A humble shoe store turned into a mall giant.


The evolution of SM Supermalls is a classic tale almost everybody knows–a modest shoe center opened in Downtown Manila in the late ‘50s that grew to become the country’s leading and largest chain of shopping malls. The company’s journey is remembered by many Filipinos for proving that with passion, perseverance, and patience, dreams do come true.


With more than six decades of outstanding service that helped shape Filipino shopping culture, SM Supermalls is an integral part of daily life; its brand a household name, and its remarkable story an inspiration to all. Yet there is still more about SM Supermalls that people have yet to learn. 


Here are fascinating facts about the country’s most beloved shopping destination: