There’s nothing like a good deal to fuel the flight of cash from your wallet. And in a country where men’s stuff is generally thought to be more expensive than the ladies’, a good deal isn’t exactly a bonus as it is a prerequisite.
Here, the most sulit places to score top-shelf garb, at low(er) prices. Well, yeah, you’d have to gas up your car though…
Laguna is a known outlet store/warehouse haven. But up until a few years ago, you had to know where the warehouses were. Now, they’ve lined up all the shops in a tidy row, and threw in some dining options too—a handy stopover to/from Tagaytay catchily called Paseo de Sta Rosa. Finds:
Adidas apparel and shoes up to 50% off
Levi’s and Dockers pants/shirts up to 50% off
Speedo trunks and gear from 20-75% off
Gap and Banana Republic from 30% off
Giordano at at least 20% off
There’s also a large Nike outlet but while not that discounted, it’s a good place to look for classic styles and large sizes, and shirts are at 40% off.
Also another warehouse hotspot, Pampanga shoppers have now blended deal-scoring with the malling experience with Robinson’s Starmills, where most of the shops are cut-price. Conveniently located near the tollgates, too. Finds:
Guess apparel and accessories from 30% off up
Collezione shirts up to 65% off
Havaianas up to 30% off, but often not the new styles
Olympic Outlet: sporting goods and apparel up to 50% off
Toys R Us up to 70% off—perfect pamasko for all those pesky pamangkins!
Sometimes the best finds are in your own backyard. A tour of the Riverbanks area will yield pleasantly affordable shops and outlet stores. When in Riverbanks – look for the certified outlet store sticker, which means no less than 20% discount is given at that establishment. Some stores:
Converse, Dockers, Levis at least 20% off
Bench up to 50% off
Folded and Hung up to 30%
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