Yoox.com has been around since 2000, but somehow it has managed to fly under my radar. The Italian luxury retail site offers more than your standard off-price fare, they also offer home, kids, vintage and special capsule collection items. Recently I started browsing Yoox and was blown away by the selection--Gucci, Miu Miu, Fendi, Lanvin and more at seriously discounted prices, as well as items from years ago, right next to last season's must-haves. No more kicking yourself for not buying those Prada heels back in 2005--they're available and half-off the original price! The best part of shopping Yoox? No mob scenes necessary. Additionally, the retail conglomerate (they also own Marni.com, Valentino.com and other drool-worthy sites) showcases original content like roundups that making shopping a trend as easy as click-click-buy, and videos with the likes of style icon and Pringle brand ambassador Tilda Swinton. The only bummer is the shipping fee--$9.50 for standard shipping is pretty hefty, but with a little research, I found a 10% discount through their iPad app. The sizing can also be limited, so my advice is to check back often for new merchandise. My purchases, including a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood pearl-encrusted heels that I'd been lusting after for years and a previously sold out Vionnet belt, arrived within four days and I'm more than a happy lady.
FASHION RELATED LINKS YOU LOVE:
Why Not Wear Pearls at the Beach? - The Cut
The Year of the...Sneaker? - Racked
Stylish Workout Gear and Gadgets - iVillage