I would say that, with the exception of some trips up and down Walnut Street and scouring area thrift stores, I do the vast majority of my shopping online. There is something so revolutionary about being able to limit and entire’s store selection to my size in one click. To “surprise” myself with “a gift” in the mail. To race against the 20% off coupon code expiration time to find another coupon code that you can stack on top for the best possible deal. It’s the best kind of high.
When I get asked where I get a lot of my more unique pieces, I realize a lot of my friends and family have not heard of many of these e-commerce only shops that make my world go round. to share the wealth, I thought long and hard in order to limit my absolute must-visit websites to these five gems. Behind the cut, I’ll tell you why I love each of them (sales & shipping hacks, mostly), and give you three pieces I’m loving, plus, of course, one that I already own and love.
I truly want everything from ASOS, all the time. It is a site filled with amazingly beautiful and gorgeous items I have never seen before (maxi dresses & purses galore), supplemented by trusted basics (crop tops & bodycon dresses) at every, single price point. They carry 60,000+ product lines, make it super easy to refine your searches down to exactly what you want (except those dang maternity sizes!), and offer free shipping & returns. They are one of the best e-commerce sites at providing a really personal experience. This alludes to the e-commerce strategy talked about by Salesforce. I do appreciate leaving their site feeling valued as an individual customer. If you’re a fanatic like me, you can also sign up for ASOS Premier, a $29 yearly membership that gets you unlimited 2-day shipping.
I rejected the world of statement necklaces for a long time, so I feel like I have some catching up to do. And BaubleBar has helped me catch up, big time. I was first attracted to the gorgeous necklaces and free shipping, but fell in love when I discovered their amazing sales and Buried Bauble promotions. They do great collaborations, personalized pieces, and stock super-trendy, affordable jewelry I can’t get enough of. Their packaging is gorgeous – like a little miniature present to myself each time I receive something.
Piperlime was one of my favorite inspiration sites when working in e-commerce, and it continues to be one of my go-to’s whenever I have a specific event I need an ensemble for. I love that I can use my Gap card and rack up reward points – plus, they offer great coupons and send emails about collections marked 20-30% off filled with awesome things (not just the cheap, ‘let’s get rid of it’ stuff). Their shoes are truly my favorite though, and with free shipping & returns, I never have to worry about being stuck with the wrong size.
When the world of monthly subscription services came out, I tried to stay far, far away. But I couldn’t help myself with JustFab. The service charges you $40 a month (you can still be a member and skip any month you want, just as long as you do before the 5th of each month) for one credit, which you can exchange for any pair of shoes, purse or accessory you want. So many of my boots that I continuously get compliments on are from this site – all so comfortable and cute. I have gotten a few bags as well – not the best quality, but perfect for a season or two.
Finding a unique piece revolving around one of my current (or lifetime) obsessions is really a favorite pastime of mine. I adore Society6 because they allow 100,000s of artists to upload their work to their site and sell it to people like me. You can get basically any print on a canvas, a cell phone case, a mug, a pillow, a t-shirt, a rug – the list goes on and on. I do frequent searches for ‘Disney,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘pizza’ on the site to see what type of artwork some talented human has uploaded that week.
There you have it – my tried and true favorite online shopping sites. What are some of your favorite gems? Please share. xx