Continued from MY DIVISORIA FINDS 2016 EDITION PART 2
Due to the insistent and popular demand of my loyal reader, Ms. Kit Maza, this eeez eeet! Hahaha! Seriously, if it weren’t for you, this would be another unfinished series, Kit. So thank you for pushing me. 🙂
Wait, let me just check where I stopped at Part 2.
OK, I got it. We are still at 168 Mall.
Last Batch of Loot from 168 Mall
I don’t know about you, but ever since I gave birth, I’ve preferred leggings over pants. To think that pre-pregnancy (a.k.a. nung mga panahong wala pa akong bilbil), I really thought that leggings were baduy and that they were actually “mom pants”. But because, yes, hindi na magkasya ang mga maong ko and also because uso na rin naman ang skinny jeans, and not to mention the fact that leggings are really comfortable (and lightweight, easily dries, easy to pack, versatile, and the list goes on!), I have to admit that leggings have become among my staple clothes. Problem is that because of my thunder thighs and wide hips, it has become quite difficult for me to buy leggings that fit. 😡 I’ve had so many leggings that can’t even hide my pwet’s cleavage, que horror! Or just after a few uses, warak na. 😣
So buying my leggings was a serious business. I made sure that the hip and thigh parts were roomy, and that the material was cool and sturdy. I got these leggings:
Leggings at P150/pair.
In fairness, hindi nagpupumiglas ang hips ko in them. And the material is really durable. This is a good buy. 🙂
One of my major, major sadya in Divisoria were wooden hangers. ‘Di ba we recently had our home renovated? Randy wanted to get rid of our old stuff that made our house look cheap: neon orange na tabong nginatngat ng aso, balde na originally eh lalagyan ng biskwit, etc. Since my awesome husband spent a lot to maximize my tiny vanity area (walk-in closet + skincare/make-up area), I was bent on prettifying it. I’ve read before that using the same (size, color, material) hangers does a lot of wonders. Added bonus if you use wooden hangers, because they instantly add a touch of class. Problem is, Majalja Salvador ang wooden hangers! A pair on sale at Wilcon Builder’s Depot already cost more or less P150! At Daiso/Japan Home Plus, it’s P66/pair. I couldn’t bear to buy because I have a lot of clothes!
Wooden hangers at S&R cost P700 for 20 hangers (P35 each), almost the same price as Daiso/Japan Home Plus
Divisoria truly was my last hope. I made sure I wouldn’t go home without checking out wooden hangers. After searching on the 2nd floor—lo and behold—wooden hangers!!! Each hanger retails at P25 each. But when the saleslady learned I intended to buy so many hangers, she offered me the wholesale price: one box for more or less P2,000 (please remind me to check my receipt that I left in my office so I can tell you how much exactly. I kinda forgot, sorry). Each box has 137 hangers.
Wooden hangers from Divisoria, less than P20 each (again, remind me to check the receipt for the actual price).
Check out how much better my walk-in closet looks with purely wooden hangers! Here’s a BEFORE and AFTER:
Before: Mixed hangers
Now: Purely wooden hangers
Even Randy agreed that yes, the 100% wooden hangers was a great idea! (This means I have to return to Divisoria and get more hangers because one box was so not enough!!! Hehe)
Randy warned me not to return without buying Raviv some toys (OK, I was just exaggerating, hehe). See, Raviv loves action figures. He likes neither cars nor robots. As in action figures lang (animal and dinosaur figures when he was a lot younger). At this time, he was addicted to the overpriced Marvel 500 toys.
So Randy instructed me to buy him action figures in Divisoria. Don’t worry, we’re not taking about the obviously cheapipay toys whose paint comes off with the slightest touch. I’m talking about these:
Set of high quality, cute action figures at P650. They’re sturdy, solid, paint does not come off, and there is no smell.
After buying Raviv’s toys, we only had 1 more agenda: artificial flowers/plants. While there was a big store that was selling artificial floeers/plants on the groundfloor, I said, “Pass” because they look so fake. As in almost Novo fake flower decoration levelz. So we proceeded to Tutuban Mall where Anding’s was located (and where we were parked. By the way, the heavy box of hangers was carried by the “boy” from the store. I initially wanted us to just ride a tricycle, but Dodong said tricycles were very expensive and that it would take a long time because of the traffic. We just walked and gave the strong “boy” P50 for carrying the box of hangers.
Last Stop: Anding’s at Tutuban Mall
When Randy and I were buying stuff from Our Home, he would always, always exhibit his shock over the prices of artificial flowers. There were artificial flowers sold for P800/stem, ganun! But not here at Anding’s (and the other flower shops nearby on the 2nd floor)—they’re a lot cheaper in price (but not in looks!) Let me show you some of the photos I took that I sent to Randy for reference:
I really wanted to buy this because our TV room’s theme is tropical. Hindi halatang artificial, I swear! I told Dodong to stand beside the artificial tropical plant so Randy would see hoe big it was. This was only P2,500! But Randy thought it was too big, so we didn’t buy it.
Here are the others I was able to take photos of:
Each set was P500-600. Yes, including the pots/vases!
But I ended up buying flowers only, because we already had a lot of vases at home:
All of the flowers cost less than P1,000 (again, vases not included). Super duper cheap compared to the overpriced flowers at Our Home!
That’s it, pancit!
But because you so eagerly waited for this, let me also share with you the other items in Divisoria that caught my fancy but didn’t end up in our home:
From across the store where I bought the make-up brushes and hair tools at 168 Mall:
Big rectangular mirror, P4,500 (Note: the flowers are just reflections and not a part of its design)
Round mirror with lots of swirl borders, P8,500 (Note: Yes, that’s my reflection. And yes, I’m that jologs when I go to Divisoria 😛 )
And here are some of the other things I got from my past Divisoria trips that are still available there:
The white tin cans where I store some of my cosmetics and accessories were still available at Anding’s. They’re less than P50 each.
This black mannequin is available in hanger stores. I got this mannequin even before Raviv was conceived, and it cost me more or less P1,000. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my cheap finds from Divisoria! 🙂