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Life beyond the mall – indie retailers


Megamalls haven’t completely taken over Manila. Cubao-X (Cubao Expo) is a hub of independent retailers on General. Romulo Avenue in Quezon City (a short walk from Cubao MRT station), with numerous indie clothing stores, creative furniture stores, art galleries and thrift shops. Similarly in Makati, some of Manila’s coolest designers have established the Collective (7274 Malugay St, San Antonio).

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