Even with the end of the pandemic in sight, online shopping has become the new norm. Fortunately, the options are endless, as many brands have prioritized their online presences and policies amid the pandemic.
Whether you are looking for an outfit for a virtual Zoom date, are searching for a vintage or pre-owned designer piece, or want to add some comfier work-from-home outfits to your closet, these are the online sites to visit.
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Although it is based in the UK, Asos is one of the biggest online retailers. Founded in 2000, the site offers a range of designers and selections. It is also one of the industry’s leading names when it comes to finding inclusive clothing.
Nasty Gal was founded in 2006 by Sophia Amoruso and was later named the “Fastest Growing Retailer” by INC magazine. Based in Los Angeles, the site started as a eBay store selling vintage clothing items and has grown into a huge online retailer.
This store, which has a focus on millennials, sells a range of clothes inspired by comfort and style. The brand also makes it a point to consider the planet with its dedication to eco-friendly materials.
Urban Outfitters is an American retailer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The store sells clothing and accessories for men and women, with a focus on bohemian vibes. The brand also sells homegoods such as bedding and furniture.
The fast-fashion retailer was founded in 1984 and has since become a popular inexpensive source of trendy clothing. Don't let the name dissuade you from shopping there in your thirties and beyond, too – there are plenty of cute, fun pieces for stylish folks of any age.
Lane Bryant has long been a go-to for plus size customers who want cute, stylish clothes rather than the insultingly dowdy options often offered to women who wear a size US 14 or above. Their looks are colorful, trendy, and modestly priced, and there are always stylists onhand (yes, even online) to help you find your best look.
Reformation is the perfect site if you are looking for fun prints or simple-yet-trendy dresses. Since it was founded in 2008, the store has remained true to its roots by only offering eco-friendly clothes.
Saved by the Dress is a Miami-based boutique that sells a range of formal and casual dresses. The store usually ships orders on the same day, so it is perfect if you need an outfit last-minute - and it has new arrivals daily.
Bloomingdales is an American department store founded in 1861. The online version of the store has everything from home goods to men's and women's fashion. The store also sells luxury brands such as Burberry and Gucci.
Express is an American fashion retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The company offers casual options for both men and women, including a wide selection of denim, as well as business-casual clothes, lingerie, and undergarments.
It’s all about bright, exciting colors and patterns when it comes to Farm Rio garments. The dresses and jumpsuits stand out with tropical prints and florals in wildly wearable shapes, and each piece looks as rich as it does joyous.
Aerie is a lingerie brand owned by American Eagle Outfitters. It offers a wide selection and targets a demographic of women aged 15 to 25. The site also uses a variety of models to show how the lingerie looks on a diverse array of body types.
Brook There was founded in Portland, Maine, and sells basic lingerie including bralettes, underwear, and camisoles. The store also offers shoppers the choice of silk lingerie or organic lingerie made from cotton.
Fleur du Mal was started by designer Jennifer Zuccarini, who wanted to create a lingerie brand meant to be worn every day. The items, which include lace bras and silk sleepwear, are sold online as well as in the brand's Soho store.
Snag is your one-stop-shop for size-inclusive tights, socks, skirts, swimwear, loungewear, and so much more. They release adorable collections all the time, like this recent one featuring Care Bear-print hosiery, and their sizing goes from 2 to 34 in dozens of designs.
Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty is another way she stays on our minds and in our wallets with the beautiful, lacy, strappy, sexy creations she helps dream up for this lingerie line. VIP members have access to sales like “2 for $29” on bras regularly, and the seasonal updates include a delicious variety of styles, cuts, fabrics, and aesthetics cut to flatter a wide swath of body types.
Stylebop was established in 2004 and has since become one of the largest online retailers for designer fashion. The site sells clothing, accessories, and shoes from more than 200 international designer brands.
The queen of punk’s eponymous line is still going strong on the couture and RTW fronts, especially with the resurgence of interest in pieces like her iconic pearly choker gracing the necks of influencers, celebrities, TikTokers, and everyone in between for the past few seasons. The site is easy to browse and filter based on your budget and desired pieces, and the editorial shoots and video clips will provide you with plenty of fashion inspo for building the most innovative and interesting closet possible.
McQueen was a legend and true visionary in the world of fashion, and his legacy lives on through the exciting collections still released via his eponymous atelier. Whether you’re searching for ready-to-wear items, menswear, accessories, shoes, or gifts, there’s something for everyone on the design house’s chic and edgy site.
Moschino is the best luxury place to find zany, off-the-wall purchases like the pearl-encrusted leather jacket bag below. The fashion house is legendary for blending high-end and pure camp, so click through to browse if you like to have a lot of fun with your fashion.
