The Best Shopping Websites
Best Home Goods Shopping Websites
One-stop shopping for contemporary home goods in an easy-to-browse, simply designed site.
This sprawling site, with a vast inventory at reasonable prices, is a favorite resource of interior decorators.
From Restoration Hardware comes a site full of sexy, curvy, ultra-feminine furnishings.
Indoor lights, outdoor lights, table lights, floor lights, ceiling lights―and shades―all with free shipping.
A wide-ranging collection of tubs, sinks, vanities, and more to redecorate your bath. Fabulous prices―there's even a section of "blowout specials"―and top-notch customer service.
This sister-owned textile company offers totes, pillows, and other high-quality goods in fun, colorful prints.
If you're lucky enough to have a patio and a yard, you'll find everything you need to furnish your outdoor space―furniture, umbrellas, grills―here.
Home furnishings (plus clothing for women and children) from around the world, all with a romantic sensibility.
Reasonably priced reproductions of modern furniture classics, with free shipping and a money-back guarantee.
As streamlined as the modern furniture it carries, this site features the work of eco-conscious designers.
Decorative accessories and furniture with a global viewpoint, from sources as equally far-flung.
Original artwork at every price. A view-on-wall feature lets you try before you buy, so you have an idea of how a work of art will look in your home.
An eclectic roundup of modern, vintage, and kitsch from big names like Knoll and Herman Miller.
Simple, clean, and graphic designs―from artwork to wallpaper―at affordable prices.
Bright and simply laid out, this site features new, antique, and artfully weathered imports from across the globe.
Best Cooking and Food Shopping Websites
Picture an online supermarket with the most delectable gourmet items. A highlight: Batch’s Best Cherries, which can be ordered all year but are shipped only in July, at the height of their perfection.
A comprehensive depot of cookbooks―more than 14,000 titles―all offered at discount prices.
The California-based fruit purveyor (its gorgeous peaches have reached icon status) sells delicious fruit spreads and pastries as well.
Cookware, appliances, and more on a site with reasonable prices and a friendly vibe.
A wonderful source for bakers of all levels. It’s famous for flour, but you can also find cake and bread mixes, molds, pans, liners, chocolate chips, books, and more on this cheerful site.
Pepper mills (and the peppercorns to put in them) are the specialty here, from a company that has been producing the tools for more than 40 years.
Unusual, old-fashioned, and delicious food finds from all over the country and the world.
Best Clothing and Accessories Shopping Websites
Shop top-drawer labels (like Kate Spade and Prada) by color, designer, or price, with deals galore.
Cute clothing; fresh, friendly-looking models; and clever copy, plus quick and efficient service.
Custom-designed purses, clutches, pillows, and plates on a site that prides itself on excellent customer service.
The name says it all: organic, eco-conscious, stylish clothing (with goods for the home, too).
Offers exclusive (free) access to sample sales of designer brands like Tracy Reese and Alice + Olivia.
Time-tested clothing, an easy-to-navigate site, and sales agents who work overtime to make you happy.
The outdoor-gear giant goes above and beyond in its customer service, and everything―everything―is 100 percent guaranteed.
Calculates your body type from measurements you take, then directs you to the clothing made to flatter your shape. Genius.
Put in the type of pants you’re looking for and your inseam and this especially helpful site searches multiple e-tailers to comparison-shop for you.
Brand-new and just building its inventory. The clothes and the home goods are darling, and there are bargains to be had.
Locate extraordinary boutiques of both the online and brick-and-mortar sort. Browse by city (New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., are offered now) or category (“great sales,” “girly vibe,” and “quality customer service,” to name a few).
Shop for bras and jeans by body type and style. Makes your number of options manageable and eliminates the guesswork about which bra has the best push-up action or which jeans add a bit of curve to a flat bum.
This favorite of shoe lovers―which also offers clothing, bags, and accessories―provides free shipping both ways, so you can try out anything and everything at no expense.
Best Gift Shopping Websites
The kind of wedding presents (Waterford, Lenox) you would buy at department stores but often cheaper and with free shipping, no tax, and personal customer service.
Quiet simplicity is the hallmark of the bed linens, table linens, and children’s gifts you’ll find here. Wonderful for out-of-the-ordinary wedding presents.
The place to buy (and sell) one-of-a-kind gifts and inexpensive handmade arts and crafts.
Based in Britain and quirky, this site features inventive items you may have a hard time giving away.
Gifts for the home, for the jewelry lover, and even for pets and their owners. Fun and extremely affordable.
Best Miscellaneous and Bargain Shopping Websites
Designer clothes and shoes, furniture, sporting goods, electronics, luggage―what doesn’t this site carry? Everything is discounted, and almost all the merchandise qualifies for free shipping.
A veritable bargain bazaar. Normally pricey goods (like cashmere scarves and Egyptian-cotton sheets) can be picked up at a fraction of their cost elsewhere―up to 70 percent off.
Once upon a time, this company was all about tools for construction workers and longshoremen. Now it offers everything from grooming products to toys to toothbrushes for dogs―and tradesmen-tested gear―with a real commitment to customer service.
Thousands of mini-size products―three ounces or less―make travel a breeze. A brilliant idea.
Pesticide-free blooms from organic farms, some with an added bonus of proceeds going to nonprofit groups partnered with the site.
Fabrics in poppy tones (and a small collection of home goods) are organized by color, so it’s easy to find what suits your palette.
The most stylish office supplies and organizational tools ever.