Shopping is such a mood booster. This is why those who can afford it go and do some retail therapy when stressed out or having a rough day. If a selection of upscale shopping malls is what you’re looking for, head over to Bonifacio Global City (BGC), we’ll show you the five best malls to give you a unique shopping experience and Instagram worthy spots.
SM Aura Premier
8 McKinley Parkway
The unusual architectural style and unique design of this shopping mall make it very hard to miss. But aside from its structure, SM Aura Premier has grown into its identity as a lifestyle, shopping, and dining hub because of the number of high-end stores and restaurants located inside the mall.
What makes it unique: For a different kind of dining experience, head over to the mall’s Sky Park, a peaceful and relaxing green rooftop park where you can choose from several different bars, cafes, and restaurants. Aside from its mall, people also visit SM Aura for events held in its very own SMX Convention Center.
Bonifacio High Street
Bonifacio High Street (BHS) is the first main street retail concept in the Philippines. It is not merely a place to shop. It has become a lifestyle and cultural center that celebrates the best in Filipino architecture, artistry, and design. Its themed zones in eight buildings along twin boulevards celebrate the modern aspects of good living—fashion, health & beauty, home, sports, technology, and special interests.
What makes it unique: BHS is the place-to-be for those who are into designer brands, flagship stores, and high-end retail shopping. But it is not just a place for food and shopping enthusiasts. The clean, fresh environment, along with the aesthetic design, has made this a popular place for dog walking, family outings, and hanging out with friends. You can find a good place anywhere along BHS to enjoy the vibe and marvel at installation art. Interactive entertainment line the BHS hub anchored by a generously sized activity park nearly a kilometer in length and 40-meters wide.
One of the newer upscale shopping malls in BGC. Uptown Mall is located at the Uptown Bonifacio complex in the Northern part of BGC. Uptown Mall houses high-end retail stores, numerous foreign brands, and world-class cinemas.
What makes it unique: Uptown Mall is perfect for urbanites who want to do something exciting any time of the day. It has a 24-hour cinema, restaurants open until 3:00 am, and various nightspots. At the mall’s perimeter front is a Las Vegas-style Fire and Water Show featured every night from 6:00 pm onwards for mall go-ers to enjoy. The Uptown Parade is a two-level dining mall offering 25,000 square meters of al fresco dining space that houses the newest foreign restaurants and the biggest lifestyle destination.
People from all walks of life shop and dine in Market! Market! because of its diverse shops with endless selections at affordable prices and its eateries and good dining finds. The Metro Market! Market! Department Store carries a combination of good quality brands at great value.
What makes it unique: In the mall section called Fashion Market, you will find retail fashion shops and stalls selling an assortment of clothing apparel, shoes, and accessories at affordable prices, making it a go-to place among thrift shoppers. At the top floor is BaseKamp, a climbing wall operated by Camp Sandugo retail store. In the I.T. Alley at Level 4 are stores and stalls that sell all types of gadgets and provide gadget repair services. In the outdoor market section called the Fiesta Market, you will find a variety of stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetable products, native delicacies, plants, dry goods, regional food specialties, and gourmet food. The mall is easily accessible to all commuters with its own Market! Market! Transport Terminal.
Venice Grand Canal Mall
Upper McKinley Road
Venice Grand Canal Mall, popularly known as Venice Piazza, is a top destination for romantic date nights and family dinners with its sights and sounds inspired by one of Italy’s most romantic cities. It is located in McKinley Hill, a high-end residential and commercial area just at the border of BGC.
What makes it unique: The mall’s man-made Grand Canal where you can go for a Gondola ride offers a one-of-a-kind experience with its full-on luxurious Venetian vibe. Its unique ambiance and the intricate details of the Italy-inspired structures have certainly made this place Instagram worthy.