Top 10 Online Shopping Sites

Once upon a time, residents spent their Saturday afternoons in a highly air conditioned structure called a shopping mall. “The mall” was a place where you had the opportunity to try on clothing, test-drive gadgets, buy items in person and actually take them home the same day. In the past, the shopping mall was the most efficient way to locate a variety of products in the same space, until ecommerce was introduced and the Internet revolutionized itself into a digital mall – quick, simple and effective.

The influx of ecommerce worldwide has become increasingly evident over the past few years. According to the United States Commerce Department (USCD), US ecommerce sales alone totaled an estimate of $194.3 billion in 2011, up 16.1% from $167.3 billion in 2010. In an effort to provide an interactive aspect to consumers’ shopping experiences, window displays have been transformed via online campaigns and social media endeavors. Branded Pinterest boards, for example, have become the norm.

With the influx of ecommerce, online retailers now require a competitive edge to combat the millions of other online spaces vying for web hits and purchases. Here is FASHIONOTES.com’s list of Top 10 Online Shopping Sites that stand out from the crowd.

1. ASOS
ASOS.com is the UK’s largest online-only style and beauty retail store, carrying over 50,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear and accessories. ASOS.com allows visitors to narrow their search by trends and collection, as well as provides an online marketplace where you can buy and sell pre-owned vintage. In addition to ASOS.com’s vast social media presence (twitter, Facebook, Pinterest etc), the recently introduced “Fashion Finder” provides an opportunity for consumers to create and personalize outfits, look books and fashion videos.

2. NASTY GAL
Founded in 2006, NastyGal.com launched as an eBay store selling an assortment of highly curated vintage pieces. The international style source now offers new and vintage pieces that are handpicked by the NastyGal.com team. Setting themselves apart from the competition, NASTYGAL.com offers public “want lists” – a shopaholics answer to a wedding registry – that allows friends and family to freely search your most wanted pieces for birthdays, holidays, or just because they love you.

3. MR PORTER
MrPorter.com – male cousin to Net-a-Porter.com – launched in 2011 and has since been doing a bang-up job of cracking the notoriously stagnant men’s online market. While the retailer offers every major designer from Alexander McQueen to Ray Ban, it’s MrPorter.com’s online community that sets it apart from imitators. With features like STYLEPEDIA, an online style council offering tips from style icons such as N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams, and an iPhone app for on-the-go advice, men no longer have an excuse to look like Van Wilder.

4. Zappos
Zappos.com provides members with amazing deals on designer apparel and footwear. Regardless of your budget, Zappos.com promises not only the best prices, but the best service. Zappos.com provides a LIVE HELP service that acts as an instant messenger to their 24/7 on-call support team. If you’re having an issue with products, prices or have other inquiries, Zappos.com has humanized their online platform to ensure that you receive answers to your questions immediately.

5. Singer22
Bringing consumers closer to the stars than ever before, Singer22.com provides guests with the option to search by Celebrity Picks and purchase styles worn by A-listers such as Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham. If you’re concerned that those Maurie & Eve Tori Buckle Pants won’t look the same on you as they do on Kim Kardashian, not to worry. Singer22.com also provides images of Singer22.com models and regular folk (in the Community section) rocking their gear.

6. Otteny
Otteny.com is a luxury shopping experience for women with a distinct taste for understated luxury and contemporary design. For $35, Otteny.com’s personal shopping team will assemble the perfect look for any occasion – without having to leave your living room. Additionally, with one of the most comprehensive Pinterest accounts on the web, consumers can keep up to date daily with additions to the online store.

7. Rent The Runway
Known as the Netflix of fashion, RenttheRunway.com is a New York City based service that allows online shoppers to borrow high-end pieces by brands such as Proenza Schouler and Alice+Olivia and return after use for approximately 10% of the retail price. It’s simple: become a member (FREE!), select your style and size (up to six months in advance) and return following your agreed upon reservation time.

8. ModCloth
ModCloth.com features more than 700 independent designers and their stock offers products that go beyond fashion and venture into the world of interior design. ModCloth.com’s “Be the Buyer” platform allows customers to be virtual members of ModCloth.com’s buying team and vote items from emerging designers into production via their ‘Pick It’ and ‘Skip It’ options. Results are posted via ModCloth.com’s active social community and voters are notified if their selections have made it into ModCloth.com’s stockroom.

