25.9.11

Favourite online shopping destinations

When I was recovering from my recent surgery I spent a great deal of time on the computer.
I bought these two timber vases from Country Road Online
 I embraced online shopping like there was no tomorrow and spent hours shopping for all manner of things; clothes, home wares and bed linen to name a few.
Oroton 'Akala' Mini bag. And it was on sale!!!!Yee Ha!
All items arrived perfectly and it was so exciting to hear the courier vans pull up with a new delivery! It's just sooo easy to purchase via a simple click of a mouse!

King bed, 'San Marco Ottawa' from Pillowtalk. A nice change for the guest bedroom.

Unfortunately virtual shopping manifests into reality once the credit card / bank statements arrive! Eeeek!

Are you embracing online shopping or do you need to see / feel before buying? On the Central Coast of New South Wales where I live, designer retail experiences are restricted, if not non-existent.  Shopping online is the only way I can source many items. Here are some of my favourite online stores:

Top 3 by Design
Australia's design store offering award winning top design products, gifts, wish lists and even a wedding register. I can spend hours online here!

Peters of Kensington
A favourite retail and online store, with categorised catalogues, photos and mostly discount prices. I've signed up for the weekly newsletters so I know when what I want is on sale. They have an extensive product list and great range of Alessi gear too. I must buy from here at least once every six weeks! It's a great Christmas one - stop -shop and, they do the wrapping!

Country Road
We don't have a Country Road home wares shop close by so I buy online. I've always loved their womenswear, menswear, kidswear and accessories. Their aesthetic is very simple / modern with on trend colours and great quality for outlay.
Pony Rider
Ponyrider is a boutique home wares brand using photography and typography on their unique range of products. I love their quirky aesthetic - it's something different, 'hand made' in feel and taps into that modern yet retro trend so popular at the moment.

Third Drawer Down
Third Drawer Down is both a product design agency and a shop selling a variety of weird and wonderful objects. I love popping in here (online of course) for a terrific range of high-quality, limited-edition tea-towels designed by artists.

So, what have I missed? Any further suggestions? Do you have favourite on-line stores?

x KL