The Online Shopping Obsession

WARNING: THIS BLOG COULD CAUSE AN ADDICTION! PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION.

There’s no better time to delve into the world of online shopping than Christmas.  NO sitting in traffic trying to get to the shopping centre; NO fighting to get that last carpark at the Galleria; and NO walking aimlessly in the maze of hundreds of other frustrated shoppers wondering what the hell you’re doing this for in your precious spare time.

Whether it’s looking for a present for that hard-to-buy for person, those must have shoes or the perfect après-ski outfit for that winter getaway, the convenience of opening your laptop at any time of the day from your desk, couch, car or cafe and in a few clicks having your purchase on its way to your door is hard to beat.   And it certainly feels like Santa has been when everytime you step outside the front door there is a new parcel sitting there waiting to be opened!

Most major retail stores have an online site these days but some of the best shopping websites are the ones that have been setup exclusively for the online shopper(and day-dreamer!).  No shopfront or salesperson, just a plethora of products with intuitive search tools that allow you to browse for the best product fit, colour, size and price.

Here we list some of our favorites that make online shopping a new pastime and slightly addictive…you’ve been warned!

www.amazon.com ~ One of the first and the biggest online shopping website.  Still the goto for electronics, toys, books and everyday clothing.

www.overstock.com ~ Predominantly known for a wide range of discounted furniture and homewares, this site now sells absolutely everything!!

www.Backcountry.com ~ Largest one-stop-shop for major snow, hiking, camping and backpacking brands with regular sales.

www.bluenile.com ~ Who needs to try diamonds on anyway!? Can even design your own ring, necklace or earrings.

www.zulily.com ~ Designer flash sales for mums, babies and kids. Sign up as a member for free to receive daily deals.

us.asos.com ~ The UK’s largest online only fashion and beauty store. Thousands of fashion and own-label brands for men & women and well known for its ability to produce replica celebrity outfits at great prices. Can ship to the US in 2 days! Love!

www.polyvore.com ~ Hundreds of image options for whatever Women’s clothing, color and price you’re in the market for. Links you to the retail shop website for top fashion brands.  Browse different looks and create your own style blog for others to follow. Love, Love!

www.modcloth.com ~ Women’s vintage and indie style clothing for reasonable prices.

www.shopstyle.com ~ Fantastic shopping interface and pics for identifying any particular clothing, bag or shoe item. Comprises Womens, Men, Kids, Home & Beauty and especially fab to identify designer threads on sale. Great App for your Iphone/Ipad also.

www.shopbop.com ~ Great for keeping abreast of Women’s current fashion trends and designers and helping to find that special dress!

www.gilt.com ~ The hottest designer discount site and App right now with up to 60% off designer and fashion brands. A new sale is on everyday at 11am cst for Women, Men, Home, Kids and Travel.

www.zappos.com ~ What’s not to love – well known for its wide selection of clothing, shoes and bags, Zappos also now has Home, Beauty & Accessories for Men, Women & Kids. Most items delivered in a day for free with free returns and amazing service. Love, Love, Love!

www.net-a-porter.com ~ The iconic goto for women’s luxury-wear and accessories, some at great discounts.  If anything, great for dreaming!

What are some of your Online Obsessions? Please share!!!

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