Monday, August 13, 2012

Great Shopping Spree at Paseo de Sta Rosa


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It’s happy Sunday once again and for now I would prefer the whole day shopping while enjoying my time with the whole family. 



It will be a long ride to Manila and another 45 minute drive to SM Sta Rosa, the nearest place I could go to aside from Nuvali is Paseo de Sta Rosa located at Greenfield City in Sta Rosa Laguna along Balibago-Tagaytay Road.


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Paseo de Sta Rosa is  Greenfield City’s commercial and lifestyle center.  Here you can enjoy shopping at various brand outlet stores and usually SALE is on almost every weekend or even everyday with new items on display and a lot more to replenish from time to time. Last month after strolling at Tagaytay, we stop by here to eat at a restaurant then went to Nike Park Outlet  and saw this Airmax 2011 shoes with a huge 50% off the price but I didn’t buy it because I still have a new Adidas Shoes. A NIKE shoes at a regular price may cost less due to 70 percent off discounted price at the two Nike outlets here in Paseo de Sta Rosa.


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We visited again the Nike PARK Outlet unfortunately the AIRMAX shoes that I saw last month is no longer available but they have AIRMAX 2009 model, I don’t like the color though it is beautiful. Then we decided  to visit the Nike Factory Outlet Store and as expected was on red hot sale. I can say red hot because the drop down is unbelievable. The Nike Factory Outlet Store is the newly opened outlet store in Paseo de Sta Rosa. I saw one model that I also like. Without hesitation I bought it knowingly that it may not be available next week and just not to have the same regrets on an AIRMAX model that I saw last month and now it is gone.


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Other brand outlets includes Marks & Spencer Outlet, Debenhams Outlet Store, Mizuno, Nine West, Gap & Banana Republic Outlet, Aerosoles, Payless, Speedo, Adidas, All Flipflops, Crocs, G-Force, Cinderella, Rudy Project, Bench Depot, and Levi’s just to name a few.

While I’m busy shopping for my stuff, my wife and daughter also busy shopping and looking for accessories, dresses, and sizing ladies and kids shoes at Payless and Brand Smart

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Brand Smart sells chic dresses at a very good price.



If you have been hungry after shopping, there are also plenty of food choices here. I would recommend  Kanin Club if you would like to have a heavy lunch, for pizza lover's like me, Big 30 is the place to be where they have this huge 30 inch pizza, and off coarse Shakey's, and Yellow Cab .  There are also bars and restaurants here, Guilly's Island, Grilla, Zong, El Simon, Chill & Grill, Ryuma Ramen, Poquito Mas, The Old Spaghetti House, Racks, Razon’s, Ryuma.  Expats, students even executives from international companies in Laguna Technopark (LTi) and Laguna International Industrial Park (LIIP) may be seen brainstorming or reading newspaper, busy navigating their laptops, tablets, iPads, or iPhones while sipping on their own favorite coffee flavor at  Starbucks,and CafĂ© Breton.  Some people who don’t have luxury of time and more prefer to grab a quick bite may be seen eating at Quick Service Restaurants such as Jollibee, Chowking, Pancake House, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, among others.There are also several spas, salons and dental clinics here to pamper yourself.

For Students from Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Don Bosco, De La Salle Canlubang, or St Scholasticas College, and soon Merriam College and Xavier School may have to need to get their school materials because the National Bookstore is here to serve.  For a quick medicinal needs or some quick grocery for everyday needs there is Mercury Drugstore within the reach.
It is also easier to shop at Paseo because the place is not crowded. You can feel the cool breeze by hopping from one store to another. The prices are reasonable and the varieties are endless.  



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There is also a mini park if you just want to have a stroll or just sit and relax, go to the Promenade or Plaza Regina. You can find benches here where you can read or listen to  your favorite iBooks with the help of voice over command in your iPhone (if you prefer while enjoying the view and see people who passes by) or simply tune in to your favorite mp3.

Sta Rosa Laguna is truly becoming to be the new growth center in the country and more businesses and corporations are starting to evolve not just in Sta Rosa but to nearby towns of Binan, Canlubang, and Calamba. With this Paseo also gets bigger and better with new quality retail outlets, and dinings found in the newly built Paseo 4.  Another building is rising which may be called the Laguna Central which will house the pioneer in hypermart, Shopwise Inc.