Our version of the Thrift Stores is the Ukay-ukay which is roughly translated to mean ransack. There are racks of clothes piled up and customers just pull and item, check and then return. So you can imagine the mountains of used clothes that you need to ransack in order to get a good one. Ukay-ukay stores are mostly patronized by those in the entertainment industry. Some movie stars are seen buying clothes there because they say that they need it for their role in the movie. Particularly stage actors, they frequent the used clothing shops because the cost is very affordable. A good enough suit can be had for $5 or used shoes are sold at $1 per pair.