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25 Best Online Clothing Stores for Budget Fashionistas

The amazing rise of online clothing stores selling fast fashion — you know, cheap, trendy garments made to be worn one season only — has made it tough to be a budget fashionista. I say that because a budget fashionista is not the gal who buys on price alone.

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A true budget fashionista shops for value. You’re more interested in the $50 top you’ll wear 10 times, versus the $20 top you’ll wear once.

So all of those ultra-cheap retailers are cluttering the landscape, tempting us with their low-cost garments that may or may not be wearable in three months. On top of that trend, we’re also dealing with the slow disappearance of brick-and-mortar department stores.

What’s a fashionista to do? To help you navigate these turbulent times, we’ve created the big list of our fav online clothing stores for budget fashionistas.

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Best online clothing stores — top picks

The retailers in our ‘top picks’ section earned their spot for consistently strong selection plus reasonable prices.


ASOS is a go-to for any budget fashionista. The retailer always has a giant selection of pieces that are priced right. And you don’t pay sales tax in the U.S., which is a nice perk.

We especially love ASOS for its specialty collections: ASOS Tall, ASOS Petite and ASOS Maternity.

Also noteworthy: I originally had Topshop on this list as #10. ASOS has purchased Topshop and merged the two online stores together. You can shop the Topshop brand here.

2. Byrnie

Shameless self-promotion alert — is the Budget Fashionista boutique. Our store features hand-picked garments that are stylish and affordable.

3. Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins has been around for nearly 100 years and has a huge retail presence in the UK. The online store carries sizes 2 to 18, and you can also shop by fit: petite, plus, tall and maternity. Styles are classic, so you’ll find lots of versatile pieces in solid colors.

4. Mango has a high-fashion feel to it, without the high-fashion prices. New pieces are usually priced around $50-80, and you can find amazing deals on their sale page. Like Dorothy Perkins, Mango leans towards solid-colored pieces that use interesting cuts and fabric combinations to stand out.

5. Modcloth

Modcloth describes itself as a vintage fashion store, but you don’t need to own cat-eye sunnies to shop there. Styles are a tad funkier than you’ll find on Dorothy Perkins, but in a good way. If you have a streak of quirky, you’ll love Modcloth.

Woman wearing olive green twist dress.

Solid twist tie dress -- $19 plus shipping at Shop Byrnie.

6. Missguided

Need some bodycon? A blazer with cut-out shoulders? Head to Missguided for high-impact garments that cater to the 20-something set. And if you’re a student, you qualify for 30% off non-sale items!

7. Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is also for the younger (at heart or by the clock), edgier fashionista. This online store carries its own Nasty Gal line, plus designs from Bardot, Glamorous, Jaded London and Love, Courtney by Nasty Gal. Check the sales often for fashion finds under $15.

8. Rosegal

Rosegal‘s collection is far more down-to-earth than Nasty Gal’s. You’ll find loads of cute daytime wear, like asymmetrical t-shirts, plaid shirts, hoodie dresses and floral shift dresses. While the site is probably most popular with college students, there are garments suitable for older fashionistas as well.

9. Tobi

Tobi is a good choice when you need basics that aren’t boring. A good-looking and affordable bomber or a solid-colored top with an interesting neckline, for example. Plus, sign up for Tobi emails and you’ll be in the know about the retailer’s many sales.

10. Uniqlo

Uniqlo‘s motto is “simple made better.” The Uniqlo collection is consistent in style and pricing — you’ll find pieces that are very wearable and affordable. From $60 down jackets to $15 bras, pieces in the Uniqlo collection can fill almost any fashion void you have.

For great sales

sale sign - online clothing stores that are good for sale items

These online clothing stores are a little spendy for everyday purchases, but you can save big by watching for sales.

11. Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor is a solid choice for stylish workwear. Right now, you can sign up for emails and save $25 off your first full-price purchase of $75 or more.

12. Bluefly

Bluefly caters to high-fashion tastes, but oh those sales! When you’re looking for something truly special and a little splurge-y, something that gives you the opportunity to drop a designer name, then Bluefly is your shop.

13. LOFT

LOFT of course is Ann Taylor’s little sis and we love it for the same reasons we love Ann Taylor. The collection is classy and wearable. As with Ann Taylor, you can sign up for their emails to save $25.

14. Express

Express has been a reliable source of fashion for years. Every time I walk into an Express store, I’m sort of shocked by how expensive the pieces are. $80 for a pair of work pants, for example, is a little steep in my book. But then I’ve never been disappointed with the quality of a garment from Express either. Get the best of both worlds by shopping the sales only.

