Filipinos love anything sulit. As long as an item or a service gives them more than what they paid for, they’d most likely go for it. As retail business boomed, entrepreneurs found a way to make some goods cheaper and more available for the masses. Outlet stores made it in the market and the shopping game has changed ever since.
Ordering in bulk? Why not go to a shopping mecca first and try your hands at bargaining? Wanting to buy that top but it’s too heavy in the pocket? Maybe try a clothing warehouse first and see if you can find a dupe? There are already too many outlet stores in the Philippines, with one shop popping after another. In this article, we list the top six that are worthy of your attention.
Outlet Stores @ Paseo De Sta. Rosa
If we’re only talking about outlet stores, why not head straight to Paseo de Sta. Rosa to get dibs on the goodies’ hot sales? Located just an hour’s drive away from Manila, Paseo de Sta. Rosa itself is a hodgepodge of outlet stores that cater even to the poshest of brands. Going there, you’ll find an Adidas outlet store, different fashion stores with less recognized brands, Park Outlet, and Levi’s. It even has more high-end brands like Havaianas, Bambu, Timberland, Aerosoles, Nine West, Marks and Spencer, and Debenhams.
All these brands seem like heaven’s reach if you’re buying from a renowned shopping mall. But in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, they’ll only have your hands shaking and your heart pumping from the sales you can find wherever you turn. No less than 15% off, let yourself splurge on the good stuff in the outlet stores at Paseo de Sta. Rosa.
Aeropostale, Time Collection, Aerosoles, Payless Shoe Store, Fusion, Nine West, Park, Debenhams, 158 Designers’ Blvd., Samsonite, Timberland, Crocs, Oakley Vault, Mizuno, Rudy Project, Adidas, Tutto Moda, Sports, NBA Store, Anna Leah’s, Bambu, Banana Republic, Gap, Speedo, Levi’s, Bench, Marks & Spencer, Giordano, Multi Brand, American Eagle, Old Navy, Skechers, Adrenaline Sporting Goods, Pottery Barn, Lyric, Nike Factory Store, F&F
Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Beauty Scents Outlet Store
Love perfumes? Good, then you’re in for a treat. In July 2014, Beauty Scents opened its outlet store in Paseo Greenfield City.
As per their Facebook page, “Beauty Scents is the Philippines’ first and biggest, modern outlet store for premium, beauty, and fragrance brands enabling shoppers to find the best deals that aren’t available in any department store.”
As per blogger Rochelle Rivera, “Beauty Scents offers the latest designer fragrances, including hard to find fragrances, with up to 70% off the retail price. They have the largest inventory of 100% genuine, brand name fragrances, skincare products, and cosmetics at the lowest possible prices.”
From this description alone, you can indeed say that Beauty Scents is a real catch in the market, what with it offering fragrances that have not even reached the shopping malls yet. If you want dibs on the latest perfumes, you can be sure Beauty Scents has got you covered. Going to Paseo Greenfield City is but an hour of drive away. With Metro Manila’s traffic, you can escape the hustle-bustle of the city life and go on a quick shopping spree, because something about Beauty Scents says you won’t return home empty handed.
Designed fragrances by Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, John Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Narciso Rodriguez, Issey Miyake; Salvatore Ferragamo; Bvlgari; El Saab; Chloe; Scuderia Ferrari; Jean Paul Gaultier; Ducati; Guerlain Paris
Nike Outlet Store
Ahh, Nike, that shoe brand that’s always giving us a run for our money. When the queue is ridiculously long and some are even taking a trip out of town to buy a pair, you can bet it’s Nike making all the buzz. With a factory store in San Fernando, Pampanga; Sta. Rosa, Laguna; and Mactan, Cebu, you can be sure that the brand’s loyal fans stick with it through thick and thin, through standard prices or sales discounts.
When Nike holds one of its sales promotions, it caters up to 70% off discounts! Even non-fanatics would crave for a pair just to avail of the huge discount offer. Nike typically holds a 1-week sale for the dropped prices, on maximum, so be sure you can grab a pair for yourself before they run out of your size because, in this kind of sale, you can never be too complacent.
