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A Quick Guide To The Best Spots To Shop Online


With it’s no queues, no people and no leaving the house appeal, the popularity of online shopping continues to sky rocket. Alisha Vara takes a look at what’s hot right now.


It’s 2018, and online shopping is probably going to be in the next Olympic games. Warning: you may need to cut all your cards up before reading, and you will definitely get to know your local courier post staff on a first name basis.


Pixie Market 

Pixie Market is a tastefully curated selection of on trend pieces. The price is reasonably high, but the sale section is well worth a look, and sometimes they do special discount codes. What I love most about this site is that there’s no information overload, due to the limited number of pieces on offer. Shipping to NZ is free, for any purchase of USD $200 or more. Check them out here

Currently digging: Grey Fur Line Top

Top from Pixie Market

Genuine People 

Genuine People is the epitome of sleek. Unfortunately, their price points are high, and there is a set rate for international shipping. A girl can dream. Check them out here.

On the wishlist: Wool Crop Pants

Oversized Boxy Wool Coat



For the conscious consumers, Reformation’s mission is to inspire sustainability in fashion. They track the impact each garment has on the environment, and their product descriptions are refreshingly on point. Check them out here


This is my current favorite is the Vice Jumpsuit Yes, I’m embracing the side boob:


Asos Marketplace

Heaven for all you thrift shop hunters, Asos marketplace brings the best of vintage, second hand and independent boutiques. No matter what your budget, there’s something here for everyone. The only downside is the huge product overload – get ready to never leave your room again. Shipping varies by store. Check them out here

For your 90’s nostalgia fix: Shorts by the vintage scene 

Shorts from Vintage Scene

Already in my cart: Kimono by Yapyap


Lavish Alice 

I always make a beeline for the sale section, and Lavish Alice never fails to disappoint. The prices are so good that I can easily talk myself into a whole outfit. Shipping costs vary but won’t break the bank.  Check them out here

Lusting over: Petrol Blue Lace Open Back Midi Dress

Leather Ruffle Sliders in Silver

The Iconic 

No shopping spree is complete without a visit to The Iconic. Based in Australia, they have a huge range of both Australian and international designers, and a great size range. Shipping is free for orders of $50 and above. For those of you who live in your active-wear, there’s a whole section dedicated to sport. Their winning point is a super easy and free returns system. I am always amazed at their speedy delivery, which comes in handy for last minute gifts or events. Check them out here

Yes please to this:

Mary Necklace by Reliquia Jewellery 

Mary Necklace by The Iconic


Ok, I have to confess, I’m a trademe addict. Not only do you feel good by buying something and helping someone else de-clutter, there are some absolute steals, especially with NZ fashion designers. My claim to fame is this gorgeous Karen Walker coat in pristine condition, for a meager $60. Don’t forget to spark up the question/answer section and try your hand at haggling, you might get lucky.

Karen Walker Coat Fall 15


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