With millions of online shopping websites, it gets confusing to buy the item and even search them. To make your shopping experience convenient, I am creating this Online Shopping Directory for all your shopping needs - high street shopping, designer wear, budget, shoes, designers on sale.
This Directory would be regulary updated, so keep checking for new Shopping Destinations.
(last updated: August 2011)
United Kingdom Online Shopping Stores
http://www.zuneta.com/zuneta/ - A newly launched (1 Oct 2009) beauty boutique carries exclusive and cult beauty brands like Paul & Joe, Krres, Becca and Mario Badescu. They offer high end luxury and niche cosmetics products from the world’s best and most exclusive brands. The website is divided into shop, clinic and editorial sections. Advice from clinical experts help shoppers create a skin profile that will be saved on the site and makes choosing products suited to your skin type easier. It has focused the same attention to detail on quick delivery as its expert advice and choice of brands. They also offer free samples with every order.
http://www.hqhair.com/ - HQhair.com is the UK's leading online retailer of hard to find beauty make-up, fragrances, hair care, skin care, accessories and beauty appliances - you'll find everything you need on this beauty website. They have been at the top of online premium beauty since 1999. You will find almost all hard to find, hard to sniff, and very unusual niche brands on this website. The layout of the website is easy to read and navigate, so it's quick to find what you are looking for. It has their new and latest products displayed on the front page, which you can access more details from by clicking on the picture. It offers a wide range of brands, from a face cream at £125.00 a pot to a lip balm at £2.50. They also regularly run great value offers and promotions that give you a little bit extra.
http://www.boots.com/ - UK' most favoured beauty and pharmacy store also retails online, and with the same range and convenience. Whether you want to buy fragrance, skincare range, dental products, haircare range, shavers or makeup - everything is under one roof (digital roof!!!). Premium to budget brands No.7, Chanel, Clinique, Garnier, Estee Lauder, Loreal, La Roche Posay you'll find almost all brands here.
High Street, Budget and Designer
http://www.asos.com/ - The online shopping heaven, which stocks everything from shoes, clothes, bags, accessories, beauty and make-up to suit everyone's pocket from budget buys to highstreet to designer. Huge collection that is updated every other day, so you never go out of fashion. Their website is very convenient and easy to use and very friendly. The only thing is, be cautious when buying Asos own label items. They sometime don't exactly come in the same quality or shape as shown online. However, the other brands are not to worry about. Some of the hard to find, and not-so hard to find brands available on this website are: Chantecialle, Nars, Paul & Joe, Bare Escentuals, Moracconoil, Bourjois, Aveda, GHD, Dermalogica, Korres, L'Occitane, Urban Decay and Nars. If you are not sure what your skin needs or need information on any product, their Ask our Experts Section will help you and answer your queries promptly. Overall a great website to buy your beauty products.
http://www.missguided.co.uk/ - Misguided online store offers latest trends and styles and catwalk and celebrity inspired fashion at affordable prices. They have a very good collection of dresses, tops, jackets, tees, skirts, trousers. Although feel they need to improve on their shoes and accessories range a little more. The website is user friendly and easy to shop. Delivery is quick, and items arrive as stipulated on their website. In fact they also offer free saver delivery on all orders and free next day delivery on orders over £45. But be cautious, the items are not always as shown on the website in terms of colour and fit. Mutiple times it's been observed that the dress in the website is in rust colour but the actual you receive is mustard. However, in case you are not satisfied with the product, you can get a refund if returned within 14 days of receipt. Overall a good website for fashionable clothing at bargain prices.
http://www.shopstyle.com/ - ShopStyle makes it easy to search the best brands and the most stylish stores all in one place — by designer, brand, store, sale items, and price point. Its a unique website dedicated entirely to fashion letting women cross-shop thousands of apparel, shoe and accessory brands from big fashion names like Top Shop to trendsetting boutiques like Net-a-Porter — all in one place. They list their items from various websites at one place, so you don't have to go searching at hundreds of websites. They're more like clothes directory, not the seller.Just this ONE will do, providing you the link to where the item is picked from. Isn't that great?
