You know that feeling of satisfaction you get after being at the mall all day? Me neither. Enter: the final frontier of the retail experience—e-commerce. While it sounds like a dirty word, online shopping is a stylish man’s secret weapon.
Just think: there’s a burgeoning marketplace accessible from your smartphone—and the virtual stores never close.
For many blokes though, the shopping experience is spoiled by pushy salespeople, lengthy queues, aching feet, a ticking clock and a partner who makes you try things on that you will never actually buy.
The online marketplace eliminates these obstacles, giving the male consumer the opportunity to shop in the peaceful comfort of his deck chair, bed, or yoga mat.
This trend hasn’t gone unnoticed; Australian consumers are expected to pump an additional $10 billion into the digital market within the next half-decade. Some recent surveys have even discovered that over 51% of targeted groups are doing more shopping from their couch, instead of braving the crowded bustle of their local mall.
While many retailers have adapted, offering sophisticated, hassle-free digital shopping experiences, many have not. At D’Marge, the signs of the future are obvious. We’ve curated a list of the best online retailers for your shopping convenience because we know making it to the shops after a hard weekend isn’t always possible.
Plus: you can’t ask mum to shop for your undies anymore, can you?
End Clothing began in 2005, when a high-street store stocking streetwear, high-end sportswear, casual clothes, outdoor wear, and a little bit of fashion opened in England. Then, in 2009 a concept store was launched to highlight the best in contemporary menswear. END Clothing’s website brings the two together in one stress-free place (with a kick-ass aesthetic).
Brands: Saint Laurent, ACNE Studios, Aimé Leon Dore, Belstaff, Comme des Garçons, Futur, Givenchy, Nike, Valentino.
What do you get when you cross Savile Row craftsmanship with military tailoring and a distinct New York sensibility? Todd Synder, of course. Featuring as many classic New York menswear brands as you can throw a hot-dog at, this American designer continues to take the world by storm.
Brands: Globe-Trotter, New-Balance, Champion, Hartford, New Era, Timex, Nike, Drakes.
Oh, Canada. Montreal based SSense is a borderline sensual 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.
Brands: Adaptation, Alexander McQueen, Chin Teo, Converse, Everest Isles, Lacoste, Noah NYC, Serapis, Y/Project.
If you haven’t heard of the impressive Mr Porter, then you’re going to have to leave immediately. The flagship men’s fashion and e-commerce destination, Mr Porter stocks everything from Lanvin and Rick Owens to Burberry and Ralph Lauren.
Brands: Adidas Originals, AMIRI, Balenciaga, Club Monaco, Howlin’, Nike, Nudie Jeans, Sies Majan, Stussy, Under Armour, Z Zegna.
Translating the traditional brick-and-mortar boutique into a singular online shopping experience, FWRD ranges from iconic maisons de couture to the latest emerging talents. Suffice to say, all of style’s leading names are here, shot in ever-evolving and striking editorial imagery.
Brands: A.P.C., Alexander Wang, Craig Green, Engineered Garments, FRAME, Gucci, Just Don, Off White, Super, YEEZY.
Matches is a quirky online men’s retailer which stocks a lot of premium items from the likes of Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen and Acne. If you’re after unique designer selections to subtly (and not so subtly) stand out from the crowd, you’ll find ’em here.
Brands: De Bonne Facture, LNDR, Moncler, 2XU, Tilak.
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. Drop it while it’s hot, and buy it while it’s… still there.
Brands: Ambush, Boy London, Fendi, Hydrogen, Moschino Underwear, Reebok Classics, X-Large.
The Rake Online
The Rake magazine has evolved from an amazing sartorial guide to a menswear shop which stocks the best of the best from around the world. If you love suits and other gentlemanly goods, then this is the shop for you.
Brands: Albert Thurston, Cifonelli, Grenson, Rapport, Wolf.
Oki – Ni
Funny name, serious shopping. Founded in 2001, Oki-Ni continues to bring us the best men’s fashion brands. They stock three D’Marge favourites: Rick Owens, Raf Simmons and Neil Barret. When you don an Oki-Ni outfit and score a hot date (or pass the pub test), you’ll see what we mean.
Brands: Adieu, Camiel Fortgens, Eastpak, Nemen, Tim Coppens.
Another Japanese winner, Restir has a number of top euro brands such as Kitsune, Marc Jacobs and Maison Martin Margiela, and many more. Give it a go and thank us later…
Brands: A-Cold-Wall, Raf Simons, Palm Angels, 1017 ALYX 9SM.
