cebu thrift shopping

I’m sitting here at the living room of my new tiny apartment. It’s perfect in all its smallness. The floors are black. There are built-in shelves. It’s cool because it’s in a place way above the city. And the best of all, there is no hint of cigarette smoke anywhere.

Before we moved in, the boyfriend and I hit all known thrift shops in Cebu to score some cheap furniture and other household accessories. We hit the jackpot at this Japanese surplus store called Reyu’s. The place is teeming with all sorts of oddities. I wanted to buy more than furniture but I didn’t think that everything I wanted would have fit in Uzi’s Dad’s car.

Here are some things that you can find at Reyu’s:

Japanese dolls

Japanese dolls

1-kimono

kimono

japanese dolls and used crutches

more Japanese dolls and used crutches

ceramics in all shapes and sizes

ceramics in all shapes and sizes

frames

frames

little lanterns and other hanging thingies

little lanterns and other hanging thingies

teapots!

teapots!

other curiousities

other curiousities

We ended up buying a Japanese writing table (photo below). I will repaint it. Perhaps, install new drawer pulls, too.

writing  (now coffee) table

writing (now coffee) table

Then we returned two days later to buy the bottom chest below. It now serves as our mini-pantry.

wooden chests

wooden chests

PSA: If you live in Cebu and you want to shop at Reyu’s, ride the 13C or 13B jeepney going to Tintay, Talamban.

13 thoughts on “cebu thrift shopping”

    1. Where exactly is this place? Where in Tintay?

      Hi, Denistar.
      I don’t know where exactly but it’s right where the road turns right and becomes a bit narrow. If you’re coming from Countrymall, the place is on the left side of the street. It has a sign (a bit dilapidated). It’s like a huge open garage with lots of stuff. The area closest to the entrance has electronics (stereos, TVs, etc).
      You can’t miss it. Happy shopping!

  1. I wanna give this place a visit. but wait, i still find the directions vague. so bale… somewhere near talamban na jud ni siya, and not banilad? after USC-TC? i was trying to picture myself in countrymall, but na-confuse ko as to where ko dapat mo-face (I can be in coutrymall and take the road to btc, or the road to ayala, and the “left side of the street” would apply to both).

    1. I wanna give this place a visit. but wait, i still find the directions vague. so bale… somewhere near talamban …

      Hi Frey,

      It’s not near Talamban, it’s IN Talamban. It’s NOT in Banilad. It’s way beyond USC-TC (Nasipit). If you take the road padung Ayala, dili nana siya padung Talamban. So now you’ll find your “left” if you’re coming from Countrymall. Hehe.

    1. Ka cute sa frames! Nice paliton… but what would I do with them? Haha!

      Haha you display them like I do with mine. You can always hang them bisag frames lang.

    1. Thanks myam. naklaro na jud. super slow kaayo ko when it comes to geography. sigh. so in talamban jud diay.

      I’m geographically-challenged, too! We actually took the wrong jeepney when we went there and ended up in Pit-os. Haha

    1. Tagpila man ilang furniture yam? What’s the usual price range?

      Hmm mga 400 up. Depends on how big the furniture is. :)

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