According to Land Securities report on Fashion Retail, in 2014 “nearly half of consumers now [shop] online for clothes…Online fashion sales grew 185% between 2007 and 2012 and are predicted to rise 41% by 2017.”
Websites have become an important platform for finding the perfect shoes, go-to shirts, and favorite pants. Many sites focus on womenswear, offering pages of options for those that like to browse or personalized results for those that just want to see exactly what is relevant to their own style. Menswear online stores are beginning to catch up; whether you are looking for a new suit to wear in meetings or cool kicks to wear on a Friday night, our top 3 online stores for men will have you covered.
1. MR PORTER
MR PORTER is a unique site because it offers all kinds of useful content beyond clothing. How do you look after designer jeans? Ever wonder who is running the architectural scene in Hong Kong? What about learning how to look good in the rain? MR PORTER offers a seamless experience between browsing interesting content in their Journal and jumping into their online store, which curates high-end brands like Gucci and Saint Laurent as well as smaller, street-style and indie brands from California and Japan. With a steller layout and tons of beautiful photography, it’s easy to get lost in the MR PORTER website — and come out with a killer new jacket.
2. Gilt Men
Gilt is known for stocking its online store with designer brands and quality clothing at up to 70% off the original pricetags. Sales rotate, so that G Star denim shirt you’ve been eying will only be available for a few days before either selling out or being replaced by a different designer sale. It’s like the Russian Roulette of online shopping (what a thrill). Gilt has a great app for browsing on the go and offers everything from beach essentials to statement suiting.
Exceedingly simple but also effective at delivering high-end, posh, and avant-garde clothing fit for hitting the streets. SSENSE curates expensive sneakers, cool leather jackets, and the newest arrivals from powerhouses like Balmain and Rick Owens. SSENSE has also collaborated with painfully hip brands like Virgil Ablohs’ Off — White to create exclusive collections you can buy on the site. They continue to flex their fashion authority with lots of articles that dish the details on designers, trends, and the state of menswear.
Let us know whether you love our picks, and where you get your shopping done online or in actual stores.