Best Ukay Finds!

If other countries such as America and Canada have thrift shops, Philippines has “ukay-ukay” (to gesture this out: it literally means digging/hauling clothes from a pile or mountain of clothes). Ukay-ukay is very common among Filipinos, and some of the best ukay² stores are found in Baguio City and Tagaytay (northern part of Luzon). You name the brand, and not just a brand, but a taste of luxurious brands like Prada, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Uniqlo, H&M and more..

For years, I have been an ukay-finder myself. Though brand new clothes and bags are always superb, finding ‘Uniqlo’ in an ukay is also a best buy.

Here are some ukay-finds of mine: (pictures to follow)

  1. Burberry handbag
  2. Uniqlo shirts
  3. Uniqlo jeans
  4. H & M top
  5. Banana Republic shorts
  6. Forever 21 top

The thing is, fashion have two sides – the lucrative side where you spend thousands of bucks, and the fashion for less where you get the same quality at a much much cheaper price; the downside is, you ain’t the first user. And hey, if you’re patient enough to haul a mountain of apparels you would definitely find not just one or two but a basket full of  good-as-new, branded, and cheap clothes.

Good luck and happy hauling!