I got to spend a Sunday Afternoon at Dapitan Arcade and here is a male perspective of the famed shopping haven:
Located at 37 Dapitan corner Kanlaon streets in Quezon City, if you prefer to take public transportation you do the following:
Take jeepney along Avenida with “Munoz Blumentritt Retiro” sign. Ask driver to drop you off at Mayon Street. Along Mayon Street, wait for jeepney with “Mayon Del Monte Welcome Rotonda” sign. Ride one of these jeepneys and ask driver to drop you off at Dapitan Arcade. If you’re coming from the QC side simply head toward Banawe street (the famed car accessories street) and Dapitan street is perpendicular to Biak-na-bato. Just keep heading straight & the market will be on your right.
Upon arriving at Dapitan, the 1st thing I notice is the limited parking spaces but there will always be parking guides to help you out. Once I saw the 1st stall, it was a visual treat the rest of the day. I saw stalls upon stalls of everything you can possibly think of for the home. Dapitan arcade is known as the “bagsakan” of export over-runs for home items and I am quite sure items are now made just for this market. I also noticed that the sellers arcade stretched not just on Dapitan & Kanlaon streets but all the way to Apo street so when one comes here, you have to keep walking and be extremely curious. The main arcade started with home items such as plates, glasses, pitchers, mugs, utensils, vases, rugs and ornaments. Eventually the items became quite different – decorative flowers, frames, lamps, wall-mount decors, mirrors, watch boxes and so much more. The extended arcade along Kanlaon street even had a Turkish stall with lamps, Turkish bowls, table decors, planters & lighters.
I’ll let my pictures do the talking now but there is no doubt this place is absolute heaven for mommies looking for home bargains. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit so I can only imagine female shoppers would. Go!
Visit Dapitan Arcade Online Shop here: https://dapitanarcade.com/