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Virtual shopping

21-02-2006   


 


 


 


 


If your diary is full to bursting and there’s no time to head for the shops, don’t panic. Thanks to the world wide web, it’s no longer compulsory to leave the house/office/boudoir if you’ve essential items to purchase, or are simply in need of some retail therapy. Just sit back comfortably, relax and let the shops come to you. Phew. From clothing, shoes, accessories and jewellery  – there is an exciting range of delicious treats from a multitude of designers all waiting to be bought. Here’s where to look.


 


 


Anusha


www.anusha.co.uk


If you are after frivolous and feminine treats, then look no further than Anusha.co.uk. This boudoir-style online boutique is a pleasure to browse through. It makes for a relaxing time, is nice and easy to use and certainly takes the hassle out of high street shopping. And to make it more special, your purchases are carefully and lovingly presented in beautiful packaging.


 



ASOS


www.asos.com


This award-winning celebrity-inspired shopping site is a must-visit for any online shopper. ASOS.com (formerly asSeenonScreen) carries an extensive range of top women’s and men’s fashion, designer labels, lifestyle accessories and cult beauty brands at extremely competitive prices. For the full on Hollywood treatment, there is also a beauty section carrying a huge range of cosmetic brands from Doll Face to Funkbubble. What are you waiting for? Get ready to pucker up like Scarlett Johansson and knock ‘em dead like Kirsten Dunst.


 


 


 


Coco Ribbon


www.cocoribbon.com


If you’re not careful when you enter the Coco Ribbon site you may feel as though you want to either move in or even move the whole online shop out to create your new chi-chi boudoir! From cute clothes to gorgeous accessories, the site stocks everything you need to feed your habit for all things glamorous and pretty. 


 


 



Craven Gene


www.cravengene.com


Prepare for a stylish Hogarth-like luxurious fashion adventure when you enter Craven Gene. Its designs are modern, with a hint of times past. From classic English summer frocks, blouses and raincoats, to contemporary skirt suits, trousers and coats – there’s something for every laid-back boho chick to the smarter city girl. Using to die-for fabrics, from chic chiffon, crisp silk and cotton to cool wool, understated luxury is key. The silk satin ribbon dress with a 100% georgette lining is a Stylebible favourite. Who said Victoriana was
on the way out?


 


 



Garden Boutique


www.garden-boutique.com


Rest assured, you’ll feel as though you’re shutting the door on all of your worries and cares when you step into the wonderfully cheery 24-hour Garden Boutique. Browse through its range of designer clothing, jewellery and accessories on a backdrop of simple and uplifting, childlike hand-drawn pages, brimming with colour and vibrancy. Choose from Orla Kiely bags, Sonia Rykiel socks, Vanessa Bruno dresses, and Alice Eden jewellery. You can even create your own necklace from a selection of beautiful charms designed especially for the boutique by Rachel Essex.


 


Gina


www.ginashoes.co.uk


Gina Shoes is one of the world’s most exclusive shoe collections with shops in Bond Street and Sloane Street. Named after 1950s movie star Gina Lollobrigida the brand is best loved for its Zeta and Tatiana styles that are lusted over by celebs, film stars and musicians alike. Three cheers for its website which offers an online shop that stocks its entire range. We love it not only because it makes buying their shoes so easy but also because our creative team designed it.


 


Net-a-Porter


www.net-a-porter.com


Let beautifully packaged couture come to you, at the click of a mouse. Designed by some canny ex-Tatler hacks, the site offers a great range of irresistible items from fantastic high-profile designers. We particularly love the Chloe and Jimmy Choo boutique – so much luxury to choose from. Where Boo has failed Net a Porter has succeeded. This on-line concept is set to run and run. We love it!


 


Sexy Kaftans


www.sexykaftans.com


If your holiday wardrobe needs filling, here’s a treasured online collection of some seriously sexy beachwear. Choose from classic embroidered dresses, tops, kaftans and skirts in linen, silk or cotton. Designs change regularly, so you’ll need to make sure you get them before they go! Launched in 2003, Louise Sandberg sources all her stock from St Tropez, St Barths and Monaco, while designs and colours are updated and changed throughout each season. The website is fun, easy to use and delivers within seven days.


 



 


Shopbop


www.shopbop.com


A US-based gem that delivers to the UK! From Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs and Sass and Bide, to Citizens of Humanity, Seven for all Mankind and Juicy Couture, this excellent site is packed to brim with all sorts of designer labels. Make sure to set aside at least an hour for a full browsing experience – there are more than 100 brands to choose from, and literally hundreds and hundreds of pages of gorgeous items to whet your appetite.


 


 


For more great fashion finds, now there’s a chance for those without their own publicists, managers and stylists to share in that exclusive information – with Stylebible.com – the online answer to the “Little Black Book”. Stylebible is the premier insider guide for those who need to know… now!


 


Subscription is currently 50% off and priced at £25 per year. Once subscribed, your membership card will entitle you to special offers at the world’s leading establishments, designer sample sale alerts and invites to exclusive events. To join now, visit www.stylebible.com .


 





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