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5 Things To Take Home From Evangelista

This shopping haven overflows with bargain finds!

Original Article: Chinggay Labrador Photography: At Maculangan

Start talking about secondhand furniture with your friends and surely, Evangelista will pop up in the conversation. Designers, stylists, and nesters furnishing their respective homes have flocked to this destination to source for bargain finds. The reputation of Evangelista has remained untainted throughout the years—so long as you know how to dig through the various knickknacks and haggle, you'll always come home with a treasured find or two. Here are some of them:  

1. Vases and jars of all shapes and sizes

No need to put flowers—these vases make for standout decor on their own! From plain to colored to those with floral details, you can find them here. Get a tall vase or two for your foyer or living room, or get those big jars, which make for great garden accessories. 

2. One-of-a-kind teacups and mugs

It doesn't matter if they come with matching saucers, feel free to mix and match! It's more fun to host an afternoon tea party if you have quaint teacups to match.

3. Traditional Filipino furniture

Whether you're a lover of antiques or just looking for old furniture to refurbish, there's something in store for you here. Take your pick from a plethora or pieces, from solihiya to gallinera chairs. And don't miss the batibot chairs—they'll look great in your dining area or in your lanai

4. Fashion finds

Yes, you read it right. Sort through the shoes, clothes, and bags that are up for grabs. Rummage through the pile and you might just take home an item that will complete your Boho or vintage look.

5. Old books

Calling all bibliophiles! Head over to get another book to add to your collection. There are cookbooks, self-help, arts and crafts, and fiction. You might want to bring an extra tote bag for the books you will buy (or hoard!).  

Read the original article (("Evangelista Take Two!" ) in the May 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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