Best of the Web 2011

Fashion

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Stylepage.com

You have to “request an invitation” before accessing content here. But once you’re in, you’re in. Create and share look books and use the Add to Style Page widget to easily share selections from any Web site that reflects your obsessions. Reader perk! Go to stylepage.com/instyle for an automatic invite.
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Charmandchain.com

A delightful mix of classic, modern, and over-the-top designs, including statement necklaces by Fenton, flirty cocktail rings by Kenneth Jay Lane, and architectural cuffs by Alexis Bittar. Find singular sensations in the site’s robust Vintage and One-of-a-kind sections. Reader perk! 20% off. Code: InStyle20
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Luisaviaroma.com

Gwyneth Paltrow browses this powerhouse based in Florence for hard-to-find Italian labels. There’s also an impressive selection of clothing and accessories from well-known European and U.S. designers like Chlo´ Calvin Klein, and Mulberry. Reader perk! 30% off select sale items. Code: LVRINSTYLE
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Peopletree.co.uk

This popular U.K. site, which now delivers to the U.S., sells organic, fair-trade clothing and accessories. One especially strong suit: flirty dresses in vivid colors and prints. It has also featured collaborations with Emma Watson and designers like Orla Kiely.
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Asos.com

This U.K. e-tailer features irresistible deals on many of its 500-plus shoes. Pick out ballet flats or blue suede platform pumps, then move on to a must-have purse from a Brit label such as Ted Baker or river island. Free standard shipping and returns.
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Barenecessities.com

From underwires in double A to racerbacks in triple D, this full-service lingerie site solves tricky undergarment issues and has a 60-day satisfaction-guaranteed return policy. Reader perk! 15% off select items. Log on to barenecessities.com/instyle
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Jcrew.com

Because a last-minute trip to paradise should never stress you out: J. crew’s online inventory can’t be beat for styles (one-pieces, modest to sexy bikinis), colors, and size availability in mix-and-match tops and bottoms.
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LN-CC.com

This London shop’s site (Ln-CC stands for Late Night Chameleon Caf´) carries a wide array of cutting-edge yet wearable silhouettes from designers such as Haider Ackermann and Damir Doma—with free shipping. Explore its books and CDs for a quick update on what’s new in the global arts-and-music scene. Reader perk! 10% off first purchase. Log on to instyle.ln-cc.com.
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Barefoottess.com

Whether you need size 11 pumps or size 14 wellies, this e-tailer has hundreds of options from its own line and others. Getting hitched? Walk down the aisle in a pretty pair from the bridal selection. Reader perk! 20% off select items. Code: INSTYLE
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Barneys.com

Sometimes you need a work-horse (that purse you carry every day); other times you want a show pony (a sparkly clutch for a night out). Scope out the possibilities at this department store’s online handbag section. Balenciaga, Derek Lam, and Givenchy are some of the drool-worthy names in the long list.
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Lyst.com

Follow galleries of members’ style picks, plus the latest from designers like Louboutin or Rag & Bone. Get alerts on item discounts, and with Fashion tracking, be the first to find out when runway items are for sale online.
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Ofakind.com

For those who want an original—like one of only 20 necklaces crafted by an indie talent, check out this site that also features backstories on the designers. Don’t care about the artisan or her process? Visit anyway for reasonable prices on cool-but-arty finds. Reader perk! 15% off. Code: Instyle
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Madisonplus.com

From DKNY coats to Vince sweaters, score the best labels for sizes 14 to 28. Get inspired by the runway-to-reality how-tos too! Reader perk! 10% off select items through 11/30. Code: InStyle10
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Modaoperandi.com

Want to wear that Alexander Wang top before anyone can grab it off the shelf? Take advantage of this site’s insider connections by preordering your favorite runway pieces.
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Nancymeyer.com

The 25-year-old Seattle boutique sells La Perla and Chantelle, as well as tempting pieces from Parisian lingerie specialist Cadolle and Saint-Tropez-worthy swimsuits. Reader perks! Free gift and ground shipping (continental U.S.) on orders of $150 or more. Code: INSTYLE
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Saks.com

The online home of the brick-and-mortar shoe department with its own zip code carries cult-fave brands like Alexandre Birman and Nicholas Kirkwood, as well as more well-known names like Tory Burch and Jimmy Choo. And how awesome is it to view kicks in 360 degrees—and to preorder? Reader perk! Free shipping. Code: INSTYLE
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Net-A-Porter.com

You’re sure to score at this perennial favorite, given its collection of brands that go from classic design houses (YSL) to newer names (Thakoon). We also cheer the head-to-toe styling suggestions and easy sorting, with fun options like Friday dresses. Live in N.Y.C.? Same-day delivery solves your “nothing to wear!” Crisis.
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Shopln.com

If you’re looking for the fall dress that will take you from office to cocktails, oh, say, a dozen times or more, this site definitely has it. Check out a silky jersey number by Issa (one of Kate Middleton’s go-to designers) or a sweet floral from cool gal label tucker. We also give top marks to the site’s well-conceived trend reports and helpful style clinics. Reader perk! 20% off. Code: instyle20
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Topshop.com

After hearing three Paris-based femmes declare their love for Topshop denim, we ordered the sleek Moto Baxter: Hooked! At just $80 a pop (and with frequent free-shipping deals), you won’t feel guilty if you want to order the whole rainbow collection.
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Spexclub.com

Submit your Rx and for $88, with free shipping, you can have a new pair of supercool specs. No prescription? Get regular sunglasses for just $58. To virtually try on any style before you buy, upload a photo of yourself into the Spex Vision feature and make your selection! Reader perk! 20% off through 11/30. Code: instyle20
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Thecorner.com

A deep but easily searchable collection of edgy fashion— with a bounty of high-end “staples,” such as a Rick Owens sheath or a Missoni cape. Mini-boutiques include Maria Luisa, a long-standing fashion-forward shop, plus the British Fashion council’s London Show room, an incubator for emerging design talent.
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Threadsence.com

Want to rock leather shorts, plaid shirts, or an ethnic-print maxidress? Shop this diverse mix of youth-oriented lines that sound a lot like band names (see Simdog and urban Behavior). Bonus: Lots of sale items are less—some-times far less—than $50. Reader perk! 20% off Code: INSTYLE20
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Veroniquematernity.com

Score belly-friendly denim by J Brand and Paige at this online outpost of the N.Y.C. upper east Side boutique. A tummy tips tab shows which styles—all focus-group tested by moms-to-be—work best for each trimester. And it’s not just jeans here—don’t miss other offerings, like classic-to-cool Michael Stars ts and the store brand’s own convertible camel car coat.
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Look of the Day

Shailene Woodley

All eyes were on Shailene Woodley at the Los Angeles premiere of Divergent as she sparkled in her fully beaded bronze one-shoulder Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with draped detailing and a sexy thigh high slit. She kept the metallic theme going with gold foil Stuart Weitzman sandals.