Designers at Bargain:
http://www.outnet.com/ - theOutnet.com has designer pieces (Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Stella McCartney, Chole, Emilio Pucci, Oscar De La Renta to name a few) across the site with overall discounts of 40% to 60% off the original price and fantastic savings of up to 80% off on specially selected items. The items are authentic, and they offer returns. So you don't have to worry about the quality. And they also ship wordwide.
Designer Stores - Luxury
http://www.my-wardrobe.com/ - My-wardrobe is an entirely fashion-focused web site, offering the latest in high fashion clothing, shoes, and accessories. The site sells current season's clothes, where items are added on a daily basis. They never sell last season's clothes at full price. The collection is geared towards women who enjoy and like to spend their money on fashionable clothes that are well priced, whatever their age. My-Wardrobe has a big range of designer labels available for sale online. They stock a good selection of jeans from Tsubi, Seven for all Mankind, 18th Amendment, True Religion and Earnest Sewn, pretty dresses from Gharani Strok, Ghost, See by Chloé and Cacharel, must-have bags from Botkier, D&G sassy shoes from Scorah Pattullo, Pedro Garcia, Dolce&Gabbanna and Beatrix Ong. You will also find Sienna and Savannah Miller's new label here, Twenty8Twelve.
http://www.net-a-porter.com/ - Net-A-Porter is the world's premier online luxury fashion retailer where you can find clothes, shoes, bags, accessories from over 100 designers that covers virtually all the luxury designers across the world. The website features high fashion from labels like Stella McCartney, Oscar De La Renta, Paul & Joe, Jimmy Choo, Elizabeth and James, Burberry, Dolce and Gabnana, Valentino, Zac Posen, Emilio Pucci and more. The website is easy to use and collections are updated every week, so you are sure to find the latest collection from who-whos of fashion industry.
http://www.astleyclarke.com/ - A website for fine designer jewelry shopping, It has a wide selection of precious and semi-precious jewellery from international designers, each item arrives wrapped and delivered via courier (same day for those in London). Ideal for the ultimate treat or gift, the only difficulty is choosing which piece to add to your list.
http://www.figleaves.com/ - This is by far the best lingerie store onlin. as amazing range in terms of sizes, brands and variety. The best part of shopping at figleaves is that they offer free returns. So if you don't like something, you can always return for free, isn't that amazing, especially since its lingerie? They have every style of lingerie - from bridalwear, unusual sizes through to nursing bras. Their website is very user-friendly, you can shop by brand, size, price, colour, style or occasion or, if you know exactly what you are looking for, they'll take you directly to it. You can choose from big name, modestly priced favourites like Wonderbra through to top of the range designer lines like Malizia by La Perla. What more could you ask? Figleaves is certainly the best online lingeie store.
http://www.bravissimo.com/ - Bravimisso has online store selling lingerie, swimwear, dresses and tops for women who have larger than average cup sizes. They have lingerie up to a KKcup, plus bra-sized strappy tops and flattering swimwear, making this the essential site for the fuller figure. They offer their own label and also other well known brands like Fantasie, Freya, Panache. User friendly website, easy to browse, select and checkout. Prompt delivery and refund option is product is not satisfactory.
http://www.asos.com/ - Wide variety for all the women who love shoes from budget to high street to luxury, everything is there in this website. Read more on ASOS above.
http://www.javari.co.uk/ - Built by Amazon, this website offers a great variety of multi-branded shoes and handbags for those who love shoes. It offers shoes and handbags from high street brands (no luxury brands offered here) like Dune, Carvela, KG by Kurt Geigor, Nine West, French Connection, Skechers, Unze London and many more to suit all budgets. The website is easy to navigate and the range of products offered would serve all women needs.
http://www.office.co.uk/ - Women who love shoes sure know Office, the high street shoe retailer of UK. Both the men's and women's ranges encompass the whole style spectrum, from designer to sports. Their own label designs offer affordable yet directional fashion.
http://www.schuh.co.uk/ - The high street shoe retailer of UK is now also a multi-branded online shoe store offering from basics to the most unusual of shoes. Great place to buy your comfy shoes as they retail Nike, Adidas, Skechers, Havaianas, New Balance and more.
