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Hot Stuff: Get Your Essentials From Your Favorite Brands Now Back Online!

Hot Stuff: Get Your Essentials From Your Favorite Brands Now Back Online!

It’s the umpteenth day of the quarantine and many of us have eased into the new normal of staying in, turning us into online shopping experts. Clearly, the days of internet and online shopping being “just a fad” are a long way behind us, as evident in the peak of deliveries in the past few months amidst this COVID-19 pandemic.

Thankfully, some of our favorite brands have resumed operations to deliver pretty much anything and everything we need during this ECQ. Essentials vary from home to home—so whether you’re looking to stock up on grocery items, work from home supplies or even activewear (to recover from all that home baking and coffee whisking), there are now a whole lot more options for us to choose from. Here are some of our favorites that have already been bookmarked in our browsers:

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Many a home’s savior during this ECQ, Lazada has continued to up its delivery game with its 5.5 Bounce Back Sale. More than just providing customers with their daily needs, this particular sale aims to support micro, small, and medium business enterprises during their journey to recovery from COVID-19. With discounts up to 90% off and free shipping for select merchants, shopping for a cause has never been more fulfilling. Some of the businesses you will be supporting include personal care brand AmiOrganics, ready to eat Filipino food choices from Kenkobei, and produce seller Zagana.

SM Store

Pambahay is the way of life these days, which gives us a reason to make better clothing options even from the comforts of our homes—and no one knows options better than the SM Store. With its Shop Essentials from Home delivery service, customers can now shop for essential clothing such as underwear, sleepwear and loungewear, activewear, and protective outdoor pieces from SM Woman, SM Youth, and SM Men. If you’re still not big on online shopping, you may also opt to avail of the Call to Deliver service by contacting the SM Store branch of your choice or messaging them via Facebook or Instagram.


As creatures of habit, there are just some brands that we can’t live without—especially when it comes to our personal care and hygiene. Delivering right to your doorstep, Rustan’s wide selection of soaps, shampoos, skin care, and beyond are now available online including brands like Phyto, L’Occitane, Clinique, and Mario Badescu among others. Items for moms and babies from Mustela and Pigeon are also up on the site as well as shavers and trimmers from Philips for the newly ordained home barbers.

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National Bookstore

National Bookstore’s return could not have come at a more opportune time. Offering books, art supplies, home school essentials and work from home tools, it really is your one stop shop for getting back into the groove of studying and/or working. Apart from their website, they have also introduced its text-to-order service in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Baguio areas. To order, customers may text the mobile number assigned to the areas listed above.


Who knew that we would, one day, be purchasing our groceries and medicines on Zalora? Apart from their new Essentials category, the online retailer has also announced that it has resumed deliveries for all its products (yes, you can now add to cart all those pieces of clothing and accessories that have been sitting in your wish list), which definitely brings the joy back in online shopping. You can also avail of their 8th Anniversary sitewide promo for discounts of up to 80%!

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