ANG PINAKA SIKAT NA SHOPPING CENTER SA METRO MANILA ay ang…
Clothes, accessories, toys, novelties, decorations, pirated films and music, electronics, fruits, dry goods, school, office and household supplies, fabrics, textiles, crafts, novelties, decorations and “everything under the sun” can be found in Divisoria, making it “the MECCA of value shopping” and “the mother of all markets in Manila.” It is considered one of National Capital Region's premiere economic centers, as street shops, tiangge-style bazaars and shopping malls are all found here. The district touches different parts of the city including Binondo, Tondo and San Nicolas.
Over the last two decades various shopping malls were put up in Divisoria to cater to bargain hunters who wanted to avoid the crowds, frenzied atmosphere and maze-like set-up of the outdoor markets. The four major malls currently in Divisoria are:
Tutuban Center Mall
The Tutuban Center Mall was formerly the Tutuban Central Station, converted into a shopping center in 1993.
Divisoria Mall, where mostly wholesale buying is done, is an air-conditioned, three-story building with a basement and a foodcourt. Products such as knickknacks, gift items and giveaways, school and office supplies, accessories, toys, party and household items can be found here. Divisoria Mall is located at the corner of Tabora and Sto. Cristo streets in Binondo.
168 Mall's two connected buildings can be found in between Santa Elena and Soler streets in Binondo. At least a thousand stalls selling fashion items, footwear, accessories, novelty items, furniture and other items can be found across the three floors of the complex, which also includes a foodcourt. The 25,000 sq m complex that caters to the upper A and B classes was named as such because the Chinese consider “168” a lucky number, and it roughly translates to “road to success” in Chinese.
Just across 168, Meisic Mall is located on the corner of Reina Regente and Felipe II. Aside from offering a variety of inexpensive goods for sale, Meisic is also notable for its entertainment area and food court.