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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.