Best places to shop online on a budget

Online shopping has become increasingly popular over the years for everything from furniture to paper towels. Its’ convenience and ability to be done in your pajamas while eating ice cream and watching “The Bachelor” has led it to become a staple in many lives. A major time saver it can also help out your bank account with these great options to get a wardrobe upgrade on a budget.


1) Tobi


You have to sign up with an email address to become a member in order to shop, and if you link your Facebook and “like” the Tobi page you can get 50 percent off your first order. Good quality for the low price, the clothes are perfect for wearing out to bars or parties that you don’t want to ruin nice things at. Tobi also has one of the largest selections of comfortable sweaters and cardigans at good prices online.

  • free shipping over $50
  • free returns
  • 50 percent off first order when you link your Facebook account


2) Necessary Clothing

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You can go visit the store in Soho as well, but Necessary Clothing started online and still has a larger selection on its website. A mix of styles, their summer pieces are always the biggest hits with hundreds of options of comfortable sundresses and maxi dresses.

  • 10 percent off first order when you sign up with an email
  • free shipping on orders of $125



3) Lulu’s


One of the cheapest on this list, Lulu’s has so many items available online it can be slightly overwhelming, but the sections are divided up nicely into categories so you can sift through only what you’re interested in buying. This is the place to go if you need something a little fancier, great dresses for formals and graduation parties.

  • 10 percent off an order when you sign up for emails
  • free shipping on orders over $50
  • free returns always


4) J. Crew Factory

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Crew’s cheaper younger sister, it is stocked with items from the season before at a fraction of J. Crew’s prices. Great for staple sweaters and pants that you don’t want to spend hundreds on at J. Crew, their jewelry selection is also a big hit. Although they are usually considered last season’s J. Crew leftovers, the style of J. Crew is very classic and minimal so the collections rarely go out of style you won’t look outdated.

  • 15 percent off an order with an email sign up
  • $5 flat rate shipping anywhere in the United States
  • free shipping on orders over $100



5) BaubleBar


The only jewelry specific site on this list, they offer stylish, unique pieces at a low price that don’t tarnish. You’ll find a few pieces going as high as $300 in specialty collections, but can easily get great pieces under $50 as well. They have a small selection in some Nordstrom’s jewelry departments, but for the full collection and ten times more options you’ll want to look online where they started.

  • 20 percent off your first purchase when you join an email list
  • free shipping in the United states
  • free returns


by Rebecca Murphy



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