Yesterday Bebe Metillo was here at our house teaching somebody Bisaya over the Internet. After her class we were talking and she asked me if I want to go with her and shop at the Ukay-Ukay (used imported clothing, purses, shoes and house stuff) place. I told her sure, I’m up to it. So today Bebe came to my house at around 3pm and we headed to the ukay-ukay place. This time we went to the Uyanguren (Chinatown) area. Its fun to go to this kind of place too and get some good bargains.
When we got to Uyanguren the taxi driver dropped us at the spot where a lot of the ukay-ukay vendors are. We started entering a lot of stores that sell purses. They had plenty of them. Some are really in good shape and when I asked the price its way too much more than I expected. If I saw a purse and in good shape and price so much I would rather go to the mall and buy the purse in one of the famous brand there. Some vendors they really overprice the stuff. Its also fun to bargain with them too. A lot of times I will get the price that I asked for though. Sometimes we meet in the middle. One thing to look for there that is good sometimes were sheer curtains. They will have a whole variety of curtains that are in good shape. If they overpriced it just really bargain with them. I saw a lady trying on a gown in one of the shops. The gown is in good condition and the price was just less than 500pesos. Honestly if you saw that gown somewhere here in the mall I would not be surprised its worth over 2k there.
Nowadays there are already a lot of cheaper clothing here in the Philippines. The only thing is that it is also made cheaply. The quality really is bad. We usually just say its disposable. 🙂 That’s why people here go for the UK product (that is the short term of ukay-ukay) because a lot of the product there are good quality. UK product some are made from here and it doesn’t not pass through the quality control. Some might be the zipper are broken or the seamstress missed some buttons. Also some are the surplus from the USA and Europe.
Anyway, lets go to the UK guys. Have fun shopping and bargaining.