I just love to shop both online and offline, especially during sales! I still prefer to go to Chanel and shop there in person, but when I am looking for a bargain or just don’t know what I want – online shopping is the best. So, I decided to compile a list of luxury online retailers that I love and turn to in my moments of weakness. Here is my Ultimate Online Shopping Guide To Everything Luxury. Feel free to send me your own recommendations, as I would be happy to know about new places and exclusive online boutiques.
First, here is my top 3 online shopping sites that I open almost simultaneously when I start my “hunt”:
This is my favorite globally recognized fashion merchant, which sells only high quality, authentic designer merchandise – Shopbop.com This online retailer is a champion in finding new design talent and a pioneer in the magazine-meets-boutique approach to online luxury shopping. In their exclusives section you can always find limited-edition pieces from top designers which are available only at Shopbop. I love it for great selection of pieces and always cheaper prices on designer clothes. Also, free international delivery and easy returns make it a pure please to buy things there.
This is another one of the world’s leading online destinations for luxury fashion. Each season you can find magnificent pieces that are both modern and right on trend. The website was launched in 2006 and features more than 180 top international designers such as Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Valentino and many more. Worldwide delivery, exceptional customer service, new arrivals everyday, clean design and very easy to navigate website – these are the things I love about mytheresa!
Net-A-Porter is an online luxury fashion retailer, which offers the hottest looks of the season from international cutting-edge labels. With impeccable packaging, great customer support and worldwide express delivery, Net-A-Porter is one of the go-to online shops for luxury-savvy fashionistas from all over the world. I think that Net-A-Porter has the most exquisite selection of designer clothes. I also love their sport section, although they need to add more tennis related clothes!
Gilt.com is a website I check daily, just like FaceBook and Gmail. The site is extremely easy to navigate, they have great prices on various designers and luxurious products, but if you like something you need to act quickly. I learnt it the hard way. I was obsessing over a pair of shoes and a few necklaces, added them to my “waitlist” and continued looking around. By the time I was ready to buy, they were already gone. Someone snatched them in front of my “virtual” nose. So, next time I was smarter and as soon as I found something that I wanted – rushed directly to checkout. Gilt.com is fun and highly addictive. You should make an account with them to enjoy the benefits and get notifications about the upcoming sales. Gilt.com is an online sample sales website, so instead of fighting over some cool stuff in a secret location, better get it online hustle free.
I absolutely love this website, mainly because they are the authorized retailer of all labels that they represent and supply directly from the designers. This explains why they not only have competitive prices and great selection of exclusive items, but also the opportunity to pre-order designer items months before anyone else. For example, the entire Winter collection is available in June and Summer collections available in December. Dior Homme, Dsquared2, Dolce&Gabbana, Louboutin, Lanvin, Moncler, Marc Jacobs, Chloé and many more – these are the designers you can find on LUISAVIAROMA.COM
In addition to everything I already said, this website offers worldwide shipping, luxurious hand wrapped packaging and exclusive customer care. Also, not only you can shop for yourself, but you can buy something for every member of your family, as they have kids, men and home sections. You can even buy designer furniture on luisaviaroma! Pure online luxury shopping heaven for all the girls. What else can we ask for, right?
I love to shop at the farfetch.com online store, because there I can always find something unique and special. Honestly, I turn to this site when I can’t find anything special in the previous five shops. This revolutionary website brings together over 300 of the world’s best independent designer boutiques, from Paris, New York and Milan to Bucharest, Helsinki and Honolulu, which allows us to find and shop an unparalleled range of labels and pieces. Whenever I feel like finding a new exciting brand or piece of clothing no one else has, I turn to this website.
This website has over 400 established and emerging designers from Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Chloé and Isabel Marant to Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney and Max Mara in their inventory. With over 25 years in luxury fashion, Matchesfashion.com deliver to over 170 countries, with easy returns, styling advice through MyStylist (a dedicated fashion-concierge team). I love that this site runs various promotions over the course of the year, like free shipping, sales etc.
High-end department store with a carefully selected group of Italian brands mixed together with premium European guest designers offer a peek into today’s ultra luxe lifestyle. Forzieri.com features cutting-edge emerging designers, undiscovered master artisans and iconic fashion houses.
Founded in 1992 as a family-owned boutique in Florence, Italy, today Forzieri has developed into a world-class online shopping landmark, transmitting its culture and atmosphere to more than 150 countries with flagships in Italy, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Japan and Australia.
I love to turn to this website when I am looking for exclusive and expensive gifts. Along with a wast selection of apparel and accessories, you can find art pieces, home decor, jewellery and much more.
I have discovered this luxury-fashion retailer only recently, but already appreciated their free worldwide shipping as well as exclusive customer-care. SSENSE is an international online shop known for its directional selection of over 200 brands including Saint-Laurent, Givenchy, Thom Browne, Valentino, Hood by Air, Acne Studios, Giuseppe Zanotti, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Rick Owens and many more. I love shopping at this site, although the models showcasing the fashion pieces could be a little bit nicer.
This luxe shopping retailer also win my love for offering great customer service with free worldwide shipping, free returns and live operator assistance. All items that I ordered arrived on time and directly to my doorsteps. You start to appreciate these things when you live abroad, especially in a small city in Spain. In addition to free shipping you can find a huge selection of the best pieces in women’s and men’s designer clothing and accessories as well as an eclectic mix of lifestyle goods. With over 400 brands to choose from, I bet you would stay on this site for a long time. You can pay with any type of credit card as well as PayPal. I personally love paying with PayPal, as it is super fast and easy.
This page will be updated frequently as soon as I come across new fabulous luxury shopping retailers to be added to this guide. Please send me your suggestions of websites where you love to shop. Let’s make this luxe shopping guide complete!