The world of fashion is today scattered across thousands of websites from all corners of the globe. Fashion brands appear on the market so quickly that they can be easily missed. But, luckily ecommerce has made it easy to search for new, and most trusted brands.

GLOBAL SITES

Here are some of the best ecommerce fashion sites stores to explore:

1. LYST AUSTRALIA

Lyst connects millions of global shoppers with over 12,000 designer brands from Burberry, Valentino, Alexander McQueen. They also stock Australian favorites like Alex Perry, C/meo Collective, Camilla & Marc and Finders Keepers. Shop by price, colour, material or store and explore sales of up to 70% off.

Best loved for: A broad range of clothing and accessories with prices ranging from $10 to $10,000.

2. SSENSE

SSense has its headquarters in Montreal, Canada, but with worldwide delivery from more than 400 designers – this international fashion platform is well worth a look. SSense offers a wide selection of independent, luxury and streetwear designs and produces some great editorial content for inspiration.

Best loved for: Fast runway to doorway shipping worldwide

3. SHOPSTYLE

Shopstyle is part of the Popsugar organisation which includes everything from mens, womens and kids clothing. They stock everything from shoes, bags and accessories to homewares and beauty products. Using one login you can purchase products from multiple retail partners for a seamless single transaction.

Best loved for: Shopping the latest street style and the season’s biggest trends.

LOCAL SITES

But what if you prefer a smaller approach to online shopping? According to Australia Post’s Inside Australian Online Shopping report, 30.1% of all Australian purchases online come from department and variety stores. And according to Smart Company, nine out of ten Australians prefer to buy locally made goods.

If this is you, then why not explore:

4. BEHIND THE SEAMS BOUTIQUE

Behind the Seams is all about women and power. It’s about wearing quality items that make you feel special and empowered, ready to take on the day. Exclusive wholesalers to Lacausa, Mode & Affaire, Andrea & Joen, Again Collection and Vanessa Mooney, Behind the Seams offers an assortment of unique clothing, jewellery, accessories and homewares. When the store launched with a pop up boutique in Surry Hills, fashion fans couldn’t get enough. Sign up for updates and discover where their next pop up location might be.

Best loved for: Custom-picked assortment of unique clothing, jewellery and accessories from Australian designers.

5. ARCHFASHION

ArchFashion works with customers to connect them to localised boutique fashion retailers. It gives smaller boutiques the opportunity to reach a larger audience and you, the shopper, a chance to support the little guys. ArchFashion connects you with hundreds of boutiques and thousands of labels, bringing bricks and mortar boutique stores online.

Best loved for: Connecting with smaller, independent Australian retailers.

6. DEPARTMENT ON BEAUFORT

Department on Beaufort champions new, emerging designers, as well as leading brands from around the world. Based in Perth, WA, this well loved local department store has been making waves since launching its online store, offering its unique styling experience to give Australians the ultimate online shopping experience.

Best loved for: ZipPay (shop now – pay later) and connecting global consumers with local and international brands.

7. CLIQUE ARCADE

Clique Arcade is an online shopping arcade that boasts a community of over 100 Australian designers who are selling direct to the public. A great alternative to the big department stores, it also houses an amazing blog complete with opinion pieces from photographers, designers, stylists and fashion bloggers.

Best loved for: Style advice and free shipping Australia-wide.

8. ALIBI ONLINE

Alibi Online is one of Australia’s leading eBoutiques, offering an extensive range of iconic Australian and International labels with free shipping Australia wide. The service with Alibi Online is personalised and above and beyond, with an easy exchange and returns policy and styles to suit every body shape. Sizes range from 6-22. Shop by category, brand or accessory, or browse the new arrivals.

Best loved for: Free shipping and personalised service.

9. SURFSTITCH

If fashion labels like Nike, Adidas, Roxy, Bond Eye, Stussy and Billabong strike your fancy, then SurfStitch is your one-stop shop. What started as a backyard garage operation in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is now one of Australia’s largest online retailers and one of the world’s largest online action sports and youth apparel network. Home to more than 20,000 products and over 600 brands, you can shop by surf, skate, snow or your favourite sport labels.

Best loved for: online action sport apparel at discount prices.

10. STYLEHUB

Stylehub stocks on trend, affordable new and vintage clothing. It’s for girls who like to make a statement and have a bit of fun with fashion – think opulent threads made from crushed velvet, silk, vintage denim and metallic weaves. Attention to detail is the name of the game and each item, be it a sexy body con dress, boyfriend-style jumper, vintage tee or glam belt is carefully chosen to give you that extra edge.

Best loved for: the best vintage in the country.

SHOPPING ONLINE

Fashion continues to be one of the major influences in online shopping, accounting for more than one in five purchases in Australia last year. In 2017, metropolitan shoppers purchased 19% more items online than the previous year, with growth peaking in November and May.

Keep shopping this way and online shopping is only going to get easier – better returns, more delivery choices and better tracking notifications. We are already seeing programs like Australia Post’s Shipster subscription service, which allows you unlimited free shipping from more than 40 online retailers for just $6.95 per month.

If your items don’t fit once they arrive, simply bring them along to your nearest LookSmart store for alteration. We have 120 locations across Australia, so contact us today to see how we can best help you.