Carbon38 was founded in 2011 and caters to women looking for stylish workout clothes. The site mainly offers high-fashion apparel such as leggings, workout tops, and sports bras, and sells items from various designers all in one place.
Athleta is Gap's fitness and lifestyle brand. The brand features a range of leggings, workout tops, and sports bras, as well as swimwear, jackets, and shoes. The store is also more reasonably priced than other workout brands.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, and founded in 2011, Poshmark is the perfect place for finding fashion deals. Whether you are looking for new or used clothing, Poshmark has hundreds of options - it just requires a little digging.
Mercari operates similarly to Poshmark in that you can both buy and sell your wares via the website or app, but for those just looking, it’s easy to type in any designer and browse through thousands of options available for up to 70% off retail price.
eBay is an incredible resource for secondhand clothing, with everything from expensive, vault-worthy designer pieces from years (and even decades) past to more recent vintage sold at affordable prices. It’s easy to type in specific vintage brands or styles and find a bevy of options, just make sure to break out the tape measure to make sure you’re getting accurate sizing info–a good rule to follow for any online vintage hunting.
Unique Vintage was hard to categorize since they’re killing it in basically all categories, but we’ll put them under “shoes” for now since the funky platforms and adorable peek-a-boo heels inspired by styles of yesteryear always catch our eye.
Shoedazzle has a staggering array of choices in footwear at rock-bottom prices that are activated by signing up for a VIP membership that lets you have access to the best new styles each and every month. You also have the option to skip months or simply check out as a guest, so there’s no commitment needed.
If you’re looking for a perfect new leather jacket, trench coat, or any other variety of stylish outerwear pieces (for women or men), The Jacket Maker has you covered. The company carries dozens of ready-to-wear styles from biker jackets to quilted pieces for added warmth, and new styles are added regularly. The big draw here, though, is that you can have a custom design created to fit your every whim and measurement, and you’ll work directly with a designer to make your dreams happen should you choose that route–check out their bespoke process walk-through for more information.
Marigold Shadows isn’t for the faint of heart, and that’s exactly what makes them great. Their avant-garde designs are something you could imagine spotting on a futuristic runway or strutting into a Berlin club, and their coats have the perfect sense of tongue-in-cheek, high-end fashion to make your friends think you spent thousands on an up-and-coming designer’s best piece instead of the $100 to $300 a coat from MG will actually cost you. Check out our favorite, the Dinah Cruella Patchwork Coat.
Grown-up goths will appreciate the high-quality, versatile pieces available on Killstar’s website, particularly the well-curated dress and boot selection. It can be hard to find the specific styles you’re looking for when you like unique or alternative fashions, but Killstar is tuned into the trends and staples influenced by underground culture to create a great place to shop for all occasions requiring a dark aesthetic. Check out their intriguing housewares, too!
Creepy Yeyha is more of a lingerie store than a clothing store, but the handcrafted pieces are simply too beautiful to keep hidden in the bedroom. Throw one of the designer’s incredible harnesses (worn by the likes of rap royalty Cardi B) over a simply dress or turtleneck to create your raciest look yet for date night.
Salem’s premiere clothing store for gorgeous vintage-inspired clothing is Modern Millie. They carry the most beautiful selection of dresses, skirts, sweaters, bags, and more, all catering to an audience who loves styles from retro wiggle dresses to seasonally spooky prints–very fitting in the Witch City, of course! Browse their online catalogue for all the fun, kitschy goodness you could dream for, and be sure to make a pilgrimage to this fantastic outpost the next time you’re on the Massachusetts coast.
Backpacks are the main draw here, but don't sleep on Sprayground's tees, jackets, accessories, and more – check out our full review here for more inspiration on what to pick up from this brand that works in limited edition pieces only.
Luxury handbags for the everyday woman with style are Michael Kors’ bread and butter. Browse the thousands of styles being updated constantly to find yourself the perfect match, from logo-covered carryalls to the subtle glamour of his evening bags.
Coach makes leather classics that have delighted generations of fashion icons, and they continue producing some of the best styles today, 80 years after their founding. Once you’ve found the perfect matching bag and wallet, head over to the outwear section to find a stylish coat to last a lifetime.
Kate Spade bags are the calling card of a sophisticated, cosmopolitan woman who has her life together and wants the world to know it. The simple emblem of the late designer’s name is emblazoned delicately on almost every piece, and the neat lines and simple shapes lend themselves to a versatility lacking in some more attention-demanding bags. The Kate Spade purse is for someone who wants their strength to shine through without saying a word at all.
Novelty handbags aren't for everyone, those who love them really love them. Check out the fabulous, sparkly, and adorably unique options at Betsey Johnson for an affordable take on wearable art that makes every outfit feel special.