Shopping for Fashion Online

Online shopping is becoming more and more common for a variety of items and shopping for fashion online is no exception.  If you’re new to the online shopping arena, let me explain a few reasons why it is advantageous to shop for fashion online.

It doesn’t take long to realize that shopping online is more convenient.  You don’t have to worry about finding parking, you don’t have to wait in lines or fight traffic, you don’t have to check multiple stores to find the lowest price and search for which store has what sizes or colors, you don’t have to chase your kids around the store or even find time to drive to the store during their hours.  The online shopping channel is truly revolutionizing shopping for fashion.  When you shop for fashion online, you can do so in your pajamas, in the convenience of your own home (or even at work) once your kids have gone to bed or if even late at night when you can’t sleep.  Many online sites even offer free returns which can save you another trip to the store to return your item.

You may be surprised to learn that shopping for fashion online is often cheaper.  For designer fashion specifically, you can find a variety of comparison shopping sites that will allow you to compare prices, sizes and colors for multiple stores at once.  Such sites allow you to quickly scour the internet for fashion deals and can frequently find sites offering free shipping or coupon codes for free shipping.  A couple of our favorites Like.com or Boutiques.com which allows you to search by designer, a type of clothing, or a color or size that you are looking for and will return a variety of great results based on your search terms.   You can also be on the lookout for sites with coupon codes for many online retailers that allow you to find additional discounts.

Shopping online often allows you the ability to find niche fashion items.  Perhaps it is that Chloe purse that is sold out at the mall, but still available at an online boutique store, or that pair of jeans that you know your size in and don’t want to try and chase down at the mall.  You can also more easily find niche designers online as well.  For example, at Vintage Fringe, we carry pieces from designers such as Laurie B. or Joy Joy that you would struggle to find in stores.  Searching on a global level when searching online allows you to find much greater selection than shopping in your local department stores if you know what you are looking for.

In short, if you’re someone who knows which fashion style or designers you love and who wants to find more fashion options than what your local department store may carry, be sure to shop online.  You will quickly discover that shopping online for fashion is much more convenient, often more affordable, and easier to locate pieces once you know what you have in mind.  You can even find great pictures of fashion pieces in sites Lookbooks which brings window shopping to a new level.  At Vintage Fringe, we offer year round free shipping for all non-outlet items, free returns for all non-outlet items, and shop by price and designer options.  We purposely try to carry designer clothes that are high quality and are not found at every other department store or boutique.  Our goal is to always have your friends asking “Where did you get that?” and help you find that perfect statement piece for everyday.  Next time you’re looking for some new fashion ideas, be sure to shop online.

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