Vintage treasure hunting has always been a more sustainable option for shopping—whether it’s for big-ticket items like furniture or quirky trinkets for specific collectors. Here are some shops to visit if you’re on the hunt for items to add to your home and want to be a responsible shopper. After all, one man’s trash is another’s treasure.
Mamoo Crafts & Country Decors Shop
9015 Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Rd. Pasong Langka, Silang, Cavite
You may remember the original store in Tagaytay City called R&R Western Antiques and Decors. They’ve since relocated to Silang, Cavite but are still selling the same vintage machines and collectibles in their shop. If you’re looking for rare pieces (some of them are still in good working condition such as a vintage Coca-Cola vending machine from the 1940s), this is the place to visit.
Honore’s Thrift Shop
Heneral M. Hizon St. Bangkal, Makati
If you love sourcing furniture and home décor from around the world, then this Bangkal thrift shop is a must-visit. From Norman Rockwell plates to Murano glass ducks, the choices are varied and endless at this gem of a store. They also have dining sets, bed frames and sofas.
Vintage Expression Marketing
1691 Heneral M. Hizon St. Bangkal, Makati
For collectors of memorabilia, a trip to this store will be a pleasant one. From Coca-Cola art to The Beatles bottlecap wall art, there’s definitely something that will catch your eye. They also have a good furniture selection in case you’re in the market for a solid 1980s desk.
Bangkal Thrift Shop
532 Heneral M. Hizon St. Bangkal, Makati
Looking to complete your collection of Swarovski miniatures? This shop carries some unique finds—certified original, too. They also carry Italian, Oriental and modern furniture and décor. They’ve been operating in Bangkal for over 20 years already.
Golden Salakot Authentic Asian Arts & Antiques
3 Champaca St. Blk. 6 Vergonville Pulanglupa Dos, Las Piñas
If you’re looking for traditional pieces like a Sung Dynasty jar from the 10th to 13th century, you may want to swing by this space. They also have a huge collection of vintage jewelry including tambourine earrings, vintage lockets of all shapes and sizes and beautiful cameos.
The Vintage Shop
429/02 Level 4 Art Plaza Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong
Watch or jewelry fans can find rare items at this store such as an 18-karat Cartier watch from the ’70s or a vintage Clebar tropical brown dial chronograph. Plan a visit to the shop once every quarter to see what they currently have in their collection.
This story originally appeared on Southern Living Fixed Forward Issue
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Writer: MACY ALCARAZ