9. Fitiquette
Coming to you from Silicon Valley, California, Fitiquette.com is an online fashion boutique powered by a virtual fitting room. Members create a personalized virtual representation and use this replica to try on different styles and sizes of items offered on the platform. Members see a 3D representation of their model and the clothes they try on, from all 360 degrees.  While Fitiquette.com is a relatively new online retailer, the site already boasts an impressive list of brands with a large increase expected in 2012.

10. Shoptiques
Shoptiques.com is an innovative online retailer that allows customers to shop over 50 boutiques for one flat shipping rate. Shoptiques.com organizes its boutiques by neighborhood, allowing consumers to “shop like a local”. Manhattan, San Francisco and Miami are a few locations currently available on the site. This one-stop shopping platform is not only a time-saver, but provides independent retailers with an opportunity to join an online community that services the entire world.

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  • Rachelsinger

    Very helpful!!! 

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  • http://twitter.com/cammipham CamMi Pham

    Thanks some of my favorite stores. I really love asos.
    xcammihttp://www.cammilicious.com

    • Camille

      That’s interesting, CamMi. Have you tried Boutique Jungle? There are hundreds of boutiques there from which to choose.

  • Ravina

    Wow, how informative thanks for the great advice. I really enjoy online shopping. Your the best!

  • Renee

    ASOS is really awesome. I like it a lot. Cool other sites too! 

  • John
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002311918860 Phan Tom

    very good

  • Zhang Xin

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  • Jo

    For student fashion I go to: MyFashionShop.co.uk but going to look at some of the above now!

  • laura molins

    BEWARE!!! ASOS HAS THE WORST TRACK RECORD. READ THE COMMENTS ONLINE. I NOT ONLY DID NOT RECEIVE MY ORDER HERE IN NYC, THEY HAVE YET TO ISSUE A CREDIT. DO NOT BE FOOLISH LIKE I HAVE BEEN!! LAURA MOLINS

  • Kabir

    Dear , I need Top 10 e shop in the world any body pls help me.

    (kabir.1202@yahoo.com)

  • from Paris

    http://yeyestore.bigcartel.com/ This store is really nice too!

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  • Tiffany

    shoptimelessla.com!

  • jbd729

    Lately I have been going to The Online Shopping Mall (http://jimdavisenterprises.blogspot.com) for my online shopping. They have lots of retailers to pick from.

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  • kumar

    i love shopping from http://www.fatkart.com

  • http://twitter.com/StyleGuruErika Style Guru by Erika

    Buy the line celebrities are wearing here: http://www.hybridher.com/trunk/store/styleguru

  • Sarah

    Love http://www.humblechic.com/ too! They recently launched last year and have really cute clothes/jewelry!

  • Jill

    HoddyShop.com! <3

  • Glen

    I love shopping from http://www.gokawaiiness.com they have everyday low prices

  • Kim Sung

    I would add http://behoneybee.com to that list, that has been my favourite over the past 6 months :)

  • chris moyer

    Thank you for this post.Its a really good and truly i love asos. https://www.facebook.com/loveforever247?ref=hl

  • john

    i like shopping from http://www.ddyshop.com

  • HotSpot

    And then accessorise with designer belly rings at http://www.tummytoys.com.au … Solid golds, diamonds, all types! Gorgeous.

  • Rachel Singer

    THANKS @JessDenomme!!!!!

  • iza

    NO TO ZAPPOS. they take clothing that is cheaper in stores and bump up the price by 10-20 dollars. Juicy couture shorts on zappos are full price 58 dollars, on juicy coutures website they are 39!!!!

  • Sarah

    I would also add humblechic.com — you can even call them and they’ll help you shop for free!!

  • JG

    Yes love Nastygal and I would also add http://www.franklinmichelle.com also my Fav:)

  • Ashley Johnson

    Great Article! I love the Always Chic Boutique! Free shipping on all orders, one of a kind merchandise & everything is under $50! http://www.thealwayschicboutique.com

  • Arild Folgerø

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  • Starlistr

    Nastygal.com ROCKS!

    xoxo,
    Stella

  • Rayn B

    Nastygal.com is my favorite out of the bunch. I also just found Shopluxeapparel.com. They have a basic site, but they have trendy and super affordable pieces.

