Last year, the trend was fast fashion; this year, it’s shopping for clothes online. Consumers are looking for companies that offer all of their favorite designs and styles in one location.
The problem is this: unless you have something highly specific in mind, you can’t always find what you’re looking for. Typing in the word “clothes” into Google just yields a list of major retailers. It doesn’t really direct you to the right outlets for you.
Granted, there are plenty of online stores out there offering a little bit of everything. But if you’re like most fashionistas, you want something unique that complements your personality.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of top places to buy clothes online so you don’t wind up pulling your hair out. Some of the brands you’ll see below are budget offerings while others are a little pricier.
Ideally, when it comes to fitting out your wardrobe, you want a mixture of both high and low-cost brands. Here are the online outlets you’ll want to check out.
Uniqlo is the sort of digital company you go to when you want clothes you can wear every day. The company invests in the latest technology to make garments that retain heat better using natural moisture so you can keep warm all winter long.
You’ll also want to check out the lightweight puffer jackets in their collection. These are a good option if you are the sort of person who regularly travels and wants to keep things light.
Uniqlo sells through its own store, but it also partners with shopping outlets across the world, so you can find its clothing just about anywhere. It collaborates with top designers to produce some rather special clothes at cheaper prices than elsewhere.
The Frankie Shop
If you like wearing oversized clothes, then The Frankie Shop should be your first port of call. The idea behind the brand’s clothing range is to offer consumers something that performs just as well when working or playing.
Most of The Frankie Shop’s online offering is its own branded pieces. Garments range from tight trousers to knitted sweaters. However, it also hosts some third-party apparel, too, such as Ganni sweaters and patch pocket sweaters from other top names.
The brand is quite open about its primary influencers. Take a look at Hailey Bieber’s Instagram account and then compare it to The Frankie Shop’s store. You’ll see a big overlap.
If you’re looking for pricey, super attractive fashionable items, then SSENSE is the place to shop. You can tailor your experience for your personal style by picking the designer you want to buy from, or you can select clothes based on their theme.
SSENSE is quite a gender-neutral brand. Most of its clothing is relatively androgynous. Therefore, it can be a great place to shop if you’re currently transitioning or you’re looking for some breathing space before choosing a particular gender.
The site sends out plenty of emails with special offers, so you’ll want to sign up for regular newsletters. And it’s a good idea to read the company’s blogs as these often hint at new, upcoming designers the firm might employ.
If you can’t find clothes in your size, then don’t worry: Madewell is riding to the rescue. The shop specializes in sizes XXS on upwards, so you can often find clothes that fit, regardless of the shape of your body.
Most customers on Madewell shop in specific categories: Plus, Petite, and Tall. You just click the type of clothing you want and then the site will immediately show you what fits.
Madewell is best known for making good, low price clothing. It also has a preloved section for anyone wanting to reduce their impact on the environment.
J. Crew views itself as an aspirational brand. It’s great for anyone who wants clothes for work or social occasions that matter.
The company makes good quality clothes, so anything you buy will last. If you want to qualify for free shipping, you’ll need to spend $40 or more.
J. Crew also has some alluring green credentials. For instance, plenty of garments in the store are made of recycled nylon or organic cotton. These tend to be the lowest-impact materials, making your fast-fashion choices more environmentally friendly.
Farfetch is a great place to shop if you want a big selection of high-quality designers. You’ll need to pay a premium, of course. But, in return, you’ll get clothes that last you a lifetime.
Practically anything you buy from this outlet will stand out in your wardrobe. It’s best for people who want to own statement pieces or need something to help them stand out.
The downside is that shipping tends to be a little slow. You can’t get stuff the next day. But on the plus side, you do get free returns so if you regret spending all that money or you don’t like something, you can send it back.
Eloquii is another site that offers a host of sizing options and is great for anyone looking to increase variety in their wardrobe.
Clothes at the brand range from size 14 to size 32, and the full range of sizes is available across most of the products in the store. Unfortunately, sizes don’t go up to 50 or 60, but that is something that it may introduce in the future to become more inclusive.
If you’re after a statement piece, Eloquii is the place to find it. It’s home to sequined jumpsuits and wooly sweatshirts that help to emphasize your curves and keep you warm in all seasons.
Lastly, you might want to consider Shein, the Asian sites that seem a little too good to be true sometimes.
One thing we will say: Shein is legit. The downside is the way the company sources and makes its clothes. You get cheap attire, but there is a price to pay at the back end.
So there you have it: our list of where to shop in 2022. Where will you spend your money?