Aldevinco Shopping Center

| 2009/02/26 | 21 Comments

In all the places to shop here in Davao City, there’s no place quite like Aldevinco. This is the place to visit for all ethnic handmade products.

For more than 40 years, Aldevinco has become a landmark of the city. It showcases the rich culture and heritage of Mindanao through the abundant array of Batik products like bags, dusters, slippers, table cloths, textiles and indigenous musical instruments.

The place actually is a mini-mall with plenty of small stalls. Access is easy because it’s located at the heart of the city along C.M. Recto Avenue. The shopkeepers are friendly and very accomodating and if you are skilled in haggling, you can save lots of shopping money.

Everytime a friend from Manila comes here in Davao for whatever reason, I usually take them here and they’ll just be thrilled at the unique and beautiful handicrafts and the low prices.

Aldevinco Shopping Center

Photo credit: Mynetbizz

Plenty of Sarongs like this. Attractive body not included.

Photo credit: 1 World Sarongs

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  1. JessQ says:

    I guess that “attractive body” must be your wife’s!!?? Not for sale, I should say. By the way, which is cheaper now, items from the stalls of Aldevinco or at the SM Mall?

    • Marlene says:

      JessQ, that’s Peter’s gf, maybe, hahaa! SM and Aldevinco almost have the same price when it comes to Sarong and Batik. But most original ones are found in Aldevinco.

  2. Hahaha…this is funny! That photo is actually a product that we sell at 1 World Sarongs.

    The model is Nora and is modeling our Aqua Sarong. She still models sometimes and also works for 1 World Sarongs.

    We haven’t been to Davao yet but hear it’s lovely. I’m sure you have wonderful sarongs there too…but if you want to get your sarong before you go…come to 1 World Sarongs. Plus you can see lots more beautiful models and pictures.

    Peace to you all and enjoy the tropics!

    1 World Sarongs

  3. I enjoyed shopping in Aldevinco when i went to davao in 2005. I asked my cousin to teach me how to “negotiate” in Bisaya so I guess that’s why i got big discounts. Plus, I went there an hour before closing time. So, the stall owners were more eager to give me a bargain..I think. 😀

    • Marlene says:

      Hello, thanks for visiting this site.

      Good to know you’ve been to Davao. Hahaa! you got it, that must be the best time to shop and bargain.

  4. Ana says:

    how much does one sarong costs?

  5. nicole says:

    hello! i would like to ask if there are stores in aldevinco who sells batik pants and sarongs online? thanks!

  6. kervin says:

    i have 1 million dollar . pwde to mapachange ?

  7. yvonne reyes says:

    what are the stores where I will find —- textiles and indigenous musical instruments.

  8. grace says:

    hello ill just wanna ask if there is a stall inside the aldevinco that selling a bridal gloves?

  9. grace says:

    i look for everywhere in here in davao city but i cant find a store that have bridal gloves display

  10. ann says:

    do you have contact numbers of stalls inside aldevinco??

  11. Liza says:

    sa aldevinco ba mayron thai baht exchange to peso kasi ang alam ko hindi lahat ng money changer nagpapalit ng thai baht majority nila usd ang eauro and sterling pound pero yen mayron cla pero hindo ko pa narinig sa davao mag exchange ng thai baht kaya gusto kung malaman asap…pls kung sino may alam.

  12. estan says:

    nice post on aldevinco but unfortunately, you didn’t even bother crediting my site/me for the second to the last photograph. Please include credit: Estan Cabigas, Or else, I will report this site.

    • Marlene says:

      Hi! This post was written by our contributor, Peter, and we had no idea he “stole” that picture from your site. My apology. I could have given you the credit you deserve but your unkind and unfriendly tone compelled me to delete it.

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