A Guy’s Guide to Our Best Bets for Shopping Apparel Online

A Guy’s Guide to Our Best Bets for Shopping Apparel Online

A Guy’s Guide to Our Best Bets for Shopping Apparel Online

For guys, sometimes online shopping can be a hit or miss. While there are many awesome online shops for women, online stores catering to those men that are looking for something other than chain stores and fast-fashion are sparse.

Though, if you look hard enough, you’ll find that there are actually plenty of non-chain options for the guy that is looking for fresh, unique, cool apparel.

And if you don’t know exactly where to start, don’t fret, we did all the hard legwork for you by putting together our MO approved guide for your best bets for shopping online.

So, take a look below and check out some of the websites that we’d totally shop at, if we were a dude.

You—and presumably your girlfriend, or boyfriend—will be glad you did.

BlackbirdBlackbird

What you can find: Finely tailored menswear from numerous name brands, along with soaps, hair products, and cologne.

Why website makes the cut: Blackbird is geared towards men, from clothes, products and even apartment items. The site is split up into three sections so it is easy to navigate, and provides solid customer service.

About: One of the best online stores for men who want to look good.

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GiltGilt

What you can find: High fashion at incomparably low prices

 Why website makes the cut: Gilt sells menswear from luxury designers, and is always hosting huge "flash sales.”

 About: Gilt specializes in giving members of its site access to high end goods at nearly 60 percent off the retail price.

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Need SupplyNeed Supply

What you can find: Hard to find items and contemporary street wear and lots of good denim.

Why website makes the cut: Need Supply offers very unique pieces that shoppers probably cannot find anywhere else.

About: The site began by selling vintage Levi's, but has grown to sell vintage and street wear for the cool kids.

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SsenseSSENSE

What you can find: Clothing by just about any designer you could possibly imagine.

Why website makes the cut: SSENSE offers reasonable discounts on top designer clothing from McQueen to Givenchy right down to contemporary indie brands.

About: SSENSE offers men's coveted labels at discounted prices.

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Oi PolloiOi Polloi

What you can find: Top quality menswear by both renowned designers and lesser known names that are equally fabulous.

Why website makes the cut: Oi Polloi searches high and low for apparel in order to find the best quality pieces for their customers.

About: This site is strictly for men and is dedicated to their mission of finding the best of the best in fashion and accessories.

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AlbamAlbam

What you can find: Fashionable, one-of-a-kind menswear pieces.

Why website makes the cut: Albam recently won the 'Best for Men's Fashion Award" for United Kingdom base, Telegraph magazine’s Best Small Shops in Britain.

About: The site carries clothing from its independent clothing store whose main focus since 2006 has been to create modern crafted clothing.

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TopmanTopman

What you can find: Top of the line men's clothing from formal suits to indie-rock clothing.

Why website makes the cut: Topman is considered the most stylish and well designed menswear store by fashion critics, especially by noted menswear fashion expert, Adrien Field.

About: Topman is the counterpart to the world famous Top Shop, and features equally fashionable clothes for men.

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Nasty GalNasty Gal

What you can find: Original, hand-picked vintage and designer pieces.

Why website makes the cut:  The site sells tons of virtually inexpensive clothing by both top-notch and indie designers.

 About: Nasty Gal is a great site when it comes to finding unique, trendsetting styles with a solid collection of clothes and shoes from labels such as Aryn K., MinkPink, Seneca Rising and Jeffrey Campbell.

Net-a-PorterNet-a-Porter       

What you can find: Styles that are straight-from-the-runway.

Why website makes the cut: As an award winning site, Net-a-Porter is one of the few online shopping sites to have the privilege to call itself a luxury brand clothing purveyor.

About:  Net-a-Porter not only has an unrivaled selection of clothing from all of the top designers, but it also doubles as an online fashion magazine that regularly features fashion-based articles that are updated weekly.

The OutnetThe Outnet

What you can find: Discount items by popular London designers.

Why website makes the cut: The Outnet offers over two hundred designer brands, giving you unlimited options for reasonable prices.

About: The Outnet is the trendy new sister site to net-a-porter and is the best place to find amazing discounts on all of the hot London based designers.

Singer 22Singer22

What you can find: A rich selection of contemporary clothing.

 Why website makes the cut: Singer22 has an abundance of authentic designer clothing, particularly from designers that are favorites among Hollywood celebrities.

The site is easy to navigate, and provides in depth descriptions for all the brand labels.

 About: Singer22 is one of the top shopping sites on the web that carries the season’s most stylish and desired apparel.

TopshopTopshop

 What you can find: Covetable avant-garde and designer clothing.

 Why website makes the cut: With stores worldwide, Topshop carries a unique selection of labels that include Unique, Pamela Love and Kate Moss.

 About: Award winning Topshop.com is one of the most widely shopped sites, and is the “go-to” place for fashion enthusiasts.

ASOSASOS

What you can find: Over 50,000 different brands of designer clothing.

Why website makes the cut: Not only does ASOS have 5.3 million registered users who shop there frequently, but each week, the site carries up to 1,500 new lines.