15. Macy’s cycles through sales and promotions almost constantly. You could sign up for their emails to stay informed, but honestly, that gets to be overwhelming. Instead, make a habit of going to first when you know exactly what you need — it’ll only take a minute to see if that perfect piece just happens to be on sale.

16. Nordstrom

Nordstrom has three big sales every year: the Anniversary Sale in July and the Half-Yearly Sale in the spring and fall. Get those on your calendar! That’s when you’ll want to refresh your bras and underwear and seasonal pieces.

17. Yoox

Head to Yoox when you need a label to show off. Jil Sander, Marni, Prada and Rochas are a few of the designer names that grace the pages of These are spendy garments for sure, but sign up for the sale emails and you may snag a great piece at a steep discount.

18. Zulily

Zulily works on a unique model, and this impacts you in two ways. One, you have to create an account and sign in to shop. And two, you’ll have to wait two or three weeks to receive your order. But if you’re OK with that, you can score some amazing deals.

New products go on sale every day and you never know what you might find. Right now, I’m eyeing a Michael Kors gray satchel for $160.

The old standbys

19. Forever 21

Forever 21 gets flack, and some of it’s well-deserved. But my two biggest complaints about Forever21 actually don’t apply to the website shopping experience. First, the in-store returns policy is restrictive and, secondly, the store is usually a mess.

Things are different online, though! Online purchases can be returned for exchange, credit or refund within 30 days. And the website doesn’t have to worry about sloppy display tables.

20. H&M

I actually prefer shopping H&M in the store, but the website is still a good resource for basics like tees, camis and tanks.

21. Nordstrom Rack

Shop Nordstrom Rack for designer finds on a budget. You’ll love the online store’s plentiful sorting and filtering options that make it easy to find what you need.

22. Old Navy

Old Navy is a go-to for basics. Whether you need to round out your summer t-shirt collection, add a few budget-friendly sweaters to your rotation, or stock up on leggings, Old Navy has you covered.

True story: I went on a two-week trip and realized a few days in that I did not pack enough stuff. I wanted more options but I did not want to blow my budget. I went straight to Old Navy and picked up what I needed for less than $100.

23. Saks Off Fifth

Saks Off Fifth is the same concept as Nordstrom Rack, but one step up. Shop Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, Versace, and more. Start with the clearance page first for your best online deals.

24. Target

We can’t leave Target off this list! has an enormous selection, and we’re often surprised by the goods you can pick up for the price.

25. T.J.Maxx

The T.J.Maxx website delivers on the “brand name for less” promise perhaps better than the store itself. We love that the site encourages you to pick your size first and then browse options from there. Too bad they can’t organize the stores that way, where all the large-size pieces — skirts, pants, whatever — are grouped in one section.

And about those super-bargain retailers

There’s also a whole community of ultra-bargain retailers like Romwe and Shein. We’d put these in the ‘fast fashion’ category. Yes, the prices are unbelievably low. Some of the styles are super cute. But quality and sizing may be inconsistent. Proceed at your own risk.

Bonus! Shopping Helpers

There are times when you see a piece you like, but you don’t know where to get it. Try one of these sites to help you find that piece, or something like it. We regularly use these resources to find garments to feature on the blog. They all allow you to search by price point and other attributes like color, size, etc.

You can also try Shop it to me — it’s an alert service that tells you when the pieces you love are available in your size and on sale.

Now it’s your turn to share! Did we miss any of your favorite online clothing stores? Let us know in the comments.

If you liked this post on online fashion retailers, you’ll love our post on stores with free shipping and returns.

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Anna Kosten

Friday 6th of October 2017

Love this list .A very satisfying read indeed and a great selection of online stores with very informative content. I love online shopping ..All best deals is together, really great.


Thursday 20th of April 2017

Awesome suggestion for online shopping . thank you very much for share this article with us . it will be help !

Fatma Ali

Monday 17th of April 2017

I love online shopping clothes store which has great collections with discount. Thanks to share here more stores, where we can buy reasonable price fashion accessories and clothes. Next time I will definitely to try the above given list of stores.


Saturday 4th of March 2017

I appreciate these links! I just turned 50, and while I don't want to be frumpy, I also don't want to dress like a twenty-something. Earlier this year, I found Mandy's Heaven, a family-run British company that has expanded to the U.S., and I *love* the styles and affordability!! They also have fantastic customer service!! (

Sasmita Rout

Monday 20th of February 2017

Wow! really best online clothing store. I definitely purchase variety of clothes as per my requirements.

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