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Due to their popularity, people flock to the night markets of Baguio and Manila, but the concept of it is a bit new to Iloilo. The good news is that shopping at night can now be enjoyed by locals and tourists in the City of Love.
Plazuela de Iloilo in Mandurriao features homegrown business establishments selling gifts, clothes, accessories, makeup, and almost everything in between. More than being a place to shop, people can also dine, bond with loved ones, or simply have fun here. Below are some of the things you can buy or experience at the night market.
Hello Kitty stuff and other gift items at Plazuela de Iloilo night market
You need not spend that much to make somebody happy. At the night market of Plazuela de Iloilo, you can buy gifts below PhP100. Available at the night market are toys, arts and crafts materials, wall decor, watches, caps, figurines, wallets, and bags, among others. There are also higher-priced items should you wish to give something more valuable to someone you hold dear. Just have your purchase gift-wrapped, and you can already make someone happy.
2. Ready-to-wear items
Price:PhP100 to PhP900
Affordable clothes at Plazuela help you solve the dilemma of what to wear.
Whether you’re looking for a blouse for formal events, a dress for all occasions, sportswear, swimwear, or kid’s costumes, you can find it at the Plazuela de Iloilo night market. There’s a variety of items for all ages, sexes, and styles. The prices of clothes range from PhP100 to PhP900 depending on the fabric, style, and brand.
Affordable accessories are aplenty at Plazuela de Iloilo night market.
Collectors of bags, sunglasses, fancy jewelry, and arts and crafts materials may want to check out the items for sale at the night market. Shades can be bought for PhP100 to PhP500, caps for PhP150 to PhP450, drawstring bags for PhP100 to PhP300, and fancy jewelry for PhP50 to PhP500. Other accessories are priced at PhP25 to PhP450.
There are also stores that sell pre-loved original items at budget-friendly prices. If you don’t need these items for yourself, you might consider buying them as gifts for your loved ones and friends. Store vendors at the night market also sell watches and fancy add-ons for gadgets.
4. Makeup at the night market
Price:PhP80 to PhP900
Affordable make up products can be found at Plazuela.
Almost everything that ladies need to beautify themselves and to keep up with the latest makeup trends are available at most of the stores in Plazuela. If you want to buy more makeup for a lesser price, this is where you should go. The prices that you pay here are discounted when compared to items sold at the malls. You can find brushes, color palettes, blush, eyeliner, false eyelashes, lipstick, lip gloss, and cleansers, among others. Prices range from PhP80 to PhP900 depending on individual items.
The night market is not just a place for families and friends to gather, but it is also a park for kids to play around and enjoy. Hourly bike and car rentals are available at Plazuela de Iloilo. The rental store was put up so that kids won’t get bored while their parents and guardians are shopping.
There are also life-sized movie characters displayed within the vicinity of the night market for window shoppers to enjoy. Plazuela de Iloilo is also an open-space venue for concerts.
Plazuela de Iloilo’s concept of a night market includes not only shopping outlets but also dining options. At night time, shoppers can eat at either the restaurants or at the food kiosks near the stores. Street foods, grilled favorites, drinks, and many more are served to those who wish to dine at the wide, open space of Plazuela.
Which of these things will you shopping for or experiencing at Plazuela de Iloilo night market? Let us know in the comments section below!
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* All photos/images by writer
* Prices may change without prior notice.
About Hyacinth Bangero
She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.
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