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Friday 28 November 2014

The best online clothes shops

Oki-ni.com
Oki-ni.com (Common Projects high tops, £295)
For those in the know, Oki-ni is the shopping destination of choice for something a little bit different. Alongside its selection of pieces from established menswear designers you'll find a host of inspiring new names.
Oki-ni.com Oki-ni.com (Common Projects high tops, £295) For those in the know, Oki-ni is the shopping destination of choice for something a little bit different. Alongside its selection of pieces from established menswear designers you'll find a host of inspiring new names.
Not Just a Label Notjustalabel.com  (Elizabeth Dunn shoes, £235) If your preferred sartorial tastes lie with off-the-beaten-track designers, then you've found your haven. Not Just a Label, with its thousands of brands, is the world's leading online platform for new designer talent.
Young British Designers Youngbritishdesigners.com (Elise Berger dress, £255) Created in recognition of great British design talents, this website is a stage for home-grown talent at the beginnings of their career. Designers include one of this season's NewGen winners, JW Anderson.
Glamorous Glamorousuk.com A daily delivery of new lines means you won't have to search far to find something you like. It's with dresses that this retailer really comes into its own with hundreds of styles in rainbow-worthy colours and prints.
Linzi Shoes Linzishoes.com  (Shoes, from £40) Bringing the fast-fashion experience into the footwear forum, Linzi Shoes offers an impressive array of shoes and boots at prices that make it hard to check out with just one pair.
She Likes Shelikes.com (Red dress, £22) With new trends emerging on a near-weekly basis, websites such as She Likes are a welcome addition to the fashion scene. You'll find instant trend injections for your wardrobe at prices that won't break the bank.
Boohoo Boohoo.com  (Blazer, £30) In the eight years since its launch, Boohoo has become one of the leading online retailers in providing trend-led fashion for those on a budget. Taking inspiration from celebrity style, Boohoo has won many awards for its price-savvy designs.
Prodigy Red Prodigyred.com (Striped shirt, £14.99) With dresses priced as low as £9.99 and shirts from £14.99 you can't really go wrong with this value-led fashion retailer. Expect to find a colourful array of on trend items at prices you really can't argue with.
Vestiaire Collective Vestiairecollective.com This is the online equivalent of a high-fashion car-boot sale where the online community comes together to buy and sell each other's wares, with the added advantage of an online team who check over the quality of every item.
Lux Fix Lux-fix.com (Lara Bohinc boots, Prices vary) Lux Fix showcases an ever-changing roster of designer collections, but this site is a rarity in that it offers stock from current-season collections at special (changing) prices. The only catch is that you'll have to sign up as these special deals are open to members only.
Rokit Rokit.co.uk (Dress, £250) One of the best names in the vintage market, Rokit started out almost two decades ago from a market stall in Camden. Its vintage clothing can now be enjoyed globally with worldwide shipping.
eBay Fashion Gallery Ebay.co.uk (French Connection dress, £29.60) For those not wanting to go through the anxiety of bidding wars and buying from unknown sellers, eBay's Fashion Gallery provides a forum for discount clothing direct from the retailer, cutting out the middlemen but retaining the saving.
Secret Sales Secretsales.com There's nothing more exciting in the world of shopping than feeling like you're part of a private club. Secretsales.com has nailed the members-only formula to bring amazing discounts on fashion and accessories with new sales every day.
Sefton Seftonfashion.com A highlight on Islington's trendy Upper Street, Sefton has been pulling in the crowds both in-store and online with its exciting mix of menswear designers as well as its popular own line.
Austique Austique.co.uk (Christina shorts, £210) Austique made its name with its diverse range of international designers both established and up-and-coming. Fans of popular Aussie brands such as Zimmermann and Camilla and Marc will love this site.
LN-CC Ln-cc.com LN-CC, or Late Night Chameleon Café, takes the same approach of fusing a retail concept within an art installation online as it do with its store. A progressive array of labels is on offer in addition to lesser-known Japanese brands and a selection of rare books and music.
Cricket Cricket-fashion.com  (YSL bag, £1,185) Cricket is the leading independent-clothing boutique based in Liverpool specialising in high-end designer womenswear. Log on to find offerings from the likes of Isabel Marant, Lanvin and Chloé.
Stylebop Stylebop.com  (McQ dress, £255) A decade since its inception, Stylebop has become a leading name in luxury labels online: two million users a month log on to check out the great mix of established designers such as Pucci and Balmain with newer names Casadei and Raoul.
Shoe Scribe Shoescribe.com  (Casadei shoes, £690) This website is a haven for all things footwear-related; think shoe shopping, shoe news and even a shoe valet who can sort out everything from maintenance to styling dilemmas.
Girl Meets Dress Girlmeetsdress.com The perfect solution for those looking for something a little bit special to wear but without the whopping designer price tag.
Kennedy Purple Kennedypurple.com, (Balenciaga bag, 1 week £45) If you can't afford to buy the latest designer it-bag don't despair because with Kennedy Purple you can now rent it instead. For a fraction of the retail price a new handbag from designers such as Chloé and Mulberry can be yours on a weekly or monthly rental basis.
