Photo taken at 168 Mall in Divisoria last month (May) when the eldest daughter shops for items that she will sell on her online shop. It’s early morning, hence, the place (foodcourt) is too large for us to occupy two different seats
- Come in early. Shops/vendors plying the side streets are setting up their wares as early as 7 in the morning. Malls -168 Mall, 999 Mall, Tutuban Mall, Divisoria Mall- opens at 8 am. You’ll find shopping very convenient at the early hours in the morning. Before noontime, every area and shops will be filled with shoppers.
- Carry shopping bags. Both for safety and convenient. Carrying too many plastics is burdensome plus it will invite unwelcoming snatchers. Larger bags with zippers can keep your loot in tact and in place.
- Bring a note. It is important to jot down the number of “pasillo” to remember the exact area of your “suki”. It’s hard getting to the same place because every mall is a labyrinth full of identical alleys and yes, shops.
- Secure your money. There are pickpockets plying around every area in the Divisoria. Be extra cautious with people.
- If possible do not bring gadgets/expensive mobile phones when going to Divisoria. If one must bring a phone, make sure to keep it in your bag or front pockets.
- Do not wear jewelries. This is Divisoria we are talking about.
- Secure your handbag or purses. If possible place your personal bags in front of your body for easy reach.
- Do not bring as many kids (toddlers) onto Divisoria. They might get lost on the pasillos.
- Do not leave your shopping bags unattended.
Keeping these tips in mind will make your shopping journey to Divisoria a success. As one will surely find very cheap items, as long as you knew how to haggle. Sellers offer huge discount on bulk purchases. Buy clothing pieces per dozen, buy curtains per roll, buy accessories and home supply items per pack. It can give a lot of savings for the buyers.
It’ll be fun shopping in Divisoria when you can keep those reminders at bay.