I promised my dear friend Eva to write a blog about her shop, and I’m a bit late because I couldn’t decide which site to put it in. Luckily, this blog’s birth has presented the perfect opportunity for me to say my two cents worth on the store.
Located in the artsy sanctuary known as Cubao X (for more info on Cubao X, read this) UVLA is a unique establishment that sells accessories bags and antiques, but also exhibits artworks of varying mediums (so far, they’ve featured paintings, hats, and necklaces).
According to Eva, UVLA is a sort of plankton.
The store is run by the Yu family (mum and daughter pictured), and they each contribute their own types of products. Aunty Eva makes exquisite necklaces from antique brooches, Uncle Nathan restores/makes/sells various antique toys and trinkets, and Eva designs bags/wallets with adorably cheeky (chic + cheeky = chic-ey?) messages on them. In addition to that, the space has been known to showcase for-sale “homemade” mini-chandeliers, furniture, clocks, and accessories that help to form the eclectic anything-goes feel of UVLA.
Every month, the shop’s set-up changes to accommodate whatever exhibit is ongoing and I always spot new products. It’s a fun place to be in. You’ll be amazed at the range of things in there. Do come visit.
UVLA – Look for it in Cubao X in the part sandwiched between Mogwai and Bellini’s. Then, spot the door that looks like it once belonged to a dungeon and proceed to the 2nd floor.
Store Hours: Varying, but usually open on the afternoons of Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.