I first became obsessed with HOPE when they launched their basic tote bag a few years ago (pictured above) and it started selling out everywhere else online that sold it (Totokaelo, La Garconne…). I never did end up ordering one, although I had it in my cart for a long time, and they do have great sales. Hope is sold on lot of US-based sites, but I still like to browse their own site because the styling is so perfect. HOPE is truly one of the quintessential minimal-chic brands, and I would be happy to fill my wardrobe with nothing but…
I’ve also been following Zenggi for a long time, and feel like a complete doofus that I didn’t realize they were based in Amsterdam or I would have visited a store. Although we walked the city and I never saw a storefront…They carry brands like Hope, Sofie d’Hoore and James Perse along with their own brand – if you’re based in Europe, they might be a good option for ordering JP. They also have a great outlet section with crazy cheap prices. Again, I just love their styling – everything is exactly as I would style it, with less color 😉 and their private-label brand is spot-on.
Toast is new-to-me, thanks to a comment from Mamavalveeta, and now I’m completely head over heels. I don’t love everything on the site, but the things I do love, I LOVE. That swing dress? Heaven. The espadrilles, insane! (although they’re mostly sold out). And I love those cropped slim-leg trousers – they’re something I think I’d like to have for summer; an alternative to jeans. Has anyone here in the US ordered from them before? How was the experience?
I also love Sweaty Betty (UK) for workout clothes; I’ve ordered from them twice. And I did order from Topshop Uk before they had their US-based site, but other than that, I don’t like to place international orders very often. Unless it’s going to be TOTALLY worth it. Which Sweaty Betty is…although you can’t track orders when they’re shipped internationally, which makes me nervous.
What are your favorite international shopping sites? If you’re based in the US, do you order from international sites very often?