shopping

Random Thursday: IMO the best online shop is…

 

To be honest, I don’t do a lot of online shopping. I tend to be leery of sizing, return policies and other issues, so I usually just hoof it to a brick-and-mortar store to make my purchases. There’s also the fact that lots of my favorite nooks don’t have an online presence, since they’re independent and not a chain. However, there are a few sites I really like.

I’d be lying if I didn’t include Amazon as one of my favorite places to find stuff online. I know that’s terribly generic, but where else can you find coffee, books, pillow slipcovers and a new handbag all in one place? Ditto for Etsy, site of all things magical and wonderful.

Even though most of the site is above my budget, I also really love browsing Piperlime, just for fashion inspiration. Ditto for Anthropologie, which is gorgeous but obviously won’t yield any real purchases any time soon! For more affordable stuff, I love Lulu’s and ASOS. People Tree, Fashion Conscience and One Mango Tree have great fair-trade and sustainable fashions at fairly affordable price points.

On the beauty front, Soap.com and White Rabbit Beauty are great ways to find the brands you wish were stocked at the local drugstore. White Rabbit sells only Leaping Bunny approved products, and helpfully sorts out items as vegan, fragrance free and gluten-free.

So there are a few recommendations from this online challenged shopper. Any sites you think I should know about?

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