A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a wedding and was on the hunt for the perfect mint-coloured dress. I searched high and low, even traveling to different cities to find that perfect dress. I know, seems pretty drastic when you’re just a guest, but I was determined. It was almost impossible to find exactly what I was looking for, that was until I visited a certain clothing website that always advertises on a certain social media site. I had found a dress similar to what I had been looking for and for an extremely low price. Perfect, right? Wrong! Weeks passed while I waited for the dress to arrive, and it was nowhere in site. Upon checking review sites, many people said this particular website is horrible and the clothes arrive looking nothing like what they did online. A couple of days before the wedding, the dress was here, and as I excitedly opened the package I was greeted with a polyester seafoam dress, with a cotton lining. It looked completely different from the sheer mint dress with the satin belt I had seen online. From then on I vowed to only purchase clothing from trusted websites, so I went on a hunt and compiled a list of the top 10 online sites and the benefits you get from shopping there.
- Avelle.com: This website features high-end accessories (such as sunglasses, jewelry and watches) from well-known brands. You can rent items from your favorite designers, then when you’re finished either buy them or swap them in for something else. I love this idea because you can constantly transform your look with the changing trends without having to spend a fortune.
- Beauty.com: Tired of aimlessly wandering the drug store isles looking for the perfect coverup or shampoo? Look no further as beauty.com allows you to chat with a beauty advisor online for the best products for you. The best part is you won’t feel pressured to buy ridiculously expensive products from pushy sales people.
- Editorscloset.com: Stocked with designer markdowns, users can pay as little as 20% of the original price of some pieces. The catch is there is usually a waiting list, so sign up as quickly as possible.
- Fragrancenet.com: Need a new scent but strapped for cash? Fragarancenet.com offers a “bill me later” option which will give you up to 90 days to pay back your designer scent. They also offer cosmetics at a discounted price.
- Thehunt.com: Saw a top or a skirt online that you would kill for but can’t find where to buy it? Post it on The Hunt and let the community of hunters help you track it down. This site is fun as you can help and be helped while hunting for everything from clothing to home accessories.
- Spiritbeautylounge.com: Looking for organic beauty products? Look no further as spiritbeautylounge.com offers all the best eco-friendly products. The best part is that 10% of their monthly earnings get donated to charity.
- Bagsnob.com: read reviews from wearers of all the latest designer bags before buying them. Need more incentive? Check out the frugal snob tab that lets you in on the best bargains around. Yes please!
- whowhatwear.com: Have a question about a celebrity’s style picks? Send them to the staff at whowhatwear.com and they’ll try their best to find an answer. Also check out their under $100 shop the closet section.
- Net-a-porter.com: Alright, if you’ve ever been to this site you know it’s a bit on the pricey side, and when I say a bit, I mean a lot. This online boutique offers off-the-runway looks from some of the hottest designers. If you have a little cash to spend or just need inspiration, head over to net-a-porter for all the latest looks
- Boohoo.com: Score some of the best looks around for as low as $20. This British site stays up-to-date on all the latest styles, supplying shoppers with the latest trends.
If you’ve learned anything from my little story, it’s not to purchase clothing from unknown websites. Hopefully this list helps you find what you’re looking for. Happy shopping!