Top 10 online shopping sites in the US

Information verified correct on January 21st, 2017

Tired of the crowds at the mall and fights during sales? Find the best online shopping sites and avoid #mallmayhem.

Ditch the stores and turn to your computer or cell. Most of your favorite shops now offer extensive online stores, meaning there’s a chance to find your favorite color and size. Plus, there are often online-exclusive sales and promo codes and coupons that just won’t work at the till.

Check out our top picks for online stores you should be shopping at right now.

Top 10 Online Shopping Sites

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One of the biggest names in online fashion, ASOS has won countless awards from Cosmopolitan, Maxim and In Style. It’s based in London, but opened up shop in the US a few years ago, launching its website in 2010 and opening a New York office in 2012. The almost 100 million users that visited the site last year must be onto something.

  • Free shipping on all orders $40 or more
  • Free, fully tracked returns
  • Stocks favorite brands like G-Star, River Island and Talulah


2. Boohoo

Adding new styles to its stock daily, Boohoo is a go-to resource for affordable fashion online. It has been praised by Cosmopolitan and offers lots of options, from sportswear to formal and from petite to plus size.

  • Free shipping on orders $40 or more
  • Boohoo Basics start at less than $10
  • Students receive an extra 20% off


3. Forever 21

It’s rare to go to a mall without finding one, but shopping at Forever 21 can be overwhelming when you realize every branch stocks ALL of the clothes, accessories and shoes. Luckily, it’s got a pretty neat website where you can easily find what you’re looking for (…and maybe a few extra things, too).

  • Free shipping on orders $50 or more
  • There’s a web exclusives line just for online shoppers
  • Women’s, men’s, children’s clothes, and petite and plus-size options available


4. Urban Outfitters

Housing all things hipster-chic, Urban Outfitters carries a mish-mash of items from retro clothing and funny T-shirts to quirky homewares and trendy footwear. The Philadelphia-based chain also manages big names like Anthropologie and Free People.

  • Free shipping on orders $50 or more
  • Returns within 30 days by mail or in-store (US and Canada only)
  • 24-hour customer support by phone or live chat


5. American Apparel

With roots as a wholesale T-shirt manufacturer, American Apparel has turned into a global fashion powerhouse with retail locations across the US, Europe and Australia. It’s an ideal option for quality basics including T-shirts, hoodies, dresses and bodysuits.

  • Free shipping on orders $50 or more
  • Free returns in-store or by mail within 45 days
  • Proudly sweatshop-free and sewn in North America with a commitment to sustainability


6. Missguided

All about rapid fashion, Missguided updates its online stock daily and offers a range of exclusives created by in-house designers. Shipping is available to more than 150 countries and prices are competitive, so it’s well worth a look.

  • Free shipping on orders $40 or more
  • Plus-size options available
  • Affordable, with many pieces less than $20


7. J. Crew

Going more for the timeless than the trendy look, New York-based J. Crew is all about the classics. It’s a bit more weekend-in-the-Hamptons than downtown-warehouse-party, offering chic blazers, comfy cardigans and perfect pants.

  • Free shipping on orders $150 or more
  • The J. Crew quality guarantee promises items will be flaw-free or will be refunded
  • Offers tall sizes for men, and petite and maternity sizes for women

8. Target

Every shopper’s guilty pleasure, Target’s got nothing to be ashamed of. Boasting celebrity fashion lines build for a budget, along with a huge selection of homewares, toys, electronics and grocery, it’s the ultimate one-stop shop.

  • Free shipping on every order
  • Free returns on every order


9. Uniqlo

After starting in Japan more than 30 years ago, Uniqlo has expanded to more than 1,300 stores across 15 countries. Its range is simple, yet chic, and often has celebrity-inspired and guest designer collections available.

  • Free shipping on orders $50 or more
  • Quality items and fabrics without the big price tags
  • Become a member for exclusive savings and promotions


10. Shopbop

Carrying hundreds of labels like Kate Spade New York, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tigerlily, Shopbop is a one-stop-shop offering quality brands and authentic merchandise. The store is frequently featured in magazines like Vogue and Elle and offers exclusive designer items.

  • Free shipping on all orders
  • Free pre-paid returns within 15 days
  • High-end brands

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

ASOS — Free for orders more than $40

Boohoo — Free for orders more than $40

Forever 21 — Free for orders more than $50

Urban Outfitters — Free for orders more than $50

American Apparel — Free for orders more than $50

Missguided — Free for orders more than $40

J. Crew — Free for orders more than $150

Target — Free for all orders

Uniqlo — Free for orders more than $50

Shopbop — Free for all orders

Looking for the latest online shopping deals?

Up to 50% off + free shipping

Save up to 50% and also receive free shipping on orders at ASOS

10% off student discount

Get 10% off when shopping online at ASOS. Valid for students only.

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