(image via Garmentory)
What are your favorite places to shop online??
- For clothing?
- For skincare?
- For shoes? bags? jewelry?
- For household?
- For fun??
I feel like you guys already know my answers to these questions, but here goes 🙂
- Garmentory (that is my REFERRAL link – when you use it to open at account at Garmentory you’ll get a $20 account credit and so will I) for indie designers all in one place, Shopbop for basics etc., La Garconne for “modern gentlewoman” style, Elizabeth Suzann, James Perse…of course for secondhand, slowre & The RealReal
- Detox market and Integrity Botanicals (I prefer Integrity botanicals honestly, because you get free samples with all your orders and Terri often throws something else in there for me 🙂 – but Detox Market has my CLEAN brand nutritional shake)
- Shopbop – Nordstrom (because it’s so easy to return) – Garmentory – La Garconne (for Marsell bags) – Melissa Joy Manning for jewelry – Catbird
- I don’t really shop for household items much online, but I’ll mention Garmentory here again; I’ve purchased several linen throws and pillows that I LOVE from there. Also Coyuchi for towels. I like to browse Need Supply’s “life”section also for minimal home products. Oh, and Mill Mercantile. Fog linen work…Amazon…
- All of the above 🙂 I browse Totokaelo periodically and dream, same with Stella McCartney.
I am constantly browsing/finding other designers, and places I love to shop online – too many others to list here. I used to have a directory and a VERY LONG LIST of all the places I loved to shop, but that became too much to maintain…perhaps I’ll think of a way to start it up again.
I’m so lazy. Amazon for so many things. Costco (I’m a member, they often have free shipping, and it’s super easy to return). Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack (Rack less often though for returns they’re across the street from each other and not really close to home anyway…) My cat’s favorite food was unavailable for a year and a half as the company (Natural Value) got rid of the middlemen and are working directly with the fishermen now and they retooled production lines too. Vitacost has a case for $10-15 less than Amazon so I might check out ordering cat food & some groceries there (bulk stuff I typically get at a local co-op). I love slowre when it has bigger sizes. I wish thredup worked for me, but my size/style/budget combo isn’t exactly their target, so….
For clothing? ES, Goodwill, Oakland’s White Elephant Sale (huge second hand sale in the SF Bay Area in January of every year, all my cashmere and wool pieces are from here). eBay, Etsy, STES and noihsaf bazaar
For skincare? Hmm. I usually go to the Whole Foods nearby so I can get leaping bunny products, but I’ll buy cruelty-free items from Sephora as needed.
For shoes? bags? jewelry? I find shoes all over the interwebs, but I reliably go through eBay for shoes. I’ve found $30 whiskey-colored Swedish wooden clogs which are my work shoes, and $100 Frye Sabrinas which are my winter boots. I like the RealReal for shoes too. Bags — eBay and Etsy (I only have 1 summer bag and one winter bag, both second hand), and for jewelry — I basically never buy new jewelry and all the jewelry I have are pieces friends have gotten for me from their travels.
For household? Etsy and Goodwill — I love vintage stuff and I LOVE finding a good deal on something awesome.
For fun?? Garmentory — I find it too overwhelming to really dig into, but I like browsing for fun here and get ideas for items to look for second-hand. Also Beklina — it’s not really my style but I do like the basics they offer, and the warehouse is based 10 minutes from where I used to live, so I like to support them when there’s a sale since they’re still local (to me)
I didn’t realize I was such a second-hand shopper until typing this up! I like to ogle new stuff online, but almost always go the second-hand route since it usually suits my budget better 🙂
I shopped estate sales & auctions for the longest time. Living in DC – the most interesting finds! But I moved south and we’ve been in our house 16 years now and don’t *need* anything. Plus, there haven’t been as many auctions nearby in the past few years and I’d have to drive to far to get to more good stuff (see the “I’m lazy” in above post 😉 But I love to hit secondhand stores when I travel – esp Junior League stores and chi-chi neighborhoods!
1. For clothing: Shopbop, Jcrew, James Perse (during sales), Elizabeth Suzann, Zappos
2. For Skin care: CO Bigelow (great online shop and even better brick and mortar in NYC), Sephora
3. For shoes, bags, jewelry: Zappos and Nordstrom’s for shoes; bags I usually like to go to Barneys NY b/c they have a pretty fab collection, Net-A-Porter too. Jewelry–I don’t buy online usually.
