kitchen and home improvement warehouses that also offer cost-effective options for both business establishment owners and remodeling contractors alike.
1. Regalong Pambahay Outlet Store
Location: Level C, FMF Business Center, 126 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong
Decorate your humble abode without breaking the bank. Head to Regalong Pambahay Outlet Store to score cheap but well-crafted home accessories and furniture.
2. Joyce Japan Plus
Location: 4682 Old Sta. Mesa cor. Bagong Panahon, Manila
If you are looking for dressers, cabinets, dining sets, or glassware, head to Joyce Japan Surplus Shop. You can purchase reasonably priced items. You can also follow their Facebook page as they upload new batches of their items every now and then.
3. Japan Junk Thrift Shop
Location: 2nd Floor FCD Building 700 JP Rizal St. cor. Pililia St., Makati City
This surplus shop is known to sell high-quality toys and affordable baby stuff. Most of their items are still in good condition. They also have a branch in Kamuning, Quezon City.
4. Home Factory Outlets
Branches: 14 Williams St. Mandaluyong City; Ayala Fairview Terraces, Quirino Highway cor. Maligaya St. Novaliches, Quezon City
5. MK Kitchen Equipment
Location: Lot 1a-3 Pioneer Street corner Reliance Street, Mandaluyong
Surplus shop for food, books, and novelty items
Growing a hobby and fulfilling one’s passion requires some investment too. While some may opt to just to save money and spend on necessities instead, you can attain your wants for a lower cost—may it be a porcelain plate collection, book anthologies, baking cakes, and pastries, or cooking fancy cuisine.
Location: Diliman Basement Level, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
2. Chocolate Lover Inc.
Location: 45 P. Tuazon Street, Cubao, Quezon City
3. Wine Warehouse
Location: 217 Nicanor Garcia, Bel-Air Village, Makati City
4. MSM American Surplus
Location: 809 EDSA corner Scout Borromeo, South Triangle, Quezon City
5. Mega Office Surplus
Location: 2500 Jose Abad Santos Avenue Tondo, Manila
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(This article was written on Oct 3, 2019, and updated on January 6, 2020.)