Top 10 Online Boutiques (2013 Edition)

Because we're always looking for ways to shop till we drop.

Top 10 Best Online Boutiques (2013 Edition)

 

(SPOT.ph) On lazy days, the best things in life can be found at the click of a mouse. From kitschy camera bags to those much-hyped strappy heels, it seems like the most fashion-forward and even the most practical things are found online. We're not complaining though-if only everything were this easy.

 

We're updating our 2012 list with another batch of the best online boutiques that are making us want to stay at home rather than hitting the nearest mall for the best finds.

Apartment 8 Clothing

 

10. Apartment 8 Clothing

Website: http://www.apartment8clothing.com

Contact Details: 0917-575-1502

Products: Fashion-forward clothes, shoes, and accessories

Price range: P580 to P1,880

Why we love it: The clothes are on-trend, easy-to-wear, and won't break our hearts and dent our wallets. They can also be found in Crossings Department Stores, in case that top you're eyeing on in their website is sold out (their stock is limited-which assures you that you won’t likely see someone at the mall wearing the same thing).

Payment: PayPal, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover

Shipping: Fastrack

 

Mother Earthlings

9. Mothering Earthlings

Website: http://motheringearthlings.myshopify.com

Contact Details: 217-6622; 0917-824-6432

Products: Clothes, shoes, gear, toys for kids

Price range: P95 to P2,450

Why we love it: With Filipino brands and "mompreneurs" taking the helm of this online shop, it's the perfect haven for moms and kids who want to do their thing in style.

Payment: Globe GCash, Bank Deposit/Transfers, and PayPal

Shipping: Xend

 

FabManila

8. FabManila

Website: http://www.fabmanilabags.com

Contact Details: fabmanila@gmail.com

Products: They have a wide range of accessories and bags from travel kits to sunglass cases, and even wrapping paper and washi tapes.

Price range: P50 to P995

Why we love it: FabManila is more than your shop of basic bags and kits-they make their items in a range of cute and fun prints that girls, kolehiyalas, yuppies, and even moms would love. Their items are something you'd want to show off because, well, they’re just cute!

Payment: Bank Deposit (BPI, BDO, Metrobank), PayPal, and Globe GCash

Shipping: Cliqnship and LBC

 

ZOO

7. ZOO

Website: http://zoo.com.ph

Contact Details: inquire@zoo.com.ph

Products: Clothes, shoes, and accessories

Price range: P450 to P3,290

Why we love it: Although ZOO has been around for a few years (they launched in 2009), their clothes-from the printed dresses to the statement-making gold cuffs-are still making waves among the fashionable crowd. The prices aren't that cheap but we think that the quality and the luxe designs are worth the price tag.

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Payment: PayPal, BDO, Western Union, and Globe GCash

Shipping: Air 21

 

Hallohallomall

 

6. Hallohallomall

Website: http://hallohallomall.com

Contact Details: 478-4444; info@hallohallomall.com

Products: Mostly everything from fashion-forward apparel to practical items

Price range: P49 to P104,500 (Price depends on the brand)

Why we love it: It's a one-stop shop for everything you need (and didn't think you need). From iMacs and keyboard vacuum cleaners to Trader Joe's Cookie Butter, they seem to have it all. Plus, you can earn points and get huge discounts when you buy. Tip: Check out their Countdown Discount Sale where they take off 1% percent every day an item goes on sale (After 100 days, it's 100% off, we're not even kidding!).

Payment: Cash on Delivery, VISA, Mastercard, JCB, DragonPay, BDO, BancNet, Smart Money, and Globe GCash

Shipping: LBC

 

ShopHK

5. ShopHK

Website: http://ishophk.net

Contact Details: iShopHK.net@gmail.com

Products: Shoes, Apparel, Accessories, Cosmetics

Price range: P500 to P11,700 (Price depends on the brand)

Why we love it: What started out as an online shop in Hong Kong is now available in the Philippines. We love the top-quality items, from the popular Tom Ford and YSL lipsticks to the hip Doc Martens. The products are limited but definitely on-trend (they have the new Riri Loves Mac make-up line!).

Payment: BDO Deposit and PayPal

Shipping: PayPal Express

 

Seek The Uniq

 

4. Seek The Uniq

Website: http://www.seektheuniq.com

Contact Details: shop@seektheuniq.com

Products: Apparel, shoes, accessories, home decor, cosmetics, and more

Price range: P120 to P3,000 (Price depends on the brand)

Why we love it: A well-curated site of fun things from printed Kaftans to ceramic pots-there's always something for you and your home. We like how Seek The Uniq offers items that aren't that readily available in Manila-making sure the items are truly "uniq."

Payment: Cash on Delivery, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Bank Deposits (email shop@seektheuniq.com)

Shipping: DHL, UPS, and EMS

 

Taste Central

 

3. Taste Central

Website: https://tastecentral.com

Contact Details: 5705492; sos@tastecentral.com

Products: Apparel, cosmetics, bags, accessories, shoes, kids' fashion, travel, gear and gadgets

Price range: Starts at P95 (Price depends on the brand)

Why we love it: Taste Central isn't your average boutique for anything and everything. Instead, it focuses on quality and variety above everything else and makes sure their items are the best. From hard-to-find cosmetics to gourmet teas and cookies, we love this site's taste, pun intended.

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Payment: PayPal, and Bank Deposits (BPI and BDO)

Shipping: LBC


Zalora

 

2. Zalora

Website: http://www.zalora.com.ph

Contact Details: 858-0777; customer@zalora.com.ph

Products: Apparel, shoes, accessories, bags

Price range: Price starts at P165

Why we love it: The many local and international brands Zalora features on its site may be a little bit intimidating at first, but once you know what you're looking for, it's pretty easy to browse. They have tons of items, so choosing what works best for you may be your only gripe.

Payment: Cash On Delivery (major cities in the Philippines), VISA, Mastercard, BPI, Metrobank, China Bank, BDO, Cebuana Lhuiller, and PayPal

Shipping: Xend, LBC, JRS Express, 2GO

 

AVA.ph

1. AVA.ph

Website: http://ava.ph

Contact Details: fashion@ava.ph

Products: Mostly high-end foreign and local apparel, bags, accessories, and footwear. A few mid-priced apparel, beauty products, stationery and novelty items.

Price range: P500 to P200,000 (Price depends on the brand)

Why we love it: It has a bit of everything and the items will definitely make you feel like a million bucks. From the coveted Super Sunglasses, to eco-friendly Rags2Riches bags, to the fashionable Missoni Havaianas-there’s usually something to love. Plus: they're almost always on sale so watch for bargains every now and then.

Payment: PayPal, VISA, Mastercard, and American Express

Shipping: Air21 and Xend


Shopping bag photo courtesy of Zazzle; mouse pointer photo courtesy of dub.washington.edu

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