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14 Fabulous Online Shopping Destinations for Every Style


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If you haven’t started college yet, I’d like to warn you that freshman year marks the beginning of your online shopping addiction. In college you’re often too busy to shop, plus there might not be great malls or trendy boutiques around your campus. So, online shopping can become a great tool for a college girl looking to stay fashionable.

Whether you’re new to online shopping and looking for a place to start, or you’re a seasoned vet looking for some new sites to check out, then this is the list for you! Below I’ve compiled a list of 14 online shops that cater to many different styles, from vintage frocks to of-the-moment trendy pieces. Read on to see them all:

The Streetwear Stop

1. Karmaloop

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Karmaloop stocks everything from snapbacks and beanies to tees and tanks. This massive one-stop shop is really convenient, plus it’s a great place to check out all the latest streetwear trends When you visit this site out make sure to read the “About” section – it’s awesome!

Sunglass Heaven

2. Bleudame

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Bleudame has a huge collection of vintage, modern, celeb-inspired, and futuristic style sunglasses. Plus, a majority of these shades are priced at under $25, so it’s perfect for those on a budget. They also have an extensive selection of accessories and a $2.95 flat rate shipping fee inside the US and Canada. Win!


3. Nasty Gal

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Nasty Gal is somewhat of a veteran in the online shopping world, and it continues to dominate the scene when it comes to edgy and trendy fashion. The brand even has its own fashion line, which means even more styles that you won’t find anywhere else.

4. Dolls Kill

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Dolls Kill is all about rebellious, in-your-face, counter-culture fashion. If Nasty Gal doesn’t give you the edge you need, this site definitely will!


5. Tobi

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Tobi is quickly becoming a favorite online destination for many girls. The clothing is very feminine and chic, with a dose of trendiness. You do have to sign up to be a member before you can buy anything, but new members get 50% off their first order!

The Boho Boutiques

6. Planet Blue

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The boho trend looks like its here to stay, and yet, it can be hard to find stylish boho-inspired pieces. Luckily, Planet Blue is stocked with plenty of maxis, earth tones, floral prints, and fringe to satisfy all your bohemian needs.

7. Threadsence

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While Planet Blue has some of the cutest boho pieces around, the high price tag can be a little overwhelming. Threadsence embodies the same boho/indie style and is a great option for the more budget conscious college student.

Celebrity Watchers

8. Boutique To You

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If you like celebrity street style, then you might fall in love with Boutique To You. This store has a cool option to shop by celebrity, so you can buy exactly what your favorite star is wearing. They feature a ton of fashion savvy celebs on the site like Vanessa Hudgens (as seen above), Lauren Conrad, and Olivia Palermo.

Vintage Lovers

9. Modcloth

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For many of you, Modcloth probably needs no introduction! Modcloth has made name for itself in the online shopping world as the go-to retailer for vintage-inspired pieces. This online store even has a section of its website dedicated to real thrift store and flea market finds.

10. Ruche

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Modcloth may be a staple in the online fashion world, but Ruche is quickly rising in the ranks! Ruche is a very similar boutique that sells vintage-inspired pieces with a modern touch at a similar price range. If you’re a retro girl born in the wrong decade, then you’ll probably adore both of these stores.

From Across the Pond

11. Boohoo fashion
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The beautiful thing about the internet is that you’re not confined to shopping within your own country. Boohoo is consistently rated as one of the UK’s best online retailers, and with free shipping to USA on orders over $35, it’s quickly become one of my personal favorites.

12. Pretty Little Thing

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Pretty Little Thing is another online retailer based in the UK. This trend-conscious online shop has the best accessories and they’ve been expanding recently to include more clothing.

From Down Under

13. Princess Polly

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There are so many Australian fashion boutiques out there, but two of my favorites are Princess Polly and Sabo Skirt. Princess Polly specializes in very trendsetting and progressive clothing with a unique Aussie flare.

14. Sabo Skirt

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Sabo Skirt has more of a boho, beach-lifestyle vibe, but you can definitely see the Australian influence. Both Sabo Skirt and Princess Polly offer flat-rate shipping to the US for $15 AUD (about $13.50 USD).


What do you think? Which store best matches your personal style? Do you shop at any of these stores? What’s your favorite online stores to shop at? Let us know in the comment section!

