There’s a not-so-secret shopping enclave in Quezon City that’s long been the favorite stomping grounds of home buddies in Metro Manila: the Dapitan Arcade. The popular marketplace is the place in the metro to find export-quality overrun products for the home at very, very low prices. It’s the one-stop shop for home improvement, offering everything from colorful ceramic plates of all sizes to intricate lamps and lanterns.
A lot of bargain hunters skip Dapitan Arcade for bigger and more well-known hubs like Divisoria, but a trip to this Quezon City spot can be just as rewarding as visiting more famous shopping haunts. If you’re looking to spruce up your home without spending a fortune, Dapitan Arcade is worth a visit. Here’s a short guide on what to expect for first-timers making their way to this beloved shopping hub.
Things To Buy At Dapitan Arcade
Dapitan Arcade is a bargain hunter’s paradise with dozens of stalls offering a large selection of home décor, accessories, kitchenware, and furniture—all of them at a fraction of their retail price. It’s a must-visit spot for anyone who wants to spruce up their living space without spending a fortune at the mall.
Plantitos and plantitas can find beautifully made planters for their growing green babies. The planters and pots are available in different colors, sizes, and materials for prices ranging from less than P100 to P1,500.
Shoppers also get their pick of quality kitchen and dining goods at Dapitan Arcade. There are stacks and stacks of options, from plain glassware to more intricate designs.
If you’re hunting for more lighting options indoors or outdoors, the marketplace presents a wide range of options. Eclectic homeowners will fall in love with Moroccan-inspired lanterns in vibrant colors, while those with a more traditional look in mind can opt for classic lamp designs.
Knick-knacks of all kinds are also sold here, from wooden signages for the house to vintage-inspired clocks.
Plus, if you’re one of those people who prepare for Christmas early, it’s also worth stopping by the bazaar. Not only are there tons of great options for unique and useful gifts, but there are also cheap holiday decorations available as early as July, from a variety of Santa figurines to tree ornaments and parols. Why not start the festivities as early as now and prep your home for Christmas with these novelty items?
New Normal Tips For Shoppers
These days, a lot of folks opt to do most of their shopping online. Even Dapitan Arcade has its own website where homebound shoppers can browse and order items for delivery. But there’s just no substitute to the real-life experience.
Planning to visit the famous market? Don’t forget to bring your COVID-19 essentials! Make sure you have a fresh face mask and a face shield in your bag before you step out the door. Social distancing and good hand hygiene with alcohol or sanitizers are also a must in public places.
Address: 39 Dapitan corner Kanlaon Streeet, Brgy. Sta. Theresita, Quezon City
Website: https://dapitanarcade.com, Facebook (Dapitan Arcade), Facebook (Dapitan Arcade Online Store), Instagram
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