10 online shopping sites to visit right now
Curate your dream wardrobe without leaving your home with the 10 best online shopping sites to visit right now. Ready, set, go!
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.