We shared haggling tips for you to become the bargain-hunter you wish to be. Now, we feel it’s time for you to get out from the comforts of the high-end shopping malls and practice those haggling tips as you go on a trip down the go-to flea markets in the metro.
And if you have never seen these places, you’re missing out on your life. So this coming weekend, try visit these must-see flea markets for the ultimate bargaining experience.
1) Quiapo Market
Address: F.R. Hidalgo Street, Manila, Metro Manila,
Ah yes, Quiapo market…who would ever take his/her eyes off the famous centuries-old church surrounded by the theatrical flare of the street market overflowing with all sorts of goods from exotic fruits and local delicacies to traditional handicrafts to branded imitations? Quiapo market is indeed one of a bargain-hunter’s crown jewel destination. From the streets of Raon lined up with electronics and gadgets to Carriedo where merchants stretch from end to end to the under the bridge market up to the religious and superstitious goods circling the church, one can definitely throw his/her budget in Quiapo’s bargain frenzy.
2) Greenhills Shopping Center
Address: Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan City, 1502 Metro Manila
The mass and the class, the locals and the foreigners, the brands and the imitations make Greenhills Shopping Center the paradox of an indoor and outdoor flea market experience. Somewhat a cultural boiling pot of bargain-hunters looking for a good deal. With stalls and shops within the complex’s tiangge, you are sure to prowl for quality antiques, brand-named clothing with questionable authenticity, and a trove of selection of the country’s genuine pearls.
Address: Claro M. Recto Avenue, Manila, Metro Manila
It is the “mother of all markets” – Divisoria. This market is a commercial beating heart located at the city of Manila. Famed for its diversity and night market scene, it is sure to bring out the toughest cookie there is. Its intimidating hustle and bustle of merchants competing for the hundreds of consumers that throng the “mecca of value shopping” is one among the challenges that pose to anyone who wanted a piece of the bargain. And exploring the different sections of its various goods is an adventure worth spending for.
4) Baclaran Market
Address: Roxas Boulevard, Paranaque, Metro Manila
The humid, damp, and sometimes dry suffocating crowded scene is one that paints the lifestyle of Baclaran market. This bargain haven is not for the weak at heart. Much liken to its sister-Divisoria, Baclaran market has its fair share of side shops and street vendors selling a variety of goods from trinkets to fresh local produce. The Baclaran market also gets its characteristic of the Quiapo market with the famed monumental Baclaran Church standing amidst the irony of the street market.
5) Salcedo Saturday Market
Address: Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati, Metro Manila
A flea market for the creatively adventurous, Salcedo Saturday Market has been serving market-goers for 15 years! This puts the position of the flea market as one of the largest weekend markets in the Philippines. Located under a tree shaded park, one could find fresh produce to ready-to-eat meals, to specialty food made from heirloom recipes, to housewares and holiday plants all the way to handmade arts and crafts! This venue definitely boasts a showcase of talent and art.
6) Dangwa Flower Market
Address: Dimasalang, Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila
The thought of purchasing flowers at city-flower shops is a joke for one who has frequented the Dangwa flower market grounds. Also known as the Bulaklakan ng Maynila (Flower Market of Manila), Dangwa is truly a highly recommended place to get fresh flowers at a fraction. This jewel has long served flower-filled holidays and events and the place is a streaming display of a variety of flowers.
7) Dapitan Arcade
Address: 39 Dapitan corner Kanlaon St., Bgry. Sta. Teresita, Quezon City
A secret hunting grounds for event coordinators, restaurateurs, interior designers, Dapitan Arcade has made a mark as a site to get your hands with craftware, home accessories and party decor at dirt-cheap prices.
8) Legazpi Sunday Market
Address: At Herrera st. cor Legazpi and Salcedo V.A. Rufino St, Makati, Metro Manila
Legazpi Sunday market was once located in Greenbelt for two-long decades. Now situated at the corner of Legazpi and Rufino Streets in Legazpi Village, this market place still continues to sell fresh and organic shopping needs plus handcrafted products made by groups, usually for a cause. What makes Legazpi Sunday Market even more special aside from being open on a family day, this one-stop shop offers shoppers looking to score items that are mostly not found in malls.
9) Guadalupe Public Market
Address:Guadalupe Commercial Complex (EDSA), Makati City
It may be housed in an old establishment with floors that are wet and with atmosphere smelling fishy, but Guadalupe Public Market is the biggest of its kind located in Makati. The appearance does not hide the fact that it is a hub for selling fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits and dry goods such as traditional baskets, plastic items, affordable apparel, household cleaning materials, and even cheap diapers. The best part, once you created a loyal relationship with its sellers, you are sure to score huge discounts on your purchases.
10) Greenfield Weekend Market
Address: Mayflower St., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
The baby among the bunch, this two year old weekend market has already caught the hearts of its citizens. The popular urban destination boasts live art and entertainment alongside its usual accessories, food, health and beauty products, pet supplies and pre-loved items all laid out at different stalls. It is really one for the books of the bargain curious.
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