4. Household: Amazon, West Elm, Crate and Barrel
5. For Fun: Journelle (for lingerie) , Amazon for books, Zappos for anything I want to arrive the next day!
I love this question! For clothing, I tend to go with eBay, J. Crew (less and less), and some smaller places. I’ve liked a couple Taylor Stitch pieces, and PACT has been okay for a couple basics. Sometimes I find a brand I like and then just browse for sales.
I’m very loyal to Blissoma for skincare. They’re a small, female-owned company that makes awesome things. For organic products, they are reasonably priced. Their candles are also amazing. I’m very picky about candles scents, and theirs are unique and very “clean”; you can tell they don’t use artificial fragrances. The candles aren’t super beautiful, but I’m okay with that. If you’d like to try them, you can get 10% off with this referral link–https://go.referralcandy.com/share/RWCT68Z
I don’t really buy jewelry online, but I like 6pm for shoes. eBay can be good, too, and I sometimes browse Amazon to price check and read reviews of shoes I like.
Household? I guess for “necessities” I use vitacost and West Elm for linens sometimes. I like looking at West Elm’s styling because it makes me think of all the pieces I see at estate sales for a fraction of the price. eBay again can be great.
Fun? Any of the above–especially when there’s a good sale!
1. Favorite stores? I’m almost exclusively an online shopper since we live in a very, VERY expensive area of the country. J Crew used to be a fave, but not so much anymore, although I still get T-shirts and some sweaters. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack for sweaters, Last Call for Vince, Frank & Eileen for button -up shirts, Amazon for last season clothing and jeans that I’m already familiar with, and ebay for things that are too expensive (always trying to score a deal!).
2. Skincare? I buy a lot of skincare from Sephora and Dermstore.
3.Shoes, bags and jewelry? Shoes from Zappo’s and 6pm, sometimes DSW; I don’t purchase many bags (I think my last was a silver, round Baggu from Need Supply); I tend to get jewelry from independent boutiques when I travel, so I don’t buy much online…I have purchased Gorjana, Chan Luu and Vanessa Mooney on ebay.
4.Household? I ordered a lot of bedroom stuff including a coverlet, candles and holders from H&M home and I’m pleased with the quality…I don’t consider it “fast.” Overstock is a fave for white, fluffy towels, and gorgeous linen sheets, Amazon is a go-to for EVERYTHING else household, as well as Target for decor and “stuff.”
5. For fun? You mean all of the other stuff isn’t fun?!? 😉 I order a lot of books and music from Amazon, and my big fun splurge? Sephora!
We’ve got one of those! It’s the “LVIS” or Ladies Village Improvement Society. And after all, someone has to care for those poor Prada shoes and Dolce & Gabbana dresses! 😉
I don’t like shopping, which is why I “online it” if it’s not in my neighbourhood.. That said:
1. For clothes, a local designer/shop. She’s a lot like ESuzann, but more variety and you can customize. I live near several blocks of stores that feature Canadian designers, so them too. Matterprints and Osei Duro for boho. When I was working, a lot of JCrew. Still go there and to Everlane for basics. I have never had anything wear out from those venders, and I know how they fit, most of the time. I feel that if I wear something for decades, I am making a significant impact on the environment. Dream venders/designers: Baby and Co, Neighbour, Kit and Ace, Smythe, Ulla Johnson, Apiece Apart, COS, Margaret Howell, Samujii. ESuzann is a long time love, but she may be moving out of my price and taste range. We’ll see.
2. Again, mostly local shops, Canadian product. Shout out to Earth to Body for skin care.
3. With shoes, I have to stick to the known. Canadian company Ron White and Freda Salvador on sale. Winter boots HAVE to come from Canada. Scandinavian boots possible for warmer winter days ;-).
4. Mostly not applicable, since I am trying to downsize.
5. Books. I mostly go to the library, but if I buy a book, I will go to a local B&M. Did you know that in the United States, if you get a book out of the library the author doesn’t get a royalty (they get a small one in Canada?) Also, Amazon forces authors to accept a discounted royalty. If you can, please consider a B&M for your book needs. (Without authors, no books!)
While I assumed authors didn’t receive royalties in the US, I’m pleasantly surprised that they do in Canada!
I pretty much only shop for clothing online and I’m addition to those you’ve mentioned, Outnet is another favourite. So many great brands (they have James Perse there too, although selection can be hit or miss). The other one is The Dreslyn, they have very good indie brands and regular 20% and 25% coupons to subscribers. I got two pairs of Gray Matters shoes and also Maryam Nadir Zadeh mules there at a great price (after eyeing them on Garmentory)