Nowadays there’s no need to hike up and down Queen Street or wander anxiously around a mall to find the perfect dress/art/ornament, because chances are, you’ll find it online (and probably at a better price too).
From ball dresses (my little sis got hers from ASOS, delivered in 6 days!) to casual streetwear, quirky prints by never-before-heard-of artists to vintage glassware, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Members-only shopping sites are also popping up everywhere. ONCE’IT is definitely a fave, where brands like Decjuba, All About Eve, Nudie, Hailwood (& more) can go for as little as 50% off retail price. If it sounds exclusive and snobby to you, don’t worry – invites are generally easy to come by as a few of your friends are bound to be members.*
*There’s also been recent talk about a new, super-secret, uber-exclusive shopping club based on Facebook. Stuff.co.nz’s fashion editor Bronwyn Williams talks about it here.
And then there’s Father Rabbit - a beautiful NZ site that sells gorgeous homewares that’ll bring out the nesting instincts in you.
But these are only a few online shopping gems in a world wide web full of bargains. So tell me, what are your favourite online shopping sites?