Unique: Create your own clothes or pick one from their styles
http://styleshake.com/ - StyleShake is a unique shopping website where you create your own individual and inspiring designs online and haveit delivered in ten days. It fun to create your own clothes and become your own fashion designer. You can also pickk from one of their styles.
http://www.bboheme.com/ - Bourgeois Boheme is a vegan online fashion store with a decent range of accessories and shoes for men and women. They also stock brands like Mat and Natt. Though collection is not as wide, but does offer choice for vegan fashionistas.
http://www.beyondskin.co.uk/ - Beyond Skin is an ethical fashion shoe label creating beautiful handmade ladies designer vegan shoes and boots in the most environmentally friendly manner. Their vegetarian footwear is made from some of the finest and recycled fabrics. Their shoes are often featured in magazines like Grazia, Vogue, Elle, etc. In fact celebs love thier shoes and Natalie Portman even wore Beyond Skin's shoes at The Golden Globes, Oscars and at various other events, she is their brand ambassador (And a vegan herself). Other celebs who were spotted in their shoes are Anne Hathaway, Heather Mills and Emily Deschanel.
Vegan Designer Stores:
http://www.neoncollective.com/ - Neon Collective is online vegan boutique based in the UK that sells beautiful designer shoes, purses and ultra hip clothing. Their fashionable goods are entirely eco-friendly: no animal-derived materials, no sweat-shop production and many brands have gone one step further by utilizing techniques such as recycling and carbon offsetting. And the best part is that everything is vegan so you don’t have to read labels or fine print.
http://www.mattandnat.co.uk/ - Who says luxury and style cannot be cruelty-free? Matt and Nat the luxury Bag store offers awesome bags that are 100% vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Made of the highest quality synthetic leathers – which are soft and supple, with natural variations just like leather – in one-of-a-kind designs, Matt & Nat brings the same attention to detail, stitching and commitment to fashion, as you would expect from a luxury label. Their chic, minimilistic and class designs are must have in your wardrobe. They also have stockists in USA, chck their US website: http://www.mattandnat.com/ for more details.
http://www.stellamccartney.co.uk/ - Stella McCartney is the only vegan luxury label in the world who is in the league of Gucci, Prada, Fendi, YSL and all names luxury. Her falabella bags and blazers are a rage among celebs and pretty much everyone who is in the A-list style list has something Stella in their wardrobe whether its Kate Hudson, Leighton Meester, JLo, atalie Portman, Mary- Kate Olsen, Naomi Watts, Kate Walsh or Claudia Schiffer. Their online store offers their latest collections and also the sale items during the promotions.
United States of America Online Shopping Stores
High Street, Budget and Designer
http://www.shopstyle.com/ - ShopStyle makes it easy to search the best brands and the most stylish stores all in one place — by designer, brand, store, sale items, and price point. Its a unique website dedicated entirely to fashion letting women cross-shop thousands of apparel, shoe and accessory brands from big fashion names like Top Shop to trendsetting boutiques like Net-a-Porter — all in one place. They list their items from various websiteat one place, you you don't have to go searching at hundreds of website. Just this ONE will do, providing you the link to where the item is picked from. Isn't that great?
Designer Online Store
http://www.net-a-porter.com/ - Listed in UK's list, their USA's website is equally great for luxury shopping. Girls if designer shopping is what you are looking for, then this is the website for you.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/ - Saks is the 'it' name in luxury shopping and their online store is equally good if you are looking to shop designers online. Burberry, D&G, Alexandar McQueen, Prada, Gucci, Valentino, YSL, Proenza Schouler, Max Mara, Alice+Olivia, Escada, La Pera, True Religion, Zac Posen - you name it and they have it. Handbags, shoes, clothes, beauty, jewelry everything a woman wants. Easy to navigate and such huge variety that you'll think of what not to buy!!!!
http://www.shopbop.com/ - Shopbop is a premier online shopping boutique for the fashion-savvy female. Carrying everything a woman needs for her wardrobe from dresses to denim, swimwear to shoes, shopbop.com has over 100 different designer labels such as Alice+Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Thakoon, Juicy Couture, Seven For All Mankind, Herve Leger, Sergio Rossi, Catherine Malandrino and Diane Von Furstenberg. Shopbop.com has become recognized by consumers and the media as an excellent one-stop luxury fashion resource. Unique site features such as the How to Buy Jeans Guide, Look Book and Season Trend Previews are highlights on this easy-to-navigate site. Its your one-stop shop for designers that you would not find all at one place.
Designer Sample Sale
http://www.ruelala.com/ - Have you seen the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic or read the book Shopaholic takes Manhattan? If yes, I am sure you must have been eager to get to one of those sample sales where you can find your favourite designers at bargain - Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs at upto 80% off. Isn't that crazy? Well I've found a store where your dream would come true. Rue La La is an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Their membership is free but it's invitation-only. So if you are interested in becoming a member of this sample sale, just post your email address in the comment section of this post, giving a request and I'll forward it along [make sure to give your email ID].
http://www.abazias.com/ - This website has a huge collection of certified diamonds at great price. They are diamond wholeseller and a public listed company, so you can be rest assured of the quality. If you don't like anything from their ready collection, the website offers you the option to cutomise your jewelry. Abazias is great place to shop your diamonds and engagemen rings. They also have designer watches like Gucci, Movado at discounted prices.
http://www.lussori.com/ - Your haven for luxury jewelry, this website offers luxury watches and jewelry from brands like Chopard, Hermes, Piaget, de Grisogono, Harry Winston, Tara, Dior and more.
http://www.figleaves.com/us/home.asp - This is by far the best lingerie store onlin. as amazing range in terms of sizes, brands and variety. The best part of shopping at figleaves is that they offer free returns. So if you don't like something, you can always return for free, isn't that amazing, especially since its lingerie? They have every style of lingerie - from bridalwear, unusual sizes through to nursing bras. Their website is very user-friendly, you can shop by brand, size, price, colour, style or occasion or, if you know exactly what you are looking for, they'll take you directly to it. You can choose from big name, modestly priced favourites like Wonderbra through to top of the range designer lines like Malizia by La Perla. What more could you ask? Figleaves is certainly the best online lingeie store.
http://ninashoes.com/ - If you're looking for sexy, stylish shoes then you have to visit this online store. It offers luxury and everyday glamour - satin, lace, great colours and feminine is how I will define their shoes.
Vegan Online Shopping Store Directory
http://www.econsciousmarket.com - Ecoconscious online store offering a range of multi brand clothing, shoes, bags, skincare and accessories. Not everything is vegan on their website, but they have a good range of vegan products from bags, shoes to belts for men and women. They also offer makeup and skincare from cruelty-free and organic line of Nvey Eco.
https://www.olsenhaus.com/ - If you're looking for a stylish pair of Vegan shoes, olsen haus is your answer. Sexy heels, classic pumps, colour pop shoes, sophisticated flats, stylish boots or interesting wedges, whatever type of shoes you are looking for Olsen Haus is your answer and the best part is it is 100% vegan, no poor animal has been killed for your fashion craving.
http://www.gunasthebrand.com/ - An online store for luxury vegan handbags, clutches, messenger bags, totes and duffels, and thier range also includes bags for men. User friendly website, easy to navigate and includes complete product description.
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