“Buy and display what you love, not what’s on trend” is one of the best pieces of advice when decorating your home. If your sensibilities favor the sophistication and novelty of tangible history and heritage, there are still refined antique shops in Manila that would satisfy your taste. 

Here are some stores where you can get vintage items that will enrich your home with a balanced blend of decades and modern aesthetics:

Golden Salakot Art and Antiques
Address: 3 Champaca St., Vergonville Subdivision, Las Piñas City

This 35-year-old antique shop has seen the rise and fall of its contemporaries. A prime segunda mano spot, it offers a wide variety of vintage items — from jewelry and art oeuvres to century-old religious figures — but now in its new home in Las Piñas.

Siglo Antiques and Collectibles
Address: 258 Tomas Morato St., Quezon City

Siglo continues to exhibit and market collectibles and antique furniture 21 years after it first opened its doors to the public. What started as an abode for hobbyists has become a community for vintage aficionados. Here, you’ll find antique furniture like chests and display cabinets made of narra, as well as retro cigarette cases and die-cast Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. 

Jo-Liza Arts and Antiques
Address: 664 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan City

Established in the early ‘70s, Jo-Liza is a spacious antique store in San Juan City offering furniture, furnishings, and religious figures. Aside from giving a new home to ornate candelabras, elegant Venetian frames and mirrors, and ivory Sto. Niños, Jo-Liza also offers made-to-order furniture, antique furniture restoration, upholstery and polish service, and furniture rental service. 

Bangkal Furniture Market
Address: Evangelista St., Brgy. Bangkal, Makati City

Residential apartments-cum-antique stores line the street of Evangelista in Brgy. Bangkal, a community in Makati rich in secondhand furniture and antique items. It has long been a go-to place for anyone looking for one-of-a-kind furniture. From bed frames and dining tables to turntables and rotary phones, Bangkal has interesting collectibles from the past.

UVLA (Unique Vintage Lost Art)
Address: Unit 64E, Cubao Expo, Quezon City

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If you’re looking for collectibles and curious curios to enliven your space, try browsing at UVLA, a Cubao Expo resident. True to its name, this cozy space brims with every kind of quirky find — from the walls where classic movie and band posters hang, to glass cabinets where collector’s items like music boxes and rare movie collectibles are safely kept.

Aside from being sustainable, antiques and vintage items provide your home a trend-proof look and style — and the fact that it has already stood the test of time transforms your home into a treasure chest that will be cherished for generations. 

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