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9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Shopping Online for Stylish Clothing and Accessories

Updated on November 4, 2009

I am often surprised by my friend’s reaction when I tell them that I bought my latest outfit off the Internet. They cannot understand how I could take the ‘risk’ of buying something so personal online, without even touching or trying it on first. Well, today I am going to share with you the 9 main reasons why I personally shop online for most of my clothes and why I am recommending online shopping to everyone.

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9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Shopping Online for Stylish Clothing

1. Size Availability

If you shop online, you finally no longer have to worry about whether that store carries the item you like in your size, because you can go straight to an online boutique that caters for your size and shape. Most stores have their own size ranges, as some may stop at size 34 for instance while others may carry items up to size 50. But whether you are petite, tall or a plus size you can select only those shops that will suit your body size and avoid disapointment when not finding your size.

2.    Endless Choice of Styles

When you are out and about shopping in the usual stores, you are rather limited to the styles of clothing available at one store. Some stores may focus on formal wear rather than casual, some will only do swimwear or lingerie. This inconvenience does not exist online. Why? Most online clothing stores carry a wide variety of styles. Plus, it is easy when shopping around online, to switch from one store to the other if you are looking for a different style.

3.    Ease of Shopping

Shopping around on the Internet just to see what’s in stock, what’s in fashion and what the price ranges are, can be done at just the click of a mouse. You can tirelessly click your way from store to store.

4.    Greater Selection
When shopping online for clothes I usually find that I am open to a more vast selection of items than when I’m otherwise shopping in usual stores. A store’s website usually lists all the items available within that particular store.  With some stores you can even order items in your own personalized colour!

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5.    Online deals can save you money

To find the best priced item is much easier online. Imagine having found an item that you want to buy; you can easily make a note of it by bookmarking the page, and before actually buying that item you can browse around other clothing stores to check whether they carry the same or similar items at a cheaper price!

6.    Friendlier Shopping Experience
Shopping online you don’t need to face the shop assistant and her happy mug greeting you and pestering you around the shop asking if you need help or if you would like such and such item.  Shopping online from reputable sites, the only trouble you might encounter is a slow internet connection.

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7. Convenience
You can shop whenever you want, you choose when to shop and you can take all the time you want to make up your mind. Additionally, your shopping will be delivered to your door, so no more sore arms from carrying all your shopping bags!

8. Worldwide shopping Availability

Shopping online you are not limited to buying what your town, city or even country has to offer. Shopping online I can buy the most flattering bikinis straight from my favourite boutique in Brazil, the best surf wear from Australian shops and the latest in leather and latex without moving from my chair!

9. Easier to find the latest fashions

Online you can browse through all the designer shops and if your budget does not allow you to buy designer items you can always look for the “look alike” high street versions. Also you can see what to wear with each item you are buying if you are not sure how to incorporate your new buy to your existing wardrobe. is also good for finding the best deals for good quality handbags

Shopping Online

Overall shopping online is much more of a pleasant experience. Personally I shop online for a wide range of stuff, due to time constraints and everyday life; however even if I had all the time in the world I would still opt for shopping online when looking for new clothes and accessories as it is much more of a satisfying experience.

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      Anath 8 years ago

      Hi pretty, I am sure you have no problem finding good fitting clothes online and it is also great for buying all those embarrasing items that you don't really want the handsome clerk to see you buying, like toe nail clippers, presents for the old aunts and uncles and more personal intimate presents ;-)

      Have a naugthy weekend!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      good hub Anath, I am sure gonna buy online gifts too this year. have a good day always! maita

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      Anath 8 years ago

      hybridway: Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Thanks for sharing it.

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      hybridway 8 years ago

      Thank you, Anath. I have never shop online for clothes and accessories. I tried to buy an item on ebay about a year ago. I remitted payment to the Company through my credit card.

      Surprisingly, I never receive the shipped item through UPS hitherto. This bad experience has put me off from ever trying to shop online again.

      I wish online shoppers best of luck!

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      Anath 8 years ago

      It happens some times Pamela, that is one of the reasons why I prefer stretchy clothes and accessories, that do not need much fitting. For tailored fitting clothes I do prefer to go and try them on the shops.

      It is fun janiek13, and great for finding specific items and good deals.

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      Mary Krenz 8 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Great hub! I have never bought clothes online but I may try it. You put a lot of detail into this one.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Good article with good reasons but I rarely shop online some items, like dresses, because you can't always tell how you will look in an item without trying it on first and sometimes sizes don't run true.