Fashion

Boutique Online Stores You Need To Check Out: Round 2!

By Jacqui Thompson - 03 May 2014


So popular was our last update on the best new boutique online stores, we've put together another online shopping hit list. We want to help you find the best in homewares, fashion, grooming and accessories across the internet—so check out these stunning and unique online boutiques! Oh, and with Mother's Day just around the corner we thought this might come in handy . . .

Dinosaur Designs 

Hailed as an icon of Australian design, accessories and homewares label Dinosaur Designs had humble beginnings, launching with a market stall at Sydney's Paddington Markets. In the years that followed, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy have grown this beautiful business into a local and international design powerhouse. Today, there are stand-alone stores in Australia and New York, with London on the way. Every piece is authentically made by hand with resin, silver, brass and glass, with new collections regularly released. Best of all, every piece is available from its online store, which lets you shop by colour, price, genre or style. Check out the gorgeous Dinosaur Designs film here and the stunning gift ideas featured on the online store.

Hunting for George

Trying to find a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person? Or want to update your wardrobe but not sure where to start? Hunting for George is a Melbourne-based online store that presents a beautifully curated selection of women's, men's and children's clothing, homewares, jewellery, accessories and art. There's even a search function that allows you to sort products into price, gender, age and occasion categories. Convenient virtual shopping and one of the best boutique online stores around.

The Gourmet

Forget picking up your groceries at the supermarket—The Gourmet provides food lovers with premium-quality meat, poultry, wine and fresh produce, all at wholesale prices, delivered direct to your front door! Sourced from local Australian farms, the high-quality produce can be delivered to a broad range of postcodes in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Ordering in just got a whole lot better. 

Beard Brand

No matter where you look, sporting a beard is still big business for young, urban guys, so it only makes sense that a company should be launched to help people maintain them. Online store Beard Brand aims to create a beard movement by providing the tools and products needed to grow a good, thick beard. On the site you'll find high-quality beard oils, moustache waxes (all of which are created from natural ingredients), grooming kits and combs, as well as a daily update of beard-style inspiration. Bearded folk this is your new online shopping destination.

Juniper Ridge

The founder of fragrance company Juniper Ridge prides himself on the fact, despite his business, he is not a fashion or luxury industry type. Instead, he spends his days hiking and backpacking, creating colognes and perfumes via traditional methods for an authentic scent. As the world's only wilderness fragrance distillery, Juniper Ridge creates its products from real plants, bark, moss, mushrooms and tree trimmings (rather than synthetics) from the West Coast of the United States. A beautiful boutique online store that needs to be checked out!

Svbscription

In one of the most interesting concepts in online shopping, Svbscription was launched in 2012 as a luxury lifestyle subscription for men. What does this mean? You sign up for a limited paid membership and receive a tailored delivery every three months, with pieces by some of the world's most innovative designers, publishers and technology companies—a surprise gift to yourself. Previous editions have included Henson jewellery, Malin + Goetz skincare, HarperCollins books and Le Labo fragrances.  

Elk

Melbourne-based label Elk is designed by partners Adam and Marnie and comprises high-quality, original leather goods, apparel and accessories. The label's natural, relaxed aesthetic and use of raw and vegetable tanned leather, combined with quality craftsmanship, means it effortlessly fits in with an existing wardrobe. New additions to the twice-yearly collections are sleepwear and jewellery—Mr and Mrs Smith this is your boutique online shopping saviour.

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