 About: ASOS is a highly acclaimed fashion and beauty retailer whose mixed selection of clothing brands has made it one of the most widely used online shopping sites in the world.

RevolveRevolve Clothing

What you can find: Revolve Clothing sells clothes for the bohemian goddess and urban hipster.

Why website makes the cut: Revolve Clothing offers a huge selection of high-end labels that include Elizabeth and James, Citizens of Humanity and Young, Fabulous & Broke.

About: Revolve Clothing offers clothing apparel and accessories for men and women with modern and eclectic styles.

Opening CeremonyOpening Ceremony

What you can find: Eccentric, one-of-a kind pieces not found anywhere else.

Why website makes the cut: For consumers that cannot get to Opening Ceremony stores in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and others worldwide, they can find their impressive collections, like that of Chloe Sevigny, online.

About: Opening Ceremony carries a collection of clothes from up and coming American talent and well known designers.

 


Naomi Campbell Poses in Plastic for Soon Magazine

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Model Naomi Campbell poses for Soon magazine.  Photo: Seb Janiak

Is it possible for Naomi Campbell to look ugly?

Even bald and shiny on this month's cover of Soon magazine the U.K. supermodel looks stunning.

In the photos taken by photographer Seb Janiak, Campbell is wrapped in plastic and portrayed as a vision from the future to depict Janiak's theme about cloning and mass consumerism.

Doesn't Campbell make a gorgeous, futuristic android?


Prada to Launch Jewelry Collection Just in Time for the Holidays

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For all of you early holiday shoppers out there, Prada is releasing a limited edition jewelry collection.

Roses—the key theme in the line—are used abundantly in the design of the necklaces, earrings, and broaches, and compliment studs and leather bracelets.

Each feminine piece is perfect for any lady with a refined taste in jewelry.

The collection will launch sometime in November, and will be sold in Prada boutiques worldwide starting at a price of $488.

Men take note of this, if you want get your special lady something nice for the holidays. (Hint, hint.)

 


Miss Piggy is Having A Fashion Moment for InStyle Magazine

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Photo: Dan Forbes for InStyle

Miss Piggy gets a serious makeover for her photo shoot with InStyle magazine.

The new face of MAC shows us that even pigs can be fashionable. The new images show the famous Muppets Show character donning the sexy clothes of Suno, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Brian Atwood, Giles & Brother, and Opening Ceremony.

Miss Piggy has been very busy the last few months promoting the upcoming release of the Muppets movie in which she plays a French Vogue editor.

Looking at her photos, we can't help but wonder if Miss Piggy may be the next poster girl, er, pig for curvy and sexy women.

Which look is your favorite?


Karl Lagerfeld Wine Bottles

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Wine Bottle for Château Rauzan-Ségla

Karl Lagerfeld Wine BottlesIn celebration of its 350th anniversary, Chanel-owned wine vineyard, Château Rauzan-Ségla winery has commissioned the legendary Karl Lagerfeld to design their wine label for their 2009 vintage wine.

The outcome?

A lovely, colorful label depicting a castle in Bordeaux, France.

Lagerfeld can add this to his impressive design resume that spans over Chanel, Fendi, and his own label.

Even if you aren't a wine connoisseur, we think it would be cool to open a bottle of wine Lagerfeld himself designed the label for!


Versace for H&M — The Entire Menswear and Womenswear Collection Revealed

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The last several months, the Versace for H&M collaboration has been nothing but a tease...until now. The partnership has finally released its entire lookbook to the public.

The bold collection is replete with hot pink blazers, funky patterned tights, Grecian dresses and signature Versace prints.

We can't wait to get our hands on it and we're anxiously waiting for the November 18 release date.

Ladies and gents, it's time to start marking down the days on your calendar!

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Couture Charms: What Cereal Might Look Like If Fashion Brands Took Over

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Check out this creative take on luxury cereal boxes, courtesy of the food blog, Sip, Chat, Chow.

Food blogger, Tricia Clarke-Stone shows us what it would look like if fashion brands took over cereal advertising.

Forget those boring images of Lucky Charms and Cheerios, and take a look at the newly modified, Burberry Flakes, Cartier Crunch, Louis Vuitton Charms, and Gucci Loops.

We're not big cereal eaters, but there's nothing like a good box of Cartier to start a girl's day.


Watch Rick Genest Without His Tattoos in DermaBlend Campaign Video

Watch Rick Genest Without His Tattoos in DermaBlend Campaign Video

Watch Rick Genest Without His Tattoos in DermaBlend Campaign VideoWe are a culture of quick-fixes.

Want to color your hair but  hate the commitment? There's something for you!

Have a tattoo you want to get rid of? Try DermaBlend.

That's right, boys and girls. DermaBlend is a concealer that actually erases tattoos!

Say what?

We didn't believe it either until we saw this video of Mugler model, Rick Genest, aka, Zombie Boy trying out the product.

Genest is the new spokesperson for DermaBlend's new Beyond the Cover video campaign that showcases the magic of their concealer. Using their concealer, every single one of Genest's tattoos have vanished; and suddenly Zombie Boy isn't looking so Zombie.

