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Lately I’ve been indulging more and more in online shopping. It’s like a whole new world of fashion there with the ability to make purchases in the comfort of home, from your local designer to those across the globe. Online shopping is increasingly becoming the go-to destination for fashionistas and working women on the go.
My favorites I’ve saved in my bookmarks include Asos, an online retailer that’s a blend of Top Shop, H&M, Zara and Forever 21. It’s pretty awesome for anything you are looking for in fashion. Absolutely every time I wear a purchase from the retailer I get the question “where did you get that?” To my surprise and selfish pleasure many people have never heard of the e-commerce site.
Another great go-to is Oasis which provides tons of on-trend pieces that will become wardrobe staples in your closet. Does anyone remember the retailer Warehouse? They use to have stores across the country and though they can no longer be found stateside, you can still find the UK brand online. The site is stocked full of great pieces that’ll fit both your professional and personal style. (In fact, my outfit pictured in the Style Suite today is entirely Warehouse, from the coat to the shirt to the pants. I especially love that the statement necklace is attached to the top. How convenient is that?)
Trust me when I tell you, there’s a whole new world of fashion worth exploring online. I sense your reluctancy, and so do online retailers, which is why most of them offer free shipping on orders of a certain amount (and some even offer it no matter how much you spend) and you can sometimes see the looks modeled for fit as well. If that isn’t incentive to try e-commerce on for size, I don’t know what is. Sure, it’s not instant gratification like shopping in store but knowing you’ve minimized the chances of seeing your colleague wearing the same item you purchased off the sale rack seems pretty gratifying to me.
Are you a fan of online shopping? Have you tried any of the sites I mentioned? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Kéla Walker is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer and TV host, who has contributed lifestyle and entertainment content for outlets including NBC’s LXTV, Getty Images, YRB Magazine, Madame Noire, and RTL Germany. She also has a passion for fashion and offers the latest in fab fashion trends and consumer deals withKelasKloset.com. Her chic style and trendsetting blog has been lauded by sites including Essence.com and Huffington Post Black Voices.