5 bargain markets for home furnishings
MANILA, Philippines – No need to travel far away from the Metro to buy bargain home furnishings of excellent quality.
Whether your house needs a quick repair or you just want to decorate your room, there are flea markets within the city that offer wide choices of toilet and kitchen fixtures, lights, sofas, cabinets, handicrafts, antiques, and a lot more.
1. Pedro Gil street corner Linao street
In between Taft and Quirino avenues, this part of Pedro Gil is a one-stop market for the basics of home furnishings in low, negotiable prices.
The market offers bed frames, dining and coffee tables, powder tables, chairs, cabinets, drawers, and sofas in different colors, styles, and raw materials. Some shops even accept customized requests.
They also sell small house needs, such as shoe racks, shelves, and kitchen ceramics.
Shops could also deliver and assemble orders at your house.
2. Soler street
Near LRT stations Doroteo Jose and Recto, Soler street offers a variety of cheap lights, ceramics, and metal-works for your home.
Toilet bowls, bathroom and kitchen sinks, faucets, metal bars, knobs, sliding windows, lamps, chandeliers, artisan lights, and tiles are the street’s popular goods.
Most products are quality imports from China.
Parking spaces are available, but are limited.
3. Dapitan street corner Mayon street
Dapitan arcade is a typical flea market with goods raggedly displayed on flimsy huts along the street as well as in the dusty, cramped store quarters of a floor building.
The market mainly sells tables and chairs made of wrought iron as well as export-quality overrun decors and stationaries from resin, wood, alloys, and native materials.
Motifs are mostly Asian and indigenous, but also varies from ancient, religious designs to European-inspired art.
Jewellery and other accessories are sold, too.
4. M. H. Del Pilar street corner Padre Faura street
A string of tiny shops along the lively street of M. H. Del Pilar in Ermita offer some of the most precious relics in the Metro.
The stores sell antiques certified by the National Museum of the Philippines at a fair price.
The swap meet is also famous for buying and vending paintings of emerging, local talents to famous painters such Antonio Calma.
Some shops are managed by artists that accept canvas painting jobs.
5. Quiapo Ilalim
If you have a penchant for handmade, native goods, then the market close to Quezon Bridge in Quiapo is your place to shop.
The friendly and enthusiastic vendors barter Filipino-styled handicrafts from Bamboo, Capiz shells, Wicker, and Kamagong.
Mostly sold carved or woven, the wall, desk, and table ornaments are made for a functional home.
Some stalls open early as 7 am and close around 5 pm. - Rappler.com
Aside from these places, you can also browse through many available furniture pieces online. What you would need are accurate dimensions, good providers, and discounts to make your shopping experience easier and budget-friendly. Click here to view home and living discounts online and shop for affordable furniture with no worries.