Nike Factory Store Pampanga, Caltex Mega Station, KM 62, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), San Felipe, San Fernando Pampanga 2000
NFS SANTA ROSA:
Nike Factory Store, Unit A3-A5, Paseo 4 Building, Paseo de Sta Rosa, Greenfield City, Santa Rosa Laguna, Philippines 4026
Nike Factory Store, Retail 1, G/F Building A, The Outlets, Pueblo Verde, Mactan Economic Zone II (MEZ 2), Mactan, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu Philippines, 6015
Telephone number: (045) 961-7660
Striptop Outlet Store
Striptop Outlet Store is unbeknown to many, but it’s worth a slot in this listicle because, after all, it’s still a huge outlet store! Located in Starmall, EDSA cor Shaw Boulevard, this outlet store showcases many different brands for men, women, and even children. Some of its participating brands are Adidas, Hush Puppies, 101 New York, Oakley, and Europak Bags.
Striptop Outlet Store has a mission of providing alternative choices for shoppers in able for them to buy brands that do not usually go on sale and offer quality products at affordable prices. Striptop’s discounts can go up to 70% so make sure you make it to the big sale before the good stuff run out of stock.
Hush Puppies, Gola, Sebago, New Era, UP, Cushe, EuroPak, Kinetix, Reebok, Hawk, Adidas, Pony, Umbro, Levi’s, Dunlop, Merrell, Diadora, Skechers, Ogio, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Saucony, Pierre Cardin, Italianos, Polo Ralph Lauren, Dockers, Rockport, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Case Logic, Babolat, Exped, Head, Rhinox, S&H, Darlington, Becken, Halo, Deuter, Caribee, Kix, Noa, Eljan Sports, Travelex, Mares, Thomas Laureti, Pin High, ScentChips, Euroo, DigiBabe, Love Hope Faith, Headware, Tasmania, Storage Solutions, Stix, Carlton, Karrimor, In 2 It, Envy, Philips, Targus, Zoggs, Swiss Tech
Ahh, Fabric Warehouse should be the fabric heaven of fashion designers, whether professionals or students, who are always in for cheap thrills. Located in Glorietta, this is a much more convenient place to go to compared to Divisoria where you’d have to fight your way through the crowd.
You can find a wide selection of fabric in this warehouse so you will definitely find what you’re looking for. It’s a tad pricier than other fabric stores but with the convenience of the location, the proximity of the place, and the higher quality of fabric, it’s worth paying a visit. If you’re not sure what you’re getting, there is always a sales personnel to assist you.
Even so, you can be overwhelmed with the variation of the fabric, their colors, styles, texture, and whatnot. As frequent and new shoppers alike would say, going to Fabric Warehouse is like finding yourself in a treasure trove.
Ayala Ave. cor. Hotel Drive, San Lorenzo Village
3/F, G5-319, Glorietta 5,
Makati, 1226 Metro Manila
Telephone number: (02) 638-0566
Robinsons Starmills Outlet Stores
Some people would think that going all the way to Pampanga is such a hassle just to buy a few bags of clothes. But the outlet stores in Robinsons Starmills prove otherwise. High-end brands are always sought after despite the heavy price tags, but why would you settle for the original sales price if you can haggle and go cheaper?
Robinsons Starmills has a wide variety of stores in the outlet department. Almost all the stores in this mall are outlet stores so you would not have a problem looking for your favorite brands and scoring bargains. It’s no wonder many people flock this mall because the sales discounts can go up to 50% off even on the top of the line brands. Some favorites in Robinsons Starmills’s outlet stores are Mango, Guess, Adidas, and Lacoste.
Mogao, American Rag, Levi’s, Mango, Space, Plains & Prints, All Flip Flops, Guess, Brandsmart, Adidas, Hi-Premium, Dunlop Sport, Titleist, Collezione, People Are People, Folded & Hung, Olympic, Toys R Us
Robinsons Starmills website