We all know that online shopping is fun. It’s gives you the ability to window shop when the weather isn’t in your favor, when you are too lazy to get out of bed, or when you are at work and need a breather. Whichever reason you choose to shop online it has become a huge part of the shopping experience. While almost every brick and mortar store has an online counter part, it is becoming increasingly obvious that online retailers are taking over. Trendy clothing and accessories, a clean web aesthetic, and some free shipping/returns is what draws me into shopping at particular sites. I am going to share a few with you here today, some up and comers that are paving the way to taking over the Nasty Gal empire.
If you’re looking for: CHEAP TRENDS
You think “cheap clothes” and I’m 90% sure that Forever 21 comes to mind. It is hard bound into all of us to think of this successful retail chain as that but lets be honest, with such massive amounts of items to choose from you get lost in the hustle and bustle of what is really “on trend”. Try some of these online retailers who with their smaller selections give you a better insight into what is on trend while keeping prices low.
This site not only has great prices but a lot of pieces you find on Nasty Gal or Wasteland can be found here for a much lower price. While they don’t offer as large a selection or update their site as much, you know that whatever they do have is a great low cost alternative to what you’ll find at Urban Outfitters.
I was attracted to this site initially for their massive library of shoes and boots. Not only that, but I later found that they had a great deal of jewelry and clothing that was not only on trend but also found on sites like Nasty Gal for much cheaper. One complaint would be that the site seems to crash a lot.
This website is extremely fun to maneuver through. There are tons of items from beauty to clothing to handbags. The only downside is you must be a member to join, however you are able to increase your amount of discounts through this membership. If you have enough friends why not!
I first came across Love Melrose during a shopping trip to none other than Melrose Street in Los Angeles. Their online store is awesome and everything is ridiculously cheap. I’ve come to know them best for their vast array of leggings.
If you’re looking for: GREAT DEALS
The only downside to online shopping is the lack of “instant gratification” of trying on the item and taking it home. To make the process worth my while I scour websites for special deals, coupons and most importantly, free shipping/returns.
Did I just hear free shipping and free returns? I am in love with ASOS, they have an incredible amount of products that run from ASOS basics to Designer pieces all for decent prices. Not to mention when they have a Sale it is truely A SALE. I feel a great amount of comfort when returns are free as well. When you have a somewhat awkward body shape and certain pieces whether it be pants, tops, swimwear or shoes, you can’t always be sure that a size 2 in one pair of pants is going to fit the same as a size 2 in a different pair. It is extremely helpful and attractive when a website ensures your returns are on them.
While I haven’t had the pleasure of purchasing anything from this site I will tell you that they have an awesome collection if you are looking for some trend pieces with a tad of vintage flair to them. Not to mention they also have Free Shipping!
If you’re looking for: HIGH END MIX
Luna B Boutique
While this is a local hot spot for those living in the Orange County Beach Cities, Luna Boutique has an extremely high presence online. With the inclusion of brands like UNIF, Chaser, and Flynn Skye your able to shop some high end pieces along with some low end trend items. Talk about the true mix and match.
With Coachella’s past, Warped Tour’s present and Lollapalooza’s future, we all need some maxi skirts, crochet tops and as much gold arm candy as we can find. ThreadSence provides high end designers like One Teaspoon and For Love and Lemons mixed in with some more moderately priced tie dye’d, distressed, and lace’d this and that.
If your a “brand groupie” you’ll love shopping on MissKL, the female counter part to Karmaloop. This site houses some of the hottest street wear brands out there, we are talking UNIF and Dimepiece garments that have been sweeping the nation. Not only that but house brands like MKL Collective have awesome pieces at a steal.
What I love most about actually visiting a Wasteland store is that they have tons of vintage clothing, if you put yourself up to the challenge of picking through all of the racks you will usually end up victorious (ahem, my Simple Minds band tee for example). Their website is a whole other experience however, somehow it has the way of suckering me into the latest Cheap Monday and MINKPINK dresses.
To those who read this entire thing, many thanks and happy shopping!