Saturday, April 25, 2009

Where to find IKEA furniture in the Philippines?

Every city is filled with secret places with the best bargains or rare gems. Well hidden and surrounded by a quiet residential area in Makati is an Ikea reseller store popular among Manila's bargain hunters.

Just to make things clear - this is an Ikea reseller store. Its not an official mindblowing Ikea warehouse made of sweet Swedish dreams. The nearest official Ikea store in Asia is at the Tampines in Singapore.

Still, if you want all that clever Swedish DYI stuff to fill your condo or some semblance of it, this is the place to go and the prices are reasonably within the Ikea price range. Its hard not to fall for Ikea's very stylish and functional designs when it comes to home wares and furnishings. Ikea is a definite hip forerunner and a must-have in my list.

At this Ikea shop, there are lotsa things to marvel at besides the regular Ikea offerings like the ottomans and kitchen knick-knacks. They have sofas, beds, separators, dividers, shelves, coffee tables, rugs, etc. Besides ogling and mentally planning your next purchase on payday, I would suggest buying the item on the spot as these may no longer be available the next time you come back. Stocks are limited and smart shoppers are keen to snap up one-of-kind products especially the large space savers.

How to get to the IKEA showroom in Makati:



3/F Eastman Building
4977 Enrique St. Palanan, Makati City (near Bautista Street)
Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 2pm-7pm

They also have another branch in Quezon city.

23a Calvary Hills St. New Rolling Hills Subdivision 9th Street
New Manila, Quezon City

Visit their online shop http://rooms101.multiply.com/

In Kamias Road, you can find another IKEA reseller shop frequented by collectors, DIY hobbyist and interior designers.



KAMIAS SHOP: 120 Kamias Road, QC
800am to 5pm WEEKDAYS, 1030am to 730pm WEEKENDS

WHITEPLAINS SHOP: 129 Katipunan Avenue, QC
1030am to 730pm DAILY

You may visit their online site http://ikeaph.multiply.com/

44 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm organizing a mini Ikea spree for July, 2009. Please visit my multiply site (christinecco.multiply.com). Thanks!

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  2. It's lovely to have Ikea in Philippines.
    Thank you

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  3. This is a FAKE IKEA!!! Do not go.
    Do not waste your gas. This is a middle man who resells IKEA gear for over the normal price. They go with the name Mobiler.

    It is not like the IKEA in other countries like in the U.S. or China or even Europe.

    4977 Enriquez Street is a small area on the 3rd floor.

    You have been warned. It is not a large lot. It is a tiny floor on the 3rd with over priced re-sell IKEA gear. It maybe the size of a small apartment.

    Avoid at all costs, unless you really want to pay expensive IKEA gear.

    Take it from a person who went there.

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  4. Is the Ikea in Philippines do Kitchen units?

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  5. i do believe that ikea store in phil are fake.evendowe they're selling original ikea item.because when i check it in google there is no showroom of ikea coming out on the site.here in kuwait there is ikea store thats why iknow the real one.filipino from kuwait

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  6. The one in makati sells the item very expensive.... I would like to check out other if the price is not that high.

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  7. lol @ "evendowe" :))

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  8. Ikea obviously did not open a warehouse in the philippines and indeed, several Filipinos have started bringing in stuff from Ikea to resell here. Those who are familiar with Ikea would know this (that these are middlemen). But in case they do have stuff they like from Ikea, something they've seen in Ikea Singapore for example, but have no means to take it back home to the Philippines, at least these resellers might have them shipped in already.

    Ikea prices are not "affordable/cheap" for Filipinos, just like Muji products, even though these are considered "affordable" in (developed) countries where there are Ikea stores. With the shipping cost factored in by the manila middlemen/resellers, Ikea products can become quite costly once brought in.

    But then again, if there's an item you've been wanting from Ikea, at least you got such an option!

