BAGUIO | Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Lakad Pilipinas

A Retake of a Shot I Did Years Ago

A favorite past time in Baguio is shopping through the multitudes of ukay ukay stores found along its streets.

Ukay ukay’s for the uninitiated are stores selling second hand apparels, these are shipped from overseas in bulk and are  sold as is.
Ukay Ukay Rubber ShoesThere are several major ukay ukay centers in the city center; Bayanihan, found at the far end of Burnham Park, Skyworld at Session Road, Park Lane at the back of Skyworld, U-Need which is near People’s Park and Hilltop, in the vicinity of Baguio’s market.

Bargains awaits those who are patient enough to enter the dim mazelike corridors of these stores and sift through all its hangered clothes and bins of whatnots.

Almost everything can be found here; shoes, toys, jeans, bags, shirts, sweaters and all sorts of knick-knacks.

We found the most expensive and cheapest ones being sold at Bayanihan. Designer bags are displayed at the ground level, costing several thousands. We asked one of the vendors there for the most expensive one they were selling, he told us that they once sold a Php60,000 bag, an Alexander Wang Rocco; L told me it was the It bag.  
 
Branded Bags at Bayanihan Ukay UkayGoing up through its narrow rickety stairs, prices drop considerably for the apparels being sold. Climb further up and clothes can be had for as low as Php10.00, equivalent to buying a serving10 Each! of fishballs.

On this particular visit to Baguio’s ukay ukay, we were hunting for leather boots.

We checked out the shoes at Skyworld but they seemed expensive (well relatively expensive since we were looking for the lowest priced ones that were up to our standards). The best ones we found were at Bayanihan, boots here start from Php300.00 upwards, and the quality and designs were not shabby at all, in fact they looked expensive.

We hunted some more and ultimately found The One at Park Lane for Php250.00, patience indeed pays off when shopping through these ukay ukay’s.

Pick your Picks! Shoes and Bags at Ukay UkayShoes and More Shoes at Baguio's Ukay Ukay

 

PART OF A 4-DAY BAGUIO SERIES
Trip Itinerary-Summary | People Watching at Burnham Park | Burnham Park’s Orchidarium| Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Zola Resto Café
50’s Diner | Veniz Grill Breakfast Buffet | Walking Around Tam-Awan Village | The Art of Tam-Awan | Tam-Awan Café 
The Architecture of BenCab Museum | The Art Inside BenCab Museum | Café Sabel | Café by the Ruins | Night Market
The Haunting of the Laperal White House | PNKY Travel Café | The Funky PNKY Travel Café Menu | Camp John Hay’s Eco Trail
Lost Inside Camp John Hay’s Golf Course | Starbucks at Camp John Hay Revisited | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug | Mt Cloud Bookshop
Oh My Gulay! Redux! | The Lights Across Baguio’s Hills | Hotel Veniz | Public Market Pasalubongs 

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, May 9, 2011

13 comments:

  1. that rocco bag, so close, yet so far away hehe.

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  2. I love Baguio ukayan, too bad we didn't have enough time to rummage through it the last time we went to Baguio. I got two pairs of leather boots from ukayan in Manila and leather jacket too, which I left unfortunately at the airport last month.

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  3. This is definitely one of the things I need to experience the next time I go to Baguio. =)

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  4. kakatuwa naman ang mga ukay-ukay pero mga magagandang brand talaga at good quality ang makikita mo. magaling ka lang mamili siguro at matiyaga.
    ang mura naman

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  5. Lestat
    Hehe OA naman sa presyo eh

    Claire
    Sayang naman yung jacket mo, usually mga toys binibili ko sa ukay eh hehe.

    Kalokang Pinay
    Must do yan pag nasa Baguio ka. =P

    Diamond R
    Yung mga magagandang brands usually yun yung mga naka display talaga, pero medyo may kamahalan pa rin kumpara sa mga brandless hehe

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  6. astig d2 tol! sarap mamili sa wagwagan! nakajackpot ako ng sapatos d2 na talgang mura at orig. :D

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  7. Lestat
    Hehe OA naman sa presyo eh

    Claire
    Sayang naman yung jacket mo, usually mga toys binibili ko sa ukay eh hehe.

    Kalokang Pinay
    Must do yan pag nasa Baguio ka. =P

    Diamond R
    Yung mga magagandang brands usually yun yung mga naka display talaga, pero medyo may kamahalan pa rin kumpara sa mga brandless hehe

    Teng
    Naghahanap nga ako Doc Martens eh, kaso wala nung time na pumunta kami hehe

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  8. they have a Rocco bag sa ukayan? wow.

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  9. OMG. Thanks so much for your blog. my family of four will be in baguio for a three-day weekender and we're hoping to see more than the usual touristy places. we havent been to the city in ten years (because the last time we were there we felt it seemed like we hadnt left metro manila hehe) and your posts make me actually look forward to "reconnecting" with this hilltop getaway. my husband and two daughters are art majors and i am in publishing so we're looking forward to visiting the bencab museum, the mt. cloud bookshop and the pnky travel cafe (we managed a visit to tam-awan village last we were in the city). your posts helped me tremendously toward planning our itinerary. again, tenks tenks.

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  10. Agnes
    I'm glad my posts made you excited about Baguio again.

    I'm always excited whenever we go to Baguio, kahit tambay lang ako sa Burnham all day, oks na sakin =P

    Hope you have a memorable stay! =]

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  11. Indeed, Baguio ukayans never fail to please me. My family & I go through all the ukay stores on Session where my suki would give me pre-selected 1st class branded clothes & bags: got blouses like DKNY, banana republic, Armani, etc at 3 for P100, a relatively new Valentino king-size comforter at P200, Ralph Lauren jeans at P50, pashmina/cashmere shawls at P100 each, an authentic LV hobo bag for P800! The Harrison night market is also a good place to shop particularly bags! The thrill is in the hunt. As what I always tell my husband, the more, the merrier! Happy hunting, people!

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  12. Appreciate your divulging where the top photo was taken. Is this at Bayanihan? I've never been there as my husband does not want to forage in a very very old building. But I really love the expansive collection of bags displayed along the stairway at that! And in my favorite colors & sizes, too! Thanks a lot. will try to check this out late this year. I love bags!

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  13. Anonymous 1
    Wow, a true-blue ukay ukay fan! You should check out their night market near burnham park :)

    Anonymous 2
    The first photo was taken in Skyworld :)

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