Our top five shopping sites
Just in time for holiday gift giving, we break down our top five favourite online retailers. Betcha can’t shop just one!
What could be better than collaborations with some of the best Canadian designers (think Jenny Bird, Greta Constantine and Juma), as well as access to looks straight from the runway. The gals behind PP present a well-curated selection of clothes, but the accessories are tops for gift giving—scarves, sunglasses and jewels aplenty will make for easy holiday shopping.
Launched in 2010 by Toronto-native Jonathan Elias, a former merchandiser with The Gap in San Francisco, Shopmyclothes.com is the best way to score deals on gently used clothes for your bestie, sibling or yourself. The online equivalent to our favourite consignment store, we spotted brands such Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Elizabeth & James, Behnaz Sarafpour and Chloé. And make sure to follow the ShopMy tumblr for some great street style inspiration.
New to the online retail scene (they started taking orders in September) Netalamode.com plays host to a number of great lower priced labels (BB Dakota, Nine West, Christopher Kon among them) and they are the online exclusive retailer for Whitney Eve and Kelsi Dagger in Canada. Looking to gift fashion forward handbags, shoes, hats, scarves and belts? Netalamode.com has them all.
When not drooling over the clothes on Dealuxe.ca, we can’t help but covet their beauty brands, perfect for stocking stuffers or creating a cute Christmas basket for someone you want to pamper this season. Luxe bodycare from Cake Beauty and a full range of cosmetics from Gee Beauty (we love their Light Sheer Mineral Tint tinted moisturizer!) are the perfect addition to any list.
Invite only site TheVolts.com boasts a roster of brands such as James Perse, Nicolas K and LNA in perfectly timed flash sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And that’s just the start. Once you’re in, invite friends and receive a $10 credit with their first purchase, and stay on the site to grab jewels and perfectly cozy casual gear for your gifting needs.