With the new season approaching, shopping for the right clothes is going to be essential. Knowing exactly what to wear and where to get it from can save you from a season of misery, so knowing the right places to shop is going to be key. Forget going out and shopping because we’re going to be going through the best online retail stores you’ll love.
Zara is a Spanish clothes and accessories brand that began when Amacncio Ortega established a dress making factory in 1963. Ten years later, Ortega started off a small store that was named Zorba in La Coruna, Spain with a budget of 30 Euros. He then changed the name to Zara when he realized a store a couple blocks down had the same name. Today a small store in Spain is now the world’s largest retailer leaving Orgeta to be the twelfth richest man in the world. You can find many great pieces at Zara with fabric ranging from recycled polyester to 100% cotton. What makes Zara so special is the amazing varieties of different clothes they have. The women’s section is filled with beautiful pieces based on the season, hundreds of different types of shoes, all the accessories you could imagine, and more. The men’s section of course is always up to date as well. You can find trendy coats and some of the best boots. Not only can you shop for clothing on Zara, but they also have a home collection perfect for someone moving into a dorm.
2. Net A Porter
Since its launch in June 2000, Net A Porter has delivered incredible fashion for women around the world. Working with more than 800 of the world’s most popular designer brands, such as Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, and Stella McCartney, 200 beauty brands, and new arrivals on the site three times a week, Net A Porter is one of the world’s most elite luxury retail destination. Net A Porter is also home to some of the most popular handbags ranging from Bottega Veneta, Marni, JW Anderson, and more. Along with amazing luxury bags you can just about find anything you’re looking for apparel wise here. They have a wide selection of shoes, jewelry, beauty products, and lingerie. Net A Porter is also no stranger to celebrity customers, as Net A Porter has been a favorite retail store by many like the Kardashians and more. Along with icons shopping at this retailer, it’s an amazing place for modern people for events like prom, a wedding, a birthday party, and even more memorable special events.
Farfetch is a British/ Portuguese online luxury fashion retail platform similar to Net A Porter that sells products from over 700 boutiques and designer brands from around the world. Farfetch was founded in 2007 by Portuguese entrepreneur José Neves, with headquarters in London and main branches in Porto, Guimarães, Braga, Lisbon, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, São Paulo and Dubai. Farfetch is a favorite to many people in Los Angeles, as the luxury items sold are usually worn out to special occasions. You can find great brands like Fendi, Gucci, Versace, Givenchy, and more beloved designer brands. What a lot of people love about Farfetch is the quick same day shipping they offer for those last minute events you need to attend. Because of its amazing clothing options and fast shipping, this is a place celebrities often shop for themselves. Although the prices are high, Farfetch has a handful of pieces that could be considered inexpensive if you browse through the sale section.
Shein is an online fast fashion retail website that was founded in 2008 by Chris Xu in Nanjing, China. This particular company, unlike the others on this list, is known for the cheaply priced apparel, which is made in China. In Shein’s early stages, it was considered more of a dropshipping business rather than an online retailer. Shein was surprisingly not involved in any clothing designing and manufacturing and would instead get their products from a wholesale clothing market in Guangzhou. In 2020, Shein was the most talked about brand on apps like TikTok, Youtube, and Instagram. With this new found success fame Shein now is in business with over 220 countries. Shein has lots of unique pieces for very affordable prices which makes it such a success. Along with the success of their clothing they have also expanded into home items as well. They sell tons of things you never thought you’d need for a very cheap price, and just when you think that’s as good as it gets, they also have a pet section with amazing pet outfits and care things. Unfortunately, with the price being so cheap, the fabric and sometimes the quality reflects on it. Shein has greet customer service to make up for this, if you receive something you’re not happy with depending on the price they’ll refund you and let you keep the item.
ASOS is a British online fashion and cosmetic retailer that used to exclusively sell imitations of clothing seen on Tv. The company was founded in 2000 in London, primarily aimed at teenagers. Now, the website sells over 850 brands as well as its own range of clothing and accessories, and ships to all 196 countries from fulfilment centres in the UK, USA and Europe. The company was actually called “As Seen On Screen”, but then shortened the same as they expanded with their own products. ASOS has designer brands like Adidas, Polo Ralph Louren, The North Face, and more. Nowadays ASOS focuses on their own clothing patterns but if you look you’ll start to notice some familiar pieces just less expensive and slightly altered. Nonetheless, it’s a great place to shop for inexpensive clothing items for back to school or really. What makes ASOS stick out from most retail sites is the incredible prices for fine pieces. You can find lots of pieces similar to trendy designer brands for very affordable prices along with great quality.