Best of the Web 2011
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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
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
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 Domawith 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.
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.
For those who want an originallike 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
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 degreesand to preorder? Reader perk! Free shipping. Code: INSTYLE
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.
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
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
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.
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 lesssome-times far lessthan $50. Reader perk! 20% off Code: INSTYLE20
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 stylesall focus-group tested by moms-to-bework best for each trimester. And it’s not just jeans heredon’t miss other offerings, like classic-to-cool Michael Stars ts and the store brand’s own convertible camel car coat.