You probably thought you had enough lounge and sleepwear until lockdown, here’s where to shop extras


For many of us, our perspectives of what we need and want have changed as we face the Covid-19 pandemic. For instance, it is a valid question to ask yourself whether you need seven pyjama sets for each day of the week or not.

If you have a couple of sleeping shirts, you could very well have come to the realisation that it may not be enough now that you’re spending more time at home. 

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Previously you assembled your wardrobe to have enough trousers, shirts and dresses for a five-day work-week and two days’ worth of loungewear. However, life under lockdown has flipped the script. You now need seven days’ worth of loungewear if you are working or learning from home – and your oversized sleep shirts are, unfortunately, unlikely to last the whole week.

If you are doing business as usual and dressing up during the week as you once did before lockdown, congratulations to you, there’s one less problem on your plate! The same goes for those who are comfort-wear enthusiasts and have a wardrobe full of comfy pj’s and joggers to choose from.

For those us who find ourselves with the dearth of a comfy indoor strip to last a 24/7 rotation, if you will, need to gear up to stock up.

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Since the national lockdown was imposed at the end of March, shopping for groceries was the order of the day. Now a glimmer of light is approaching in the form of 1 May 2020, where clothing businesses and customers will have more clarity on when purchases can be made.

As the President recently announced, South Africa is preparing to transition to an eased form of lockdown, which has provided a clearer picture of the selling and buying of winter clothing.

Under the Level four lockdown period, to begin on 1 May, winter clothing may be purchased from retail and e-commerce stores, as announced by the president

One of the few things we can take comfort in during this worldwide crisis is having warm and comfortable loungewear for the time we will be spending at home.

There’s no question that during the coronavirus crisis, there’s no better time to shop local. So, if you find yourself short on snuggly jammies and soft fleeces, and can make these essential purchases while supporting small businesses, here is a list of local sleepwear and loungewear brands:

Bena Woman

This luxury sleepwear brand has a selection of trendy prints, in addition to its monochrome piped long sleepwear sets. If you’re looking for something to wear out of bed, this brand has minimalistic tracksuits to choose from.

Shop the brand here.

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Luna Intimates

Here you will find silky satin sleeping sets that come in two colours to choose from, olive and white. The brand promises all pieces are hand made in Cape Town. If satin is not your vibe, they also have a striped semi-sheer long pant set.

Shop the brand here.

Lynn Intimate

This sleepwear brand has been spotted on style stars such as Tshepi Vundla and social media darling Simply Palesa, as well as reality star Pinky Girl. Lynn Intimate has a variety of classic piped silky jammies to choose from, long and short.

Shop the brand here.

Top drawer collection

If you are committed to retail therapy you can treat yourself to personalised classic sleepwear set from Top Drawer Collection.  This brand has been seen on some of South Africa’s celebrated public personalities including its ambassador Sarah Langa, Boity, Somizi and his wedding party.

Get more information about this brand here.

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Local retailers to keep your eyes on:

Mr Price

Notorious – or victorious – for being easy on the wallet, Mr Price has a wide-ranging selection of inner wear, including fluffy onesies that are sure to be an essential once again this winter.

Get more information here.


For minimalists and maximalists alike, what is a bonus at this local retailer is their pyjama sets that come in three – if you’re all about matching, that is.

Get more information here.


If you want to sport a trendy sleepwear items, you can find these on Superbalist. The e-commerce site has a range of its namesake sleepwear in bold colours, animal prints, stripes and graphic sets.

Get more information here.

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