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21 Best Men’s Online Stores & Shopping (2012 Edition)

Well it’s that time again. After the immense success of the 2011 men’s shopping guide, we decided to do it again. We’ve scouted the new breed of online shopping for men, the new, the small, the unique and the awesome. This is the best of 2012 for men’s fashion. Enjoy.

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Shop #1 – Bluefly
Bluefly was founded in 1998 and jumped to the head of the online retail game almost immediately. It’s now a leading retailer of designer brands that’s always on top of the latest trends. The men’s selection is huge – from Armani, to Prada, to Gucci, and more – and it’s all available at surprisingly wallet-friendly prices.  (Shop Bluefly!)

Shop #2 – Tres Bien Shop
Tres Bien Shop is a hit with pretty much everyone (check out their “About Us” page for praise from the likes of GQ, Elle, Monocle, and Mark McNairy), and it’s easy to see why. The sleek minimalist design of the website is just as stylish as the clothing it sells. A must for men.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #3 – Firmament
At Firmament you can get just about anything you’re looking for, and a whole lot of things you didn’t know you wanted. Need shaving gear? They’ve got it. Need a sweatshirt? They’ve got it. Need a skull rug for your apartment? They’ve got that too. So blokey.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #4 – farfetch
Men’s shopping heaven. is at the center of a global fashion community that brings together independent boutiques from all over the world. Thanks to that innovative and forward-thinking network, unique designs from over 1,000 boutiques are available on the site.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #5 – Studio Homme
The team at Studio Homme is only eight people, but don’t let their small size fool you. The site has pieces from major players in the fashion world as well as a selection of men’s lifestyle products, like candles, stationary, and even designer dishwashing liquid. Actually, they’re not men’s lifestyle products. Still an awesome shop. (SHOP NOW)

Shop #6 – J. Crew
J. Crew debuted on the fashion scene with the release of its first catalog in 1983. Six years later the company opened its flagship store in NYC and now, nineteen years later, it’s become a huge men’s online retailer that brings style to customers internationally.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #7 – yoox is no ordinary fashion retailer. By partnering directly with designers, manufacturers, and official retailers, offers exclusive capsule collections, end-of-season clothing from leading labels, rare and vintage finds, and eco-friendly fashions.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #8 – Traffic LA
From its humble beginnings as a single store on Hollywood Boulevard, Traffic LA has grown to become a favorite of Hollywood’s fashionable elite. The store caters to those on the forefront of creativity – actors, musicians, stylists – and to the rock star in you.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #9 – L’eclaireur
L’eclaireur, the brainchild of Martine and Armand Hadida, got its start in 1980 as a small boutique in Paris. It’s now an icon of French style, famous for being on the cutting-edge of men’s fashion and being the first to bring labels like Dries Van Noten to Paris.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #10 – Moncler
Bespoke suits aren’t the only high-end clothing that belong in your closet. Moncler makes luxurious down jackets and other sportswear, for the man who wants to look his best even when he’s hitting the slopes (or sipping Irish coffees in the lodge).  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #11 – Henri Lloyd
When you think “style,” you probably don’t think “sailing.” And when you think “sailing,” you probably think of pirates and grog. But Henri Lloyd is changing those perceptions, with a range of specialist clothes for sailing and yachting that are both functional and stylish.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #12 – American Rag
They say that happiness can’t be bought, but American Rag believes that the good life can. “One needs a certain verve and appreciation for the simple luxuries,” says their site, and “fortunately, that kind of flair can be bought” – right here at, in fact.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #13 – The Webster Miami
The definition of men’s fashion cool. The Webster is a three level, 20,000 square foot ode to fashion. Located in a historical Art Deco building in the heart of bustling Miami Beach, the boutique features sportswear on the ground floor, ready-to-wear pieces above, and a gallery space on the top floor.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #14 – Industrie Denim
Jeans are a fashion staple, and the right pair – the ones that are snug in all the right places – is worth dropping some dough on. Industrie Denim collaborates with over 80 manufactures to offer a huge selection of jeans and related men’s products, one of which just might be that perfect pair.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #15 – Reborn
Reborn strikes a balance between a progressive aesthetic, an eye for detail, and superior quality. They’ve only been around since June 2005, but they’re already known for the innovative sense of style and technical ingenuity they bring to Montreal’s fashion scene.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #16 – H. Lorenzo
The original H. Lorenzo boutiques make their home on The Sunset Strip, the notorious Hollywood shopping destination. Fittingly, the clothing – a mix of established and obscure designers – looks like something you’d see on the current Hollywood heartthrob as he’s snapped by the paparazzi.   (SHOP NOW)

Shop #17 – Frank & Oak
For the cheaper gent. Frank & Oak aims to make the average guy look good by hand-selecting pieces “for men like ourselves.” The goal is to create affordable, stylish, and intelligently designed clothing that’s both flattering and comfortable, a feat achieved by being designer, retailer, and manufacturer all at once.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #19 – Couverture & The Garbstore
Couverture & The Garbstore got its start in Notting Hill near the Portobello market, an area known for being the epicenter of vintage fashion in London. The shop is a mix of international and European fashion labels that fight against corporate culture, and The Times voted it Cult Shop in 2008.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #20 – Everlane
Everlane is a membership service that offers clothing and accessories for under $100. By cutting out the middlemen and the other BS that accompanies most designer duds, Everlane is able to sell their own luxury essentials for significantly reduced costs.  (SHOP NOW)

Shop #21 – Reiss
Reiss calls their brand “sexy,” “modern,” “iconic,” and “design-led.” Popular with just about everyone, from the Royal family to stars of the silver screen, Reiss is committed to delivering fashion-forward products with exceptional design, quality and value.  (SHOP NOW)

20 Mar, 2012

Luc Wiesman

Founder and Managing Editor