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Best Lingerie E-Commerce Sites

By Celia Shatzman on
(Source: Brooklyn Fox Lingerie; La Perla El Color Rojo Lace Balconette Bra, $265; La Perla El Color Rojo Brazillian Brief, $140; Lonely Hearts Zippora Sabel Underwire Longline Bra, $115; Lonely Hearts Zippora Sabel Tri Brief, $56)  The beauty of buying lingerie online means you can try it on in the comfort and privacy of your home. Whether you're looking for a bachelorette party gift, something for a night of romance, or a new everyday bra, we've rounded up the best lingerie e-tailers to meet...Read Full Story

File it Under "Genius": Bridesmaid Dresses for Rent

By Linley Taber on
(Source: PacificCoastNews.com, Little Borrowed Dress)Grooms have been renting tuxes since the beginning of time, and even wedding musts such as table linens, cake stands and outdoor tents are rentable for the big day. So why, pray tell, do so many bridesmaids end up dropping a couple of hundo for a coral taffeta confection they will never, ever, ever wear again?The only logical answer is that they haven't yet heard of the bevy of rental dress companies making bridal party attire easier (and...Read Full Story

How To Navigate Etsy For Jewelry

By Aarti Virani on
(Source: Etsy.com)From Star Trek-inspired baubles to eco-friendly silver, Etsy is a virtual treasure trove of jewelry. Sifting through the blingosphere can get overwhelming, though, so we spoke to Emily Bidwell, Etsy’s merchandising manager, who shared some helpful tips on how to scour the site for goodies. “The biggest general misconception people have when they are shopping for jewelry is that you have to spend a lot to get something truly special,” she says. “Etsy is a fantastic place to...Read Full Story

How to Navigate eBay for Designer Duds

By Linley Taber on
(Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America; eBay.Peter Pilotto for Target Moto Jacket, $100)  There’s no question that eBay can be a veritable goldmine of discounted designer goods. But the reason the site earns top marks as an online shopping destination (see: endless selection) is the same reason it can be so utterly, dauntingly overwhelming. Exhibit A: When we plugged in our search for a “Diane von Furstenberg dress,” nearly 11,000 results come back. #Welp.But eBay newbies needn’t...Read Full Story

The Best Clothing-Swap Sites

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: BibandTuck.com)We all have those random items in our wardrobes that we have no idea what to do with. Maybe it’s an angora sweater with rhinestone buttons or a pair of designer pants you found on super sale that will under no circumstances fit. Whatever the reason, there’s a solution—and it doesn’t involve schlepping 30 bags across town.Online clothing-swap sites take the pain out of selling your old clothes. And what better incentive to snap a few photos and ship a few boxes than the...Read Full Story

Site Spotlight: Whisp

By Leah Faye Cooper on
(Source: Whisp)Shopping and social media are colliding online, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the result. Whisp, a newly launched site founded by business partners Gassin Meknassi, Karoon Monfared and Moncef Zizi, brings fashion offerings from across the web to a single platform, and allows users to share and discuss them through a built-in messaging feature. No more emailing five links to five friends when you can’t decide which dress to buy for your high school reunion. Instead...Read Full Story

There's an App for That: Must-Have Mobile Shopping Apps

By Linley Taber on
(Source: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe; Net-A-Porter)Still aimlessly browsing for goods online or—worse—at the mall? That’s so last year. Read on for three hot shopping apps that are revolutionizing the way we build our wardrobes.Fashion Kaleidoscope (Source: Fashion Kaleidoscope)If you’ve ever wished you could shop directly from a Sartorialist image, this app is for you. Kaleidoscope invites users to swipe through a seemingly endless stream of street-style images and instantly...Read Full Story

Our Top Five Budgeting Apps

By Aarti Virani on
(Source: RedLaser.com)Chances are you’re already using your phone to monitor your bank account–so why aren’t you busting it out on retail excursions? These five apps, teeming with ways to save money, track your budget and manage cash flow, lend a whole new meaning to the phrase “smart shopping.” Just be sure they don’t devour your data plan first!1. Retail-Me-NotAs a slick extension of its namesake website, this app is perfect for anyone allergic to paying full price. A meticulous search...Read Full Story

Online Shopping: Where to Get the Best Tees

By Kristina Rodulfo on
(Source: Gf/Bauer Griffin; Jason Kempin/Getty Images; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) For something so simple and basic, the hunt for the perfect T-shirt can be surprisingly tough. A ton of factors can go into finding the right one: material, neckline, size, and whether you want a graphic or not. Luckily, we've made the task of finding your next favorite tee much easier with a list of go-to sites for shirts you'll love. 1. LNA (Source: LNA)This L.A.-based...Read Full Story

Best Beauty E-Commerce Sites

By Celia Shatzman on
(Source: Drugstore.com; Psssst! Instant Spray Shampoo, $3.50; Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, $6.37; Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme with Buffered Alpha Hydroxy, $4.79)When it comes to shopping for beauty products on the web, the options are endless—and that means it can be a little overwhelming. We did the work for you and narrowed it down by rounding up a few of the best beauty sites out there. Drugstore.comFrom everyday basics to cult favorites, drugstore...Read Full Story