Considering our Summer is turning out to be a complete wash out, it’s definitely more appealing to shop the sales from the comfort of my own sofa rather than risk rain on my shopping parade…
So for the second installment of my Sales Edit I’m bringing you the best bargains from some of my favourite online boutiques…
1. Best for ‘everything under one roof” – Motilo.com
Motilo is fast becoming one of my favourite shopping destinations. One, because they combine an amazing range of high end to die for designers that I can drool over (see the David Koma and Sophie Hulme pieces above) with equally affordable up and coming labels and high street swag that I can actually buy. And two, because they make the whole experience A LOT of fun! (as if the shopping wasn’t fun enough) You can create your own looks, put outfits together and share your ideas and purchases with friends. They also have a great blogging community (which a certain someone is part of FYI) and constantly offer all sorts of fun competitions where everyone is welcome to submit their looks and try their hand at re- styling celebs! If you are not a fan of shopping around then Motilo is for you as they sell pieces from all of the major shopping outlets such as My-Wardrobe, Net-a-Porter and Matches under one very chic roof!
2. Best for pieces no-one else will have – Three Floor Fashion
Three Floor is a relatively new discovery for me, but one I’m certainly glad I found. Still slightly under the radar you can be fairly sure that purchasing from this sale, not every second person on Oxford Street will own the same item. How long this anonymity will last however? I’m not sure as I predict big things for this brand. Their range isnt huge but what they do offer is unusual, quirky and not blow the bank expensive. I especially love the monochrome dress above for it’s daring cut and 80s appeal.
3. Best for too cool for school purchases – Bengt
Now before I say anything about Bengt, I must first of all say that my picks above are not really a true representation of what this site has to offer, I may have got to the sale too late or perhaps the brands are not the sale types. Either way I may have to do another seperate post on the boutique soon but for now I wanted Bengt to be included in my round up as I believe it to be one of the most cutting edge online boutiques out there at the moment. It supports up and coming designers and it’s brand list reads pretty much like my wishlist including amazing talent such as Louise Amstrup, Moxham jewellery (god I wish this had gone into sale, I am dying for one of those necklaces), ethical knitwear designer Good One (I first saw this label at Pure about 3 years ago and knew it was going to do well!) and not forgetting fellow blogger and designer extraordinaire Charlie May! They have even signed up the gorgeous Sandra from 5 inch and Up to front their latest campaign so as you can imagine it’s becoming a bit of a blogger haven. Definitely check it out!
4. Best for ‘around the world buys’ – Farfetch.com
If you don’t know about Farfetch.com by now then shame on you… but also get on it now! It’s a little beyond my means at the moment but it doesn’t stop me looking and wishing. It’s a rather clever little set up as it plays host to lots of different boutiques and stores from around the world and brings them all to you in a nice easy bundle. It’s similar to Motilo but bigger, with more designer labels and also casts a wider net meaning you can shop your favourite European boutiques without having to pay for the airfare – clever right? P.S aren’t those Givenchy heels to die for? and half price… oh dear step away.
If you are a fan of bagging the designer bargains during the sales then look out for my final installment of the sales edit which is going to focus on all of the best designer price cuts! And for some more affordable high street buys look here.