21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo
We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!
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.
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
Woven Bayong Bags, P10 and up (depending on size), Yanga Handicraft
Baskets (for fruits or grocery gift sets), P100 to P120, Pinoy Sikat Handicrafts
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.
Cotton Bedsheets, P100 and up, depending on size
Cleaning Products: Scrubbing Pads, P10; Brushes, P20 to P35, Potholders, P10
Plastic Hangers, P85/set of 10
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.
Colored Ceramic Bowls, P25 to P85 each
Drinking Glasses, P12.50 to P35
Ceramic Plates, P45 to 100 each
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
Hanging Merry Christmas Signs, P150; Santa Décor, P250 to P350
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