Thrifting has and always would be part of our culture and society. It’s a practice that never gets old and it provides an unexplainable feeling of happiness whenever you find something rare at such a cheap price.
“Thrifting is a unique experience – digging through cluttered racks and shelves, the musty smell of who-knows-what permeating the air, and of course the possibility of finding something really awesome.”
In the Philippines, thrift shops are everywhere (although they’re more commonly referred to as “Ukay-Ukay”). What’s cool about thrifting in the Philippines is that it’s something both young and old shoppers do. You can really find something unexpected—maybe an authentic designer item or two sold for less than 1000 PHP. However, despite the overflowing number of thrift shops that you would find around the country, not everyone has the chance or the time to go out and shop.
That’s when online Instagram shopping comes to the rescue.
These are some of the local Instagram thrift shops that you should watch out for:
Urban Thrift Shop PH (@urbanthriftshop)
From jerseys to sweaters and jackets, this Instagram shop offers a diverse collection of thrifted clothes that are marketed through an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed and color scheme.
HOME OF GREAT AESTHETIC FINDS (@fndforless)
This Instagram shop offers a wide range of windbreakers, sweaters, track jackets and track pants plus a couple of cool polos! Oh, and did we mention that they offer free shipping?
P U B L I C 1 Z E (@publicize_ph)
Owned and curated by Instagram user @hyperaktib, this Instagram shop that opened last 2016 offers a huge collection of streetwear that is composed of windbreakers, jackets, and sweaters. The shop also has an awesome marketing strategy of having people model the clothes being sold rather than simply taking a photo.
Sharing to you my personal grails. 1.) Versace Windbreaker (Not Authentic) 2.) Coogi Sweatshirt (Notorius B.I.G. wore this kind of sweater.) 3.) A reversible Sukajan Koi (Koi brings luck) 4.) Versace fur with leopard print (Maybe an inspo if you would like to get that Karencitta vibe!) Should I post them on our next collections?
90s Vintage Hardrock Crewneck Sweatshirt Size Large Condition 8/10 Dimension: 25.6 x 21.6 Inches PHP 800 Additional PHP 100 for Shipping fee via LBC Additional PHP 150 for Shipping fee outside Metro Manila. Payment method: BDO, BPI, LBC, Palawan or Cebuana. Meet ups: SM North only Note: Customer should provide an additional handling fee for a different meet up location. Inframe @miccolosolis / @weduet Creative shots & Visuals by: @morrisbadiola / @advocatepinoy Make up by: @daisyfied
Vintage Polos and Jackets (@shopbyloiyee)
For the people in the Southern part of the Philippines, they don’t have to worry about paying a lot for shipping because this Davao-based Instagram thrift shop founded by Instagram user @loilunas has got them covered! @shopbyloiyee specializes in polos that are mostly floral or have a tropical design which is definitely perfect for the summer.
🌻tropical hawaiian polo🌻 Size: Large 💸 Php350 🙋 Steal Price: Php 400 ❌NO WW FOR THIS COLLECTION 📌 Color may vary due to lighting 📌 You will get the item clean and ironed. 📌Comment "Mine" if sure buyer, then send your Order Form #shoploiyeeOF 📌Comment "Mine at steal price" so no one can steal anymore . Notes: 📌SF IS 130/170 via Abest; 150/220 via JRS 🙋STEALING/BIDDING🙋 📌At buyer's option 📌Not available when buyer already got it at steal price 📌Comment steal price then tag previous buyer 📌you cannot steal/bid if already reserved 📌if previous buyer is bogus, next bidder can avail 📌May be subject to changes depending on situation 📌DONT COMMENT IF YOU'RE NOT A SURE BUYER HT: #topshopph #lookingforph #parkasph #jacketsph #denimph #ukayph #momjeansph #pastelph #uniqloph #thriftedph #brandedph #vintageph #americanapparelph #grungeph #bomberjacketph #brandyph #jacketph #coatph #ootdph #forever21ph #hmph #patchph #90sph #ootdpinas #shoploiyeeavail
This QC-based Instagram thrift shop owned by Nina Lamela is a fairly new one since it just dropped its first collection last September 2017. Their latest collection had some sort of Nascar feel to it and it was definitely something that you should not have missed!
Owned and ran by student sellers, @peaccics offers not just shirts, sweaters, jackets and windbreakers, but they also offer bags and belts from brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Sport.
Tommy Hilfiger duffle bag/ gym bag W22 H14 no flaws 10/10 condition Php 2000 2days reservation only MOP: any remittance or bpi family First to comment mine basis . . . . . . . #vintageph #jacketph #windbreakerph #tommyph #adidasph #kappaph #thriftedph #ukayph #thriftshopph #retroph #streetwearph #aestheticph #prelovedph #tommyhilfigerph #cavitebasedph #dasmabasedph #manilabased #oversizeph #authenticph #denimjacket #saleph #topshopph #lagunabasedph #tommyph #sukajanph #denimph #championph
BUBBLE STUDIOS (@shop_bubblegum)
Bubble Studios offers many rare and unique items from all over the country. They specialize in jackets, windbreakers, and sweaters—but they also sell shirts, pants, bags, and belts.
High quality Big john denim jacket Slightly oversized sleeves (10.5 inches armhole) Loose fit Flaw : signs of usage sa collar 499.99 only Mode.of payment : BDO deposit or BDO online transfer 2 days reservation Helping tags #topshopph #saleph #forever21ph #f21ph #authenticph #forsaleph #oversizedph #brandymelvilleph #acnestudiosph #adidasph #shoesph #bagph #bershkaph #stradivariusph #streetwearph #aderph #makeupph #koreanph #pastelph #bomberjacketph #denimjacketph #jacketph #onlineshopph #grungeph #ootdpinas #ootdph #prelovedph #brandedph