Thrift shopping is definitely a must-try if your wallet's running dry. There's
What's even better is it's all up to you to work the outfit and make it look like you pulled an arm and a leg to pay for it. Confidence is key! Everyone will be surprised that you got your clothes from the underestimated ukay-ukay if you carry it with flair and attitude, trust me!
There are a few reminders I would recommend when trying out ukay shopping for the first time...
- Bring wet wipes or alcohol. Ukay clothes can get really dusty and dirty.
- Carry a messenger bag (or a small sling bag). It's much easier to navigate when you have both hands to work with.
- Take a friend with you, that way you won't overindulge in the dirt-cheap goodies and maintain class and taste in your picks.
- Bring a mask, if necessary, especially if you have allergies. Air-conditioning units can make the dust situation (inside the ukay shops) worse.
- Try to fit your picks. Don't even bother dressing up when going ukay shopping. Wear comfortable clothes so you can try on outfits in a breeze.
- Check the clothes for holes, discolorations and stains, and other faults or tears. Keep in mind that quality need not be sacrificed for the low price you're going to pay for the clothes.
- Just have fun and keep an open mind! You'll never know what gems you'll unearth from the piles of clothes, bags, and shoes!
Here's a sample of a dress I bought yesterday for Php 80. Stay tuned for more outfit posts (of clothes that I got for Php 200 or less!) and try to make them look anything but
cheap and worn out.
|I got this dress for Php 80, believe it or not! The jacket's from Bangkok, the shoes are from Parisian (another great brand of affordable and fabulous footwear), the accessories are from my own line, Luxe and Luster, and the bag is from Sophie Signatures.|
|Credits to my dad for taking the pictures. <3 He's a budding photographer!|
Tell me all about your favorite vintage finds!