Before 168 Mall was built, there was DIVISORIA MALLÃ¢â‚¬â€for bargain hunters who didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like to navigate the busy streets of Divisoria. Divi Mall is just like 168 Mall, but cheaper. It is air conditioned, with stalls partitioned into pasilios or rows, but also older-looking, and a bit more congested.
The main difference lies in the variety of goods. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking for more fashion stuff like clothes, shoes, bags, then youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re better off at 168 Mall. Divisoria Mall has fashion items, too, but I find the selection at 168 Mall a lot better. Now if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking for knickknacks, gift items, school/office supplies, wedding and corporate giveaways, accessories, kid’s toys and party items, household items, then Divi Mall is the place.
Divi Mall is more accustomed to wholesale buyers. So it would be better to go with a friend who might want to buy the same items. But donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be thrown off by Ã¢â‚¬Å“wholesaleÃ¢â‚¬Â. Here, it just means buying at least 6 of the same items. There is often a huge difference between buying only 1 to 5 pieces versus buying 6 of the same. Example: a mesh hamper goes for P30 each, P17 wholesale (at least 6 pieces).
Here are my recent finds:
Button earrings, P30 each. P10/wholesale.
These days, I find myself neglecting my dangling or chandelier earrings. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been sticking to either hoops/discs or button earrings.
Character totes, P50 each, P35/wholesale.
Wristlet bags, P40 each.
3-in-one headbands, P20 each.
Head scarves, P20 each.
Animal-print totes, P100 each.
Check out George Enterprises just outside Divisoria Mall on Tabora Street, for paper and plastic productsÃ¢â‚¬â€Christmas gift wrappers, paper plates, cups, styros, etc.
There is a Food Court on the third floor, with restaurants such as Jollibee, Greenwhich, and Reyes BBQ among others. Toilets are relatively clean.
* Divisoria Mall is located on Tabora corner Sto. Cristo Streets, Binondo, Manila. It can be accessed via Juan Luna Street or Recto Avenue It is within walking distance from 168 Mall.