Back in the day, shopping for an outfit or occasion was a full-scale mission. You'd trek from store to store, get undressed in multiple cramped changing rooms, hunt for your size, and more often than not, head home tired and empty-handed. But that was before the Internet gave us online shopping sites! You can find exactly what you want with the click of a button, you can get multiple sizes sent to your house, and the most you have to exert yourself is getting up from the couch to get your bank card. Most of us will have online shopping apps on our phones, and if you haven't done the old 'order $300 worth of stuff to get free shipping, then send $250 of it back in the free returns' then you're not really living. So, in preparation for your next big event, we've complied a list of the 10 best online clothing stores - Cards at the ready ladies!
Product range: The clothing range is vast, and multiple independent and designer brands are on offer. Everything from clothing and swimwear, to handbags and jewellery are available for online purchase, like the Boulevards Top seen here, available for $109.00.
Why do we love it?: Fans of the store in Bondi love the online store just as much, citing the commitment to customer service and quality of clothes as major draw-cards. You can use After Pay, and Tuchuzy now offer Premium Next Day Business Delivery.
Reviews: A recent review read "A great online shopping experience - even during the sales period. The staff value customer experience and go above and beyond to ensure I was happy with my purchase. I definitely recommend Tuchuzy to everyone"
9. the UNDONE
Store: the UNDONE
Product range: the UNDONE is all about providing effortless fashion pieces that exude class and minimalism. Expect elevated basics, trend pieces and some of the best Australian online shopping there is on offer today. Pictured is the Albus Lumen 'Nada Blazer', available for $650.00.
Why do we love it?: Sure, the clothing and accessories aren't cheap, but that isn't what the UNDONE is about. Unlike other online clothing stores, the UNDONE is about classic, investment fashion staples. They also ship internationally, so you can get your fix no matter where you are.
Reviews: the UNDONE's Facebook page is followed by by over 3000 people, and is liked by a further 3000, which speaks volumes as to its popularity.
Product range: You can shop women's and men's clothes, as well as designer brands and emerging Australian labels. Pictured here is the State of Escape Bag in the colour 'Fire', available for $330.00
Why do we love it?: You can pay using Zip and there's free shipping on orders over $100.00. Domestic returns on full priced items over $100.00 are free of charge. The brand was created in 2002 by twin brothers, and they now have 12 retail stores across Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.
Reviews: The INCU Facebook page has a whooping 16K likes.
7. Pretty Little Thing
Store: Pretty Little Thing
Product range: What can't you find on Pretty Little Thing? One of the best places for buying dresses online in Australia, Pretty Little Thing has so much to choose from. Collections that cater to plus size girls, girls looking for shape wear, petite girls, tall girls, girls that need sporty outfits. Did we mention that Pretty Little Thing has collections labelled 'Airport Collections' and 'Jeans And A Nice Top'? Finally, a shop online for Australia that caters to exactly what we need.
Why do we love it?: For one, Pretty Little Thing are taking steps to be more environmentally friendly. The collection pictured is part of the Recycled range, made from unwanted fabric cut-offs and plastics.
Product range: If you know online shopping in Australia, you probably already know Boohoo! Stocking both women's and men's fashion, Boohoo even has a Beauty & Body category! We love that you can shop co-ordinates, making it easy to add to your existing wardrobe.
Why do we love it?: Boohoo have frequent sales and cater to both plus size and petite shoppers. You can shop basics or go for more tailored looks, like these Tailored Paper Bag Belted Shorts ($20.00)
5. Princess Polly
Store: Princess Polly
Product range: Princess Polly stocks loads of fashion and beauty brands, so there's a large range for you to choose from no matter what the occasion. This Kily Playsuit is just $60.00, and you can opt to use After Pay!
Why do we love it?: Princess Polly offer free returns or refunds, whatever suits you best. You can pay using After Pay, students get a 10% discount and you get free express shipping with purchases of $50.00 or more
Product range: Beauty, Accessories, Swimwear to Wedding Outfits - Showpo has got you covered! Pictured are the 'One Day Away Jeans', which run from size 4 to 20, cost $79.95 and (at the time of publication) are also on sale!
Why do we love it?: Free express shipping on orders over $50.00 for a start! Showpo is also a home-grown success story. CEO Jane Lu started Showpo in 2010 from her parents' garage - now her brand ships to 80 countries! She also founded the Facebook group 'Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine' for aspiring entrepreneurial women.
Reviews: Showpo has an impressive 4/5 stars on Trust Pilot, with reviews citing excellent customer service and quality clothing.
Product range: Everything from jeans and basic tops to wedding and festival wear is on offer at Missguided. Here, UK beauty blogger @makeupjunkieg wears the Missguided x Playboy Black Lips Cropped T, $30.00
Why do we love it?: At the time of publication, Missguided was having a 50% Off Sale for Easter - and sales like that are something to rave about! You can shop by trend or occasion, there are plus size and curve collections on offer, as well as petite and tall ranges.
Reviews: Missguided has a 4/5 star average on Trust Pilot.
Product range: Not only can you get clothing, accessories and beauty products via ASOS, but they now have an entire collection devoted to Living & Gifts! Look out online furniture stores, ASOS is coming for you!
Why do we love it?: At the time of publication, ASOS was taking a further 70% Off already discounted items. Need we say more? The gorgeous dresses pictured range from $70-$120.
Reviews: You can count on ASOS for good customer service, reliable tracking and free returns - which is why we love the brand so much!
1. The ICONIC
Store: The Iconic
Product range: Women, men and kids can be catered to via The Iconic. With its free shipping and fast delivery, it's no wonder it comes first on our list. Users can expect access to more than 1,000 local and international brands - how's that for range? Pictured are the King Crimson Blazer ($279.95) & King Crimson Pants ($199.95)
Why do we love it?: The Iconic was somewhat of a pioneer. Launching in 2011, The Iconic was one of the first Australian online shopping spaces. Also, they're able to deliver to anywhere in Sydney within 3-5 hours, which was totally unprecedented until now. Good news if you need to make an emergency purpose!
Reviews: The Iconic ranks 4.1/5 stars on Product Review, with 1376 five star reviews to their name.