I went to Divisoria today with my mama. I was supposed to do a little canvassing because my office mates and I will be going back there on Friday to buy stuffs for our company outing. But due to the rain, I focused more on what I planned to buy. :) I'm very glad that Divi did not disappoint me (there are times that it does). There were new stocks, and they even have end-of-season and mid-year sales. Who knew, right? Anyways, I withdrawn P3,000 to splurge today, and here's what I bought:
2 sheer blouses
2 shorts for P250. These are included in the sales. I really loved these because I got them for such a low price!
Earrings for P40 each
Rings for P30 each
This one's my favorite.
Nail art stickers (I'm going to give them a try!) for 4pcs per P100
I also bought some washi tapes for 3pcs per P100
And to carry all of these, I bought a bag for P125. If you notice, the bag looks like a Longchamp. Although it seems like an imitation, its actually not. I like that it did not imitated the logo. In addition, the handle is thicker, and the material used is like thick satin. Best of all, its Filipino made! I do hope that they develop this product. I swear this can be exported given the proper support.
I also bought 2 belts for P50 each. I didn't take a picture of them, because they're really just plain. Now, if I did my math right, I ended up spending P2,915 for 35 items! I really enjoyed shopping today. I even saw Claudine Barretto for a short moment. I was too tired to fuss over her, and I'm not really an avid fan. She's really petite and clean though. However, I still think that the accessories are still a little pricey because the store owner was too stubborn even though we were haggling the best that we can. There were really nice shirts too, but I already did some shopping a few days ago for t-shirts. Last weekend, I spent few thousand pesos at F21 and Landmark, and I regret it a little now, because I knew that most of what I bought can be found at Divi. Maybe next time I'll go to Divi first! Now, here are some of my personal tips if you plan to go to Divi:
- Wear plain clothing. I wore jeggings and 3/4 shirt. Enough to protect me from our changing weather.
- Bring umbrellas, especially since our weather is erratic lately.
- Bring only the money you plan to spend, especially when you're on a tight budget.
- Set aside money for transportation and food. That way, you won't have trouble over your accounting.
- Bring shopping bags.
- Go early - so you can go home early too. Going there in the morning is usually hassle free, but catching up with the rush hour is too tiring.
- Plan your trip. We usually go on Wednesdays because we joke that most of the people will be at Baclaran (Wednesdays are Baclaran Day).
- Haggle, haggle, haggle~!
- If you bought clothes, underwear, or other wearable, I suggest that you wash them first. Although they're all new, they've been placed in warehouses for too long, so cleaning them may be ideal.
- Do an accounting of everything you spent. This may take a while, but looking at what you spend after a day in Divi is usually fun, since you spent less for more.