I love online shopping. The only time I prefer to shop in a brick & mortar store is when I am away on a holiday because that is my version of sightseeing. When you shop online as much as I do you definitely have the go-to trusty stores, but I am also on the lookout for new stores. With online shopping being one of the fastest growing commodities in the retail sector it is no surprise that new stores are opening their virtual doors on every day.
I have found some great stores the last few months, many of which ship internationally so it doesn’t matter if you are located in Australia, USA, UK or any where in between. With my top picks for beauty, fashion and homewares you will undoubtedly find what you need (and probably lots of stuff you just want).
The list of designers you will find on this store is mind-blowing. You will find everything from budget-friendly MINKPINK to powerhouse designer Nanette Lepore. Even the dozen or so Australian brands they stock are cheaper than what we pay in Australia! There are bags, shoes, accessories, beauty and more clothes than I could possibly dream, and there is just as much of a selection for the boys too. Based out of the USA, they offer $10 flat rate international shipping on all orders via USPS Air Mail, or spend over $100 and get free shipping.
They also have a pretty funky blog for the fashion inclined.
Favourite Brands: Oh so many to list. Stila, Deborah Lippmann and Butter London for beauty. Alexis Bittar, Bless’ed Are The Meek, Havianas, Suboo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alice + Olivia.
Shop online at Revolve Clothing
Before you say “oh god, Kimmi, not another vegan post”, let me just say that the fact everything stocked in this online store is vegan really is just a bonus. Why I love this Australian store is because it stocks brands that are impossible to find for many Aussie beauty lovers. Zoya, Color Club, OCC …. yep, they have it all and more. Shipping is Australia wide (and very affordable, plus they have free shipping promotions) and most things can be sent to New Zealand.
For those of you that are vegan, they accept the Vegan Card and give a 10% discount site wide. Score!
Favourite Brands: Zoya, Color Club, OCC, Alexami, Ecoya, Lime Crime, Adorn Mineral Cosmetics, Bdellium Tools and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Shop online at Vegan Beauty
This is possibly the worst way to explain it, but Free People to me is kind of like a slightly more expensive version of Forever 21 (although their prices aren’t that much more expensive). They have a huge amount of designs that would cater to everyones taste. They have funky, feminine and hipster perfected, and even though their target market are the young cool kids you will probably fall in love with their items despite your age. Everything is manufactured under their own brand, except for their Vintage Love department which includes real vintage items sourced by a buyer.
One thing they definitely have over Forever 21 is the extremely affordable shipping. Flat rate shipping to Australia is just $7.95, or shipping is free if you spend over $100.
Shop online at Free People
Have you shopped from any of these stores? Will you be trying any? Let me know by commenting below!