Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ukay Destination 7: ISETANN Recto

Sorry I havn't posted anything in a week. I have been very busy lately.

I'm getting alot of emails asking me to cover certain areas. I hope you understand that it's not easy to get around especially if you don't have the luxury of time. I usually go ukay ukay if i have free time after a meeting, so if i don't have anything to do in a certain place it would be too much of a hassle to go there just to go ukay shopping. If I have time, ok lang I can go.

I will also be objective about it. I'll feature first areas I havn't covered yet. So far I've covered Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Makati, and Taguig. So for this feature I'll cover Manila. There are several Ukay Ukay Destinations in Downtown Manila. One place and probably the most convenient is Isetann in Recto.


Isetann Recto is an old mall in downtown manila. It has several shops and a department store. Not many people know that there are also ukay ukay shops here. How many you ask? only 2, but these two shops won't disappoint! The 2 shops are HUGE!!! Probably around 400-500 sqms each, that is just a wild guess. The Ukay Shops here are also branches of popular ukay shops in the metro.

The Ukay Shops here are.

1. RTW Surplus Center
2. Passerby Imported Dry Goods

RTW Surplus Center have several shops in Starmall Alabang, While Passerby is a branch of the Popular ukay shop in Cubao.

Again I'll discuss each shop separately so keep coming back for updates!

Recto, Manila
LRT 2 - get off at Recto Station.
LRT 1 - get off at Carriedo Station then ride a tricycle to Isetann.


  1. WoW!!!I love this!=)
    Just came across your blg via Fuschia Boy's, oh I'm following you, nice one!!!

    Hope you get to visit the thrift shops here in Makati,=) You can check out my blog for the locations,I think it's under the Ukay Maps tag,=)

  2. Thanks very much! This site is very useful. Am now planning my own excursions to these places.

    It's always nice to share in the joy of unexpected finds! You can check out my blog for my own ukay finds:

    More power to you and keep on blogging!

  3. just went today to isetann haha most sizes are actually too big for me so i was little bit disappointed. But the 2 ukays will surely make women go crazy bec. of just how many racks of clothes they have. both ukays were neat

  4. For some reason, I have not yet seen the Ukay at Isetann and that's the route I use to go to Qioapo to shop kikay stuff! How can I miss 500sqm of Ukay! ha ha..

  5. The secret in finding a good ukay ukay piece is to be very patient.

  6. Check the new shopping mall in Balintawak, Cloverleaf


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