22 Online Stores for Those Who Can't Bear Shopping IRL

There's one good reason online fashion stores are the best: You don't have to interact with anyone else. Not that I want to sound like a miserable old woman, but sometimes going into town to shop is awful. Even as I type these words, the thought of having to wade through a load of people at a store entrance only to passive-aggressively bump elbows and tut loudly at people makes me feel tired. Thank goodness for the internet, then. The sheer amount of online stores means that you never have to leave your house again to go shopping. Hurrah!

Best online fashion stores  Eni of Eni's Wardrobe in a Finery Dress.



Eni of Eni's Wardrobe in a Finery dress. 

While I'm sure our ancestors never imagined the beauty of next-day delivery, it's one of the best things about being able to shop online. From designer to vintage, as well as brilliant high-street buys, there are plenty of places to shop while you sit in the comfort of your own home, wine in hand. Even better, you can try on the items at home (goodbye, unflattering changing-room lighting), and then send back if it doesn't fit. Just how did we survive before we had it? 

Lizzy Hadfield and Lindsey Holland in Baum und Pferdgarten.

Keep scrolling for our roundup of the best online fashion stores that you should keep bookmarked.

The Outnet

Can't always afford new-collection prices or just missed out on a piece last season? Try The Outnet for finding incredible designer bargains as well as items you don't want to miss out on.


OWNTHELOOK is a shopping editor's favourite place for a standout piece. Looking for something unique to wear to a wedding? Look no further. 

Studio B

Founded by former fashion buyer Bethany Rowntree, at Studio B, you'll find directional fashion that won't break the bank. In fact, it's become a valuable source for finding pieces sold-out elsewhere from brands like Rixo, Stone Goya and Gestuz. We don't know how we'd live without it, to be honest. 


Luxury-looking designs at affordable price-points are Finery's USP. The brand's frugality means the pieces never stick around for long, which is likely why it has adopted a waiting list function. 


With over 25 years of experience, MatchesFashion brings another efficient shopping experience to you. Expect established and emerging designers that you'll want to snap up immediately.


If you're unfamiliar with Uterqüe, prepare to be obsessed. The grown-up sister brand of Zara, its designs are more directional than that of the other Inditex high-street giants. Coats are a highlight, as is the jewellery. 


Let us count the ways that we love Jacquemus and our obsession with his upgraded basics. MyTheresa.com has all that goodness on tap. Plus, thanks to the regular exclusives it does with designers, it means you might just get your hands on something no one else has.


What did we do before ASOS? When the site launched back in 2000, people didn't trust shopping online. But nearly 20 years later, it's the UK's biggest online fashion retailer. The Collect Plus scheme also makes it super easy to return stuff that you don't like or doesn't fit.

Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi's Trunkshow is a spotlight on the new-names-to-know across clothes, accessories and jewellery. The covetable edit of collections sits alongside our favourite designer's names. 


Unlike many other online stores, Coggles has both male and female sections. It also offers beauty and homeware. So basically, you'll want to spend all your money there.


While Farfetch has been going for just under a decade, it's still a great and easy place to shop. For the discerning shopper, you'll find a curated selection of pieces from big designers as well as smaller labels.

Vestiaire Collective

Can't afford new Chanel prices, have a love of vintage, or just want to get your hands on a piece you can't find anywhere else? Vestiaire Collective is ideal for snapping up designer bargains on vintage and secondhand goods.


Yoox is a website that offers off-season pieces at lower prices, so it's great for finding discounted luxury items—from shoes to trousers. They also carry art and clothing for kids and men.

The Modist

The Modist is a website dedicated to dressing modestly with a curated edit of some of our favourite designers including Ganni. It also offers new and emerging labels that we love—all with modest fashion in mind.


Ssense stocks the more avant-garde designers—think Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Acne and Raf Simons.


It may now be stocked at the likes of Harvey Nichols, but to get the full Kitri experience it's best to head straight to its website, where stand-out prints in well-cut silhouettes come as standard. 

Boutique 1

From the new names to know to our all-time favourites, Boutique 1's curated edit of designer goodies meets all our fashion needs. There's also an outlet on site for discounted items. 


With new arrivals available weekly, there are over 200 designers to choose from on Stylebop. From Chloé to Balenciaga as well as Vetements and Off-White, you'll find something for everyone here.


Originally launched in 2000 as a place to shop denim, Shopbop has become one of the biggest online shopping destinations. While you can shop plenty of products. There's also some great under the radar brands and access to its exclusive collaborations.

Wolf & Badger

Obsessed with independent brands? Try Wolf & Badger for your guide to the chicest but more niche designers.


Net-a-Porter is always our first port of call when it comes to established designer goods. With new drops all the time plus a level of customer service that is unrivalled, this is the easiest way to shop labels without the bother.

Mr. Porter

Sure, you know Mr. Porter as the male version of Net-a-Porter, but you can still find some interesting pieces like a great white T-shirt (that's our secret for shopping quality tees). 

Next up, our edit of the best affordable designer handbags. 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.