This morning I started my day by reading a few blogs. One in particular stood out - www.over50feeling40.com — in its post and the discussion that followed regarding what readers want from clothing retailers. Oh, my goodness, don’t get me started … but, then again, why not? I have grown very weary of shopping the old-school way, that is, in physical stores. Almost every time I venture into their domain, I regret it. Long lines, unfriendly sales associates, and poor quality merchandise mare my visit. Now, I do understand that the state of the economy has altered the way we shop. Stores no longer can afford to have extra sales associates on the floor for the entire selling day for those moments when they are flooded with customers. Neither can they afford to do in-depth training for associates regarding the differences between fabrics and why one is more expensive than another. However, there is a silver lining to all of this misfortune at the mall …. online shopping! I love the fact that the world is at my fingertips with products galore. I can compare prices, check fabric content, get free or nominal shipping charges and fantastic customer service. I have yet to encounter a problem with returns and the best thing, drum roll …. no lines!
As our thoughts begin to turn to the upcoming holidays, thought I would share a few of my favorite online shopping sites with you:
http://legendarysuitjamas.com There are many imitators, but only one Legendary Suitjamas. I know from experience that you want to go with this company when it comes to buying the Suitjama inspired by Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. Their product is first rate and their customer service is second to none. In fact, I have never encountered customer service as friendly or helpful as I have at Legendary Suitjamas. If you ever need a unique present for the man in your life, a Suitjama is sure to bring a smile to his face.
http://www.stylemint.com Members-only (membership is free) have access to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s exclusively designed and styled T Shirts, with new styles to choose from every month. The best part … they also have great customer service.
http://www.leatherglovesonline.com Wonderful selection of leather gloves for men and women. Am particularly loving the driving gloves this year!
http://www.levenger.com sells quality tools for serious readers. I am especially partial to their pens and reading accessories. While my sons really like the Bomber Jacket Collection, I cherish the pink fountain pen I bought a few years ago.
http://www.classicshaving.com I came across this site last year while searching for a straight razor for my son. I never thought buying razors or shaving supplies could be so interesting, but they won me over.
http://www.zappos.com Earlier this year I had my heart set on finding a blue jersey wrap dress for a wedding I was attending. After my mall shopping yielded no results, I turned to my trusty internet and within minutes I found it! As usual, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my package arrived from zappos.com
http://www.asos.com Fun clothes, great selection, easy shopping … who could ask for anything more!