TUTUBAN CENTER Shopping Challenge: The Ultimate Bargain Experience

Friday, October 28, 2016

Divisoria is still the most famous place come Christmas time because of the drop-down prices of almost anything that you can think of that you may want to buy. I know for one since ever since I was a kid, my grandmother would always go to Divisoria to buy her different materials because she's a dressmaker, she also buys gifts and wrappers at Divisoria. I remember her telling me that she also buys her clothes at Tutuban Center because of the great deals they have there which is really truly. Fast forward today, Tutuban Center is still one of the malls that offers great deals for all our needs.

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What's amazing is that ever since the Duterte Administration started, there's been a lot of wonderful changes across the country and one of them is the remarkable cleanliness at Divisoria. Before, it's used to be one of the dirtiest places in Manila plus whenever Christmas season is around, it's impossible for you to walk freely since it's so crowded the alleys are filled with vendors, there's not a single street where you can walk that fast. 

Now, everything's in order and really clean, you will not smell any foul odor as well. This is just perfect because it's Tutuban Center will be more accessible for more people. Lighting is much better now in Tutuban as seen in the Main Station, the heritage building where the original train station stood in the 1800s. 

Just in time for the Christmas season, I got this chance to be part of a shopping challenge at Tutuban Center and it was really fun. For Php 1000, how many affordable things can I buy at Tutuban Shopping Center? Let's go on a virtual tour around the place and check out my fab and thrifty bargains.

My first stop was at the RTW section where I bought a sleepwear for only Php 130.00. This is composed of a blouse and shorts perfect for the cold weather come December. You can find different ready to wear clothes here plus towels, undergarments and more. This is located at the Prime Block of Tutuban Shopping Center.

Next stop is at Orignamura store. This is a one-stop-shop for gift ideas, office and school supplies, kitchen wares, bathroom needs and more. I bought some bathroom supplies here as well.

Then off to Toy Store located at the second floor where you can buy almost any toy you can imagine for your "inaanaks". Affordable yet quality and cute finds here and I got to buy some cute stuffs here since they also have gift wrapper and even Halloween costumes too.

For your Christmas decor needs, you can drop by at ASI Novelties. They offer different decors good for all occasions. All are very affordable too.

Last stop is at King's Bakeshop, located at the Food Court Area. I super love all their pastries and breads here, I bought different kinds of bread which me and my Mom really enjoyed. Since I'm a bread lover, this is definitely a one stop bakeshop for me.

Check out some MALL Details here:

Tutuban Centermall serves as the flagship of Tutuban Center. It is a two-storey shopping mall which is considered the center of activity of the entire Tutuban Center.
Centermall houses specialty shops and branded boutiques, restaurants and fast food chains.

From the latest trends in fashion, accessories, textiles, home furnishings and other goods, Prime Block is definitely where shoppers can find all the “in” items that they are looking for.

Designed for the wholesale/retail-oriented Divisoria businessmen, it houses groups or “clusters” of small 8-12 square meter stalls- another first in Divisoria.

As other malls are calling it a night, Tutuban Center continues to indulge its shoppers with novelty items and merchandise up to 12 midnight 365 days a year. It is a one-of-a-kind night market only Tutuban Center can offer.

After an exhilarating shopping at the night market, Food Street is the next stop. It offers refreshments and a variety of menu that will surely satiate the shoppers’ palate cravings.

TC Shopping Plaza serves as an exciting daytime complement to Tutuban Center's thriving Night Market scene.

Tutuban Mall Exhibit offers unique sales and marketing opportunities by providing vendors with venues to come face-to-face with the highest caliber of qualified visitors with buying influence.

Offering a multi-function hall, the TMX is an excellent choice of venue for events. With its flexible lay-out of 2,800 square meters, the TMX can accommodate small to large-scale events, trade shows, corporate and brand activation activities.
With almost 3,000 square meters, TMX can accommodate 150 to 200 exhibit booths.

All in all it was an experience I would definitely want to do again. This is me with my Blogger friend Justin and Angelyn who also enjoyed shopping at Tutuban Shopping Center. I will definitely come back one of these days to shop for great bargain deals with my Mom.
You can also find food chains where you can stop and eat for a while. 

We dined at El Presidente of Binondo where they cater delicious Chinese Food.

Tutuban Center has been a glowing spot for many  sellers and buyers — and it continues to shine brighter as Christmas Day draws near. 

Although it has been, and continues to be, imitated by some malls in the metropolis,  Tutuban Center remains to be a vibrant choice. And for some who prefer to shop for great deals especially during the Christmas season, this is the perfect place to be. 

This exciting shopping alternative carries a varied array of goodies that can meet any checklist, from toys, novelty items, fun and fashionable accessories to home furnishings, gadgets and gizmos and apparel.

So, experience the shopping haven challenge and find affordable and nice deals here 
at Tutuban Center.

Tutuban Center
Claro M. Recto Avenue corner Dagupan St.
Manila, Philippines
Open from 9:00 a.m. - 12 mignight

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Twitter: @TutubanCenter
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