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21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo

We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!

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Original Article: Bubbles Salvador Photography: Edric Borja Pictorial Direction: Coni Tejada

After the Black Nazarene and the bustling Plaza Miranda, the other reason many Filipinos flock to Quiapo is because of its hundreds of bargain stores. Aside from the usual China-made footwear and affordable cellphone accessories, Quiapo is a veritable treasure trove of budget home finds, houseware, and decor, and the best part is that most of them are even under P50! Here’s what to look out for:

PINOY HANDICRAFTS: ILS DE TULS (C. PALANCA ST.)

The stalls under Quezon Bridge along C. Palanca (formerly Echague) are the go-to haunts for everything Filipiniana or native.


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Capiz Parol, P400 and up (depending on size); Capiz Chimes, P150; NBR Paulo’s Handicraft



Mother of Pearl Tissue Box, P2,800, NBR Paulo’s Handicraft


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Woven Bayong Bags, P10 and up (depending on size), Yanga Handicraft



Baskets (for fruits or grocery gift sets), P100 to P120, Pinoy Sikat Handicrafts



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Shell Parol, P50 and up (depending on size); Nylon Rope Hammocks, P250 to P450, Shirlyn-Iya Handicrafts Store



Bamboo Sticks With Leaves, P120/set of 10, Shirlyn-Iya Handicrafts Store

HOUSEWARE AND CLEANING TOOLS: VILLALOBOS ST.

There are few formal stalls here (save for Wellmanson Beads & Accessories); most are street vendors, but it’s worth the trawl, especially for the cleaning tools at rock-bottom prices.

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Cotton Bedsheets, P100 and up, depending on size


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Cleaning Products: Scrubbing Pads, P10; Brushes, P20 to P35, Potholders, P10



Plastic Hangers, P85/set of 10



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Plastic Containers and Baunan, P50 and up, depending on size and type



Floor Mats (made out of fabric scraps), P20 each

DINNERWARE: HIDALGO ST.

Hidalgo is known as the street for cameras and photography accessories; but head to ECS Houseware for its hundreds of bargain plates, glasses, tea sets, and other dinnerware pieces.

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Colored Ceramic Bowls, P25 to P85 each



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Drinking Glasses, P12.50 to P35


Ceramic Plates, P45 to 100 each


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Tea Set With Pot and Holder, P500 to P600 a set

HOLIDAY DECOR: CARRIEDO ST.

This street lights up come ‘Ber months all the way to Rizal Avenue. Make a beeline for the string lights and Christmas décor.


Christmas Lights, P120 to P350



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Hanging Merry Christmas Signs, P150; Santa Décor, P250 to P350

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