Top 10 Online Boutiques
StyleSPOTter Leona Lavina-Panutat scoped out her favorite cyber-boutiques and did the pre-shopping for you!
Tired of the same mall staples? Itching for one-of-a-kind items that won't break the bank? No wonder more and more
And here's where they're from: my top ten recommended online shopping sites for fashion:
Contact Numbers: 0917-8451009 and 0920-9280609
Products: Shirts, leggings, dresses, scarfs, jeans, etc.
Price Range: P300-2000
Why we love it: All the pieces in the store are one of a kind, which means you won't run into a style clone ever. Best sellers are
Payments/Reservations: Payments could be made through Metrobank and G-cash. They also do meet-ups in the Ortigas area.
Contact Nos.: Send your order through an order form
Products: Unisex Tees,
Price Range: P550-800
Why we love it: Everything about this store screams quirky-cool-it-Brit style. Everything from funky tees both you and your boyfriend will like to pinstripe vests and tie-dye dresses that can take you from the beach to the Glastonbury Festival. All the items are styled to show you each piece of garment's fashion potential. Also listed are its dimensions.
Payments/Reservations: Payments can be made through BPI Deposit or G-cash.
Contact Nos.: 0921-9525872
Products: Everything from H&M to 3.1 Philip Lim
Price Range: P399-1199
Why We love it: For those who want to spend a little more on clothes that are extra special then this site is for you. They carry pieces not available in Manila from J.Crew and
Payments/Reservations: Reservations can be made but up to 72 hours only. Payments can be made through BPI/BDO Deposits and G-cash. Free Delivery for items 2k and above.
Contact Nos. 0917-8022888/ 0922-8354206
Price Range: P700-1950
Why We Love It: There's a reason why this brand is a bazaar favorite.
The styles and quality of their suits are comparable to the expensive imported ones at more than half the price! They have every bikini shape imaginable from bandeaus to triangles to halters, they have reversible ones, as well as
Payments/Reservations: BDO Deposit and G-cash.
Contact Nos.: 0927-7410056
Products: High Street Women's Shoes
Price Range: P1400-3000
Why We Love It: Imagine shoes reminiscent of
Reservations/Payments: Bank Deposit.
Contact Nos: 0916-2351758/ 0923-3077243
Products: Customized Belts
Price Range: P300-900
Why We Love It: Two words: CUSTOMIZED BELTS. Imagine owning high fashion belts made to your own exact specifications. They have everything from rocker chic studded belts, garters with studs to leather and cloth obis. You can also design your own belt by choosing from their vast collection of buckles and materials. You may have to wait two weeks for your belt to arrive but rest assured, you will absolutely love it and will keep on coming back for more.
Payments/Reservations: Metrobank Deposit and G-cash
Contact Nos: 0915-3898981
Price Range: P600-7000
Why We Love It: Pazzy Manila is your one-stop-shop for complete outfits. They have tops that go from the boardroom to cocktails,
Payments/Reservations: Bank Deposits and G-cash.
Contact Nos: 0922-8725279/ 0922-8725280
Products: Dresses, dresses, dresses!
Price Range: P1450-3000
Why We Love It: This site is for the ultra-feminine ladies who love to lounge and entertain in style.They specialize in dresses with classic cuts and details that come off as both effortless and sophisticated. Wear their clothes when you feel like channeling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O.
Payments/Reservations: Payment terms are given upon ordering from the website. They ship via Air 21.
Contact Nos.: 0917-5395714
Price Range: P800-1700
Why We Love It: Soak not only has an amazing collection of to die-for bikinis, beach accessories and cover ups but they have the most adorable line of swimsuits for your little girls as well! Now your mini-me(s) ages 1-7 can be equally stylish as their mommies.
Payments/Reservations: Bank Deposit,
Contact Nos: 0917-8916982/ 0917-7929139/ 0922-8466982
Price Range: P500-1800
Why We Love It: Dresses that fit your every mood. From short jersey numbers for the beach to sophisticated one shoulder dresses perfect for cocktails. What further separates this brand from the others is that they offer alterations. Feel like adjusting straps or making the waist line a wee bit smaller, the hem line a tiny bit shorter? they can do that for you at no extra cost!. Items from previous collections are also regularly put on sale so check the site often to get amazing deals.
Reservations/Payments: BPI Bank Deposit and G-cash.
BUT, CAVEAT EMPTOR:
But first, buyer beware:
1. Always check for trustworthy payment and reservation details. You can also tell if a merchant is fair by customer comments.
2. Check the site's sizing charts and the dimensions of their garments. Ascertain your size before ordering. Most shops allow you to exchange the item but at an extra cost. Others have a no return no exchange policy.
3. Decide quickly. You're sure to have competition just a click away from beating you to a find.
Although online shopping affords you the luxury of shopping in your pajamas, there are still some items that are best bought in the actual store.
4.No Underwear. No matter how specific the dimensions are, nothing beats trying on the actual product. Dresses you can alter, bras you cannot.
5. No designer bags, unless you buy from sites such as netaporter.com or bluefly.com. It's hard to verify authenticity. With the price you'll shell out, it's best to make sure you're buying the real deal.