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  9. I live 20 minutes away at IKEA.. and most of their products came from sweden esp the goodies.. some of my furnitures i bought from IKEA so I was surprised that Philippines had Ikea store.. it was expensive the Ikea's products.. hehehhe

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  10. you can check www.ikeaphil.com i heard from a friend that ikea is opening in Philippines soon. I think SSI is bringing them. =)

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  11. Ikea Phils, is much higher price than IKEA Sing. kaloka ang presyo nila ha.

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  12. Theres no such thing as ikea philippines. This is sort of a scam trying to pull out some price out of peoples pocket. If you compared ikea products to myHome and other furniture stores locally. youll find ikea more affordable because of its high quality for not too costly. Ikea will not do some franchising because there are buying under the bushes. It will be better to ship your ikea products online through ikea sg via sg cargo. Not too expensive if ur shipping bulky items. Now the problem is the ph customs. Hahaha!!!

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    1. and all the custom officer will have stylish ikea in their homes

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  13. i'm not so happy about the prices
    true it's a rip off..

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  14. where can i find ikea product that is original ikea? can i have their showroom address? meron nga daw sa may laguna?

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  15. Please check out http://www.facebook.com/ikeastorephil to buy your favorite IKEA items here in the Philippines!

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  16. Well well well, actually I really love IKEA. Affordable price.....great design, etc..... I live/working at middle east Jeddah...Saudi Arabia for more than 10yrs. I always buying and visit a big store of ikea , very cheap prices ...I always bought lamp shades, chandelier which is cheap ... Like about 130 riyals a nice chandelier....equivalent to peso about 1,500 pesos only....

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  17. There is no such IKEA in Philippines.. you may check the website itself http://www.ikea.com/ para di po kayo maloko, please be careful madami po mga magagaling manloko makapera lang.

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  18. The blogpost is about where to FIND Ikea furniture in our country. The article also states those stores listed are NOT official Ikea stores, please read naman. The store maybe unofficial or a reseller or a balikbayan who just brings home ikea stuff and resells them. You do not have to BUY from them if you don't like their overpriced Ikea wares, no one's forcing you. kung feeling mo its a ripoff at maloloko ka, eh di hwag ka bumili :p chill :)

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  19. It's a great pity,that most of you aren't satisfied with Ikea,coz REAL IKEA STORE is really affordable..

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  20. Ditto zomvading! These are resellers and not FAKES...I'm not one of the resellers ha but kawawa naman na sinasabihan sila na they are fake! They're expensive because shipping to Phils is expensive! Have a heart folks, if you want an Ikea item, either go to Singapore and HK and bring them here yourselves or pay the price and get them from these resellers! ;o) ;o) hindi naman ako galit ;o)

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  21. The problem I think is because they call themselves Ikea Philippines which generally makes a confusion to other people, those who went to the stores expected much more I guess. Maybe instead of saying they are Ikea Philippines, they should just say that they are Ikea re-sellers. And yes, I do agree that their pricing is much much higher than Ikea, #1 because they purchase them at Ikea prices, meaning no bulk discounts or anything from Ikea, #2, they have to add in costs, like shipping, freight, and of course their time. These are true costs and they must be added to the retail price of Ikea. So for people who calls Ikea re-sellers as scammers, don't be too harsh on them, they are in fact selling ikea items.

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  22. you guys are impossible.do you think the owner of ikea philipines will take the risk putting it there without liscence? they know they will be in trouble..putting up ikea is not a joke..so you heva to believed that its a real ikea...

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  23. I love ikea products, i buyed some of it here in osaka. yeah very affordable price you can't immagine comparing japan made products. i was happy when i heard there's ikea in the phil. but now i'm wondering...they over price??

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    1. buyed? should be Bought

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  24. I also hope a local company would bring Ikea here in the Philippines. The showrooms/stores mentioned here are only resellers but I think the products are original/authentic Ikea.

    I don't think SM would bring Ikea here because it will directly compete against locally made furniture items that are consigned and sold in SM Home World. Ikea, I think, wouldn't agree with consignment deal.

    Maybe Ben Chan could bring Ikea here. However, it might compete against Dimensione.

