Month: October 2016

Top 15 online shopping sites in the UK.


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1. ASOS

A top pick for fashion-savvy shoppers around the world, British-based ASOS is one of our favourite online shopping destinations. ASOS specialises in ‘fast fashion’ and has over 80,000 products. ASOS sells womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty products.

Best for: Fashion-forward trends and branded clothing (www.asos.com)

Why shop at ASOS?

  • ASOS offers free delivery on orders over £20
  • Items are sourced ethically — ASOS promises to only obtain goods from supply partners that produce items without exploitation or unlawful practices
  • There is a wide range of products available, from High Street names to designer labels and in-house fashion-forward brands

 

boohoo-vouchers2. Boohoo

Fashion-focused Boohoo offers new trends, celebrity-inspired looks and ‘fast fashion’ to its trendy customers. New styles are added daily, so there’s always a reason to visit the site.

Best for: Fast fashion at super low prices (www.boohoo.com)

Why shop at Boohoo?

  • Boohoo offers UK-wide next-day delivery
  • The prices are very impressive, with clothing starting from £4
  • Products have catwalk videos as well as static images

 

3-2-2-44-marks-spencer_03a3. Marks & Spencer

A British institution, there isn’t much you can’t buy at M&S. From beauty products, accessories, adults and kids’ clothing to flowers, food and wine, you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for.

Best for: Classic style and quality underwear, plus homewares and gifts

(www.marksandspencer.com)

Why shop at Marks and Spencer?

  • UK delivery is free for overs over £50, or get next-day delivery for £3.99
  • Impressive range of products
  • You can order online or pick up from your local store

 

plus-size-sign-up4. Missguided

Stocked with casual and trendy pieces, Missguided delivers fashion-forward trends at affordable prices. Its wares are inspired by the catwalk, celebrities, social media, bloggers and street style.

Best for: Catwalk and celebrity-inspired styles without the hefty price tag

(www.missguided.co.uk)

Why shop at Missguided?

  • Various sizes available, including plus sizes
  • Great prices — there’s a sale section with items under £5
  • Next day delivery available

 

aliexpress-review-banner-4505. AliExpress

AliExpress is one of the world’s most popular online stores You can buy and sell from multiple countries and there’s so much choice we can’t imagine you’ll struggle to find what you need.

Best for: Lots of things! Especially goods from around the world that you’re trying to find at competitive prices (www.aliexpress.com)

Why shop at AliExpress?

  • International shipping — purchase items from around the world and have them delivered to the UK
  • The refund policy is all about protecting the buyer from cheap products and fraudsters. You can return items or get a refund if your order is not delivered.
  • Huge variety of products from clothing, bags and homewares to electronics, toys and car accessories.

 

debenhams6. Debenhams

Debenhams is over 200 years old and started in 1910 selling tailor-made women’s clothing. Today, the department store is a national favourite, offering quality goods to shoppers at over 240 stores across 27 countries.

Best for: Fashion for the whole family (www.debenhams.com)

Why shop at Debenhams?

  • Free standard delivery for orders over £30
  • Next day delivery available for £3.99 for orders before 7pm
  • Click and collect available for free

 

feb17d75b222062ffae7c11416c1f1c37. Mr Porter

An award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, Mr Porter sells over 300 international brands (like Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons, Lanvin, Maison Kitsune, Boglioli, A.P.C, Beams Plus and Common Projects), with new products added weekly and bespoke editorial content. Express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (with same day service in London and New York) is available.

Best for: Men’s fashion, branded clothing and accessories (www.mrporter.com)

Why shop at Mr Porter?

  • Mr Porter offers same day delivery within London (and New York)
  • Free returns policy, including goods pick up
  • Mr Porter is home to weekly style guide with editor’s picks and unique access to the world’s influencers and trendsetters

 

amazon-large_transqvzuuqpflyliwib6ntmjwfsvwez_ven7c6bhu2jjnt88. Amazon.co.uk

Amazon sells pretty much everything. From books and DVDs, to toys, beauty products and sportswear — the online store is rarely beaten on price. If there’s a product you can’t find elsewhere, your best bet is to try Amazon.

