Ukay Shopping 101

3:10 PM roviedear 34 Comments

Hi guys! You all know how much I love Thrift shopping. 70% of my outfits are always ukay (cause you know I'm so kuripot) unless I find a very lovely dress from a retail brand (which I did at Ensembles and Forever 21 a couple of days ago) that I cannot resist. Since I'm going to Korea on thursday (as a company incentive trip) I had to shop for winter clothes as we were advised that the weather will range from 0 to 10 deg on that country. I already bought a couple (coat from surplus shop and leather skirt at Forever 21) I am still not satisfied with my clothes. So, I went to my favorite Ukay-ukay here at Roosevelt / Congressional to shop for my winter attire.

Which, I took the opportunity to share with you how I ukay ukay my clothes. 
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Before you find or decide to ukay, set first your goal. Why do you need to shop? What kinds of clothes you need to find? In my case, I had to find winter outfits. 
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When you're done and ready to pay
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I cannot believe that I got everything for only P530! I remember buying one coat for 1k at retail brands which made me regret it after buying so many items half its cost. However; I enjoyed my ukay shopping cause it took me less than an hour to find l the things I need because I went there with a goal and a specified budget on mind.

Hope you learned from this post. Shall post ukay stuff soon!

Much Love,
The Bargain Doll

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34 comments:

megannmonday said...

Please take me to ukay-ukays!!! :( I want a bunch of things from the ones you showed on here. Huhuhu.


xx Megann / STYLE SURGERY

Wow! Great finds plus you get to save more! Ukay ukay shopping is a fun too :)

My mommy friends at school are ukay addicts, and just recently I discovered why! I went to the ukay with them the other day and I managed to find a UNIQLO tee and an Esprit shirt with their tag prices still intact! :)

Mrs. Kolca said...

It's been a while since my last ukay! The last time I went to an ukay store, I found a scarf printed top for only P35. Super! :)

Dys Pacete said...

Ukay is LOVE. :D

pg umuuwi aq ng pinas super hoard aq sa ukay ukay kc yung cheap clothes dito mg mura prin pinas tlg grabe! xx

Florence LM said...

Good buys! I used to go ukay stores before somewhere in Anonas Project3. There's a building there with 4floors - all ukay shops! :)

eyahnism said...

Weee! I'm an ukay girl as well. I remember I bought this 86 pesos sweat polo then I went tom megamall and saw the same thing at department store (Candies) which cost around 1.8k :) I was so happy when I saw that.. I even bought a printed leggings worth 50 pesos last september and now they're "in" haha.. what a great steal :) I want to see more ukay finds from you share me the link everytime you have new one ah I'm happy to see it. :)

Now this is the foremost thing I miss in the Philippines. Ukay fashion is so fabulous yet so inexpensive!! But like you, i always go for the 3 for 100 items and maybe some leather or carry all bags too.

MrsMartinez said...

Nice white Jessica coat!


xoxo
MrsMartinez

Hannah said...

I should really start visiting more ukays. Maybe this summer, when I'm not so busy! :)

MissApriil said...

still haven't jumped in to the idea of thrift shopping >.< idk why, di pa siguro sanay :p

Ann said...

Great post Rovie! =) And I do find great pieces from the "3 for 100" rack =)

Jenniya said...

This post reminds me to visit ukay stores again. I love ukays too.

XX,
IamJenniya

I have never tried shopping in an ukay2 store. But I'm also "kuripot" so I would like to visit one of these stores someday.

I love ukay-ing! Some pieces don't look like ukay at all! Plus the price is really good :)

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Helen Blas said...

Ikaw na reyna ng ukay finds! I pass by that ukay store everyday pero di pa ko pumapasok jan! :P Let's ukay, Rovie! Like ko pag nakakabili ako ng maganda na 3 or 4 for P100! Super saya. Haha

Ukay ukay!!! Gusto ko mag ukay ukay din. :)) Daming mura't magaganda sa ukay ukay!! :D

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Aileen A. said...

Woot! Wait, where exactly in Congressional? I wanna check :3

I really go crazy over ukay ukay! 80percent of my wardrobe is from ukay2! And ung hindi naman mga regalo and bigay or hand me down from friends :D Im so kuripot din kasi! And yay for winter clothes! Enjoy korea Rov!!! <3

subham rai said...

OMGNESS ! I am absolutely in love with this shop & actually I am a thrift shop addict too.
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Patricia Tan said...

omg! I wanna go shopping again! Ang muraaa! I love those pieces too! <3

girl.spot said...

You have that ukay skill!! I'm so envious!!! Please take me there!! And is the tiger print sweater/pullover included? I want that!!!! :D

iammorena said...

do you know of any other good ukay ukay stores near mandaluyong or makati? i love you blog!

Arra A. said...

I really want to try ukay shopping. I do buy at surplus shops but never tried ukay. I actually visit a few before near my old office and I was overwhelmed though I really looked on the racks and didn't find what I wanted. Good thing I read this post at least now I know the 'how-to' when it comes to ukay. I will definitely give it a try and visit a few more! :)

Arra
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Mrs. Kolca said...

Wow.. hope I can do that too!! :)

Ianne B. said...

Nice post. :) I too am an ukay lover.

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Bea said...

Oh my god, where is this? :)

shirley said...

are this ukay place u mention is near with makati? pls email me the direction details..i love to go too.. luvley85@gmail.com

Karen Quijano said...

I love your thrift finds! :) And awesome prices too! :D

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