LN-CC is an online store incorporating menswear, womenswear, books and music with quality content and heaps of mid to high-end brands. While their models look a bit stony-faced, you won’t be pouting when you see how good your wardrobe looks with a couple of these guys’ wares in it.
Brands: 032C, AIEZEN, Unravel Project, Xenia Telunts, Yohji Yamamoto.
STYLEBOP is a men’s designer clothing outlet with a feline twist. Suave, sexy and sophisticated, 10 years ago STYLEBOP would have been called ‘metrosexual’; now it’s just recognised as plain stylish.
Brands: Balmain, Dsquared2, Ami, Kenzo, Versace, Axel Arigato, Veja.
This Australia-based luxury online retailer boasts over 500 different brands. Unlike anything in Australia, it consistently stocks a range of high-end brands. A front runner in style, expect big things from this bastion of rugged yet refined products.
Brands: Moncler, Burberry, Off-White, Dolce Gabbana, Atlantic Stars.
Shopping heaven for men, Farfetch is at the centre 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 now available on the site.
Brands: Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Valentino, Versace.
Yoox is no ordinary fashion retailer. By partnering directly with designers, manufacturers, and official retailers, this tasty Italian web-offering offers exclusive capsule collections, end-of-season clothing from leading labels, rare and vintage finds, and eco-friendly fashions.
Brands: Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Pierre Balmain.
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 historic 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.
Brands: Adaptation, Calvin Klein, Fred Perry, Mykita, United Rivers, Wales Bonner.
To say that Opening Ceremony are the darlings of the interweb would be an understatement. And while their silk doesn’t fit everyone’s jib, their recent show at Pitti was a sure hit. And their online store has a wide variety of uber cool wares—plus the biggest range of designers who’ll be cool tomorrow.
Brands: Alyx, Paradis3, Skinrx Lab, Fucking Awesome, Vans, Yang Li.
By now you must have heard about Browns, which rightly calls itself “a temple of style in the heart of London.” Browns has become a legendary destination for fashion’s elite, expanding through five connecting townhouses to bring you the best of Galliano, McQueen, Lanvin, and more.
Brands: Balenciaga, Gucci, Y-3, Heron Preston, Kenzo, Saint Laurent, Adidas Men’s.
Tessabit is a high-end boutique chain that has been at the cutting edge of luxury fashion since it first burst on the scene in 1953. For over five decades, it has been providing high-quality clothing and accessories sourced from around the globe.
Brands: For All Mankind, Facetasm, Giorgio Armani, Jacob Cohen, Les Hommes, Paul Smith, RTA, Versus.
Coggles is the world of design, creativity, music, fashion and books—as well as the people who create and are passionate about them. Centred around the timeless quality of simple design, Coggles have made a name for themselves by stocking brands like Belstaff, Billionaire Boys Club and Nike.
Brands: AMI, Belstaff, Champion, Drole de Monsieur, Hugo, Kent & Curwen, Plein Sport, Vilebrequin.
Gilt has smashed all the records and is now a $250 million dollar business. Their daily ‘flash’ sales offer gents the best in men’s clothing, fashion and accessories, for a fraction of the price. Worth registering and scoping their range.
Brands: Loro Piana,Gucci, Karl Lagerfeld, Salvatore Ferragamo, Saint Laurent, Superdry.
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.
Brands: Adidas, Bershka, Converse, Jack & Jones, Nike, Pull & Bear, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans.
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.
Brands: Nicce, Levis, Kappa, Twisted Tailor, Only & Sons.
American Apparel can’t be beat for basics. Everyone needs an online store like this in their life—from holiday wear to smart casual, this LA based retailer has you covered.
Brands: Stretch Velour, Oxford, Vinyl, Forward, Mix Modal, Viscose.
More staples than your Officeworks-obsessed Aunt Maple. Just kidding: 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.
Brands: EZY, Alexander Wang, JW Anderson, Undercover.
Need Supply is a (relatively) 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’.
Brands: A Kind Of Guise, Adsum, Anonymous Ism, Clot, Goetze, Levi’s, NEED, Sunnei, WTAPS, YMC.
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.
Brands: Frank & Oak is it’s own brand.
Couverture & The Garbstore
Couverture & The Garbstore started in Notting Hill near the Portobello market, an area known for being the epicentre 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.
