For me, a great fashion shopping site does not always mean that I have to shop there. Of course, great sites entice me to buy new clothes, but what makes them great (in my book) is that they have something more to offer: inspiration.
Whether it’s do-it-from-scratch DIY or clothes-reconstructing DIY, day-to-day outfits, tips to spice up your accessories, these great sites offer abundant inspirations for my wardrobe and creativity:
The dresses are especially wonderful and stimulating to look at. For example, this dress makes me want to do my own version by reconstructing a man’s dress shirt that I got from a thrift store a while back. I’m still finalizing the design, but this dress really triggers my “couture remake” mind going.
Moreover, ASOS is definitely a great place to shop. Great range of styles with reasonable prices, and free shipping to the US, no minimum order. What’s not to love?
I don’t shop at ModCloth a lot, but I have plenty of respect for this site, especially after reading this Entrepreneur.com piece.
From raising the capital, building the site, hand-picking the clothes and accessories and sell them with reasonable prices, building social commerce, and many more, this site has it going on. And I have a strong feeling we ain’t seen nothing yet.
What I like the most about ModCloth is that it offers great vintage pieces in limited quantity. So it creates a sense of urgency in getting something one-of-a-kind. Very cool indeed.
3. Nasty Gal
This site offers a great deal of edgy and cool stuff, it definitely reminds me of Kate Moss for good reasons. The shoes section is particularly entertaining to look at, with all the crazy heels and wedges. WOW.
Although specializes in vintage clothing from the ’80s and above, Nasty Gal also packs a punch in their new selections. Just check it out :)
The lookbook also serves as inspiration for photo shoot project, especially the lightings and the sets’ decorations. The blog also have lots of great vintage-style pictures. Very cool, Nasty Gal!
Last but not least, don’t forget to check ShopStyle.com and Google’s own Boutiques.com for fashion inspirations. ShopStyle particularly has its community features that allows you to create groups and style books. Fashion community unloaded. On the other hand, Boutiques.com wants to create personalized shopping experience that will “teach” the system to offer you selections based on your style preferences. Sounds familiar? Yes. But time will tell if Google can do it better than others :)
Discover your fashion online,
Update May 4, 2011: Just found out about Amazon.com’s My Habit, the latest addition in discount online shopping. This field has become that much more crowded. I’m very interested to see how this goes….