As you check clothes for sale from online sellers, you can’t help but notice that some of these dresses are becoming cheaper for their design. And if you are these online sellers, you must be getting the supplies so cheap that you can sell them at competitive prices.
That’s when I learned about Taytay Garments and Korean Clothes – located in Taytay Rizal, which is rivaling that of Divisoria or any tiangges around the metro.
It was my birthday in 2018 when instead of splurging my money on mall-priced items, I decided to try my budget in Taytay to which I only set P2,000 as my budget and find out how many garments I can buy with it. At such price, I can only get a pair of shoes from either Payless or the Department store and maybe a blouse from uniqlo or H&M. And yes! I buy my clothes at tiangges or in Divisoria. I would always prefer to buy my clothes here rather than malls (unless it’s a special occasion I am preparing for).
There are few things you need to remember when you go to Taytay for clothes hunting.
1. Taytay is a supplier’s haven. You can buy clothes at wholesale price or you can mix and match items to get the wholesale price.
2. The tiangge area is not a mall. It’s an enclosed area where there are different stalls from different sellers. Each of these enclosures are given a name – Bagpi, Municipal Tiangge, MySeoul, Freedom Bazaar, CME, IGPAI etc. You don’t have to worry as these tiangges are connected to each other. Some, you need to cross the street to transfer.
3. If you are bringing your car, there are no parking slots available from near the tiangges. You can secure a parking spot near the market or park in one of the fastfood restaurant and just pay the guard (haha). What I did before is that we parked at Chowking, ate at the resto and went to the tiangge. Left our car at the parking lot of Chowking.
4. Bring your shopping bags. Most of the sellers will put your item in plastics. Since I planned to use all my 2K, i know that I will be buying a lot of items. So, to avoid using plastics, please bring your shopping bags/ecobags.
5. Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking into a lot tiangges and the last thing you want is your shoes killing your feet!
6. Use a sling bag for your valuables. The place is always crowded. Chances of getting pickpocketed is always high.
7. If you are going there during the daytime, use light clothing. This area is not airconditioned. It can really get hot during the daytime.
8. If you are going for the night market, not all the tiangges are open.
When we got there, I browsed thru aisle after aisle of clothes! So overwhelming! Prices are amazing and the design are also up-to-date. These are RTW clothes and not second hand clothes.
Here are my first buy!
This square pants is worth P150 each. I saw a similar pants when I was in Bangkok costing around Bht120 so almost the same. Same pants in greenhills will cost around P400.
Next, I hunted for leggings that I can use as sweat pants in the gym with matching t-shirts. The leggings costs P180 for 3 pcs and the tshirts costs P60 pesos each.
I now move on to the dresses I scored for this venture!
The white floral costs me P200
The Blue semi-maong-texture dress is P250
The Red floral is P120
The Black tight dress is P100
I also scored this floral blazer for semi-casual occasions for only P100.
And for some summer blouses, these are easy to spot in the tiangge but difficult to select the right design as they are all good! All these are for P60 each at whole sale price (minimum of 3 items).
And for my final buy, I got these really comfy shorts I can wear for sleeping. These shorts really has smooth texture and maybe you can wear them as they are lol.
So my total for the day is around P1, 940! The change is for water while walking and some small bites as the tiangge have area for food too!
These items also grabbed my attention but did not buy them anymore as I need to stick to my budget.
So, start saving up a few pieces of your bucks and head to taytay to get good deals on your clothes. By the way, I wasn’t able to go to all the tiangges as there’s just too many!
Enjoy your shopping!