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A Retake of a Shot I Did Years Ago at Baguio Ukay Ukay

One of my favorite past times in Baguio City is shopping through the multitudes of ukay ukay stores found along its winding streets.  Ukay ukay, for the uninitiated, are stores selling second hand apparels. These are shipped from overseas in bulk and are sold as is.
Baguio Ukay Ukay Rubber ShoesThere are several major ukay ukay centers at Baguio’s city center; Bayanihan, found at the far end of Burnham Park, Skyworld in Session Road, Park Lane at the back of Skyworld, U-Need which is near People’s Park, and Hilltop, near the vicinity of the city market.


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

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 60,000-peso bag, an Alexander Wang Rocco. L told me it was the It bag.  
 
Branded Bags at Bayanihan Ukay Ukay in Baguio CityGoing 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! At Baguio Ukay Ukay of fishballs.

On this particular visit to Baguio’s ukay ukay shops, 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, based on looks, they looked pretty expensive.

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

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, May 9, 2011

16 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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  14. I would like to know where the top photo of stairs full of lovely bags was taken? Where exactly is parklane? Is this on the same side as jollibee? thank you for your blogs. Baguio is always our family's favorite vacation place for enjoying sembreaks, long weekends & milestones like birthdays, anniversaries!

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    1. That first photo is from Skyworld which is right along Session Road. Park Lane is somewhere between Burnham Park and Rizal Park :)

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  15. hi, got the same query on that photo of stairs full of bags, please bear with me, I believe this is not skyworld, where in Heaven's name is this? I'm a bag horder myself so please pretty please tell me where I can find this? thnks much!

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