Lucky for you (not so lucky for my debit card). I am a proud master of online shopping. I genuinely feel that you can find the best deals online. Of course, it can be a bit intimidating to dive into the world of online fashion.
Where are the best places to shop online? Well, that totally depends on what you're looking for! Here's the breakdown:
Boutique Sites: These sites are perfect for getting those eye-popping pieces you know no one else is going to have, just like a real-life boutique. The sites below have a pretty wide range of prices. You can find things for $25 and under, but you can also find really special splurge pieces.
- Pixie Market: You know that girl who always wears the most impossibly trendy clothing, without looking dumb? Yeah, she probably shops at Pixie Market. They specialize in those special pieces that make an outfit go from "cute" to "wow." Their printed dresses are bold, but are often in classic shapes that keep them from looking too 'out there'.
- NastyGal: NastyGal is a California-based online boutique, so don't expect to find your perfect winter coat here. However, they do have an incredible selection of vintage tees, bold jewelry and, my favorite thing to score at NastyGal: flirty going-out dresses. Their dresses, like this coral number and this cute floral one will definitely make you feel confident on a night out, but you won’t feel overly exposed.
- Need Supply Co.: Need Supply Co. is my personal favorite. It has a very downtown, edgy vibe, while still remaining feminine and classic. Need Supply has clothing, but I love to get unique accessories from them, too. This etched bar necklace for $22 is such an interesting take on the statement necklace trend. I'm also a huge fan of this $38 envelope clutch. It’s a casual take on the typically fancy clutch bag.
- C.Wonder: Tory Burch is an HC favorite, but it can be more of a "wish list" brand. C.Wonder is a new store based in New York that was founded by Tory Burch’s ex-husband (who also worked with her to create the Tory Burch brand). It has the same modern-prep feel that Tory Burch has, but is way more affordable. They have everything from home décor to jewelry to clothing. This ikat tee would be a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe for only $34. C.Wonder is also a great place to find gifts. I mean, tell me these aren't the prettiest portable speakers you've ever seen, plus they're less than $25.
High End: Online shopping can be a great place to find a splurge item. You'll get to see all the different styles and colors that a brand carries — way more than you'd see in store.
- Shopbop: When you first go to Shopbop, it can be pretty overwhelming. They have hundreds of designers, dozens upon dozens of categories, and items ranging from $5 to $5000 (literally). So where do you begin? Before you have an online-shopping-induced panic attack, head to the tab on the far right of the homepage that says "Shop by…" You can shop by your personal style, the top sellers, the latest trends, and even events.From there, you can organize those categories by price.Shopbop does have high-end designers, but they also have amazing sales.
- Revolve Clothing: Revolve is very similar to ShopBop (tons of designers, one place), but it has a bit more of a downtown edge. What makes it really unique is that you can "favorite" items and shop other people's favorites.
- The Outnet: The Outnet sells discount designer womenswear and accessories — everything from Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang at a fraction of the price! They work directly with Net-a-Porter (a super, super high-end site) to get discounts on coveted designer items. You can score some amazing deals here, but keep in mind that, when an item is $1,110, a 65% sale means that it's still $385. However, if you're looking to splurge on a designer item, The Outnet can make that a bit easier on your bank statement.