Brands: Garbstore, The English Difference, Adsum, Conichiwa Bonjour, Gimme Five, TSPTR, Wild Bunch.
Woodhouse is home to every major label you love and many great brands you haven’t discovered yet. You’ll find the physical store in the heart of London’s famous Notting Hill, but thanks to a comprehensive online shop, there’s no need to make the journey—get amongst it.
Brands: Adidas Originals, Calvin Klein, American Trench, Barbour, Paul & Shark, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger.
A must-bookmark in the stylish gents browser, Selfridges is a classic English retailer whose foray into the e-commerce space is worth a scroll or seven.
Brands: Vivienne Westwood, Bell & Ross, All Saints, Paul Smith, Balenciaga, Emporio Armani, Gucci, MKI MIYUKI-ZOKU.
What do you get when you cross Wallmart with e-commerce? Bonobos! The home of better-fitting menswear at prices that won’t make your eyes water, Bonobos is a great resource for the stylish man who likes his clothes delivered to his door.
One of America’s best department stores. Neiman Marcus stocks a plethora of designer brands. Plus: they will also be able to assist you with 27/4 chat and speedy FedEx shipping worldwide (ain’t nobody got time for sea mail).
Brands: Alexander McQueen, Armani, Burberry, D&G, DSquared2, Versace, John Varvatos, Lanvin and Ralph Lauren.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Precious few retailers can claim the level of fame of Saks Fifth Avenue. Since 1898, Saks has been a leader in the high-end specialty market, alongside the likes of Bergdorf and Barneys. The web version of the company has been around since 2000, offering an enhanced, personalized, online shopping experience.
Brands: Balenciaga, Bruno Cucinelli, Givenchy, Ermenegildo Zegna, Vanentino Gavavani, Off White.
For more than a century, Nordstrom has been dedicated to providing an exceptional shopping experience. That commitment has taken it from a small Seattle shoe shop to a global company with locations in 44 countries and a thriving online offering catering to your every quirky and sophisticated desire.
Brands: 34 Heritage, Barena Venezia, Billy Reid, Double Rainbouu, Gucci, Orlebar Brown, Tiger Of Sweden, Wrangler.
Barneys New York
Barneys New York is a mecca for fashion lovers all across the world. The legendary store expanded from its headquarters in Manhattan to locations around the United States and online retail at Barneys.com. Here you’ll find every major brand you could ever possibly want. Speaking of which…
Brands: Moncler, Adidas, Converse, Feathered Soul, Trafalgar, Zimmerli.
Harrods is one of London’s oldest and most prestigious department stores. But you’ll have to save a pretty penny (pound?) before paying it a visit; they stock a wide range of luxury menswear brands—all amazing, none cheap.
Brands: McQueen, Moncler, Lanvin, DSquared2, Tom Ford.
Backcountry is where all the internet’s loose surf and skate gear ends up, conveniently grouped for your choosing. From luxe puffy jackets to more affordable board shorts, skate shoes, wetsuits and much more, Backcountry has it all.
Brands: The North Face, Patagonia, Vissla, Underarmour, Prana, Mountain Hardware.
J. Crew debuted on the fashion scene with the release of its first catalogue 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.
Brands: Vans, Destination, Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Wallace & Barnes, J.Crew.
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.
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone combines everything that’s hip about NYC with everything that’s cool about London style. Pieces from rag & bone are effortless, innovative, edgy, understated, and totally wearable. And to top it all off, they’re also beautifully constructed and tailored.
Brands: Rag & Bone.
Orlebar Brown is without a doubt the hottest men’s swimwear and leisure label of the moment. The brand is so hot that their Setter swimshorts were featured in the latest instalment of 007’s Skyfall. Worth owning a pair.
Since 1989 G-Star Raw have been purveyors of their unique brand of Dutch designer clothing, all the while pushing the boundaries of raw, untreated denim. While they aren’t quite as ‘hip’ as some of the newer labels, sometimes that’s not such a bad thing… If you want to look ‘edgy urban’—but not too much so, these are your guys.
Brands: G-Star Raw.
Charles Tyrwhitt offers four things: good old-fashioned values, affordable prices, unbeatable service, and some darn fine menswear. As well as formal and casual shirts, the shop offers a range of accessories, including cufflinks, ties, belts, suits and separates, evening wear, coats and shoes, and a casual collection.
Brands: Charles Tyrwhitt.