Davao Convention Center’s Christmas Bazaar 2006

Written by Ria Jose

Every year, Davao’s established and budding entrepreneurs gather to showcase their wares in the biggest bazaar in town. Last November 30 – December 3, the Davao Convention Center became the hottest shopping address in town.

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Shopaholics went crazy scouring through great finds. Clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, toys, gift items, books, miscellaneous kikay stuff, and even furniture were sold at varied prices. Some were as low as a couple of pesos, while some set back shoppers a couple of thousand pesos. Christmas decors were available for those who haven’t decorated their houses and offices yet.

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One of the notable booths was that of Cute as Can Bead which sold handcrafted bead accessories such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings. They also sold handcrafted beaded bookmarks, cellphone charms and bag charms. Crystal Seas sold handwoven and handcrafted bags, shawls and home accessories that are locally-made.

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Boutiques such as Closet and Pickled Pink also had booths which sold clothes, bags, shoes, and other accessories. Pickled Pink showed off their own shoe line Sabine that is designed by its fashion-forward proprietor Mimi Tupas.

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Meanwhile, Srpbk n’ Stuff sold eye-catching scrapbooking materials and kikay items that make great gift items for your friends and loved ones. Another novel item that I found in the bazaar were Paper Clay Art kits, which are good gift ideas for creative and arts-inclined children. Books, stickers, toys and other items for kids were also sold by various booths.

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Foodies were also overwhelmed by the many food choices available during the bazaar. Tiny Kitchen sold The Gourmet Tuyo of Davao, par-baked frozen products such as pizza and garlic bread, savory spreads and tostaditos, gourmet cookies and tarts, artisan health breads, and chorizos and longanizas. Lorie’s sold delicious strawberry crinkles, food for the gods and other baked goodies. Another Le Reblochon Gourmet Cheesecakes showed off their triple chocolate cheescake and other cheesecake varieties.

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To all entrepreneurs, shopaholics and foodies… see you next year!!!

Info:
The Davao Convention Center Christmas Bazaar traditionally occurs during the last weekend of November or the first weekend of December. It is located along F. Torres Street, Davao City.

CUTE AS CAN BEAD
Denise April San Pedro
0927-4555726

CRYSTAL SEAS
Carmaela B. Alcantara
0918-6979806, (082) 3010582
90 Amethyst St., Gem Village, Ma-a, Davao City

CLOSET BOUTIQUE
Fashion Walk, 2nd Floor, Gaisano Mall, JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City

PICKLED PINK BOUTIQUE
Fashion Walk, 2nd Floor, Gaisano Mall, JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City

SCRPBK N’ STUFF
Ritzel – 0917-7010985, (082) 227-5535; Marivic – 0920-9031713, (082) 224-6840
Delante-Rabor Law Offices 2nd Floor, Suite 208 Villa-Abrille Bldg., corner CM Recto and Jacinto Streets, Davao City

PAPER CLAY ART
0917-7023223
available at the 3rd level of NCCC Mall, McArthur Highway, Davao City

TINY KITCHEN CREATIONS
(082) 234-6095, (082) 305-9232
Mabini Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City

LORIE’S
Lorie Trinidad-Avila
0920-9002161, (082) 297-6532

Le Reclochon Gourmet Cheesecakes
Maida Faye D. Benitez MD
0920-9145595

This post was written by Ria Jose

4 thoughts on “Davao Convention Center’s Christmas Bazaar 2006

  1. PinkMother

    Holiday Greetings, Ria!
    Thanks for the feature:) For shopcrazies who unfortunately missed the Davcon bazaar, you can swing by the shop — PickledPink — at Gaisano Mall for fresh new arrivals daily! Check out the PossibiliTEES top by pickledpink in 12 colors…a fashion fix in a jar,its a perfect gift for every hip girl. Or go ultra glam with the PickledPink Couture Collection in this season’s must-haves: houndstooth boleros, posh outfits in glam reds, warm greys and elegant blacks! Plus, a whole stack of Sexy Skinny Jeans to boot…To top off the look, grab a pair of the newly launched Sabine&Sabine Footwear…See you around!

  2. florminda d benitez

    hi ria,

    this is one stage mom (of dr. maida faye benitez-dizon) thats watching over her from california. thanks for featuring her LRG cheezcakes! was just happy for her!

    more power to you!

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