I’ve doing a lot of shopping recently. I’ll be going to the Philippines in two weeks time so I have to cram in some shopping for gifts for my gazillion relatives. That is not a complaint! I love my relatives and friends to bits and I’m also addicted to shopping… I only wish I have truckloads of moolah hahaha..
I did most of the shopping at Russian Market (Tuol Tompoung Market) coz its nearby and well, everything is there. I got lots of branded factory overruns shirts, pants and jackets plus lots of Khmer bags (luv them!) and also some Northface and Kipling bags.
My favorite buys though are still Khmer fabrics! My mom and my aunts just love them and I always bring some whenever I go home. You can actually find lots of fabulous choices from the simple plain silk with geometric patterns at the bottom, to the handmade silk with full patterns and also some plain handmade ones.
I went for these as this is what my mom requested for. Plain, bold colors with geometric patterns. 2 meters costs $4. Bargain hard since the usual initial price quote would be around $10-$12 for 2 meters. Believe me you can lower it down to less than $5!
Handmade silk are pricier, the ones with full patterns costs anywhere from $50-$100 per set. While the plain handmade ones can go for $10-up per meter.
I also got some really nice scarves for my super fashionista cousins. I picked just neutrals so it will go with any outfits they wanna pair it with..
Shopping just exhausted me, truly. I never thought I’d say that but this time it did. Add to the fact that the Russian Market doesn’t have the airconditioned comforts of shopping malls.. The good thing is that, I’ve lost a bit of weight haha it was like being in a sauna. But I’ll probably still be back there in the next few days coz I always miss something out, . Right now though, I need a little break. And oh, our fence construction around the property is almost done, so I could really literally take a breath now..