Tuesday, October 25, 2005

ukay-ukay

Ever since i got back from baguio, i have been more fascinated with ukay-ukay. Here in the philippines, this is what we call stores that sell second hand clothes. some people don't like the idea of getting hand-me-downs.. let alone BUY them! Personaly, I really don't mind at all! A couple of years ago, i had to change my WHOLE wardrobe due to the addtional 20 lbs i now house inside my fat storage system. i had a garage sale in our house and earned PhP 4,000+ by selling jeans for 60 pesos and shirts for 30 pesos.. plus all the junk na ok pa like my statio collection when i was a kid, some erasers, old figurins, bags, shoes etc. (tsk, nasenti tuloy ako)here's a pic of the girls and i in baguio. hindi pa kami naliligo niyan at suot pa namin ang pantulog namin when we went out (gross no?) dats sarah, moi, gen and katz:
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nways, one of things i looked forward to before going up to Baguio (this is the summer capital of the Philippines) was to go ukay-ukay shopping! kaya lang mahal! they'd even sell stuff for 120! heeeeeeelllloo??? anu itu? brand new sa sm? nway, ang best seller sa akin ay ang 80's vintage outfits na super cute! aaah! being on the big side made it hard for me to find my size though. even if i really liked the style, them clothes just wont fit! then there were these cute shoes na 550 daw! huuuwaaat? eh yung huli kong binili na flats sa landmark 420 lang! Best buy din daw ang designer jackets.. although i just bought a super thick trench coat na purple!!! for 250.. kahit na wala akong idea kung saan ko sha gagamitin ano?
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when i got back to manila, i discovered this ukay-ukay shop near our house. it' s real big with a good selection. i also found out that the owner is from baguio and had a shop in Bayanihan (ukay-ukay place) in Baguio as well. He had a sale na 3 for 100 kaya super bili ang lola mo! sa sobrang tuwa ko, the blouse i picked out had a hole sa may kilikili! mweheheh! be careful lang when you buy. make sure the shirt doesnt smell like B.O.! yuck!
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7 comments:

cherry-flavored ampalaya said...

gusto ko rin sana magpa-garage sale sa dami ba namang junk and old clothes namin sa bahay (para na nga kaming bodega e) kaso nga lang, kailangan ko maghire ng guards kasi sa dami ba namang snatcher at salisi gang sa caloocan. -_-;

anyway, dapat sumama ka sa mga office mates ko na ukay queens of manila. blouses for 20 and 4 pairs of boots for 1000 pesos ang mga latest finds nila.

dessa girl said...

talga? i remember my sister got boots for 150 in bf. tapos may free girbaud na hat. sobrang cute!san usually nag uukay officemates mo? meron ba sa south? i heard there's one in laguna..

watson said...

hokaaayyy.... UK overdrive ka pa rin pala dessagirl. hehehe. Sa Evangelista merong shops but not for clothes. Mga abubot naman. My wife and I occasionally go there but we don't buy much. Mga plato at baso lang. Super puno na ng abubot ang apartment eh.

dessa girl said...

i think you did a blog on this before and nainggit ako mashado.. nways, i'm not supposd 2talk 2u 2day due to the absence of jo-lo. hmp! you said you'd bring my inaanak!

watson said...

Bukas ng hapon darating si Jo-Lo. Kayo muna ang mag-alaga ha? :-) Super shopping muna kami ng Mommy nya.

Princess Em said...

piece of advise, dont buy hand me down clothes or clothes at baka may kilikili power o alipunga ang dating may-ari nun at mahawa ka...its ok for bags and other things you dont wear..unless you know the previous owner of those..heto ay isang paalala lamang, hija..

dessa girl said...

watson: naku! ang cute ni jo-lo! kakatapos ko lang sha panggigilan! grrrr!

princess em: um, i have lots of ukay ukay stuff already.. so far, hindi pa naman ako nagkaka b.o... unless hindi sinasabi sakin ng friends ko na amoy panis na onions na pala ako... ewwww!

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