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RL Picks: Marikina Finds

There’s more to the city aside from quality shoes


Marikina became famous for its shoes. But if you will truly explore the city, it’s also a treasure trove of must-have home items.

“Skip riding a vehicle and take a leisurely stroll along the streets of Marikina. There’s an abundance of shoe stores, but only a true Marikeno knows that there’s more to that. Stroll along Bonifacio Avenue and you’ll find Crystal Lamps Furniture whose pieces are “Everyday on sale!” And at every corner, you’ll stumble upon novelty stores, surplus shops, and quaint cafes,” shares Real Living Editorial Assistant Tala Singson.

Picks by Paula de Guzman, Dagny Madamba, Tala Singson, and Issa Villar. Photographed by Dakila Angeles and Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("Secret Shopping Hotspots") in the December 2013-January 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Storage Buddies

Storage Box, P1,600, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Sunshiny Curves

Anne Nilsson Yellow Vase, P1,000, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Cloud Nine

Napkin Holder, P300, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

White Spout

Tin Pot, P800, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Bend and Twist

Antifoni Work Lamp, P3,700, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Scandi Florals

Alvine Spetsig Pillowcase, P1,450, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

On Three

Ulsberg Bedside Table, P4,100, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Neutral Base

Egeby Area Rug, P3,200, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Small Circles, Big Circles

Wall Art, price available upon request, Pinoy IDEA Home Furnishings

Woody Windsor

Spindle-back Chair, P8,000, part of four-seater dining set, Crystal Lamps Furniture and Trading Center


Imelda Garden Chair, P1,550, Crystal Lamps Furniture and Trading Center

*Prices are subject to change.

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