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Few days ago I saw a furniture store, as I glance on the window I could see that it’s pretty good stuff. So I decided to checked it out. Wow, it shock me when I went inside, they had lots of good quality furnitures inside. The name of the store is BENTLEY. It’s just behind Chowking right across Victoria mall in Bajada. I think they had branch in some other areas in the Philippines. This place in my opinion are selling high end stuff. But don’t expect them to be a Thomasville or Ethan Allen in the States though. At least for Philippines, Bentley is good. 😉

One furniture that I saw that I like was a tall dresser, the price tag P95,000. Their was a couch that would turn into a bed, it’s fancy with an earth tone color in a suede fabric price tag P135,000. I also saw a victorian sleigh bed with nice woodwork king size, I think if I remember the price tag P195,000 without mattress.

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They’re also selling lamps, they also had good selection of comforters. I saw one that they had that I kind of like it except the price, it’s price for P80,000. They had lots of paintings if you like victorian, modern or country style. they have it. One painting that caught my eye that I really like, but it’s just expensive price for P145,000, it’s victorian painting.

One place that Bob and I like to buy our furniture is Caravan in Lanang. They had another branch now in Bajada. The name is Tanoy. We bought our couch there for P40,000, the fabric is suede and nice color. They also had good selection of furnitures and comforters, paintings and outdoor furnitures. They can also custom made for you if you like certain design. We had our comforter and curtain made by them. I did asked for discount.

If you want cheaper stuff, theirs lots of furniture place now in the Philippines like Mandaue foam, Golden bell, Emcor.  Most of this furniture places has branches in other big cities here in the Philippines. Most malls here sells furnitures stuff too.

Good luck and have fun shopping!

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Feyma

Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.

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Peter Bennett
13 years ago

Thanks for info Feyma, Gina will be in Manila on Sunday this weekend, I guess she can have a shopping extravaganza, as it is her favourite pastime.

feyma
13 years ago

Hi Peter,
I guess thats our weakness, SHOPPING! 😉 😉

Gina welcome back. Have fun.

Louis
Louis
13 years ago

135,000 for a couch? Mahal Kaau! I bought my furnture during Araw ng Dabaw when everyone was having mad sales, I outfitted the entire house for about that much, including tv, dvd, sala set, beds, appliances and dining set. I guess mileage and tastes are different for everyone.

feyma
13 years ago

Hi Louis- I agree with you that store is really too expensive. Even Me and Bob would not shop there for our house. Too much money. For now we don't need much furniture anyway because we still had our firniture that we brought from the States. We would need some once in awhile. Yeah I heard lots of bargain during Araw ng Davao.

feyma
13 years ago

Hi James- I saw lots of bunkbeds here in the furniture stores in Davao and GenSan. Just curious what part of the country you guys live? I'm surprised you had a hard time getting one.

james
james
13 years ago

im looking for a store where i can buy anything im really looking for bunk beds for my daughters but i can seem to find a web site here in phil can you help me

feyma
13 years ago

Hi Dave- You know what I felt same as you do when I saw those couch. Bob and I would not spent like that amount for a couch. Yeah, it's really something that people just having lots of babies here. I felt sorry for the kids because no good education and not enough food to eat.

Wow, BBQ grill for 128,000 pesos that would be a good grill then… Tempting… 😉

DAVE
DAVE
13 years ago

I almost choked at those prices lol holy cow I could not help but think of the first post that i read of yours which was quite touching about the little beggar girl and i was thinking about there being no real seperation of church and state here so out pops tons of babies that so very few can afford, with the average Filipino making just U$2 a day thats less than 100 peso, how in the world can they even look at a 135,000 peso couch, myself i only get U$600 biweekly and I could not afford that furniture,… Read more »

Buena Oran
Buena Oran
13 years ago

Hi Feyma , I just wanted to ask you how do you ship or brought your furnitures back to the Philippines fron the U.S.? We are planning to move back to Davao in two years from Canada and I dont have a clue how to bring our things back, because I saw you blog that furnitures there are really expensive. One thing more, I read your article re your friend who constructed a new house in Gen San, can you please give me the architect's web site or his name? We are planning to build a house next year there… Read more »

feyma
13 years ago

Hi Buena Oran- When we moved here from the States we brought our stuff. We hired a moving company from Portland. OR. I r can't remember the name of the company though. We brought two containers one 40 ft and 20ft.

About the architect I will ask my friend that had that house you're talking about. Or I will also ask around here for that and I will give you the info.

Good luck to you. Hope to see you guys here then.

John Renfrey
John Renfrey
6 years ago
Reply to  feyma

Hi Feyma, I hope you can help me as I am moving to Surigao Del Sur around the end of this year. If you shipped your furniture over, from Portland, where did the ship dock and how did you get the furniture or containers to Davao? Also can you please tell me the names of some good priced furniture places. I am tossing up whether to bring my furniture with me from australia or buy the basics over there. I dont know where I will be living until I find a suitable house. Also, do you know any websites showing… Read more »

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