One of the things that helps me save a large amount of money is thrift shopping. I always believe that you don't need to break a bank just to look good. As long as its comfortable, no holes, clean and can rock the outfit, it's totally fine. I don't usually go with branded stuff but there's nothing wrong with spending something that you do deserve once in a while. I can count with my fingers the times that I shopped for branded clothes, mostly during my single years. I am just saying that, being a mom brings out the practicality in me. I started to thrift shop or commonly known here in the Philippines as Ukay-Ukay when I was in high school. As I mentioned here, my aunt started her business on Ukay-Ukay and she would pick and give me clothes before she would sell it. From then, I usually shops on Ukay-Ukay store for my clothes (if I am not lazy enough).
“It was derived from the Visayan term “halukay” which means the act of digging. Ukay-Ukay shopping is like treasure hunting, but instead of looking for treasure, you are literally digging from the piles of clothes which are mostly vintage and of high value. The ukay shopping phenomena all started in Baguio. Ukay stores sprouted like mushrooms which later became one of the must-visit places in Baguio. According to hearsay, it’s origin started way back in the 80s. Due to the frequency of calamities happening in our country, a certain humanitarian group called the Salvation Army used to ship second-hand garments and other goods as forms of help to the Filipino victims. As the goods piled up, business-minded people decided to buy them at a very low-cost and sell them to the public. Thus, ukay-ukay business was born.” - www.theukayqueen.com
1. Wear comfortable clothes
|My skirt was an Ukay from Malaysia by my mom|
3. Bring alcohol
|Dress is from Ukay same as the boots|