Oki-ni.com Oki-ni.com (Common Projects high tops, £295) For those in the know, Oki-ni is the shopping destination of choice for something a little bit different. Alongside its selection of pieces from established menswear designers you'll find a host of inspiring new names.
Not Just a Label Notjustalabel.com  (Elizabeth Dunn shoes, £235) If your preferred sartorial tastes lie with off-the-beaten-track designers, then you've found your haven. Not Just a Label, with its thousands of brands, is the world's leading online platform for new designer talent.
Young British Designers Youngbritishdesigners.com (Elise Berger dress, £255) Created in recognition of great British design talents, this website is a stage for home-grown talent at the beginnings of their career. Designers include one of this season's NewGen winners, JW Anderson.
Glamorous Glamorousuk.com A daily delivery of new lines means you won't have to search far to find something you like. It's with dresses that this retailer really comes into its own with hundreds of styles in rainbow-worthy colours and prints.
Linzi Shoes Linzishoes.com  (Shoes, from £40) Bringing the fast-fashion experience into the footwear forum, Linzi Shoes offers an impressive array of shoes and boots at prices that make it hard to check out with just one pair.
She Likes Shelikes.com (Red dress, £22) With new trends emerging on a near-weekly basis, websites such as She Likes are a welcome addition to the fashion scene. You'll find instant trend injections for your wardrobe at prices that won't break the bank.
Boohoo Boohoo.com  (Blazer, £30) In the eight years since its launch, Boohoo has become one of the leading online retailers in providing trend-led fashion for those on a budget. Taking inspiration from celebrity style, Boohoo has won many awards for its price-savvy designs.
Prodigy Red Prodigyred.com (Striped shirt, £14.99) With dresses priced as low as £9.99 and shirts from £14.99 you can't really go wrong with this value-led fashion retailer. Expect to find a colourful array of on trend items at prices you really can't argue with.
Vestiaire Collective Vestiairecollective.com This is the online equivalent of a high-fashion car-boot sale where the online community comes together to buy and sell each other's wares, with the added advantage of an online team who check over the quality of every item.
Lux Fix Lux-fix.com (Lara Bohinc boots, Prices vary) Lux Fix showcases an ever-changing roster of designer collections, but this site is a rarity in that it offers stock from current-season collections at special (changing) prices. The only catch is that you'll have to sign up as these special deals are open to members only.
Rokit Rokit.co.uk (Dress, £250) One of the best names in the vintage market, Rokit started out almost two decades ago from a market stall in Camden. Its vintage clothing can now be enjoyed globally with worldwide shipping.
eBay Fashion Gallery Ebay.co.uk (French Connection dress, £29.60) For those not wanting to go through the anxiety of bidding wars and buying from unknown sellers, eBay's Fashion Gallery provides a forum for discount clothing direct from the retailer, cutting out the middlemen but retaining the saving.
Secret Sales Secretsales.com There's nothing more exciting in the world of shopping than feeling like you're part of a private club. Secretsales.com has nailed the members-only formula to bring amazing discounts on fashion and accessories with new sales every day.
Sefton Seftonfashion.com A highlight on Islington's trendy Upper Street, Sefton has been pulling in the crowds both in-store and online with its exciting mix of menswear designers as well as its popular own line.
Austique Austique.co.uk (Christina shorts, £210) Austique made its name with its diverse range of international designers both established and up-and-coming. Fans of popular Aussie brands such as Zimmermann and Camilla and Marc will love this site.
LN-CC Ln-cc.com LN-CC, or Late Night Chameleon Café, takes the same approach of fusing a retail concept within an art installation online as it do with its store. A progressive array of labels is on offer in addition to lesser-known Japanese brands and a selection of rare books and music.
Cricket Cricket-fashion.com  (YSL bag, £1,185) Cricket is the leading independent-clothing boutique based in Liverpool specialising in high-end designer womenswear. Log on to find offerings from the likes of Isabel Marant, Lanvin and Chloé.
Stylebop Stylebop.com  (McQ dress, £255) A decade since its inception, Stylebop has become a leading name in luxury labels online: two million users a month log on to check out the great mix of established designers such as Pucci and Balmain with newer names Casadei and Raoul.
Shoe Scribe Shoescribe.com  (Casadei shoes, £690) This website is a haven for all things footwear-related; think shoe shopping, shoe news and even a shoe valet who can sort out everything from maintenance to styling dilemmas.
Girl Meets Dress Girlmeetsdress.com The perfect solution for those looking for something a little bit special to wear but without the whopping designer price tag.
Kennedy Purple Kennedypurple.com, (Balenciaga bag, 1 week £45) If you can't afford to buy the latest designer it-bag don't despair because with Kennedy Purple you can now rent it instead. For a fraction of the retail price a new handbag from designers such as Chloé and Mulberry can be yours on a weekly or monthly rental basis.

Who wants to trudge down the high street when you can do it all from home? Emma Akbareian has all the top bookmarks for savvy fashion fans

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