If you’re not into shopping with a sales person looming over your shoulder while you’re still figuring out if you really like something. Let going online can be your breath of fresh air. Skip the lines, the parking lots, the petrol, the extensive wandering. If you have yourself a measuring tape and internet connection—then you’re all good to go! The convenience of online shopping can make even boring desk lunch minutes enjoyable. You can be heading to your next adventure or waiting for dinner to cook, and at the same time shopping sans tether.
There’s an unlimited number of boutiques out there but choose local for better shipping rates and speeds. Hello next day delivery. Don’t let that inhibit you because for any fashionable need, there’s an Aussie boutique that can deliver to you. Here’s our swaps to shop locally whatever you’re shopping for.
Swap ASOS for Alamour the Label
A brand started by an ambitious woman, you can rest assured this brand knows just how to make you look good. Whether it be a glamorous sequined red gown at a ball or a Christmas party outfit to stun, there’s something for every occasion.
Their brand name originates from the Spanish of love because their vision is for all the women in their clothes to “love what you wear.” With this goal, they go the extra mile for you. When you choose a product, they give you a full product description and tips on how to wear it. They give you tips on the jewellery that best complements it and the best underwear, whether it’s nipple tape, strapless or whatever the case may be.
Swap Target for Berlei
Finding the right underwear can make or break your outfit. A lot of women wear the wrong size without knowing it! Side effects include back aches, moving cups, wardrobe malfunctions, and a less than perfect OOTD. Luckily enough, you can use an accurate bra calculator online! But even then, it can be hard to find it in shop. But why make the effort with the risk of disappointment when you can go to Berlei to find the perfect size in the perfect style. Here, they even provide bra fit and bra care tips. Plus, tonnes of different filters will let you shop with ease. No more looking for that elusive tag!
Swap Nasty Gal for Siren Shoes
One of the best things to splurge on are shoes. After a certain age, your body will keep wanting to change except for your feet. Shoes will always fit! Get crazy at Siren Shoes where sky’s the limit. Their wide range encompass heels, sneakers, sandals, flats, wedges and even bridal shoes. Find the right pair for any event or use.
Swap Lorna Jane for The Upside Sport
Stay fashionable as you check off your fitness goals with The Upside Sport. Check out their fun prints and replace your old boring leggings. Get swimwear that’s not only pretty but dries quickly and stays on like good swimwear should. They also have a blog where you can check out informative articles for getting fit or fashionable shopping guides.
Swap Sportsgirl for Lily and Mitchell
Get access to different jewellery designers with Lily and Mitchell. Whatever your style is, you can certainly find it here. From chunky gold chains, skinny silver necklaces, to solid chokers to talismans— it’s a one stop shop for adornments whatever the occasion. Stocking well known brand By Charlotte and a host of other trinket crafters, that will certainly add a little charm to any outfit.
Swap exxy vintage stores for FROWTRIBE
This Melbourne oasis has all the charm of a one off gallery but the appeal of a true boutique. Mixing high end finds with customised pieces, you’ll be able to curate an outfit or two that only you own. Major win. If you’re desperate to own something they do pre-orders too, so you can plan your purchase way in advance.
Swap Misguided for Sabo Skirt
Brisbane based online store, Sabo Skirt is an Aussie fashion mecca. Understanding the laid-back lifestyle of the quintessential local girl has earned the duo success abroad too, showing in New York just last season. Beachside fashion, easy to wear pieces for everyday or divine looks to show off on a night out. Thessy and Yiota they get it, so each piece is a purchase with you and I in mind. Plus 1-2 business days is swift enough to have you sorted for the weekend, even if you purchase mid-week.
Image source: Shiralee Coleman, Capture Lab, Who Loves That, The Upside.