I’m back in town! I’ll surely miss the cold weather but I must admit, nothing beats Manila heat. Anyway, I managed to squeeze in some shopping finds while I was freezing my butt off in the city of pines. Here’s my Baguio loot.
I got these two babies from the public market, where they sell tons of pasalubongs and souvenirs of every possible kind. Yes…they still carry those wooden “man-in-the-barrel” thingees.
Anyway, original price for each scarf is PHP 150 but I managed to bargain the price down to PHP 100 a pop. These make for a nice artsy get-up especially when matched with a nice pair of jeans and plain white or black top. Below is a product shot and some shots of yours truly, wearing them scarves.
I love finding stuff that doesn’t conform to mainstream fashion. Especially when their dirt cheap! This piece actually looks a lot like our old puffy blankets in Baguio, which probably made me want to purchase it right away. Got it also from the market at PHP 170, from the original price of PHP 180. I like that it looks a bit moroccan-ish in design especially with the little frillies at the bottom. Another plus is the satin lining inside.
You can’t go to Baguio and not buy silver. In my case, since I haven’t changed my belly ring since I got pierced a few months back, I felt it was about time for an upgrade from stainless steel to silver. Got this shiny jewel at PHP 200, from the original price of PHP 250. Also available in Baguio Market.
Sorry for the huge belly shot. I have got to cut down on them carbs!
Found this little jewel in Tam-Awan Village, which by the way is one of the must-sees in town if you want to experience the rustic outskirts and discover the rich culture and heritage of the Cordillerans. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes because the trip involves a little bit of a hike going up. Do check their website for details. Adult entrance is PHP 50.
Going back, this pendant shows a symbol of luck and fertility. Yup, you heard it right… fertility. But no need to freak out ladies, because that’s just based on old folklore. The same symbol comes in pure silver which is priced at PHP 470 versus brass which is priced at PHP 55.
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When you’re done scouring the market and session road for your one-of-a-kind shopping finds, you may also want to check out Camp John Hay’s Mile- High, which is now a popular shopping destination as it offers outlet stores for popular brands, as well as bazaars that offer heaps and heaps of export overruns! I shopped for the black top that you see above (refer to SCARVES) for PHP 285 and another Old Navy long sleeved top for PHP 325. Prices aren’t exactly cheap but if you’re diligent enough in wading through the piles of clothes, you’ll definitely find a good buy or two.
So there…. hope you enjoyed my Baguio finds guys. More loot to come 🙂