Ukay Shopping 101

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. 

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. 
When you're done and ready to pay

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


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

Angelique Misa said…
Wow! Great finds plus you get to save more! Ukay ukay shopping is a fun too :)
Czjai said…
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
MaryJane Tauyan said…
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. :)
Kero Pinkihan said…
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!

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.

Lourdes Espanol said…
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
Rainne Villena said…
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.
Loved your blog , if you want we can follow each other via GFC , if yes follow me & I will surely follow back!

Patricia Tan said…
omg! I wanna go shopping again! Ang muraaa! I love those pieces too! <3 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! :)

Mrs. Kolca said…
Wow.. hope I can do that too!! :)
Ianne B. said…
Nice post. :) I too am an ukay lover.

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..
Karen Quijano said…
I love your thrift finds! :) And awesome prices too! :D

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