While we literally get paid to spend hours being chronically online, we're still convinced that there's no better R&R than some laptop retail therapy. Whether we’re scouting for inspiration, enjoying the virtual window shop, or actually adding-to-cart, our amassed time scrolling the shopping side of the web has blessed us with a discerning eye for who (and what) makes the very best luxury shopping experience the internet has to offer.
Below, we’ve curated a list of the best places to shop for luxury and designer goods online. From the powerhouses of Net-A-Porter and Matches Fashion to the trend-led offerings of SSENSE and Moda Operandi and the purveyors of hard-to-find items, Vestiaire Collective and StockX, we guarantee this list of retailers won’t disappoint.
Net-A-Porter is one of those sites you could spend hours scrolling. Blending the perfect mix of classic and trend-left pieces, their thoughtfully curated collection includes coveted designer names like Prada, Saint Laurent and Gucci as well as shining a spotlight on the best of up and coming, boutique labels. Shop here.
Matches Fashion doesn't disappoint when it comes to its luxury offering and customer experience. Whether you want to shop from high-end fashion houses such as Valentino, Saint Laurent and Gucci or you’re more into independent and boutique brands like Cecilie Bahnsen and Bernadette, you're guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for. Shop here.
SSENSE is the shopping equivalent of your fashionable friend who always knows about the latest underground, niche and on-trend pieces first. Stocking a unique selection of brands, from fashion powerhouse like The Row to South Korean label, Low Classic, the shopping experience is like having all of your favourite independent boutiques located in one easy-to-browse place. Shop here.
Stocking a vast range of brands, including Jacquemus, Alex Perry, Safiyaa and Vivienne Westwood, MyTheresa is the perfect place to shop for the latest and greatest designer products. Priding themselves on their new-in collection, the site receives over 900 new arrivals every single week, so you’ll never be short of something to shop. Shop here.
You’re likely familiar with shopping on The Iconic, but what you might not know is that the site also has a designer section. Stocking a mix of local and international labels, including Christopher Esber, By Far, Camilla and Marc and Sandro, the site is the perfect place to shop for a designer wardrobe edition that can be delivered to your door ASAP. Shop here.
Part of the Net-A-Porter group, The Outnet is our go-to shopping destination for scoring designer and luxury items for a fraction of the price. Stocking over 350 designer fashion brands and offering prices of up to 70% off on a daily basis, The Outnet is the perfect place to get your luxury fashion fix without breaking the bank. Shop here.
Whether you’re trying to track down a hard-to-find item, vintage collection, or sold out piece, there’s truly no better place to start your search than at Vestiaire Collective. Not only does the site give you the opportunity to invest in luxury and designer pieces at a fraction of the original retail price, you can feel good about knowing you’re also supporting the circular fashion economy. With literally thousands of items listed, we recommend making use of the site's sophisticated search and alert functions to enhance your shopping experience. Shop here.
Being in Australia can make us feel a long way away from the rest of the global fashion scene, however no matter where you are located in the world, Farfetch ensures you’re never too far to shop! Acting as the gateway to over 700 boutiques and retailers from across the world, it is the perfect place to secure hard to find items, colourways and unique products. Shop here.
If watching and wanting to shop direct from the runways is your thing, then you can’t get better than Moda Operandi. Offering exclusive access to designer trunk shows every season, as well as runway pre-orders and a tightly edited curation of the latest and greatest brands, it’s the perfect place to secure a special look of get your hands on new-in items before anyone else. Shop here.
If you’ve been on the internet as long as we have, then you’ll remember Shopbop from when it was a pioneer in the online shopping space. Now a subsidiary of Amazon, the retailer stocks a mix of higher end designers as well as more youthful and up and coming brands, offering up the perfect mix of classic, cool and quirky finds. Shop here.
Starting out as a storefront in Florence, LuisaViaRoma is now an absolute powerhouse in the online luxury retail space. Known for its curated selection of over 600 luxury brands, including names such as Manolo Blahnik, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta and Burberry, it’s the perfect place to shop for a seriously special piece to add to your collection. Shop here.
If streetwear, sneakers and collectable luxury goods are more your thing, look no further than StockX. A marketplace for sourcing, buying and selling rare streetwear, collectibles, designer handbags, sneakers and more, the site is the best place to get your hands on hard-to-find products from Nike, Yeezy and Supreme as well as limited-edition designer collaborations. Shop here.
Aiming to be your ‘best friend in fashion’, luxury retailer Cosette utilises their exclusive network of high end buyers to source the very best selection of designer products for less. As our Australian seasons are the opposite of Europe, this provides the brand with the opportunity to deliver the most sought-after brands and products straight to you, long before they would normally be due to hit shelves in Australia. Shop here.
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