Do you buy clothes in ukay-ukay (bazaar)?

Philippines
April 17, 2013 4:54am CST
I prefer buying clothes there since it is quite cheaper and if you really look hard enough, you can still find good clothes, that look even brand new. it is quite unbelievable how many good and cheap clothes one can find there if you go there at dawn and really sort through everything. It is a good way in saving money too.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Hi! I am intrigued where you buy your ukay ukay clothes. I am interested. And how do you wash them? I have an officemate who says that she boils water and pour it over the clothes that she bought to remove unnecessary smell.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 13
Just near our place.. We do not really boil it, since the color might be ruined.. But i wash it several times.. there is no weird smell though.. Since i choose my ukay-ukay clothes well.
@quieley (316)
• Philippines
21 Apr 13
I prefer to buy my skirts in ukay-ukay. If I buy in mall, one skirt is equivalent to 300-500 pesos. But in ukay-ukay, it's only 50-00 pesos. It' not bad to buy there as long as I wash the cloth in a very hot water before my first use.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 13
YEs, the clothes in the mall are 2 or 3 times or even more times multiplied than how cheap they are in ukay-ukay.. the only difference is, they are sued a little bit. Some are even brand new looking. SO it is very practical to go to ukay-ukay.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 13
I do not, but my mother loves to visit ukay-ukay bazaar, i cant stay longer inside a ukay-ukay bazaar it makes my nose itchy and i sneeze, i can stay only for a couple of minutes but not hours, when i knew my mother is going to visit ukay-ukay, i just told her to buy me a cotton made t-shirt.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 13
I think they put something to neutralize the odor or sterilize these used clothes. Yes, most of us don't like the smell of it and sometimes it hurts our eyes too. We can really find some good buys from this ukay-ukay bazaars if we are patient enough to dig in and look.
@Deepak2J (1179)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Apr 13
I buy from anywhere be it bazaar, online, shop, shopping mall, street-side sell, etc
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• Philippines
21 Apr 13
Oh, that is a lot of choices.. I never buy anything online though.. i do not know how and it is hard to mail or sail them.. there are extra costs. Stuff on the side of street are quite cheap sometimes, and in our place you cna even settle and make it cheaper.
@Kmz059 (654)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I do buy clothes from ukay ukay or second hand clothes, but those clothes weared only at house, yeah it's affordable and sometimes even look brand new just need to wash it.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 13
Yes being second hand, it's really cheap. And some of the clothes had not been used at all. If your are patient enough to dig in to some of them, especially the newly open packages some are brand new. Of course we have to sterilized it just in case.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
Yes I have bought some clothes too from ukay-ukay! And yeah you can get cheaper and branded ones. You just have to really dig through so you can get the better ones. I am not really good in selecting the best ones, but thank fully there wre times before that I havebought really nice ones
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• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yes, there are some clothes that are really new. Maybe, it came from stores who have donated it for charity. Even in other countries they do have these thrift stores. If one is patient enough to look and search, it's really a bargain, brand and quality wise.
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@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I love ukay-ukay clothes, Recently I was able to buy a top worth 40 pesos. I used to engage in ukay-ukay business so I am familiar with the sources where I can get a good buy. Unfortunately, my small ukay ukay store in the terrace of our home was hit by an unidentified individual who carted off most of the pants and shirts for sale. I was disillusioned and stopped the business altogether before I become a prey again of these criminals. It is sad since the theft happened when my business was already picking up.
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Hi Yahnee! I have'nt really bought from an ukay ukay, but may I know where do you source your supplies? Is this a lucrative business? Is bangbang still the best place to look for ukay ukay? Thanks!
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
We searched through the internet and found a wholesaler of ukay-ukay clothing in Cubao. One bulk costs from 2 to 3 thousand pesos and contains more than a hundred pieces of assorted shirts and blouses. Pants cost more and also jackets. They also deliver it for free. We also sourced some items in Bang-Bang but it is not profitable since the stuff they sell are quite expensive around 50 to 100 pesos each for blouses and shirts. The good thing though is you can choose each item if there are damages. IF you buy in bulk, you don't see the items as they are pre-packed. You gain on some items and lose on others.
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
@ yahnee, Sorry to hear about what had happened to your ukay-ukay business. Some people are really cruel, they want to earn quick money at the expense of others. I think this kind of business is really profitable. Just imagine how more and more stores are put up if they were not earning.
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
in our city, we devout 2 nights for the "ukay-ukay". during this days, ukay ukay vendors would sell on the streets of a specific place. and it would be like fiesta because lots of people would go there. i also love to go to ukay ukay for cheap clothes. i also buy branded clothes in boutiques sometimes, but in ukay ukay you can see rare designs of blouses. but we also have to be careful, we have to wash it properly because it might cause skin diseases.
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
Your right, it's really a big savings if you get lucky to find a branded clothes which is not even used yet. Last week, I accompany my daughter to buy business dress in a mall near our area. Since, she needed it the next day, we haven't thought of looking at the ukay-ukay store. Two slacks and two blouses cost me more than P4,000 pesos. Yesterday she told me if we can look for more blouses in the ukay-ukay store. She'll use one daily for a week so she need 4 more. We got lucky, we found 6 pcs and it had no traces of being used yet and it costs me less than P400 pesos. So, it's a good buy compared to the one we bought at the mall. So in your city there's a tiangge(Bazaar) day only for ukay-ukay. So when that day comes, it's more like fiesta because of too many people looking for good buy.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I do buy skirts from second hand clothing store (ukay-ukay) Yes, it's branded and much cheaper. Not to mention the durability and some are unused either. As long as you give time to sort out and check those clothes, you will surely find those brand new ones- in much cheaper prices.
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Yes, It's really cheaper and not to mention, some are branded and have never been used before. It's very common now in every city, where Eloy's I think is the name before but now it's thrift store(second hand clothing store).I guess it's a better place to buy shirts for kids since, they'll just outgrew as the years pass.But be sure to sanitized or pour hot water to it, just to be safe.