You’ve probably heard on the news lately the statistics about how more and more people are shopping online for clothing. Of course, shopping online for designer clothing is no exception to this statistic. If you’re new to the online shopping arena, let me explain a few reasons why it is advantageous to shop online for designer clothes.
First, shopping online is more convenient. You don’t have to fight for parking, you don’t have to wait in lines, you don’t have to check multiple stores to find out the lowest price and 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 channel is truly revolutionizing shopping for designer clothes. When you shop 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.
Second, shopping online is often cheaper. For designer clothes specifically, you can find a variety of comparison shopping sites that will allow you to compare prices and sizes and colors for multiple stores at once. Such sites allow you to quickly scour the internet for deals on designer clothing and can frequently find sites offering free shipping. One of our favorites is Like.com, which allows you to name your 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.
Third, shopping online often allows you the ability to find niche designer clothing 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. The expansiveness of 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 designers you love and wants to find more designer clothes than what your local department store may carry, be sure to shop online. I’m sure you will discover that shopping online for designer clothes is much more convenient, often more affordable, and easier to locate pieces once you know what you have in mind. At Vintage Fringe, we offer year round free shipping for all non-outlet items, free returns for all non-outlet items, and shop by color, 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?”