The Yuletide season is just around the corner. And that means "Bazaar Season" in the Philippines.
Bazaars overlap everywhere in Manila from mid- October to the latter part of January. It is a venue for aspiring entrepreneurs who sees every Holiday season as an earning opportunity, and also, a haven for shoppers who want to score unique finds that you won't see in a department store.
Rockwell's Moonlit Bazaar has a tie- up with Multiply's The Marketplace. It holds an event called the "Multiply Bazaar", which features all the best stores in Multiply. The Moonlit Bazaar is comprised by a majority of sellers who have a multiply boutique, so in my opinion, it also caters to a lot of multiply sellers as well.
Quite frankly, I didn't enjoy the bazaar. I see very identical and common stuff. Frilly clothes, blazers, oxford shoes, leather bags, copper wire accessories, and mineral make- up, which made the Bazaar too familiar for my taste. Flame me if you must, but you can see all of these in a mall, sans the 100 bucks entrance. The essence of a bazaar is somehow lost. A bazaar trip for me is joy every time I'll pay a visit because I know that all that I'll get are certified unique, and I won't be able to see them anywhere else. If I would, it would be rarely.
At least it was good to see Otterbox, a popular (and expensive) brand of safety cases for phones and mp3 playes, and Fab Manila (?), a store that sells cute embellished office supplies.
And these are some of the unique (?) finds I got.
An underwear organizer. Ha! Finally, I've found one! That's what I call the "joy" in visiting a bazaar.
A haul from The White Shirt, one of the stalls in the bazaar.
I was drawn into the plain- looking shirt primarily because of the photos of the Hollywood stars sporting the good ol' plain white tee that surround the hanging tee. A killer pair of shoes or a perfect pair of jeans will definitely make this shirt standout, if you're gonna take a cue from the Hollywood celebs. But honestly, P395 is waaay too steep for a plain tee that you can find in a department store if you scour hard enough.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BAZAARS? ARE YOU A BAZAAR HOPPER? SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS!