eShopping is no stranger to most. We confess we can’t do without a little online shopping ourselves especially when we come across local shops, local brands available online.
Online shopping offers a different type of retail therapy than bricks & mortar, pop-up store or market/fair shopping. Firstly, one can’t hide the joy when your item pops up in the postbox or when the doorbell rings unexpectedly and there is a gentleman holding your new treasure. And how can you beat shopping for the best local brands from the comport of your home?! No parking, no travelling, no crowds. Plus, you can window shop and browse for as long as you like…
Being local shopping aficionados, we have a few favourite local eShops which specialise in local brands.
Established in 2009, Doorstep Luxury is Asia’s premier luxury e-commerce site also with a brick-and-mortar presence. With buyers scouring the biggest Fashion Weeks all over the world, Doorstep Luxury brings the hottest designers and labels unavailable in Singapore and Asia. Expect the romance of Paris, the quirkiness of London and the urban chic of New York.
Payment method: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal
Shipping: Within Singapore. Free with delivery within 1-2 days
International. Flat fee of S$20 for orders under S$300, or free for orders above S$300 with delivery within 4-8 days
Returns: Contact Doorstep Luxury within 7 days of delivery
What we love: Loyalty Program of 1 point for every $50 spent which is redeemable on your next order (1point = $1). SALE section to pick up some amazing bargains.
Swooping into the fashion scene in 2011, Gnossem is an online store dedicated to bringing you fashion from some of the world’s most exciting independent designers. They believe in promoting innovative and quality designers, as well as providing our customers with the best online shopping experience possible. Get to know their products through high-definition videos, interviews with the designers, and regular look features & fashion campaigns.
Payment method: Paypal
Shipping: Within Singapore. Free with delivery with 2-5 days. S$5 for courier next day delivery.
International. Flat fee of S$10 for orders under S$100, free for orders above S$100 with delivery within 7-14 days. Express deliver available at flat rate per country/region.
Returns: Full refund within 10 days of date of receipt of goods.
What we love: Made to Measure (M2M) services.
Our pick of local brands: ARC, Desti Saint, By Invite Only and UAOF
GlamourpussLife started in 2007 and since has become known for its lifestyle and travel range of fun, flirty, fabulous gifts for women. Bringing hundreds of lifestyle gifts for women to Asia-Pacific, GlamourpussLife holds exclusive distribution for some established brands and other handmade/homegrown local and overseas brands…
Payment method. Paypal
Shipping. Within Singapore. Free for orders above S$40 with delivery within 2-4 days
International. Courier with delivery within 1-3 days, airmail/international post with delivery within 7-14 or surface/sea shipping with delivery within 21 to 45
Returns. Any changes to orders need to be made within 2 hours of the order being placed
What we love. You can select wrapping paper or a gift box and greeting card for a small fee