Bargain Hunting

Bargain Hunting At Laguna’s Outlet Stores

We found ourselves in Laguna over the weekend because of a press event, and figured we’d stop by Laguna’s Paseo de Sta. Rosa (known for its outlet stores) for a bit of shopping.

Paseo at Sta. Rosa

Outlet stores at Paseo de Sta. Rosa.

Seriously, guys, if you’re looking for bargains on big, popular brands, this is the place to look for them. There are a ton of options, with discounts going as high as 70%. Here are a few of our favorite stores:

1. Bench/ Depot

Bench Depot

Treasure trove of bargains from brands under the Bench/ group.

A treasure trove of great bargains from brands, both foreign and local, under the Bench/ group, such as Pedro, Charles & Keith, Bench, Mothercare, La Senza, Celio, F&X, and Cotton On. There are two stores actually, both with sprawling, large spaces. Also a plus, the atmosphere of the stores do not feel like most outlet stores (read: dark and depressing), which makes for a pretty comfortable shopping experience.

2. Giordano


If you’re a fan of Giordano, check out bargains here.

Great pieces from the popular Giordano brand at bottom-of-the-barrel prices. They have a particularly great selection of long-sleeved shirts and pants in a variety of sizes for guys and girls. Discounts as high as 50-70% are fairly common.

3. 158 Designer’s Blvd.

158 designer's blvd.

Look for bargains on luxury brands here.

158 Designers’ Blvd. mostly sells expensive, luxury brands, so this is a good place to go to if you’re looking for discounts on your favorite high-end designer brands. At the time we went, they were selling a pretty decent selection of Tod’s and Bally bags and shoes, with discounts as high as 30-40%. This translates to a staggering Php25k to Php30k discount for really expensive items.

4. Bambu


Wide variety of flip-flops.

If you’re into flip-flops (and which Filipino isn’t?), drop by Bambu. They carry the sandal brands Ipanema, Grendha and Rider, and give discounts as high as 50% off. They have very accommodating sales staff too, which made for a wonderful shopping experience.