Thanks to the web, you can sit on your sofa in Sydney and buy from a boutique in Paris or Milan. You can shop the cult-favourite brands that only fashion girls know about. You can pick up designer goods at a fraction of the cost. If you know where to go. Luckily, we know where to go. Ahead, check out the best online shopping sites for women who love (and we mean love) fashion.
Sleepwear, activewear, t-shirts, sweaters, swimwear, dresses, underwear. If you’re looking for basic pieces at budget-friendly prices, Cotton On has you covered. The Australian-born brand has a simple vision: to bring on-trend basics to the world. Better still, Cotton On keeps prices low without compromising on quality. When you need to update your closet without breaking the bank, Cotton On is your go-to.
Bonus: Receive free shipping to most countries worldwide when you spend $55 or more.
If you love the thrill of the chase, make sure you stop in at Hautelook on the regular. Hautelook is a flash sale site, which means the steals and deals change daily. That’s the good news. The even better news is you’ll find a huge variety of contemporary brands – including Free People, Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff – at fantastic prices. Pro tip: You can shop from Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom’s in-house flash sale site, at the same time.
Category: Flash sales
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States when you spend $100 or more.
Whether you have a specific piece in mind, or you want a variety of options, chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at ASOS. The online-only store is a veritable one-stop shop, featuring a balanced mix of high-street and high-end. Pro tip: ASOS’s unique Marketplace section hosts vintage and independent boutiques from around the world. That’s what we mean by a one-stop shop.
Bonus: Receive free shipping to most worldwide countries when you spend $40 or more.
Everlane has built its entire business around a simple philosophy: every woman should be able to buy chic, classic wardrobe staples at affordable prices. How do they do it? It’s simple. Everlane works one-on-one with select factories to create the kinds of pieces that every woman needs in her wardrobe and keeps prices low by being an online-only brand. Nope, it’s not too good to be true. Trust us.
If there is one thing every woman owns, or should own, it’s a great pair of denim jeans. Madewell agrees, which is why J.Crew’s little sister brand has built its business on creating a wardrobe jam-packed with all the things you wear with your denim. Madewell is easy, breezy and affordable. Think: leather jackets, button-down shirts and cute tote bags, all ready for the weekend.
Bonus: Receive free economy shipping within the United States on every order.
Nasty Gal started out as an eBay store stocking vintage clothing and turned into a fast fashion behemoth. Here, you’ll find cool clothing with an edgy twist – think skimpy body-con dresses, metallic platform boots, bustier tops, and leather skirts. Pro tip: Look out for signed copies of #GIRLBOSS, founder Sophia Amoruso’s iconic business book, alongside the contemporary and vintage wares.
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States when you spend $75 or more, and free worldwide shipping when you spend $250 or more.
Imagine, if you will, how many boutiques are out there in the world, impossible to shop unless you’re in their exact location. Thanks to Farfetch, these boutiques are no longer a pipe dream. This original online-only store allows you to buy from zillions of local stores worldwide. If you need those Chloé boots you saw both Kirsten Dunst and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing, Farfetch will find them for you.
Bonus: Receive free worldwide shipping when you spend more than a certain amount (£100 in the United Kingdom, $150 in the United States, 140Euro in Europe, $215 in Australia, etc.)
When you’re in the mood to shop until you drop without breaking the bank, put Urban Outfitters to the top of your list. Accessible prices and street-ready clothes make it a win-win in our minds. It also doesn’t hurt that Urban Outfitters has a little bit of everything: clothing, lingerie, activewear, vintage, accessories, shoes, makeup, and apartment-ready home décor.
Category: Clothing, accessories, home décor
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States when you spend $50 or more.
If you’re a free spirit at heart, Free People is your jam. The store stocks boho-chic clothes for the modern woman-on-the-go. Think: cowgirl boots, suede fringe jackets, breezy printed dresses and chunky turquoise jewellery. Free People’s aesthetic doesn’t stop at clothes, either. Look out for FP Home (an in-house décor and furniture line), FP Movement (an activewear line) and Vintage Loves (reworked vintage clothing).
Bonus: Receive free shipping to the United States, Canada and Australia when you spend $100 or more.
If you’re a fashion girl inside and out, Shopbop is likely the backbone of your shopping bookmarks. Shopbop carries everything from basics to blogger labels (Sincerely Jules, Cupcakes and Cashmere) to high-end designs and exclusive pieces. In itself, Shopbop’s sale section is a sight to behold, with thousands of pieces marked down by up to 70% off. Do yourself a favour and add this to the top of your list, stat.
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States on any order. Within the United States, orders are eligible for Amazon Prime. Receive free shipping worldwide when you spend $100 or more.
Net-a-Porter is the ultimate online shopping portal when you’re on the hunt for, you know, a python-print Gucci purse or a pair of exclusive Isabel Marant boots. Yes, it’s designer fashion heaven. Of course, it follows that Net-a-Porter isn’t for those with a budget, but don’t count yourself out just yet. Net-a-Porter holds twice-yearly sales that have a little something for everyone.
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States on every order.
