Oh, online shopping how I love thee!
Got home from work this eve and was greeted by a lovely little express post bag on the dining table. A quick squeeze revealed that it was my black, cocktail style maxi dress for the Australian Bloggers Conference that I ordered from Birdsnest on Thursday. But it could just have easily been my business cards for said conference I ordered from Zazzle, or my hair products that I ordered from StrawberryNet.
Yep, I’m pretty much an online shopping addict!
What’s not to love? You can browse around quickly for the best price, without getting blisters. You can complete the transaction without any forced banter with shop assistants. You can save real money. You can buy nice things without looking nice yourself … PJs and bedhair are completely acceptable. You can feel great by sticking it up Gerry Harvey and other dinosaur retailers who don’t want to get with the online program. At last … I’ve found my shopping nirvana.
Ripping into my parcel, I found my dress neatly wrapped in tissue and placed in a very handy envirobag in a funky pattern. Also inside was a lovely handwritten note and a loyalty card. I got a hit of the warm and fuzzies. This was online retailing done right! But what still remained to be seen was … did the dress fit?
A quick try on revealed that yes, the dress fitted me and looked pretty good! Now all is left is to accessorise and decide heel or no heels and I’m set!
So, in celebration of another successful online purchase here are a few of my favourite online shopping hotspots:
For a bit of everything
Catch of the Day – new deals every day and you never know what you’re going to find. I’ve bought my two laptops (one 10 inch portable and one 15 inch every day laptop) here, a wall mount for our TV and a electric streriliser. Deals change at noon every day and some of the best deals are snapped up pretty quickly.
Baby’s Got Style – funky fashion for your little peeps plus some toys, accessories and gifts. Quick delivery and good range.
Toys and gifts
Peanut Gallery – discovered this site when looking for toys to send to my niece and nephews. Good range of wooden and educational toys.
Skinstore – US site with alot of the big skincare brands. I can buy my favourite skincare brand Sothy’s here for about half the price charged here in Australia. Arrives within a week and often with samples of other products. Regularly has 20% off storewide deals.
Book Depository – cheap, cheap, cheap and free worldwide delivery.
Etsy – the international home for all things handmade. Recently found it’s also good for vintage finds. Found some handles for an old dresser we needed to freshen up at an etsy store in the US. Worked out $3 a handle (including postage!).
Madeit – Mecca for Australian crafty peeps. Found a lovely reversible hat for J here.
Feel free to add your own … I’m always on the look out for new haunts.