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Lighten up your space with these unique lamps you can snap up around the metro!

Having a vintage or repurposed lamp not only lightens up your home but also adds character. This decorative element can create the ambience you want in any desired space. These are also sustainable, which means you can style your home without worrying about harming the environment.

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Happy Light Mnl

Happy Light Mnl recycles different kinds of glass containers, from liquor bottles to glass jars, and uses them as a base for lamps. They also create lampshades in fun prints like flowers, boats, and more. Otherwise, you can have your shades redressed at their store if you wish. You may browse through their Instagram page for more designs and order a piece that catches your eye!

Dapitan Arcade

Long-time thrift shoppers know that the Dapitan Arcade is the place to be when it comes to hunting vintage items. This spot, found at the corner of Dapitan and Kanlaon Street in Quezon City, houses various vintage finds including lamps. They also have a website where you can look through a wide collection of vintage finds.

Solano Lamps

Michelle Lao, the woman behind Solano Lamps, takes inspiration from anything she encounters in the world she lives in. One will find lamps made of stone, glass, and more with different patterns and colours. Some lamp bases are also shaped like animals such as monkeys or birds. This makes her creations so visibly familiar, blending easily into any interior. All these and more are in her shop's Instagram account.


Bangkal, Makati is home to more antique pieces. If you explore around the place long enough, you'll find incredibly unique items. There is a story behind each piece which makes Bangkal a must-visit for shoppers. In Bangkal, you'll discover various other stores that sell collections of vintage lamps. You can visit the market at Gen M Hizon Street in Makati to see more!

Rescued Furniture

There are various restored and repurposed furniture found in architect and designer Allen Oblena's shop by the name of Rescued Furniture. Although you need to book an appointment to visit the shop in person, you can always browse through the Rescued Furniture on Instagram. He also has a vintage lamp among many other pieces you'll want to take home with you.


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