We're thinking of using DermaBlend's magic wand to help us erase those dark circles under our eyes and nasty pimples that come up before our Friday night dates.

DermaBlend, we'll be knocking on your door for a lifetime supply!


Preview: Loeffler Randall's Spring 2012 Shoe Collection

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Loeffler Randall's Spring 2012 shoe collection is all about meshing feminine and sporty.

Designer Jessie Randall has created a line of darling heels and wedges, and we love the use of polka dots and tribal and snakeskin prints, as well as the bright pops of canary yellow and orange for the shoes.

This collection definitely snaps us into summer; and while fall has just set in, we're back to dreaming about the endless pool days wearing a pair of Randall's gold sandals.

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Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, Peter Dundas, and Giorgio Armani Made Magazine Covers for Harper's Bazaar

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In celebration of their fifteenth anniversary, Russian Harper's Bazaar commissioned 15 notable designers and asked them each to create an individual custom cover for this month's issue.

Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor & Rolf, Diane Von Furstenberg, Peter Dundas, and Giorgio Armani are just a few of the iconic designers in the group.

Our personal favorite is Karl Lagerfeld's sketch of the Russian supermodel Natasha Poly.

Take a look here and choose your favorite! You might want to scramble to get them all--the covers are sure to be collectables.

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DIY Halloween Costumes Under $100 — Minnie Mouse

DIY Halloween Costumes Under $100 — Minnie Mouse

DIY Halloween Costumes Under $100 — Minnie Mouse

Ever since we were little girls, we loved dressing up as Minnie Mouse.

And so, for Halloween, we wondered, why stop now?

We've pulled together a darling Minnie Mouse costume that features this adorable and sexy red and white polka dotted dress. And instead of our mom's shoes (which were always way, too big for us), we've selected these bright yellow pumps. To top off the outfit, get a pair of those famous black ears and white gloves and you'll have Walt Disney doing a double take from his grave!

Now if only you can find yourself that handsome Mickey...

How to get this costume:

{Headband + Bow} Disney Minnie Ears Headband | $5.99

{Dress} Polka Dot Dress | $45

{Gloves} White Cotton Gloves |$4.99

{Shoes} Yellow Velvet Platform Pumps | $19.99

Total Cost: $75.97


Faking It: Linda Evangelista, Joan Rivers, Anna Dello Russo Featured in False Advertising Editorial

Faking It: Linda Evangelista, Joan Rivers, Anna Dello Russo Featured in False Advertising Editorial

Faking It: Linda Evangelista, Joan Rivers, Anna Dello Russo Featured in False Advertising Editorial

Those of you flipping throughout the pages of W magazine's November issue may have noticed that something is amiss with a few of their ads. For W's annual art issue, the magazine has commissioned famed photographer Steven Meisel and style director, Edward Enniful to shoot phony ads for their latest issue.

Using an all-star cast that includes Linda Evangelista, Petra Ecclestone, Joan Rivers, Anna Dello Russo, and Marie-Amelie Sauve, Meisel and Enniful has created pages of quirky and hilarious ads.

Wondered what it would be like to see Linda Evangelista selling shampoo, or what Anna Dello Russo would look like in a face mask? Check them out here!

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Under $150: Evan Rachel Wood

Under $150: Evan Rachel Wood's 'Lady in Red' Moment

Under $150: Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood was seen wearing this lovely red meets rock n' roll look in front of her Manhattan Hotel.

Why We're Obsessed:  The "True Blood" star was a striking vision in her little red dress, motorcycle jacket, and heeled booties.  We love the fact that Wood took a classic red dress, which easily could have been styled conservatively,  and made it more youthful by adding a black leather jacket and boots.

Her accessories are the key to pulling off this look—the patterned tights add just the perfect amount of texture, and the Prada sunglasses give just the right amount of attitude. This is one "Lady in Red" that we can't enough of.

How To Get This Look: Want this look? Then try this Calvin Klein red dress, a pair of Ralph Lauren Tights, a motorcycle jacket, and these rockin' ankle boots!

Total Cost To Our Look: $103.20

{tights} Lauren by Ralph Lauren Tights, Chainlink

{dress} Calvin Klein Daytime Jersey Dress

{shoes}Liliana Women's Pro Ankle Boot

{jacket}FULL TILT Faux Leather Moto Womens Jacket


Charlotte Olympia Unveils a Miami Beach Themed Spring 2012 Collection

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For London fashion week, British accessories designer Charlotte Dellal featured her Miami Beach themed Spring 2012 Charlotte Olympia collection.

Needless to say, the results were incredible.

The 50s Miami Beach-themed backdrop added to the glamour and charm of Dellal's shoe and hand bag designs.

Her heels and the notorious Dolly platforms were works of art on your feet. And the accompanying accessories were to die for--we loved the clutches featuring flamingos, feathers, and leaf cutouts.

Dellal has designed shoes for celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen, and Matthew Williamson.

Dellal showcased a charming collection. Which items would love to take home with you?

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