As we all know, furnishing your new home is more than just planning your home’s theme and interior design. Finding the perfect style and structure that will suit your vision is more challenging than you think it would be. Buying your home furniture and decor is not as simple as going to the mall. It’s like going on a treasure hunt that involves a lot of bargaining and negotiations until you cut the best deal you can get.
But, before you go bargain hunting, did you know that the best locations for these type of deals are not readily disclosed to shoppers? Which is why we’ve listed four of the most popular but affordable, well-stocked, and accessible shopping destinations for your unique taste.
The busy street of Evangelista presents the best stores to go thrift shopping for narra furnishings, art decors, antique side tables, vanity mirrors, victorian sala sets, chandeliers or timeless wall arts. Some of these stores may look so disorganized just like a junk shop but if you’re the type of person who has the patience to do haul in places like these, well you are in for a ride!
There are also books, old records and other antique notable items you can buy for a bundle price.
Apart from Bangkal, one of the most common go to places when buying china cabinets, kitchen antiques and other furniture is Japan Surplus. Many people would say that you’ll find three kinds of people when you go to an All Japan Surplus, one is the homeowner who is on the hunt to cut a good deal, second is the businessman who’s there for an auction and lastly, the wanderer, whose curiosity made him wonder about these secondhand pieces.
Nowadays, you can easily find a Japan Surplus Shop as they’ve become a popular business all over Metro Manila. Just simply search for the nearest surplus in your neighborhood and you’re all set. But just to mention the favorites there’s one in Bacoor and Dasmariñas, Cavite; Biñan, Laguna; and there’s two stores in Sucat, Parañaque. Just dive into these stores and buy the best bargain you can get.
The stores in Kamuning Road, Quezon City had become a flea market for the best vintage finds. Feed your old soul as you discover pre-war and post-war memorabilias, old records, porcelain chandeliers, vintage typewriters, framed paintings, ceramic jars, old closets, crystal figurines, old telephones, vintage toy cars and so much more. Of course, there’s a 100% chance that you’ find real McCoy here for your home’s furniture. Prices will still vary as to how good you are with bargaining.
If you’ve gone to all these thrift shops, you’ll be surprised to know that some of these sellers has also moved online. Save up more money as you can now go to Facebook to search for this hidden gems, real time.
We’ve listed down the most activer and updated Facebook groups you can join to, just simply follow the admin’s rules, talk to the seller and see the item for yourself. Easy, peasy!
Manila Furniture Buy And Sell
Metro Manila Furniture Buy and Sell
Manila Expat Furniture and Home Decors Buy and Sell Exclusive PH
Pinoy antiques,junkshop pickers tiangge buy and sell
Facebook page: JS Furniture
Searching for the item that will cater to your planned interiors will take so much of your time and effort but in the end you know it will be worth it. Just like when finding yourself a permanent home, you need to search long and hard to find the most ideal address that will fit your lifestyle. Which is why, one of the country’s top real estate developer, Empire East dedicated its years of service creating the best deals you can get for an affordable-quality home. Some of its most notable developments are its transit-oriented developments, The San Lorenzo Place in Makati and Pioneer Woodlands in Mandaluyong City, and its resort-type residential developments, The Kasara Urban Resort Residences and The Rochester in Pasig City.
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