Online shopping site: The September
Based in: Canada; prices listed in Canadian dollars, free shipping/returns across Canada.
A just-launched luxury e-tail experience—by Canadians, for Canadians—of designer footwear. Notable highlights include Valentino oxford heels and Michael Kors flats for your all-season go-to shoes.
Our go-to for: Building a fabulously luxe and varied shoe wardrobe— from riding boots to classic black pumps—for a fabulously luxe and varied lifestyle.
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Online shopping site: LAB Consignment
Based in: Toronto; prices listed in Canadian dollars, free shipping in Canada on orders over $200.
A Toronto-based luxe consignment site that finds new and loving homes for fabulous second-hand designer pieces, from clothes to shoes and handbags.
Our go-to for: Pre-loved (but just as loveable) high-end pieces with the allure of a thrift shop-bargain. Book a shopping appointment at the brick and mortar Toronto studio to try on that coveted piece IRL before buying.
Online shopping site: Chippmunk
Based in: Los Angeles
A vast e-coupon book, this choose-your-own-shopping-adventure-style site allows users to select their budget and shopping category, and retrieve the best deal on said object of desire. Then the rest is up to you.
Our go-to for: Pretty much anything you need, on sale: from books and home décor pieces, to your all-time favourite retailers.
Online shopping site: ASOS
Based in: The U.K.; $15 shipping cost to Canada.
The largest independent fashion and beauty retailer, ASOS features over 850 brands (including their own chic and often sequined pieces).
Our go-to for: Whole ensembles or unique pieces that complete the rest of an outfit with a distinct London street style-inspired flavour.
Online shopping site: Shopbop
Based in: Madison, Wisconsin; ships to Canada.
A curated selection of ready-to-wear-inspired looks from head to toe (but they’re specialty is selecting hard-to-find denim labels). Oh, and they’re really into plaid right now.
Our go-to for: An all-around lifestyle shop, with boutiques divided into categories from evening to workwear, plus the basic essentials to invest in for a well-rounded wardrobe.
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Online shopping site: SSense
Based in: Montreal; ships across Canada.
From Acne to Zuhair Murad (and all the alphabetized hauteness in between), this luxe
online boutique has your runway aspirations covered. And there’s a sale section, too!
Our go-to for: The RTW pieces for an all-out luxe lifestyle right now, from a Maison Martin Margiela studded iPad to suede Marni platform pumps.
Online shopping site: Farfetch
Based in: U.S.; ships to Canada.
The ultimate boutique’s boutique, this curated network of far-flung independent shops from across the globe collectively represents over 1000 fashion labels. So. Much. Fashion.
Our go-to for: A midday escape to that Parisian boutique we’ll one day return to in real life, but for now, will peruse from our desktop. Can also inspire a trip (virtual or otherwise) to any of these
Online shopping site: MyTheresa
Based in: Munich; ships to Canada.
Shop these straight-off-the-runway pieces from over 180 international designers from wherever you are; but if you happen to be in Munich, stop by the original Theresa boutique.
Our go-to for: High-fashion aspirations of the big (Lanvin shoulder bags) and small (a pink Balenciaga wallet) variety.
Online shopping site: ModCloth
Based in: San Francisco; ships to Canada.
For the vintage designer hunter, ModCloth sources vintage and vintage-inspired pieces from our favourite old-worldly decades (Gatsby and mid-century eras included).
Our go-to for: Marilyn-esque
boudoir pieces, knitted headwear, and flapper-style prints and
Online shopping site: Moda Operandi
Based in: New York; ships to Canada.
An exclusive peak at designer collections that have just debuted at fashion week and been purchased from trunk shows, so you can go from ready-to-wear to I’m-ready-to-wear-it-now.
Our go-to for: For first dibs on designer pieces straight from the runway, before they’re even in stores.
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