Shop ’til you drop… your laptop on your face

Believe it or not there are still those among us who have yet to dip their toe into the wonderful procrastination tool that is online shopping. If you need some inspiration for where to direct your browser next then read on!

ASOS is a British online fashion retailer offering womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty products and gifts. The company sells over 850 brands including River Island, French Connection, Missguided, Nike and Calvin Klein as well as its own ranges of clothing and accessories such as ASOS White, ASOS Black and ASOS Salon in addition to its exclusive petite and tall collections.

The trend-led retailer offers a lavish selection of the latest fashions primarily aimed at the young adult. From New Look to Moschino, ASOS features a huge range of products to cater to any budget. As if the wide range of styles aren’t appealing enough for the online shopper, the clothing site also offers a 10% discount to students all year round, with an occasional 20% discount offer which is available from time to time. Although, with frequent sales and a permanent outlet store, there is always a bargain to be grabbed! Online shopping sceptics need not panic as the site offers free delivery when you spend £20 as well as free returns so you can shop with no regrets, be it with your best friends or tucked up in your duvet at any hour of the day.

Unlike other mainstream clothing retailers, the company also features ASOSMarketplace alongside its main website. The marketplace sells both vintage and branded clothing and accessories through independent labels and boutiques, offering quirky and unique fashion you may not find on the high street. With such a huge selection of fashion and the great levels of quality control, ASOS slowly but surely is competing with your local department stores and taking the online shopping web by storm.

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Since launching in June 2000, Net-a-Porter has built a reputation as the world’s premier luxury fashion destination. Net-a-Porter offers a distinguished selection of designer clothing, from Acne Studios to Zana Bayne, offering all the latest trends. Not only does Net-a-Porter have unique styles on offer, they also stock a variety of items including designer beauty products. Online reviews have revealed outstanding customer service, with easy and fast returns in the event of any unexpected troubles encountered by customers.

The online shopping website has a monthly audience of over 6 million customers via a global multi-channel ecosystem, which not only includes their website but also a digital magazine ‘The EDIT’, a print magazine ‘PORTER’, a mobile app ‘The NET SET’, and a menswear website ‘MR PORTER’. With such an extensive network of applications and high levels of trust invested by clients, it comes as no shock that the site stands as one of the leading platforms in this era of online shopping, providing unparalleled shopping experience. The ability to watch videos of catwalks shows and buy each garment, or shop from the online magazine simply by clicking on a photo, truly highlights their firm’s core value of advancing headstrong alongside growing technology.


What makes Feel Unique so unique? Founded in 2005, they are currently Europe’s largest online premium beauty retailer with over 500 brands to choose from. Feel Unique has been voted amongst the top in online beauty shopping websites according to many beauty bloggers. They pride themselves in delivering a wide range of products from designer labels, household names as well as the niche brands without the huge price tag. Top brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome, Guerlain, Benefit and many others that are heavily discounted; a pocket-friendly treat especially to us students!

The ‘special offers’ tab, which gets frequently updated with nearly 50% knocked off items, spoil you even more with a free gift at checkout as well as free delivery worldwide on orders over £10! Usually tracking your parcel’s progress is tricky and stressful, but with Feel Unique the communication is prompt and informative, guaranteeing to work directly with their manufacturers to bring products to the customers straight from the brands themselves – unlike many other beauty retailers. Plus, as well as successfully getting the stamp of approval by Trusted Shops, reviews have rated the website ‘excellent’ on both customer service and products. A unique shopping journey and truly a destination for beauty indeed.


By Albina Govic & Megan Sylvester