Are you itching to click “buy now”? Are you having cold sweat from not having anything arrive in the mail? Is your mouse starting to collect dust? Well, here’s something for you shopping addicts. Seven online stores with international shipping you should seriously check out now!
#1 Shiny Mix
The Shiny Mix is run by husband and wife New Yorkers Katherine and Djordje Jankovic. Here you’ll find accessories that will lend you a polished look to compliment your outfit. Everything here looks classy. They ship worldwide, thank goodness. Click here to shop.
#2 Pixie Market
We just love Pixie Market for the quirky and cool things they offer on their website. Gotta love the horsie clutch! Inspired by London’s wildly creative markets where you never know what you might discover, the young owners from New York, Gaelle and Magda, designed their store as a showcase for unique finds. Artsy handbags and hats and a mishmash of jewelry line the shelves and front counter, but the highlight is the owners’ private shoe label, Maud. They ship to 39 countries, click here to check the list. Click here to shop.
Established in Melbourne, Portmans is coveted for its sharp tailoring, luxe knits and versatile essentials all topped off with lust-worthy accessories. The look is really stylish and classy, perfect for the urban career woman. Click here to shop. They ship to many countries but click here to check.
This Aussie store offers all the modern silhouettes you’ve been yearning for. From oversized blazers to slouchy pants, the pieces look runway worthy. Shakuhachi was launched by self taught fashion designer, Jessie White, in 2000 with a small collection of handmade t-shirts, made on a budget of just $400. Today, the brand has earned a cult status with fans all around the world. Click here to shop with worldwide deliveries. Joy!
Headquartered in Sydney, Sheike has the most amazing collection of dresses online. So if you know you’re attending a gala dinner or maybe a chic wedding, do not miss their collection. Having said that, Sheike is also the spot for ultra stylish office wear. Seriously. Click here to shop, Sheike ships worldwide.
Stylish, quirky and fashion forward. All the things that we look for in a shop. We love the bag pendant and the fab brogues. Front Row was founded by Ying Wu, a former advertising executive. Inspired by international trends, her affordable, fast-fashion pieces have drawn attention from Asian and Western markets, with UK high street giant Topshop picking up several designs for their 2011 autumn/winter collection. Click here to shop. This Shanghai-based online store ships internationally; click here for the list of destinations.
#7 Style Nanda
Out of South Korea, Style Nanda offers an extensive collection of fashionable pieces from dresses and separates to bags and accessories. By the way, Style Nanda means “So Stylish”. They’ve got a mix of the latest runway-inspired looks plus classic pieces. Click here to shop. They ship to more than 90 countries as listed here.
We just love online stores with international shipping. Now we won’t try to hold you back. Ready, get set, click!
For online shopping newbies, we’ve got some tips for you on how to shop safely online:
- Be wary if the website looks suspicious or unprofessional or makes unrealistic promises. Bargains which look too good to be true often are.
- Know what you are buying. Read the description of the product carefully-check the size, colour, value and safety of the product.
- Read all the fine print. This includes refund and complaints handling policies.
- Check the currency, postage and handling and other charges – there may be extra charges you aren’t aware of. Only pay via a secure web page-one that has a valid digital certificate.
- Use a secure payment method such as PayPal, BPay, or your credit card. Avoid money transfers and direct debit, as these can be open to abuse. Never send your bank or credit card details via email.
- Always print and keep a copy of the transaction. Keep records of any emails to and from the seller.
- Always conduct transactions within the auction website. Avoid private contact or payment directly with buyers or sellers-scammers will often use this ploy to ‘offer a better deal.
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