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19 Responses to “14 Fabulous Online Shopping Destinations for Every Style”

  1. 1
    August 9th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I’m really surprised that wasn’t featured on here. They are good for everyone’s style including plus size and have the best clearance section I’ve ever seen, free shipping and returns and the prices suit everyone’s budget.

  2. 2
    August 9th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I agree with Alesha about ASOS not being on the list, but I think maybe it’s because it is such a popular site in comparison to the others. I have heard of Karmaloop, Nasty Gal, and Modcloth; I will have to check out the others :).

  3. 3
    August 9th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Avoid Tobi at all costs!!

    I’ve purchased there several times and every single time I ended up having to return most of the items I bought. They are either VERY CHEAP fabric, or faulty. like unpurposely faulty hemline, shirts that are wider on the left side than on the right side, and the list goes on..

  4. 4
    August 9th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Some of my favorite thrift store finds are by Romy ( Their online store is still very new, but definitely one to keep an eye on if you like “romantic” style clothing.

  5. 5
    August 9th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    While not exclusively a store for clothes/accessories, ebay seriously has great, trendy pieces for very inexpensive prices. As long as you check the seller’s rating and read the sizing descriptions carefully, you can get high-quality products for much cheaper than other similar stores like Forever 21 or H&M :) I just have to advocate for ebay because I’ve bought so many wonderful things from there!

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    August 9th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    agreed with the comment about i only ordered once and everything was returned except for a scarf (out of pride). the quality was very cheap, some of the seams weren’t sewn on properly, and it certainly wasn’t made to last.

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    August 10th, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Asos, H&M, Brandy Melville, Necessary Clothing, 2020Ave, Chicnova, Zara, and GoJane are some really great sites to checkout. Kind of surprised some of these are never mentioned on the site at all.

  8. 8
    August 10th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Tobi and Planet Blue look right up my street, great shopping guide Abena!

    I haven’t heard of many of these great brands before :)

  9. 9
    August 10th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I love ASOS right now. They have great clothes in my size and I love their prices.

  10. 10
    August 11th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I discovered Nasty Gal here on College Fashion from a Polyvore collage! Wow! So in love, I would spend all of my savings on their site!! :) x

  11. 11
    August 11th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    My two new faves are and

    I’m surprised ASOS isn’t on the list as well! I find Modcloth and Ruche carry very similar items, however Modcloth tends to carry slightly lower quality for the price.

    Thank you for the list! Searching for places to shop on a budget can literally be a full time job! :D

  12. 12
    August 11th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    This article was such a great idea! Would you all be able to do one with stores that sell clothing for specific styles? (i.e. stores that sell clothes that are classic, stores that sell clothes that are feminine, stores that sell clothes that are boho, etc.)

  13. 13
    August 21st, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I LOVE ModCloth and Ruche. Although they are quite similar, ModCloth has a more quirky feel to it while Ruche feels more elegant.

  14. 14
    November 15th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t know why that previous poster had such a problem with Tobi, I found that website through this article and I’ve had nothing but good experiences with it. They constantly have new things and everything I’ve bought from them I’ve liked! Not to mention they always have sales and I think the prices are pretty fair

  15. 15
    March 18th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Absolutely love Lace & Whiskey for bohemian, high quality clothing.

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    April 1st, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    You’ve got to check out Covet ( They have such unique collections….and you can’t beat their prices. I found them on a recent trip to San Francisco.

  17. 17
    June 3rd, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Ive shopped most of these stores and here are my thoughts. it’s been hit or miss with tobi, and modcloth is way overpriced. I’ve had the most luck with ruche and their customer service is by far the best out of any I’ve shopped with. A few other shops I adore not on the list are spotted moth, deloom and a-thread. Theres a great site called I’ve been able to find some great online shops from this site.

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    November 24th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I am so surprised to find that someone else (besides me) knows of ALL those websites. I could not have named them off better. is also good too. Dolls Kill is my favorite and Karmaloop is number 2(: Thanks for this; you’re awesome!!

  19. 19
    December 7th, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Now a days…women casual wear is the best way to promote a brand..and this article is the best article in fashion blogs. The designs are also attractive and colorful also.

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