Hang on to Your Wallets: These Cult-Favorite Brands Are Now Shoppable Online!
A recap of what you can get your hands on right here and now
Everyone needs a little retail therapy now and then, but when you’re hassled by traffic on the way to and from the mall, by minutes wasted trying to look for parking, having to surf through large crowds or lug around shopping bags like it’s arms day at the gym, it’s easy to question the “therapy” part.
Well, it’s online shopping to the rescue! More and more traditional brands are focusing on meeting the demand for an alternative to shopping at physical stores. This (thankfully) means you won’t have to give up your loyalty to your favorite, tried and tested, no-fail brands. Here, we give you some of the big players that are now online. With the holidays just around the corner, this online shopping option will definitely come in handy, too. And should you need something ASAP, you have these brands and features like next-day delivery, online promos and hassle-free payment options in your corner.
Swedish retail giant Hennes & Mauritz more popularly known as H&M is showing no signs of stopping as it continues to dominate the Philippine market. Adding another physical store to their steadily growing roster, H&M Philippines Head of Communications and Press Dan Mejia confirmed the brand is now at 32 stores in the country. “Stores number 31 and 32 opened today in Ayala Cloverleaf and here at the energy-filled SM City San Fernando,” he said in an Instagram post last week. “More than 1000 customers lined up before we opened. Our first customer was in line at 10PM of Nov 1st! Thank you to the Kapampangan media, SM and all our customers for supporting us today. Mayap abak!”
There is a reason this brand has become one of the favorite players in the fast fashion game. The one-stop shop offers up a generous mix of classic and on-trend pieces for men, women and children. They’ve even expanded their product categories delving into makeup. And now they’re stepping up their digital game by making their items available for purchase online.
You can shop H&M online here.
The SM Store
Mall magnate Henry Sy is also keeping up with the times. Local retail giant the SM Store recently teamed up with the LAZADA group to set up its first online retail store: a centralized shopping source that houses the staple brands you can find at physical SM branches. Now your fashion finds are just clicks away from beauty, household, office, gadgets, hardware and all other product categories—SM’s “got it all for you” online, too!
The online SM Store accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, payments made through PayPal Philippines, BancNet, MegaLink and BDO. You can also pay cash on delivery.
The SM Store website is right this way.
Kat Von D Beauty on Sephora
If there’s a beauty mogul with a cult following, it’s tattoo and makeup artist Kat Von D. Her namesake beauty label is one of the top earning beauty brands in the market today, so when Sephora Philippines announced in July that it would be bringing in Kat Von D, makeup lovers naturally clicked on to hoard the famous Tattoo Liner and items from the Lock-It collection.
Check out Kat Von D on Sephora here.
Free People on ZALORA
What do supermodels Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Elsa Hosk and Behati Prinsloo have in common? They were all faces and ambassadors of Free People, the Pennsylvanian label that paved the way for labels like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. Initially only available to the US and UK markets, America’s favorite boho brand is now available in the Philippines through ZALORA.
You can find Free People exclusively on ZALORA.
MAC Cosmetics on Beauty MNL
MAC Cosmetics is top-of-mind when it comes to makeup and with good reason: from primers to foundations, eyeshadow pots to eyelash extensions, this Canadian brand has all the bases covered with products that deliver. You can’t just dispute the decades of trust by professional makeup artists either.
MAC’s availability online is an opportunity for girls not necessarily to shop more, but to shop smarter: Head over to the distinct black MAC Cosmetics stand-alone stores to swatch and test products, think it over and see how it wears and when you’ve made up your mind, shop for the product online.
You can shop for MAC Cosmetics here.
Folks can buy phones, postpaid plans, gadgets and accessories and various entertainment packs on Globe’s online shop, sure, but did you know you can shop around for apparel, too?
0917 by Globe Lifestyle likes to keep TV show and movie fans on their toes when they roll out exclusive collaborations with certified hits like Star Wars, Pokémon and most recently, Stranger Things. It’s a brand worth keeping tabs on for merch you won’t find anywhere else. Here, a little something for Stranger Things fans who are still sufficiently hungover from season two wrapping up:
Shop the 0917 x Stranger things collection here.
We did say hang on to your wallets, didn’t we? We meant get it ready; it might take a beating—Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday are coming up.
Happy shopping, everyone!