Down with customs! We are sick of paying for shipping! Take it from a fellow Canadian: a good online boutique can be hard to find. Sometimes it seems like we have no other option than to bite the bullet and buy from our friends across the border.
Luckily, more Canadian e-tailers are appearing all the time! From the familiar favorites to the offbeat and trendy, here are some of the best Canuck-friendly sites:
If you’re in the mood for California style, Alexa Pope is the place to go. Alexa Pope is all about the mix, selling a range of clothing inspired by the street styles of NYC and LA (aka “Alexa”), and straight-from-the-runway looks (“Pope”).
Alexa Pope carries celeb-fave brands like MINKPINK, Local Heroes and Dimepiece LA. With free shipping across the country (and international rates), it’s easier than ever for Canadian fashionistas to emulate style stars like Cara Delevingne and Iggy Azalea.
Get the hottest accessories at Splurge. Splurge has unique and fun jewelry that’s always on-trend – think statement necklaces and playful rings. Contrary to its name, you don’t have to splurge at Splurge! With totally affordable pieces, mixing and matching accessories has never been more fun.
It isn’t just handbags and jewels – Splurge also has your fashion fix. If you’re on the hunt for a colorful maxi dress or cheeky graphic tee, Splurge delivers. Splurge ships to Canada and the USA.
A girl needs her shoes, and JustFab’s got ’em! JustFab.ca has all the shoes (and handbags!) a girl could want, with prices starting from $39.95. Plus, the quick shipping and easy exchanges make shopping a breeze!
You won’t be able to get enough of the site’s free VIP Membership. VIP members get star treatment, with a personalized selection of shoes, handbags, accessories, and denim chosen by a JustFab stylist. It’s just the icing on the cake at this budget-friendly e-boutique.
Big Box E-Tailers
No store? No problem! Even though there may not be a real shop in your city (I’m still holding out for a J. Crew in my neck of the woods!), many of our fave big box stores have their own Canadian sites. Websites like OldNavy.ca feature online-exclusive pieces that can be returned to any store location.
Online shopping doesn’t have to mean paying an arm and a leg in customs fees. With some style and budget savvy, Canadian girls can get a ride on the e-tail train!