    Specialist Stores Inc (SSI), a Rustan's company who brought Banana Republic/Zara/Debenhams/Springfield/etc. here, is a very good choice as Filipino partner of Ikea. SSI can put up a huge Ikea showroom in the old Rustan's in Cubao (now known as Shopwise). SSI can also partner with the Ayalas to put up a store in Ayala Center in Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Pampanga, Cebu, and Davao.

    I don't know who brought Muji here, but I suppose Muji is a successful business for the Filipino elite.

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  25. ssi brought muji in phils:)

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  26. Many has commented on price that of ikea as to much high .. I just wonder , all I know hir in Japan ikea is the students shop furniture meaning the cheapest one .. But all are i imported original .. Japanese don't value much product outside , I Do buy some stuffs so cute n very much affordable . Kaya kng mahal Sa phillipines Ikea that might be nanloloko cya ., ;) .,

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  27. I live beside a huge IKEA store and I'm one of those real ikea fan with most of my stuff from small lamps to big cabinets, beds, curtains, sofabeds, even lightings are from ikea, and I don't care if their stuff are normally for preppy students or university dudes, it dresses up my home really cool.

    Now, a friend of mine told me there's already an ikea in the Phil. I've compared the prices from http://ikeaphil.com/ with the "real" IKEA store, and the prices at ikeaphil are exorbitantly expensive, some twice and some are more than twice the prices at real IKEAs. Insanely expensive if you will ask me. Compare the items costs from ikea.com and you'll be shocked with the huge difference. A crystal clear SCAM!

    Only stupidly insane fanatics would buy from these ikea resellers. Save your money, buy your stuff from local companies. Avoid at all cost please.

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    1. I totally agree with you! I am living here kn sweden and can see see the difference of the prices

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  28. Yes, its original ikea items. But for real old designs/ phased out products, ( some items are like from 5 years ago!)they should be priced a little cheaper than the prices in the original store even for reselling. I'm sure they paid for those at least 60% off the original price. If you make them at least same as original, I wont mind buying them. You might make less money but with more cutomers buying, you will still have a pretty good earning. Dont be greedy resellers!!!

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  29. are these stores still existing? do they offer wall cabinets (e.g. faktum)?

    -thanks

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  30. These greedy reseller are now fooling the public through discount sites like cashcashpinoy and ensogo.

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  31. Dish drainer originally cost 45kr (280kr) is 1,350Php?????? Ang greedy nyo! Ikea here in Sweden is a store to buy things with Good Quality but AFFORDABLE price!

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  32. in a country that provides such beautiful handmade furniture I have no idea why you guys love Ikea so much! In Australia its known as the cheap place to go but none of it makes it past a year! Cheap yes, Quality no. They are better at marketing than anything else!

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    1. I agree with the cheap, but not in quality.... IKEA Abu Dhabi opened in 2001 and I had been buying since then. I still have most of those items - for almost 13 years now.... if you buy their expensive brands like Hemnes, Ektorp and use them properly, I believe they would last a lifetime, maybe even outlive them...

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  33. they are not fakes,i know Ikea products.

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  34. Pero dami na sila branches. Business must be brisk kahit mahal.

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  35. May alam po ba kayo na tulad naman ng resource furniture sa Pinas? Parang convertible furniture po.

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  36. Our house in the philippines is 90% IKEA - upto table napkins, disposable spoons, forks, knives, plates.... you name it....

    the thing with being out of home country for so long is you lose familiarity with the brands and qualities of the local shops... therefore, we opted to furnish our house with brands that we know from where we are currently residing....

    IKEA is very good - quality and pricewise.... at least while we are here in abu dhabi, why not? saves shopping time while in the philippines....

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  37. I know a furniture store in the Philippines who also sells things that are the same that off ikea.

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  38. Buy pinoy made kasi

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  39. hi i am selling some IKEA items 100% original po, im residing here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the IKEA shop is just 10 mins away please visit my fb page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Home-for-Less/574254979346597?ref=hl

    thank you

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