New and Improved Internet Shopping

Monday, 24 January 2011

I love shopping. (Shocker, right?) And while nothing beats the thrill of the chase through the Saks 60% off sale or early bird deals on Black Friday, the internet makes it possible to score fabulous deals on designers in a way no human shopper could do on her own. Sites that scour the web for your favorite brands and deliver targeted results to your inbox can even pinpoint deals in your size only. Google shopping allows you to narrow by price. And of course, sample sale sites tempt you with flash sales of designers from all price points.

With the help of a well-targeted PR pitch, I recently discovered Style Retail, a Massachusetts-based “shopping portal” that’s reminiscent of Google shopping, but so much more. Style Retail includes the basic principles of a Google shopping search–browse by brand, refine by price, color or store–but is clearly designed by and for the avid internet fashionista. (Which, in case you missed the memo, is totally me.)

I took to Style Retail to hunt down my latest purse obsession and compare prices on Marc Jacobs bags. The results? Way more appealing than Google could ever provide. Plus, you can save searches or add specific items to your wishlist once you sign up. (It’s free and takes 2 seconds.)

Style Retail explains that their goal is “to make online shopping informative, as well as flexible with multiple filtering methods.” I’d say they succeeded. Their blog has fun tips on how to wear trends, which is always helpful on a fashion site. (Bonus points for the blog post on sparkly shoes.)

My prediction? Style Retail will actually make my online shopping take longer, but in a good way. I could see myself getting lost in this site for hours, while I quickly get frustrated on most other digital bargain hunts. So while this site might not be great for your wallet, it’s perfect for picking out a new one. Bottom line? Make this your go-to site for hard to find items and save some time. (And maybe even money.)

1 Comment

  • Thanks for the mention Alison! Let us know if we can help you find anything great during your next big online shopping spree :)

    Comment by Andy — January 24, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

Leave a comment

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI