While many of us have our reliable go-to websites to shop when in search for a sartorial treat (ASOS, Topshop, Zara) there’s nothing more enjoyable than finding yourself a new fashionable nook to feed your shopping addiction. Discovering these sites comes in particularly handy when the purse strings are tighter than usual or you simply have to shop but the distance between you and payday is a little too much to justify a complete spree.
At times, shopping online can prove a little risky especially when you plan to cut corners on pricing. In such case, it’s important you have some affordable online shopping destinations tucked up your sleeve. After all, bulk buying cheap clothing for the sake of feeding some chic instant gratification is pointless if the quality is severely compromised.
This Singaporean online shop has been hailed the younger cousin to e-commerce favourite ASOS in response to similarities of stocking fast, affordable fashion that’s always one step ahead with the biggest trends.
Storets was born out of a mission to provide trendy, stylish and high quality fashion to empower women without breaking the bank. It’s been around for a few years but still remains relatively under the radar with their popularity increasing late last year as Instagram’s biggest fashion stars caught on to the site before embarking on several sponsorship deals with them which thankfully made us all aware of their existence.
You may want to stock up on some of their key pieces while the brand still remains the lesser known ASOS. It’s so good, you’ll want to keep knowledge of its existence all to yourself.
Depop is often mistaken for being the go to when you want to sell your own clothes but the trick is to make the most of the app as both a seller of your own items and as a buyer of the items of other users. As a cross between Instagram and eBay, Depop has grown into a platform for fashion entrepreneurs to grow their own online boutiques, making it a great place to stock up on unique items without the guilt of the fast fashion cycle.
In the same way you would with Instagram, build up a good list of reliable sellers to follow, people whose style you like while also taking time to discover new accounts through the explore function of the app. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by the mass amount of content and think of it as a solely shoppable Instagram with affordable prices and many a vintage gem.
This Swedish brand dubs itself as a “mobile fashion sanctuary for shopping addicts” – ahem, us. Its sales strategies and wide range of stock available shouldn’t be underestimated as it’s most recent milestone during Black Friday and the week that followed saw the fashion marketplace sell more than €11 million in merchandise.
Established in 2015, the company has quickly grown into one of Europe’s top 20 fastest growing companies, proving time and time again their status as one of the leading fashion companies in the industry. Through their stock they’re dedicated to delivering the hottest trends to their customers and stock a variety of affordable brands including Levi’s, Cheap Monday, Calvin Klein, Mango and many more.
While not necessarily a shopping destination, this e-commerce focused tool is worth its weight in gold when trying to save money shopping online. The chrome extension founded in 2013 provides an online personal shopping assistant for users through artificial intelligence. With connections to over 1,000 online retail stores, the tool allows users to save items while browsing stores online. Upon saving the desired item, Shoptagr then allows you to set up an alert system, notifying you when items are back in stock or when it goes on sale. From your overall saved items wishlist on Shoptagr, you can then separate items into further lists, a helpful feature when preparing for occasions such as Black Friday or compiling gift ideas. The overall wishlist in itself can be revolutionary for those that shop online regularly as it allows users to create one unified wishlist, combining items from various retailers in one place that they can then access anytime through the app. Using a sales alert tool like Shoptagr will totally change the game of online shopping when payday is still too far away.