If you hadn’t already realised, online shopping for men’s fashion has exploded in the past 24 months. Finding the best places to buy men’s clothing and fashion online can be a challenge though- poor user experiences, shipping embargoes and downright shitty customer service can keep us men from embracing the online fashion experience. (Note: Currently we think the internet is only useful for porn.)
Shop #1: Oh Canada. Montreal based SSense is a bold e-commerce experience which takes conventional web design and throws it out the window. Big images help sell their amazing range of designer men’s fashion. Lanvin, Dsquared, Nudie and more. Shop SSense now.
Shop #2: If you haven’t heard of the impressive Mr Porter, then you’re going to have to leave immediately. Clearly the yardstick for content / commerce men’s fashion shopping experiences. Shop Mr Porter.
Shop #3: One of the biggest destinations for men’s clothing online, ASOS stocks hundreds of great brands. They’re a pioneer in social media and continue to up the ante in the online clothing stakes. Free shipping is their biggest drawcard. (What does ASOS stand for you ask? As Seen On Screen) Shop ASOS.COM
Shop #4: Oi Olloi is a fun take on men’s clothing stores. Their bright site is a welcome change from what I call the black and white ‘gentleman’ movement. They stock BillyKirk, APC, Belstaff and more. Shop OiPolloi.com
Shop #5: The Grand Social is an Australian heavyweight which packs plenty of men’s fashion punch. They’re not big on bells and whistles, just simple design and great local brands. They stock Brent Wilson, Das Monk (my fave) and more. Shop The Grand Social
Shop #6: Topman might be an obvious choice, but for men’s clothing basics and staples you cannot go past it. Not everything in your wardrobe needs to be designer brands. This famous clothing store has everything from sweaters to shoes and even suspenders. Shop Topman.co.uk
Shop #7: I like Matches. It’s a premium online men’s retailer who stocks a lot of unique items from the likes of Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen and Acne. You’ll continue to see designer selections from Matches posted here on D’Marge. Shop MatchesFashion.com
Shop #8: Loud disco music and tres chic designer clothing is exactly how Colette rolls. They’re a french pioneer whose flagship store in Paris gets all the attention. Their online store is no different. Vive la France, vive la Colette.
Shop #9: Luisa Via Roma is the crème de la crème when it comes to online men’s fashion. They stock ALL the top designer brands and make no mistake, if you see it on the catwalk, you’ll see it here. Shop Luisa Via Roma
Shop #10: Selfridges is a classic English retailer whose foray into the e-commerce space has been done exceptionally well. They stock Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Bell & Ross and more. Shop Selfridges
Shop #11: GiltMan has smashed all the records and now is a $500 million dollar business. Their daily ‘flash’ sales offer gents the best in men’s clothing, fashion and accessories, for a fraction of the price. Sadly Gilt is an America-only concept. Still worth registering and scoping their range. Shop GiltMan.com
Shop #13: Oki – Ni – Funny name, serious shopping. Founded in 2001, Oki-Ni continues to bring us the best men’s fashion brands. They stock 3 of my favourites, Rick Owens, Raf Simmons and Neil Barret. All good if you ask me. Shop Oki-Ni.com
Shop #14: Like you street and surf wear? Then 80s Purple is a winner. It’s my first destination for anything that requires sun and fun. Insight swimwear, simple singlets and always a deal to be had makes this a great fashion destination. Shop 80s Purple.
Shop #15: Even with a founder who can’t stay out of trouble, American Apparel can’t be beat for basics. Everyone needs basics… and smutty advertising. There. I said it. Shop American Apparel.
Shop #16: Need Supply is a recent discovery. They originally opened in 1996, selling a unique collection of vintage Levi’s. Nylon Magazine named them one of the 100 best denim stores in the world and Richmond Magazine calls them “the best place to buy premium denim.” I call them ‘bloody awesome’. Shop NeedSupply.com
Shop #17: More of the staple effect. Uniqlo is all the rage with the kids. This Japanese ‘basics’ brand has everything. If you’re really cool and enjoy wearing their gear, you can participate in their ‘Uniqlooks’ social media website. Shop Uniqlo.com
Shop #18: Again, another Japanese winner. It’s such a shame I gave up learning the language. Restir has a number of top euro brands such as Kitsune, Marc Jacobs and Maison Martin Margiela. Shop Restir.com
Shop #19: I’ve been a fan of Aloha Rag for a number of years. Their men’s range is not like the other online boutiques, rather they have niche clothing designers who you won’t find on every street corner. They stock Phillip Lim, Golden Goose and the always awesome Jil Sander. Shop Aloha Rag
Shop #20: Shaven the Haven is where it’s at. This Canadian men’s online retailer might not have a massive range of brands, but they do stock quality. Converse, Bedwin and Stussy all make the cut. Haven is for all you street savvy folk! Shop Haven.ca
Shop #22: Opening Ceremony are the interweb darlings. Their recent show at Pitti was a sure hit. To top things off their online store services the world with uber cool wares. They have the biggest range of designers who’ll be cool tomorrow. Get onto it. Shop Opening Ceremony
Shop #23: One of America’s best department stores. Neiman Marcus stocks a plethora of designer brands, NM will also be able to assist you with 27/4 chat and speedy FedEx shipping worldwide. Stocking the likes of Alexander McQueen, Armani, Burberry, D&G, DSquared2, Gucci, John Varvatos, Lanvin and Ralph Lauren. Props to Stu for reminding us. Shop Neiman Marcus
Shop #24: The recently opened, Denim Geek is exactly that. A place for you denim heads to go wild. Their range of denim is superb. Their very cool denim blog will also help you stay in the know about all things denim. Shop Denim Geek
Shop #25: LN-CC is an online store incorporating menswear, womenswear, books and music with quality content and brands including Rick Owens, Damir Doma, Raf Simons and Levi’s. Shop LN – CC
Shop #26: Brooks Brothers. If you own a horse and enjoy driving in Dad’s Jaguar then you’ll love this snappy store for gents. Props to Trump for the heads up. Shop Brooks Brothers.
Shop #27. Jades24 – Based in Germany, Jades have a pretty sweet range of brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared, Iceberg and more. SHOP
Shop #28 Beams - A Japanese retailer that’s the darling of many online shopping. They stock a great range of all my favorite Japanese labels. Sadly it is in Japanese and does require a translator. SHOP
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