I have heard so much about Dapitan Arcade and how people find wonderful bargains on home decor there. This is why when my husband and I decided to move to a bare apartment (We were living in a 1 bedroom condo that was fully furnished,but we decided to move to this new place that was both cheaper and bigger), I knew it was worth exploring, in the hopes of scoring pieces for our new rental home.Dapitan Arcade is located along Dapitan street corner Kanlaon street in Quezon City. If you’re on EDSA, make a turn to Quezon Avenue, Right on Cordillera, and then left on Dapitan. You will find a few parking slots right in front of Dapitan Arcade, and if you’re lucky, along the streets around the area.
The place is actually small, I was able to drop by each stall in about half an hour for my first round. It usually takes me a while to decide on what to buy so I go around a few stores several times before finally making a purchase.
From wall decors to flatware and dinnerware, to fake topiaries and flowers, to Tiffany chairs, one can enjoy the variety that Dapitan Arcade offers. Stalls outside, along Kanlaon street, sell furniture and other decors as well. However, since it was raining hard when I came, I could only explore the stalls inside. This is the reason why I only have photos from inside. But I shall definitely be back! In the meantime, here are the few photos I managed to take. 🙂
I haven’t unpacked my purchases but I bought a few ceramic dinnerware, a couple of picture frames, a “K” wooden monogram, and a teapot, which I intend to use as a vase. If you have Php1,000 to spend, it will come a long way there!
If you’ve been to Dapitan Arcade, I’d love to know how your experience was, and feel free to comment on what else to find there!