Hubby and I went to Divisoria yesterday with nothing on our minds to buy. We just thought of walking around there and buy anything that we may fancy about. We left the house before 8:00 am and told our kids that we have to go work (it’s a Monday but Malacañang declared it as a holiday in connection with Labor Day held last May 01) and that they have to stay for a while at their Mommy Lola’s place. But as usual, our ever witty Ciren and Erin protested and asked “If you are going to work, then why is Daddy on his shorts and where is your bag Mommy?”. Ooops! We’re not prepared for that questioning so we just said our usual lines to them “We’re late for work, we have to go”. then kissed the three of them and went out telling ourselves that we’ll make up to them when we return.
Before 9:00am we were already at 168 Mall and doing our rounds in each and every stall. We decided to look for lunch box for both Ciren and Erin since their Mommy Lola said that it will be much easier for the kids if they have their water container and other food stuff in one bag. Just like this one:
Unfortunately, we didn’t find anything like it but instead most of the lunch kits that we saw were separate food and water containers (with different characters on it)
placed in bag-like paper cloth like this one.
Guess that’s the latest trend this school year instead of the traditional lunch kits that we knew however we’re both sure that malls still have those kinds.
So, we decided to buy their lunch kits at the mall instead. We walk and walk and finally got to buy stuff for the kiddos and here they are:
1 set of panties for Erin
1 set of briefs for Ciren.
2 pairs of slippers for both of them
3 leggings for Erin
For myself I got these:
2 pcs. of blouses (with that shimmering, shiny thingy)
1 spongebob body bag (aww! the kiddie side of me striked again!)
2 pairs of sandals (I gave the purple one for my mom)
1 purple cellphone holder
For hubby (I urged him to buy something for himself, in my other blog you’ll see how brand-a-holic hubby is)
1 pair of slippers
another pair of slippers (Quicksilver)
(haven’t done with the pictures yet, will post them as soon as I have them transferred from my cam to my lappy)
There were lots of nice shirts for him but as usual he made so many side comments with regards to its materials, its designs etc. Actually, I’m used to it and the bottomline is, he don’t want to buy any of them because they are not original or that they don’t have a brand, and will just buy from the mall. hayzz..
Guess how much I shell out for all this goodies.. more or less I spent only P1500! Wasn’t it great? We won’t be getting all of these for the same price if we shop at the mall.
Hmm.. made me wonder, why is it so much cheaper to shop in Divisoria than in malls?
- you’ll get big discounts if you buy goods in bulk
- vendors pay less for their sales lady unlike those who are inside the malls
- their items came directly from their suppliers
- some of the goodies are just brand imitations
- the competition is tough since vendors have similar products to offer side by side
These are just few things that I can think of why Divisoria is known for cheap items. In terms of fashion, you can still be an icon even if you buy clothes from here, after all it depends on how a person carry herself and it doesn’t matter whether she is wearing a branded clothes or not.(striked one for hubby)
For sure, Divisoria will be jammed pack again before the school year starts so better do your shopping as early as this month for your kids’ school things.
By the way, we were back home at 12:00noon, just in time for the kid’s siesta and they were all giddy with the “pasalubongs” we had for them.