  • Marie

    All of these are great. But be sure to check out http://www.behappylivepink.com

  • http://blogshopssingapore.com/ Blogshop Singapore

    Great top 10 online shopping website. I wish to be successful like them.

    http://dealsmonth.com

  • Ingrida

    I love to do online shopping. I buy a lots of products from online store. My favorite online shopping site is http://www.modidu.eu/catalog/womens-clothing/pants/jeans-with-knitwear/889

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  • Sydney

    I’ve really been liking
    https://boogirlshop.com
    Really great brands

  • cona

    I love gojane.com and amiclubwear.com !!! check them out!

  • Nancy

    I love shopping online from http://www.missdimple.com

  • J

    I love asos.mp/blossom

  • J

    Sale on Blossom footwear at the. Moment. Very cute flip flops with sparkling stones or Swarovski stones.

  • Kvoll

    Fashion Women Shoes Online stores , http://WWW.Wholesale85.com

    • Smart Missy

      I love SmartMissy.com

    • Smart Missy

      I love SmartMissy.com

  • Winter

    Thanks for this. Nasty Gal is a new favorite of mine. Another is Outfit-Me.com – womens stylized full oufits.

  • Crystal

    My favorite place to shop especially for my handbags..is FranklinMichelle.com

  • Holly

    Great list! Can I add one too? I love LOVE http://www.crywolfeapparel.com for affordable and effortless pieces. They change up their designs quite often.

  • Youri Jedlinski

    Nice list and very relevant post. Thank you ;) But to my opinion some useful fashion websites are missing. Please find a nice list of curated websites by fashion lovers here http://simplib.com/fr/websites/categories

  • Anonymous

    An other dresses store http://www.edress.co

  • Rishika

    I like fashion very much.
    Mad of crossdressing… Yani is my Professional Crossdresser…a good makeup artist too :-)

  • Anna

    There are many new good fashion boutiques ! Check out http://www.iwearred.com

  • Zack

    http://www.DoGoodBuyUs.com would be a great addition to this list. 100’s of products that give back.

  • Amy

    Came across a great online boutique in the UK – http://www.luxe-layers.com – great customer experience with free UK next day delivery! Check ‘em out!

  • Kay

    The best online store with pricebender is http://www.tripleclicks.com/14510697

  • Daniel Barsegian

    My favorite shopping site is ebay.com I shopping there when there is enough cash advances

  • Carolina Edwards

    http://www.BiologyBoutique.com is a great online boutique store!

  • sheila

    diva NY is my favorite place to shop. They have four stores in queens and a website http://www.divany.com/ the styles are amazing and prices are so low. i always find something.

  • sheila

    diva NY is my favorite place to shop. They have four stores in queens and a website http://www.divany.com/ the styles are amazing and prices are so low. i always find something i love.

  • sheila

    diva NY is my favorite place to shop. They have four stores in queens and a website http://www.divany.com/ the styles are amazing, the serves is great and prices are so low. i always find something.

  • Vickie
  • Ramesh Lamba

    I think http://www.oyecool.com should be also in this list.

  • Sara

    http://www.ingridshop.com is a great small online store!

  • Sara

    http://www.ingridshop.com is a great luxury online fashion store ! Love this oline shop ! :)

  • bandekos

    I also like zulily! They have some great deals….

  • Leena Bhattacharya

    https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/DesiHomedecor

    Visit my shop for handmade home decor products

  • scar_net

    Try http://www.snoshify.com
    They have a variety of products to buy and even design at such a low price. They include free shipping worldwide.

  • AnnieB

    I love Avon… They sell clothing, shoes, accessories, you name it! And they’ve been offering free shipping a lot lately. In fact, they just ended a 2 day free coupon yesterday!

    I go to http://www.youravon.com/kimberlysatcher. You can shop the catalog online or you can do a product search with the regular online system.

  • http://www.wearona.com/ wearona

    Very good article and useful informations for the young fashionistas. We did a similar research for the most popular online fashion stores from luxury brands based on our users real behaviour. You can see the Top 10 list here: http://www.wearona.com/style/top-10-best-online-fashion-stores-luxury-brands/

  • WNNJ

    Thank you for the rank – I’ll check some of those ;) Some time ago I got really tired and bored with asos, ebay, zappos, missguided and other ‘famey’ stores. I bought a few things here – http://shioness.co.uk/ and…fell in love with the elegant, chique and good quality clothes! I highly recommend. The fabrics are great.

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  • Rati Payal

    Check out http://www.photohaat.com/custom Really very amazing website Products are looking first time in India. Buy Customized & personalized products “Shop by Movies” .

  • Natalie

    http://www.shopamongous.com is another great one, especially for brand name savings.