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Express Fashion
A stunning site in Flash and HTML with fabulous music, fashion and style. So cool that Condé Nast had to buy its domain name and force a shift to its new home at Unlike many Flash sites, this one doesn't rely on overkill. Big on style, big on entertainment: check out the latest collections, send epostcards, take a virtual tour of an Express store, enter competitions. The site’s designers have taste and a real sense of groove


Charles Jourdan

Fashion Dig
Stylish vintage fashion for that retro 20th century look—plus communities, fashion photo gallery, links, trading and books. A must-see with some of the best content we've encountered online


Gossard Lingerie

One of the world’s most famous lingerie brands and the home of the Wonderbra


Hennes & Mauritz autumn–winter 2006–7
Hennes & Mauritz

Since we began covering H&M in the 1990s, we have never been disappointed with its site. While others fluctuate in quality, H&M, one of the world’s largest and most successful retailers, continues at the top. Shop at H&M’s online site, or see site for details of stores throughout Europe, the UK and the US





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For the last 14 years, we’ve compiled this list of retailers, labels and online shops.

Most of our reviews were given at the time each one was added, and may no longer be indicative. From time to time, we have updated the listings.

If you spot any sites that should no longer be here, let us know via our feedback form.



The Daisy Shop
Second-hand gently worn couture from this rather tasteful site (with an offline store in Chicago, Illinois). Full details of garments on offer, prices and photographs with an emphasis on ease of use
Content 8  Design 6


Dasha Boutique
Hand-made jewellery with gemstones, sterling silver and more


Dayton Shoes Co. Ltd.
In Vancouver, Daytons are so popular that they've virtually become a synonym for quality boots. Check out the site and its history. This is a brand we heartily endorse through first-hand experience


Delicates: Jane WoolrichDelicates
Silk lingerie made to measure by top UK designers, such as Jane Woolrich (camisole design above). This site has an intuitive interface for those who wish to shop online for that perfect gift


Designer Exposure
One of the world’s better-known second-hand clothing stores—thanks to exposure in Vogue a couple of years ago. The site is excellent, with the latest specials. Formerly in Auckland, New Zealand, now in Tribeca, New York. Sign up to the newsletter, see what’s on sale, or even tell them what you’re desperately seeking and they’ll keep you informed
Content 8  Design 6


Sweden’s DesignTorget has classy retail locations where it permits young craftspeople and designers to show and sell the trendiest in items for the home. Not only is this a great idea in promoting young talent, it has some of the coolest emerging trends that Sweden has to offer. And like most things in Sweden, it’s hard for their stuff not to look good
Content 8  Design 8


Diamonds USA
The US retailing arm an international diamond specialist, featuring loose diamonds and engagement diamond rings. Site features online shopping


La Divina by Emka
La Divina of Croatia creates exceptional clothes for the discerning businesswoman and has partnerships with numerous fashion labels including Escada. Site in Croatian, English and German. Collections are shown on the site


Douglas Hannant
209 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Telephone 1 212 398-7759
Fax 1 212 398-7765


Dresses Only
Two sisters, Miriam and Yolanda, started Dresses Only after Miriam could not find the perfect dress online. Dresses Only sells items from a series of diverse, international brands, getting success initially as in the Netherlands and Belgium. They’ve since expanded to an international store, going outside European borders, delivering a large number of dresses daily


Dutch by Design
We love these places, just like DesignTorget in Sweden. These folks bring up-and-coming Dutch design and the great lifestyle products that spawned from it to consumers in the UK. Check out Lama Concept, the award-winning interior accessories label, which has the Faux Fur Fur Ore material in hats, scarves and cushions
Content 7   Design 9




Hemp-based clothing from the UK


This charming site—selling vintage clothing and accessories from the middle of the twentieth century—captures you the minute you get to its home page. We're not normally for splash screens, but we like this one: you'll see why on your visit. The rest of the site is well designed and navigable, and we give it 10/10 for its cute illustrations
Content 8   Design 10


Estrella Couture
A more spiritual approach to fashion from this San Francisco-based designer, highlighting elegance before luxury


Stockists include
Face It London
Tessuti Cup Village, Auckland
Karen Walker Newmarket and O'Connell Street, Auckland, New Zealand
World High Street, Auckland
Uptown Pharmacy Karangahape Road, Auckland
Plume Christchurch and Dunedin, New Zealand
Lisa Humphrey Hair and Beauty Christchurch
Vivace Napier
And throughout New Zealand Zambesi, World


Eyebrowz Designs
Eyebrowz Designs specializes in eyebrow products to help women achieve beautiful brows




A hugely entertaining and up-to-the-minute online boutique from San Francisco, featuring fashion, music, art, and culture by urban independent designers. Of all the online retailers we've seen, no one makes things more fun than Fabric8
Content 10   Design 9


A new-for-2008 auction website devoted to female fashion and beauty, with no charges for listing and a 3·5 per cent final sale fee, half of Ebay’s charge (as at June 2008)


Based in Amsterdam, style from the 1950s to 1980s: hand-made purses in vintage fabrics, collectible Bakelite and plastic jewellery, kitschy retro décor and housewares, and more vintage finds. Also check out the delightful Feeorine shell T-shirts. Being updated at our last visit (January 2007)


International lingerie store, now retailing Elle Macpherson Intimates


A beauty store centring around hair products (removal, styling, colouring, hair care) with some for nails, and spa products


We're talking brand-name fragrances here at up to 70 per cent off—visit FragranceNet's site for specials and free gifts as well as historical information about fragrances stocked
Content 9   Design 9


David Roil’s antiestablishment label that’s growing through staying well outside the mainstream


176 Cuba Street
New Zealand
Telephone 64 4 384-6965


Pomelo Japanese microsuede

The URL pretty much describes this site: the Pomelo label is a collection with quirky and stylish flip-flops, available online all year round. There are also colourful silk brocade slippers, handbags and hand-made jewellery for those keen to make a flirty and fun statement




Ganesha imports and sells Fair Trade furnishings and accessories, including some lovely silk scarves and even Bollywood CDs. Browse the catalogue, shop online and read about why Ganesha’s Fair Trade policy is good for the planet


General Pants Co.
Australian streetwear retailer


Providing both advice on beauty and the products, Glamkitty, at the time of writing, even gives a 110 per cent guarantee (if you don't like what they send you, you get your money back plus another 10 per cent). Rebuilding as of January 2007


In Norwegian, this retailer knows all about style: from interiors to accessories. A tastefully designed site, and with layout as good as this, even those not conversant in Norwegian should take a look. And if you're a tourist, remember there are some situations where you may purchase tax-free. Non-Scandinavian EU citizens can get VAT refunded when leaving Norway
Content 6   Design 9


G&O Art Online
A New York-based site, representing contemporary international artists and catering to private collectors, corporations and galleries


Groovy Arts
A fun site selling colourful fine art, stationery and giftware




Helen Talbot
176 Jervois Road
Herne Bay
Telephone 64 9 361-3366
Fax 64 9 361-3362


Hot Milk Lingerie
This is all too rare, but what a great find: sexy, delicious maternity lingerie, including nursing bras, camisoles and other nightwear


Stylish street- and outdoor-wear from the Czech Republic, this site is Flash-driven but tastefully so. It’s hip and shows off the clothes and the environment. Considering this country gave us Daniela Pestova, why would anyone think they couldn’t give us cool clothing? In Czech and English




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