I went to Cubao yesterday and realized that my precious pesos were actually worth something. For P940, I was able to buy 3 blazers (all branded), a yellow cardigan, a brand new knit top and a skirt for work. It sure beats buying in the malls or even divisoria or tutuban. I would have gotten them cheaper too if i waited a few days since new arrivals cost more but then again they won’t be there in a few days.
I went to the mall some time last week and saw a cute Mastina blazer at Theme in Glorietta III. Since it was on sale, it was only P2800. It was the perfect fit but simpy found the price too steep for a blazer. For a government employee, P2800 is no joke. Anyway, it was a good thing that I let go of that piece of clothing. Yesterday while I was browsing through the racks in Cubao, I saw two hardly or never used Mastina blazers. One was brown and the other some shade of bluish gray. It was in my size too! Although the sleeves were a little bit too long and wide, I quickly grabbed them and never let go. If alteration costs me P100 a piece, it would still cost less than 10% of the original sale price. By the way, I got it for P140 each. Not a bad deal at all.
I saw a few G200 blazers and other Mastina blazers but they were just too big for me. I was also able to buy a black blazer (sorry guys no pic) that was a perfect fit as if it was really made for me. Its fit was even better than the blazer I had made in the tailor.
There are a lot of things to buy in the ukay-ukay. I saw a number of skirts for work but it was simply too big and it would need major alteration. Polos for work, flirty blouses, stretch dresses, winter jackets, blazers, slacks, skirts of all kinds, bags and the occasional Nine West shoes can all be found in the ukay-ukays I have been to. There are blazers, polos (short and long-sleeved), slacks and jeans for men too. I know some very fashionable men who do their shopping here.
So for those who want clothes on a budget go the Ukay-ukays in Cubao. Some are along EDSA (beside the Air Philippines Ticketing office) and Aurora. You can’t miss them.