I know its not the best time for shopping but how can you resist if your favorite travel gears are on sale?
I just got the info from a Filipino backpacker who now resides in UK (yeah for real) that his sister bought couple of travel gears in a Bodega Sale located in Binondo.
I just plainly said “Oh that’s interesting”, coz I know Binondo is where half of Divisoria is situated so you can definitely find all sorts of fake products from China.
I asked back, where in Binondo? When he mentioned that its in State Centre Building, I literally said Waddafuck… How come I didn’t know this? That’s the office building of R.O.X, Columbia Sportswear, The Northface and The Travel Club.
Two days before the last day of sale, I found myself in Binondo finding my way to the State Centre Building. Right in front of the building, I saw a little bit crowded vacant office space in the ground floor so I figured out that it could be the Bodega Sale venue.
Upon entering the site, I immediately asked the attendant for the specific location where I can find my two favorite brands, Columbia Sportswear and The North Face.
I saw couple of familiar faces in the Columbia Sportswear section, I met them in Kalinga couple of years back while conquering the wild rapids of Chico River. I immediately looked for a pair of pants but there’s no more left other than a dozen of vests.
Good thing, somebody returned a Columbia Titanium pants so I immediately grabbed it and yes that same guy returned a Columbia sweatshirt too.
That was the same pair of pants Ive been wanting to buy last February but that’s gonna cost me a little less than P4,000, Man that’s already five or six round trip tickets with a local budget airline haha!
The North Face products are also sold out but I guess I was just lucky that day… I also got three North Face shirts for only P600 and yes from the same guy who returned the Columbia items (LOL).
What will i do with the three (3) TNF shirts with identical design? Well I’ll probably raffle it off to my readers soon…
If you are looking for a trusty luggage, a good camera bag or a plain backpack, you should visit the place. Other brands on sale includes Sanuk sandals, Samsonite, Columbia Sportswear, The North Face, Victorinox, American tourister, World Traveller, Tough Jeans etc.
If you still want to visit the Bodega Sale, tomorrow Sept 19,2009 will be their last day so make sure to be there early.
Primer Group BODEGA SALE
Ground Floor, State Centre Building
333 Juan Luna St.