Online Shopping Sites We Love

These days, online shops aren't just surviving without brick and mortars—they're absolutely thriving. Here, the top 7 stores you might not have heard of but need to start shopping, stat. 

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Net-A-Porter.com

Net-A-Porter was one of the earliest sites to revolutionize luxury shopping online. When your buying landscape is more rural than big city, it's a haven for top-name designers and labels. 

 

Giambattista Valli silk-chiffon top, $900; net-a-porter.com

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Net-A-Porter.com

Why else do we love Net-A-Porter? It has a range of luxurious, often hard-to-find heels and flats, perfect for special occasions.

 

Jimmy Choo glitter-finish slingbacks, $665; net-a-porter.com

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ASOS.com

This British site thrilled the fashion world when it became US-friendly. The huge selection and low prices keep us clicking back—and free shipping to the U.S. doesn't hurt, either.

 

ASOS tailored 2-in-1 dress, $78; asos.com

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ASOS.com

...and alongside their selection of American and British brands and the affordable ASOS-branded pieces...treasures like vintage Chanel (sourced by a licensed vintage Chanel specialist.)

 

ASOS vintage Chanel bag, $3,724; asos.com

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Etsy.com

Well known in the crafting and creating community, Etsy offers anyone the chance to set up (virtual) shop. It's a smart place to shop when you know exactly what you're searching for, and the deals are unheard of. A handmade silk charmeuse gown for under $200? Sign us up.

 

EVETTE charmeuse one-shoulder dress, $195; etsy.com 

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Etsy.com

Love the look of unique, hand-crafted pieces but can't find the time to get out the scissors and glue? Another reason to bookmark Etsy. 

 

Plate clock, $32; etsy.com

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Calypso

What to do when your vacation destination doesn't exactly match the weather outside? (Beach wear in the middle of a blizzard?Good luck.) The jet-set know to shop Calypso for warm weather essentials.

 

Calypso tunic, calypsostbarth.com

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Calypso

Beachy separates aside, the site is also rife with hidden gems like this vintage-inspired, structured dress.

 

Calypso "World Fair" dress, $295; calypsostbarth.com

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Farfetch.com

Jewelry addicts can feed their need for sparkle with one-stop, multi-click shopping. The designer listing on this site is extensive and will thrill any shophound. 

 

Lanvin bracelet, $519; farfetch.com

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Farfetch.com

Shopping for cult-favorite Vivienne Westwood at your local mall is all but impossible (if you can find it, we wanna know where you're shopping!) Searches like that are why we love the web's amazingly edited e-commerce sites. 

 

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania gathered skirt, $300; farfetch.com

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La Garconne

Super shopping sites can provide a variety of styles and pieces hard to come by unless you're in a large urban area. Note designers you see credited in magazines and try searching them on sites like La Garconne to see what else strikes your fancy.

 

3.1 Phillip Lim open-back dress, $525; lagarconne.com

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La Garconne

Another reason to click through—stylish dot com's are like walking through a beautifully collected closet or house. We love finding small treasures, like this simple candle from French brand A.P.C., that we never would've seen before.

 

A.P.C. Candle No. 2, $35; lagarconne.com

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AREAWARE

Beat your world-traveler friend who's constantly coming back from exotic locales with major steals. Artsy and minimalist site AREAWARE is tightly curated and contains gems like this felt necklace made in Australia.

 

Heather Keiko felt necklace, $190; areaware.com

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AREAWARE

Is there any place better than the web when searching for someone who has everything? We like this tongue-in-cheek, Koons-esque fruit bowl, done in  eye catching blue chrome. 

 

Harry Allen resin and marble bowl, $300; areaware.com

 

 

The 21st century has given us online shopping and fabulous faux pieces! Click through our favorite fakes (leather, fur and more) in Faking It.

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First Published January 18, 2011

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