Manila Shops

By W.A.B. (1937)


A 1937 magazine article takes us on a survey of trendy Manila shops. Targeted readers were a growing number of international arrivals disembarking from several regularly scheduled ocean steamships and weekly landing of Pan American Clippers. Buy handicrafts in the Spanish Walled City, clothes at Rosie’s Frock Shop in the Bayview Hotel and Dewey Blvd., hats at Manila Hat Store in Del Pilar St. Develop your films at Heacocks in the Escolta. Manila, Pearl of the Orient in the 1930’s, a lively Shoppers Paradise. BB

(Source: American Historical Collection at Ateneo University)

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