Spanish high street brand Mango is a no-brainer for any fashion fan. On-trend pieces inspired by the catwalks of Paris and New York are right at home here, but without the runway-ready price tag. Even better, there’s something for everyone. Mango covers every category, including women, men, kids, plus-size, maternity, and office wear. When you shop at Mango, prepare to settle in for a few hours.
Category: Fast fashion
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States when you spend $49 or more.
Need Supply Co.
If you can’t make it to Need Supply’s bricks-and-mortar store, never fear. The online shopping experience is just as rich. Filled with pieces that will make your heart skip a beat – think: silk mini dresses, suede biker jackets, and leather backpacks – Need Supply is an indie dream. The icing on the cake? You can now shop home décor and lifestyle goods under the new Life category.
Bonus: Sign up for the newsletter and take 10% off your next order.
This quirky American boutique likes to fly under the radar, but we’re not ones to keep a secret. Pixie Market stocks some of the most attractive buys around. The pieces – which could include anything from a statement necklace to gold gladiator sandals to off-the-shoulder blouses – are not for the faint of heart, but if you like to stand out from the crowd, Pixie Market is your go-to store.
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States when you spend $75 or more. Receive free worldwide shipping when you spend $250 or more.
If jewellery is your jam, BaubleBar is the only site you need to know. BaubleBar is completely trend-driven, which means when everyone from Taylor Swift to Kendall Jenner is rocking a choker necklace, BaubleBar is on it. Even better, more than 100 new pieces arrive on the website every week, including pieces from guest designers such as Olivia Palermo, so you’ll never be without options.
Bonus: Receive free shipping within the United States on every order.
The Outnet might be Net-a-Porter’s little sister site, but it doesn’t play second fiddle. You’ll still find all your favourite big name designer brands – Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler – but at a fraction of the cost. Pro tip: Check in daily to make sure you discover the discounts as they land because the best pieces tend to fly off the virtual shelves.
While shopping at a Barneys store is an experience like no other, you can get a taste of the real deal at the Barneys website. You’ll find everything you expect from the New York-born department store, including designer collaborations and up-and-coming brands, all just a click away. You can even shop at the legendary Barneys Warehouse, where designer pieces are marked down by up to 75%.
Category: Department store
Bonus: Receive free ground shipping within the United States on every order.
When you can’t afford to pay retail prices, but you can’t keep your eyes off that sweet Chanel bag, there’s only one place to go: The RealReal. Billed as an “authenticated luxury consignment” store, this is where you’ll find pre-owned designer goods by Balenciaga, Chanel, Prada and Burberry at up to 90% off. Plus, if you’re ready to KonMari your closet, you can sell your pre-loved designer wares here too.
Bonus: For $10 a month, get 24-hour advance access to sales and special invitations to monthly promotions.
Rent the Runway.
Rent the Runway
If you hate wearing the same dress twice, consider Rent the Runway your new favourite website. Here, you can rent designer clothing for up to eight days and return it for free. Rent the Runway will even send you a backup size in case of emergencies. If you like what you’re hearing, you can also “subscribe” by renting three pieces at a time and returning them when you’re ready. It’s that easy.
Bonus: Use the code FIRSTRTR20P to take 20% off your first order.
Every woman deserves a little something special in her underwear drawer, right? Well, that’s the Journelle philosophy, and they’re doing an excellent job at convincing us. With brands such as Cosabella, Elle Macpherson Intimates, and La Perla on the books, you will struggle to walk away empty-handed. If you’re a bride-to-be, Journelle is a must-stop thanks to its special bridal section.
Bonus: Receive free shipping in the United States when you spend $75 or more.
Shoes of Prey.
Shoes of Prey
Have you ever dreamed of the day you could channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a wardrobe full of shoes? Well, Shoes of Prey can do you one better. This unique site allows you to custom-design shoes – wedges, heels, sandals; you name it – right down to the last bow. Though your designing skills are likely top-notch, you then have a full year to re-design or return your shoes. It’s a no-brainer.
Bonus: Receive free shipping to most countries worldwide.
Whether you’re in the market for a single sports bra or an entire gym-ready wardrobe, Stylerunner knows how to balance fashion, fitness, and function. The Australian-based site stocks every major activewear label in the biz, including Adidas, Lorna Jane, Nike, Puma, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Puma x Rihanna Fenty, as well as Stylerunner’s eponymous in-house label.
Bonus: Receive free shipping within Australia when you spend $99 or more.
Opening Ceremony is a favourite haunt for fashion insiders and cool kids alike, which means you should add the site to your list, stat. You’ll find a balanced mix of big-name brands and quirky independent labels, not to mention Opening Ceremony’s eponymous in-house line. If you love getting in on the ground floor when it comes to the latest trends, don’t miss this.
Bonus: Receive free shipping in the United States when you spend $100 or more.
You know what they say: if you can’t make it to Paris to visit French department store Colette in person, you should bring Colette to you. Okay, no one says that, but it’s true. Colette is jam-packed with super chic pieces – whether you’re in the mood for Valentino ballerina flats, a Coca Cola-flavoured lip balm, or limited edition Ciroc vodka. It’s the next best thing to shopping 213 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris itself.
Category: Department store