This must be the most famous "tiangge" or market in Metro East!
Taytay, dubbed as the Philippines’ Garments Capital, has taken over social media for quite some time now and there’s a good reason why. I’ve been to Taytay Tiangge for a few times now and me and my wife go home with a eco-bags on both our hands.
ABOUT TAYTAY TIANGGE
Taytay, Rizal is known as the "Garments Capital of the Philippines" and is home to the increasingly popular Taytay Tiangge. Thanks to an initiative by the local Taytay government in 2014, Taytay-based dressmakers who used to rent space in Baclaran, Divisoria, and Greenhills now have a more conducive business location right in their backyard. Since then, the Taytay Tiangge has become a shopper’s paradise and a godsend for wholesalers.
WHAT TO BUYReady-to-wear clothes are the heart of the Taytay Tiangge. They have everything— from the latest trends in women’s fashion, children’s pantulog and men’s sportswear. Items you see in online shops are usually available in Taytay too, and you’ll be amazed to see that Greenhills and Divisoria clothes are sold here for less. You can also find high-quality overruns for very low prices.
BUDGETTops can be bought for as low as P40-P100 apiece. Skirts and shorts are roughly the same range. Overruns can be worth as much as P300, while denims are more or less the same. Depending on the quality and design, which shouldn’t be hard to judge, prices may vary. Apparently, most of their prices are cheaper than Greenhills, Divisoria and Baclaran. A P400 top in Greenhills can be bought for P100 in Taytay.
Guidelines before going to Taytay Tiangge:
- Have your list ready so it wouldn’t be difficult for you to find what you’re looking for. It’s actually hard to do it or to be spontaneous while you’re there, doing the shopping. There’re a lot of clothes or garments offered inside the Tiangges and you might just forget what you really need to buy.
- Bring your own eco bag or shopping bag. It should be big enough, so you can put everything there.
- Remember to bring a drink for refreshment, water is the best. You might need to spare at least 2-3 hours inside Taytay Tiangge especially if it’s your first time to shop there.
- Take extra care of your belongings as well as your gadgets. Snatchers and thieves come like the wind inside the area. If possible, use a sling bag and have it near you all the time.
- Avoid wearing jewelry and other fancy accessories.
- Wear something comfortable. There are hundreds, if not, thousands of people inside the tiangges so you might feel uncomfortable.
- Always check your change when you purchase.
- You can bring a small calculator or a low-end phone
- Bring enough CASH for shopping and smaller bills.
- The price tag isn’t that important if you shop at Taytay Tiangge. You can always ask the salesperson for assistance. Furthermore, ask if it’s the wholesale or retail price. They do not set prices the way other Tiangge in Divisoria/Baclaran/Greenhills does.
To give you a comparison…A blouse from Greenhills priced at Php150, Taytay Tiangge sellers offer it for around Php60. Most tops are less than Php100 each. Pants, jogging pants, and dresses are more or less than Php200. You may also find different leggings, jeggings, midi skirts, dress, crop tops, kids garments, kimonos, swimsuits. You can also find overruns, bedsheets, and towels – literally anything you need that are cloths.
In addition, they also sell several overrun garments. Technically just the same items sold in bazaars like Eastwood, Greenhills, Other tiangge, even malls) for just a smaller and more affordable price.
Unlike Divisoria which can offer wholesale purchases of at least 6 or 12 pcs, in Taytay Tiangge, wholesale starts at 3 pcs only and you’ll have less Php5-Php15 or more depending on how you negotiate. The tiangge is actually composed of many different tiangges. It’s like they’ve conspired to bring the best of what their city can offer.
It won’t be known and dubbed as the Garment Capital of the Philippines for nothing. You can find literally everything you need to find there. Even if you’re picky in terms of clothing, a wide range of choices are available.
HOW TO GET TO TAYTAY TIANGGE
Here are the public transport directions on going to Taytay Tiangge from different key locations:
- From EDSA Crossing, look in Starmall for UV terminal and jeep going to Taytay
- From EDSA - Greenfields District - UV and Jeep going to Taytay
- From Robinsons Galleria - Bus going to Taytay - GLINER/RRCG
- From Quiapo/SM Sta. Mesa - Bus going to Taytay - GLINER/RRCG
- From Santolan LRT2 - go to Sta Lucia - Robinsons and take Jeep going to Taytay/Angono/Binangonan
- From Megamall - take Antipolo UV express then Tikling Jeep/Bus
- From Tikling - Taytay/Angono/Binangonan Jeep or GLINER and RRCG BUS
- Pasig Palengke - Cainta-Taytay Jeep
- Cubao - Angono, Binangonan (SM Cubao side or Alimall terminal)
- Commonwealth - Go to Commonwealth Market, look for the terminal of Sta Lucia Jeep or FX, then from Sta Lucia, take a jeep
- *Jeep: Angono Highway, Tanay, Binangonan Highway, Taytay Palengke/CME
- Always make sure to ask the driver or barker to drop you along CME/Bagong Palengke.
Taytay TianggeAddress: Club Manila East Compound, Taytay, Rizal
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