People say that finding the best ukay pieces require patience. I tend to agree, but more than that, I think rummaging through all the piles and piles of dusty, neptalene scented clothes to find hidden treasures is really a combination of talent and luck.
It's been ages since I've gone ukay hunting. Whenever I come across one I usually enter and look around but more often than not, I end up empty handed.
The closest thing to a regular ukay store that I have is Igi's Ukay-ukay along V.Luna in Quezon City only because it's near a drug store that we used to frequent when my dad was confined at a nearby hospital.
Here are my favorite finds under 100 which have become wardrobe staples.
Skirts at 75 pesos each at Igi's.
Another Igi's find is this 75 peso dress.
A linen skirt for 50 pesos at an ukay-ukay in Cubao X.
Last but not least is my best ukay find to date. A G2000 coat for a whopping price of 35 pesos!
I bought this a few years back also at Igi's when I was on my way to friend's house. I think they were having a clearance sale or something. This coat was in mint quality when I found it because the pockets were still stitched together and the extra buttons are all intact. Definitely my best buy yet.
I always make it a point to soak my ukay finds in salt and water before washing. I heard somewhere that this cleanses the clothes both of bacteria and spirits, I'm not sure if it works though.
Another thing, I think most, if not all of these purchases were made on a weekday, I don't know if that accounts for the really cheap prices or maybe it's my size, I'm between an XS and a small (or between 0 to 2). But whatever it is, the cheapskate in me is happy with these treasures.