You don’t have drive to a Neiman Marcus to find great clothes. By using the Internet, you can save yourself time and money, while creating a unique fashion style. There are tons of web sites offering all kinds of fashions, from geeky t-shirts to designer jeans.
Think Geek is a great place to start. This site has been around for a while, serving out everything from cases of energy drinks to t-shirts for geeks across the planet. You’ll be able to find a wide variety of desk toys here, ranging from dart guns to puzzles. ThinkGeek really shines with their shirt collection, however. With categories catering to everyone from UNIX nerds to Hackers, you’ll find something here that is insanely geeky. They have both men’s and women’s sizes. You can even get a shirt with PI spelled out. Just don’t break your thick-frame glasses while reading their extensive catalog.
Beginning as a small company offering discount fashion, Bluefly has blossomed into a large online clothing retailer with primetime TV commercials. If you’re a fan of Diesel, Gucci, D&G, etc., look at Bluefly. Their men’s and women’s selections are extensive and lavish. You can get a sweater retailing at $145.00 for $78.30 from Bluefly; they cut prices significantly enough for you to be able to afford top-notch brands. Even while writing this, Bluefly was offering 10% off all purchases. It’s high-end fashion at a great price.
With enough vector-based, artsy t-shirts to make a graphics design major drool, Threadless keeps the trendy pattern going with creative, affordable t-shirts. When you browse their selection, you’ll instantly be reminded of walking into the men’s section of an Urban Outfitters store. The vector art, bright colors, and flashy designs make every t-shirt a hit. Rest assured that you will never see anyone in the mall with the shirt you’re wearing. Threadless even encourages submitting a design you’ve made and to possibly turn it into one of their shirts. Threadless has a great reputation; don’t think twice about ordering from anyone else. Plus, why pay the inflated price of $25 to $30 a t-shirt at Urban Outfitters, when Threadless offers you great design at around $15 a pop?
If you want an insanely over-the-top, completely offensive shirt, look no further than T-Shirt Hell. No religion, race, or person is safe from the merchandise available here. Designed for the rebel in all of us, T-Shirt Hell lets you speak what you truly feel via your clothing. Some of the more tame slogans include “Asthma is Sexy,” “Bad Samaritan,” and “Plain Clothes Cop.” Prices aren’t bad at about $18 a t-shirt, and they have a wide variety of sizes available. If you dare, check out all of their shirts and find one to annoy each person you know.
Want to represent your ‘hood—literally? Check out Neighborhoodies, a company specializing in sweatshirts, t-shirts, and accessories customized to your liking. By logging on to their Web site, you can design your own, one-of-a-kind hooded sweatshirt (or other article of clothing) with your choice of text, logo, and colors. Now boys from Brooklyn and ladies from L.A. can let people know exactly where they’re from. The prices are steep (starting at $50), though, making it a good investment and a wonderful gift idea.
Those with a keen sense of humor will love Busted Tees. From the creators of CollegeHumor.com, the t-shirts have that Urban Outfitters look, but with a popular joke on the front. Christopher Walken/SNL fans will appreciate the “MORE COWBELL” shirt, while others will enjoy jokes such as “Nobody Likes a Vegetarian” and “Jersey girls ain’t trash. (trash gets picked up).” Shirts are only $18 and will guarantee conversation and laughter at your next party.
They used to cater to the rave scene; now, they target the urban crowd. Karmaloop offers brands like Triple 5 Soul, LRG, and American Apparel to fill your closet. K-Loop’s prices are fair, and you’ll be able to find some great deals when there’s a sale. Funky hats, colorful shoes, and awesome bags are just some of the great finds. If you went on a shopping spree here, you could create a unique look for yourself unmatched by any other retailer. They’ve even got Members Only jackets, just in case you accidentally threw out your grandfather’s.
Won the lottery recently? Great! Head over to eLuxury to pick up some of the hottest brands out there, at prices just as steamy. Here you’ll find styles such as Louis Vutton, Dior, and Versace. The site is very cleanly designed and easy to navigate, too. You’ll find plenty of women’s clothing, shoes, and even men’s accessories that will make you look fabulous! Just make sure your wallet is outfitted with an Amex Black card and you know your exact size, because these clothes are cut tight and very expensive. If you dream of dressing like a star, eLuxury is your chance to experience it in full.
The auction site we’ve all come to know and love (or hate) is actually a Mecca of clothing. Whether you’re looking for vintage pieces or designer dresses, eBay can cater to your needs. The auctions allow you to control your price range, too. Prices usually tend to be on the cheaper side of things, as eBay isn’t retail and some sellers want to cut you a break. If you’re willing to deal with auctions and use PayPal, you’ll have a closet full of wonders in no time.
CafePress is an essential place to have gifts made. You can easily log in, upload a photo or design, and have it available to everyone via an easy-to-use storefront. If you want to get your grandmother a shirt featuring a picture of your child, here’s your chance to get it done professionally—without a trip to those booths at the mall. CafePress not only offers a decent selection of clothing, they offer things such as mouse pads, coffee mugs, and backpacks, all with your design or photo. Men’s and women’s merchandise is available here, so no worries about finding the right size. Prices range, depending on what the seller has chosen for a markup.