Christmas season actually starts as early as September in the Philippines but most people are only able to fulfill their shopping lists by December.
Are you looking for an economical way to add some exciting new pieces to your wardrobe? Then head to every practical fashionista’s paradise and have some fun!
Clothes, shoes, toys, accessories, bags – name it, they have it. This is where the real practical deals are.
This is where I purchase pieces that are chic and trendy. I usually reserve my office clothes to brands that are a little bit more expensive but I relegate my weekend ensembles to clothing stores in Divisoria. I usually head to 168 where my heart does somersaults and cartwheels seeing all the goodies on display. (Disclaimer: I don’t buy everything I see. I am not an impulsive buyer. I usually know what I want and I look for it when I go to a store. More importantly, I have a budget for shopping and I don’t go beyond it.)
Two weeks ago, I decided to attend to my Christmas shopping list to avoid the hordes of people who flock to this local shopping mecca before Christmas.
I pushed myself against a gazillion of other shoppers (eleventh mental note to self: do your Christmas shopping as early as October!) just to reach 168. As fate would have it, 999 mall was directly in front of me when I was finally able to move out of the crowd so I decided to
explore the recently opened building that stands beside the 168 mall.
Although I failed to go around the whole building, I could readily say that it is somewhat a newer version of 168.
What I liked about 999 is its clean and ‘more organized foodcourt.’ I felt like ‘there was less chaos’ as I stood there mentally selecting which food merchant to visit.
I was able to finish my list that day but next year, I will really do my best to do my shopping earlier.
If you happen to visit the two stores on the same day, please let me know what you think. Meanwhile, here are snapshots of clothes and shoes that I took randomly at Tutuban mall and at 168. (^-^)