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Sunday, August 6, 2017

all about thrift shopping

Hi guys!

So, I haven't blogged in a few months because I've been busy with work, and my personal life. Well, anyway, this blog post is all about ukay or thrift shopping. I'm going to do a thrift haul on the blog, and on my YouTube channel (which I'm currently working on). The clothes are in the wash though so this blog post will be all about tips on how to thrift shop, and where to thrift shop here in Manila.

 I was able to buy 6 bags worth of clothes for only 2000 pesos.


This is the inside of the Anonas LRT ukay ukay.



First things first, where do I thrift shop? 

My girlfriend was the one who actually introduced me to thrift shopping. We went to the Anonas ukay-ukay, the first by the LRT station, and the second one at Lolo Oboy's ukay complex.

So how do you get there?

From Gateway, you take the line to Santolan, and get off at the next stop AFTER Gateway which is Anonas. And as soon as you get to the station, exit to the right and go down a couple of stairs and the ukay-ukay should be on your right. It is HUGE so you might wanna bring a bottle of water with you there. It gets pretty hot in there too since it's not air-conditioned so you should wear comfortable clothes.

The next ukay ukay we went to was Lolo Oboy's ukay complex which is a four story complex filled with ukay-ukays. It's like ukay heaven. So this ukay complex is near the LRT station, and right before the palengke. 

What should you bring?

So, as I said earlier, wear comfy clothes and shoes. Dress down. Bring water, and baby wipes, and a hand sanitizer. If you are allergic to dust like me, take an antihistamine before going to the ukay. Some clothes can be dusty, so better take an antihistamine to counter that. Bring an ecobag to store your loot. 

What can you find at these thrift stores?

At the Anonas LRT ukay, you can find tons of clothes. I was able to buy 4 pairs of mom jeans for only 240 pesos. I was able to find 55 peso sweaters too. At Lolo Oboy's ukay complex, I was able to buy tons of jackets for less than 200, and I found a Balenciaga jacket there too. 

What should you expect when you go thrift shopping?

Expect to be there for hours. And don't rush. Take your time to go through all the racks, and get what catches your eye, and just sort it out later. Expect that some clothes will have stains, and that some clothes will be dusty. Don't just buy something because it's cheap, but also think of outfits that can work around the things you're gonna buy. Think of outfits you can wear with the clothes you buy. Think of how many times you'll be able to use it. 



So, that's it, you guys. I hope you guys have fun thrift shopping! If you have any questions or suggestions, please comment down below. Please do watch out for my thrift haul on the blog, and on my upcoming YouTube channel! 💕







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