Style Network host and fashion expert Jeannie Mai shares how shopping online is becoming more customized than ever, with new websites that provide industry insiders to give you tips and pick shoes for you based on your personal style profile.
Love online shopping? Looking for more ways to click your way to a new wardrobe? Jeannie Mai of the Style Network shares smart, savvy ways to snag inexpensive, quality items through chic shopping websites:
Once this site picks up on your personal style, you can create a personalized showroom with different selections and arrange to have a different item shipped right to your door every month. The best part is that every single shoe, handbag, accessory is only $39.99. I love this site because it's affordable, comfy, and cute. Nearly all of my shoes in my closet belong to ShoeDazzle (shhh), and you begin a lifelong friendship when you send these as gifts!
OpenSky is a social network for shopping where nearly 100 industry insiders in categories such as food, style, beauty, health and home décor curate their favorite products. Shoppers create their own shopping circle by connecting to these experts as well as their friends to help them discover new and unique things everyday. Let's face it, celebs have tried what works best for their careers. I'd rather try things directly recommended from an expert, than to waste money trying another failed product.
Celebrities call this their must-shop secret — an online site founded by a vintage connoisseur who cuts the work out for us. With dresses from Oscar de la Renta to treasures of peplum dresses, hats, and furs, you will hit the jackpot without having to rummage. Tell them what you desire and they'll hunt it down for you. Most women get turned off digging for vintage items because they never have the time, nor do they know where to go. It's literally a stroke of luck and timing... until you've had Chelsea-Girl at your fingertips. Also, 5 percent of everything bought goes to the charity of your choice. Chelsea-Girl's celebrity clientele includes Penelope Cruz, Rachel Zoe, Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and more.
Polyvore is humongous, with over 17 million users. I personally love this site when I'm creatively stuck on ideas. I simply insert what piece I have and get directed to hundreds of "moodboards" with ideas to help inspire your choice of dress and how to wear... not to mention I can shop from these boards because the site leads me directly to the sources.