Stores for All Your Travel Needs
8. The travel Club
The store name says it all. For the past two decades, they’ve earned the reputation of being the go-to shop for high-quality luggage and last-minute travel needs. They even sell novelty travel items such as colorful padlocks, cutesy luggage tags, and pocket-sized weighing scales.
Best for: Jetsetters and upscale travelers
Good finds: Top-of-the-line luggage brands such as Victorinox and Tumi
Bratpack is a haven for camping gear, stylish backpacks, and other accessories for the great outdoors. Here you’ll find the latest designs from Jansport, Eastpack, Sanuk, and other rugged brands we’ve grown to love.
Best for: Recreational and adventurous travelers
Good finds: Backpacks, sneakers, and gadget accessories
The Japanese store that sells everything including kitchen sinks, Muji is a one-stop shop for household accessories and travel needs. Although a bit pricey for the average Filipino’s budget, the Martha Stewart in you will love the minimalist design of each product and how they’re artistically organized per shelf and section.
Best for: Artsy and OC travelers
Good finds: Refillable TSA-safe containers and sleep aids such as earplugs
5. Stoked, Inc.
If you’ve visited more than half of our 7,107 islands just for surfing and wakeboarding, this is the shop for you. Run by real surfers and beach babes, Stoked has amassed a cult following in the local realm of action sport lifestyle.
Best for: Surfers and wakeboarders
Good finds: Water sports gear and surfer apparel
4. Aloha Boardsports
A specialty shop where you can get stylish beachwear and water sports gear, surfer dudes and chicks will find more than just the usual Roxy bikinis and boardshorts here.
Best for: Surfers, skaters, and beach bums
Good finds: Swimwear, rash guards, and water sports essentials
3. The North Face
This global brand has branches all over the Philippines where you can choose from their extensive supply of outdoor equipment. Looking for that perfect backpack for your Euro adventure? Planning to run and trek around Asia? TNS is your joint.
Best for: Athletes and backpackers
Good finds: Running apparel and camping gear
They sell utility bags of all sizes to help you organize your cosmetics and personal items. Although their selection isn’t as huge as Muji’s, Beabi is the cheaper alternative if you’re looking for refillable cosmetics containers and reusable mesh bags.
Best for: Moms and packrats
Good finds: Basic toiletry bags and travel sets
1. Department Stores
The likes of SM and Landmark are a hodgepodge of necessities, and you’re sure to find unsung brands that sell affordable cosmetics bags, beach items, and other travel needs. The only downside is that you have to browse through racks upon racks before finding what you really want.
Best for: Bargain hunters
Good finds: Suitcases, bags, travel accessories, and toiletries