Thanks to YOUR input here at Chictopia and my own online shopping research and personal experience I’ve put together my ultimate Top 10 Online Shopping Sites that ship to Canada. They were judged based on style, price, service, navigability, and variety.
1. Shop Bop
5. Style Fly
6. Top Shop
7. Urban Outfitters
9. Aldo / Browns
10. Beyond the Rack
1.Shop Bop: Offering free delivery to Canada within 3 days is unmatchable. Create an account to save your favourite designers and items to make shopping more personable, you’ll be able to find any American designer your heart desires. Or if its a sale your after they have a dedicated 70% off site that will keep you shopping for days. Well deserved first place honours from the Shopping Supplement.
2.Asos: ““The undisputed champion of online fashion.”” The Times Magazine. Offering men’s and women’s clothing, beauty, designer and an impressive outlet site, you won’t be dissapointed by product selection or price. Shipping costs are unbeatable starting at only $6 for deliverly within 8 days. A favourite among Shopping Supplement readers.
3.BlueFly: Every mid-range and high-end designer you can think of you can find it here at minimum 20% to 40% off retail price. Shop by colour, price, designer and more this site makes it exciting to discover a new favourite brand and shop the latest trends.
4.Overstock: Love a brand that you can’t get easily and want to find it for less? Not a difficult task at Overstock.com. Now shipping to Canada, Overstock offers items from well-known brands such as BCBG, Calvin Klein, Tahari and Michael Kors. Shipping is calculated at time of payment as items may be shipped from numerous locations, and the site offers a 30 day return policy. I also love the organization of the site as you can shop by price, size, designer, clearance, category and more.
5.Style Fly: Looking for a Canadian designer line such as Gentle Fawn? You’ll find it at StyleFly. Shipping is a bit steep at $15 but well worth it if you’ve found the brand you’ve been searching for. They also offer a price match guarantee and a style point program.
6.Top Shop: The famed UK brand has opened its doors to long-awaiting Canadian customers by offering shipment to Canadian addresses. Delivery is 5-7 days and 7.50 pounds. Shop their exclusive celebrity lines (such as the enormously successfuly line designed by UK model Kate Moss), their own cult-followed Top Shop line or their studio line which is home to a handful of iconic UK brands.
7.Urban Outfitters: $10 flat rate shipping and free shipping on orders over $150, Urban Oufitters is my go-to site for urban chic style and scoring unique items with a hippie inspiration. I also love their apartment collection and sale section where you’ll find great deals on trendy styles all year round.
8.Sephora: If you’ve ever been to a Sephora location you know its your one-stop shop for every quality cosmetics brand available. Even if there is a Sephora store in your area, the site offers a greater variety, additional brands, and more promotions. If you can pick it up in-store its not worth the extra shipping charge (even if you do get free samples with every order!) but its still worth a look around the site to see what fellow purchasers thought about the product your thinking of buying as the site has an excellent rating system.
9.Aldo/ Browns: Tied for the best shoe site around! If your looking for designer shoes you can find it at any of the above mentioned sites. But if your looking for quality and great style, sales, service and shipping costs then look no further. Both offer in-store returns at a location near you to take the anxiety out of buying shoes online and offer a huge selection of shoes, bags and jewellery (aldo).
10.Beyond the Rack: The one members-only shopping site that made it on this list – and for good reason. Every day the site unveils new designer events that run for a limited time and offer a limited quantity at up to 70% off. Shipping is reasonable at $11.95 and delivery time varies. Do not shop for items that you need for an upcoming event or for gifts. Delivery time is unreliable as Beyond the Rack works as a middleman in scoring us great deals so if their supplier takes a long time it will take even longer to get to you. Knowing this as you go into the sale makes a world of difference and nothing is quite like the excitement of scoring a designer item at 70% off!
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