Believe it or not, I hate shopping. Well, I love spending money, but those are two different things, ok? Going to a store, choosing from a bunch of clothes on shelves, not to mention trying and standing in line- all these are simply killing me and I try to avoid them. And this is where online shopping saves me. It easy to use, less time consuming and offer the possibility of an optimized search. So today I am sharing my favorite virtual shops with you.
Fashion on a budget
Zaful– Zaful is your one-stop online shop for today’s most daring, exciting and edgy fashion apparel. They offer beautiful styles at affordable prices.
Romwe– Asia based brand, which has a huge price advantage. Hundreds of girly styles are being added almost every day. You can definitely get lost on the site.
Asos– my absolute favorite shop. I place an Asos order once a week and I am more than happy with everything about it. It features hundreds of brands and even has several of it’s own, like Asos White, Asos Petite or Asos Bridal. It also has a super cool feature, called Asos Marketplace (I wrote about it here), which gathers boutiques with vintage styles and emerging designers’ creations. You can find anything on the site and for different prices.
Zara– those of you who have been following me for a long time know that I have a special relationship with Zara. I have hundreds of pieces from them and I love that they sell stylish runway pieces at affordable prices. However, I do my best to avoid buying copies, as I do not want to encourage theft.
Chicwish– trendy, beautiful items at affordable prices with free delivery. What else do we need?
Shein– one of my latest discoveries, which is simply amazing. Cute is the word that describes the styles best. Colorful items with interesting girly cuts, at affordable prices. Isn’t that perfect?
Missguided– they create their brand around the idea of women empowerment, and to make it possible, their fashion is affordable to everyone. Moreover, they drop over 50 brand new styles every single day. So there is always something to choose from here.
Pretty Little Thing– a UK based brand that offers fashion with attitude. The latest street trends are being sold here. A little rebel, a little more sexy and definitely affordable- PrettyLittleThings items are for strong young women.
Revolve– you can simply get lost on this site. Thousands of sexy feminine items are waiting to flatter your bodies. The only disadvantage is that they are based in US and that you are responsible for shipping costs in case of return.
NA-KD– Stocking more than 100 international brands, but also having its own production, the site quickly became a pioneer in online retailing. They offer free worldwide shipping and for those of you who are keen of having the most popular things, they have a section called Most Wanted.
Net-a-Porter– the ultimate shopping destination for luxury lovers. It has an unique watch-as-they-buy feature, allowing you to see the items being bought in real time and making conclusions on what is popular at the moment to adopt the trend or what is too popular- to avoid it.
The Outnet– my favorite for accessible luxury (if that exists). The shop sells discounted designer items and you can really find good deals, most often with at least 40% off.
Moda Operandi– I admit, I have never bought anything from here, but I hope you can afford it, because it is heaven. High-end designer pieces can even be pre-ordered here directly from the runway, so you can have the most stylish pieces ahead of everyone.
The RealReal– what I love about them is that they encourage sustainability, offering you a valuable platform to sell your own luxury items or to buy others’. Isn’t responsibility what the planet needs more than ever today?
Zalando Lounge– one of my favorites when it comes to discounted luxury. They work with the flash sale system: every brand sells in a separate campaign during a limited period of time (typically 3-5 days) and then it ends. I use it mostly for accessories: designer sunglasses, bags or watches.
That is pretty much it. What do you think? Are you using the same websites? If you know something better, definitely let me know in the comments below!