With most reviewed offering reasonable delivery options, designer discounts and hassle-free returns, there’s never been a better time to order from the luxury of your home.
Best for: Affordable fashion
ASOS (standing for “as seen on screen”) was founded in 2000 and now sells over 350 brands to 200 countries. Quickly becoming the go-to destination for twenty-somethings keen to get their hands on fast fashion for an affordable price, the marketplace has seen sales rocket over the past year as shoppers take advantage of the low annual delivery fee and reasonable price tags.
We have yet to find a more reasonable delivery offer, with premium and next-day delivery for a whole year offered for an impressive £9.95.
Best for: The gap between high end and high street
Haeni Kim founded Kitri Studio in her late twenties when she didn’t know where to shop, feeling she’d outgrown low-price high-street shops but couldn’t afford high-end designer labels. The result is a colourful range of classic silhouettes with a modern twist, all made to a standard that feels far more expensive than the price-point – which, by the way, is around £80 for a blouse and from £125 for a dress.
We particularly love its square-neckline dresses and ruched-neck blouses, and the fact that all its designs are made in limited quantities so you don’t have to worry about everyone having the same dress. UK shipping is free on orders over £45.
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Best for: Clean, relaxed cuts
Finery London was launched by former Topshop and ASOS employees in 2015 and makes grown-up, well-made pieces to lust over that won’t completely wipe out your bank balance.
Dresses start from £99 and tops from £39. Our favourite pieces are those in modern, colourful, geometric prints – particularly the midi skirts in fashionable wrap or bias-cut styles. Shipping is £6 or free on orders over £60.
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Best for: Shopping independent boutiques
Best known for homeware, Trouva’s “Lifestyle” section also covers women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, all for sale from some of Europe’s best independent boutiques.
It’s the perfect place to discover new brands, from LA-based Rails to Rodebjer, which was found by a Swede living in New York, alongside the better-known Ganni and Samsoe & Samsoe. Our favourite part is that delivery is a flat price (£2.99 from UK-based shops and £7.49 from other countries) for one order, regardless of how many boutiques you’re ordering from at once.
Best for: Embroidered tees
French brand Maison Labiche is all about embroidery: everything from boiler suits and jean pockets to corduroy skirts and baby grows are available with delicate words (such as “oh la la!” or “amour”) and cute tiny designs (such as flowers or moons and stars) stitched on.
If you’re feeling creative, you can design your own, choosing fabric colour, words and thread colour. Classic T-shirts start from 55 euros (around £50), and delivery to the UK is 15 euros (around £13.50).