Best for: Value-priced DVDs, electronics and books (www.amazon.co.uk)

Why shop at Amazon.co.uk?

  • Amazon powers its own payment processing system for safe and secure transactions
  • Amazon has an unbelievable range of products
  • Competitive prices

 

general-view-of-the-next-retail-store9. Next

Next is a giant in the world of fashion retail and a permanent fixture on the High Street. The retailer offers a great selection of classic styles, office wear and on-trend pieces. You can shop online for the whole family with menswear, womenswear, children’s clothing and homeware all available.

Best for: Classic homewares and quality clothing (www.next.co.uk)

Why shop at Next?

  • 24 hour toll-free helpline to assist customers with problems or enquiries
  • A wide range of products for the whole family
  • Next day delivery is standard and costs £3.99, or pick up your order in-store for free

 

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10. Ties-Online

Ties Online is one of the largest UK manufacturers and stockist of ties, cufflinks, braces, pocket squares, cravats and scarves. Our designers create the latest ranges based on current fashion trends. We have men’s accessories for every occasion

Best for: Ties, Cufflinks, Braces, Pocket Squares, Cravats and Scarves

(www.ties-online.com)

Why Ties-Online?

  • Same day dispatch on all orders received by 3:30 PM Monday – Friday
  • FREE 1-3 working days UK delivery on orders £30+.
  • Next working day delivery options available
  • Saturday delivery option available
  • International shipping available

 

menswear-chain-austin-reed-appoints-administrators-524403384-571fe6968061f11. Austin Reed

First launched in London in 1900 as a pioneer of ready-to-wear suits and shirts, Austin Reed’s range includes fashionable shirts, suits, trousers, jackets, accessories and more for both men and women.

Best for: Smart, quality formalwear for men and women (www.austinreed.com)

Why shop at Austin Reed?

  • Huge range of formal attire, including ties and accessories
  • Free delivery on orders over £150
  • High quality goods

 

maxresdefault12. Etsy

For vintage finds, one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade, well… anything, visit online marketplace Etsy. If you’re a fan of unique treasures or are looking for something you can’t pick of the shelf, Etsy is going to be your new favourite shopping destination.

Best for: One-off gifts, soft furnishings and handmade jewellery (www.etsy.com/uk)

Why shop at Etsy?

  • Handmade personalised items available for special occasions
  • Unique buys and vintage or handmade items
  • Buy direct from artists and crafts-people around the world

 


 

f024bfa8c66bc28165ba7b3cf6ab-grande13. eBay

eBay is a global online marketplace that connects buyers, sellers and collectors. It is comprised of eBay stores and individual sellers offering second-hand goods, with options for ‘Buy it now’ pricing or auction-style bidding. In terms of products for sale, there really isn’t much you won’t be able to find on eBay.

Best for: New or used bargains on products you’re struggling to find elsewhere

(www.ebay.co.uk)

Why shop at eBay?

  • All transactions are protected, and you can lodge a dispute if you don’t receive your item as described
  • The range includes fashion, furniture, electronics, art, cars and other vehicles, books, toys, sporting equipment and more
  • As there are used and new goods available, you’re likely to find an item to suit your budget

 


 

nutrition14. Wiggle

Sports enthusiasts will love shopping at Wiggle. It stocks top brands such as dhb, Verenti and Felt Bikes at competitive prices.

Best for: Great prices on cycling and sports gear

(www.wiggle.co.uk)

Why shop at Wiggle?

  • Get free UK delivery if you spend £10
  • 30-day test ride for bikes — if you don’t like get a full refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Price-match guarantee, so you’ll always be getting the best price for your item

 


 

topshop15. Topshop

Fashion leaders Topshop allow customers to access catwalk-inspired styles and designs on the High Street, thanks to its links with industry insiders. In the past, the brand has collaborated with Christopher Kane and Kate Moss. Always at the forefront of trends, Topshop has over 400 physical stores and there’s a huge online shop, so you can get your fashion fix without having to leave the house.

Best for: High fashion styles and designer collaborations (www.topshop.com)

Why shop at Topshop?

  • The products are top-notch and there’s a huge range of dresses
  • Brilliant sales, sometimes with up to 70% off
  • Free UK delivery on orders over £50