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Best Online Women’s Clothing Stores When You’re on a Budget

by Assessor

You probably have your go-to clothing stores. But sometimes you need to shop something new, yes? I hope this list of the 33 best online women’s clothing stores will come in handy.

The amazing rise of online clothing stores selling fast fashion — you know, cheap, trendy garments made to be worn one season only — has made it tough to be a budget fashionista. I say that because a budget fashionista is not the gal who buys on price alone.

A true budget fashionista shops for value. You’re more interested in the $50 top you’ll wear 10 times, versus the $20 top you’ll wear once.

So all of those ultra-cheap retailers are cluttering the landscape, tempting us with their low-cost garments that may or may not be wearable in three months. On top of that trend, we’re also dealing with the slow disappearance of brick-and-mortar department stores.

What’s a fashionista to do? To help you navigate these turbulent times, we’ve created the big list of the best online women’s clothing stores for shoppers on a budget.

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Best online women’s clothing stores — top picks

If you don’t have time for the full list, here are the top three!

  • Amazon Fashion
  • Lulu’s
  • Nordstrom Rack

The retailers in our ‘top picks’ section earned their spot for consistently strong selection plus reasonable prices. Keep scrolling for dozens more stores that can fill your closet with stylish pieces!

1. & Other Stories

& Other Stories has a sophisticated, understated vibe. In the brand’s stores and online, you can find elegant classics like high-waisted trousers, linen tops, and beautifully floral maxi dresses.

  • Prices: $30 for accessories, up to $200 for garments.
  • Shipping: Free shipping if you are logged in.
  • Perks: Free returns within 30 days (except items marked as Final Sale which are not returnable), chic styling, commitment to sustainability.
  • Downside: Prices are at the high end for a budget shopper. Stick to the sale pages.

Shop & Other Stories

2. Amazon

More and more, I find myself clothes shopping on Amazon. It’s hard not to love the endless selection of women’s clothes, accessories, and shoes. You can find nearly anything at almost any price point. And then there’s Try Before You Buy — the option to order a box full of clothes and only pay for the items you keep.

The drawback of shopping Amazon for clothes is that you can easily get lost in the search. Scroll 20 pages in and you could forget what you were looking for. My fix is to start on the Amazon Fashion page — from there, you can jump right into edited collections.

  • Prices: all over the place, from ultra cheap to high-end.
  • Shipping: Usually free if you are a Prime member.
  • Perks: Try Before You Buy, massive selection, easy returns.
  • Downside: Inconsistent quality.

8. Bluefly

Bluefly caters to high-fashion tastes, but oh those sales! When you’re looking for something truly special and a little splurge-y, something that gives you the opportunity to drop a designer name, then Bluefly is your shop.

  • Prices: Full-priced items are $100 to $1,000. Sale prices can be 50% to 70% lower.
  • Shipping: Standard shipping is $7.95 or more, depending on the option you want.
  • Perks: Desigher pieces and great sales.
  • Downside: Return window is a short 14 days and there’s a return fee of $12.95.

Shop Bluefly.

10. Chico’s Off The Rack

Chico’s Off The Rack is Chico’s outlet store. Chico’s has a reputation for being matronly, but the collection doesn’t reflect that *anymore*. Having said that, you won’t find bandage dresses or backless tops. But you will find pretty sweaters, cardigans, dresses, scarves, and jewelry.

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And, this being an outlet store, the prices are reasonable. As always, check the sale page first.

  • Prices: Most full-priced items are $20 to $100.
  • Shipping: Free shipping over $100.
  • Perks: Great sales, free curbside and in-store pickup.
  • Downside: Selection isn’t as broad as our other online store picks.

Shop Chico’s Off The Rack.

12. Eloquii

Eloquii is a plus-size retailer with a collection that’s both sexy and modest, thanks to curve-hugging shapes that are classy, even elegant. Shop Eloquii for everything from flirty club tops to the work blazer you wear when you want to impress.

Collections include dresses, tops, bottoms, outwear, career wear, swim, accessories, and bridal.

  • Prices: Regular prices on blazers, dresses, pants, and tops range from $70 to $120.
  • Shipping: Shipping is $7.95 or free if you spend $125 or more.
  • Perks: Great styling. Made for plus-size.
  • Downside: Can be pricey.

Shop Eloquii.

13. Everlane

Everlane makes quality basics while focusing on ethical manufacturing and the use of sustainable materials. On every product page, you can see the cost of the product — well, the cost for Everlane and the price for you.

Everlane shares its cost broken down by materials, hardware, labor, duties, and transport. You can add those components up and decide if the item is priced fairly. Note that the business functions of Everlane (marketing, website management) are not included in the pricing breakdown.

  • Prices: Most pieces are priced between $100 and $200.
  • Shipping: “No Rush” shipping is $4.95 or free if you spend $100 or more.
  • Perks: Classically styled pieces made of quality materials.
  • Downside: While the company’s transparency and business model are admirable, the prices are steep for the average shopper. Mailed returns have a $7 label fee.

Shop Everlane.

17. Frank and Oak

Frank and Oak is a sustainable Canadian brand with modern collections for women and men. Seasonal collections lean into subtle styling for pieces that are interesting without being too flashy. Solid colors, quality fabrics, and reliable silhouettes are mostly what you’ll find.

  • Prices: You can buy tank tops for $40, and most other pieces for $50 to $100.
  • Shipping: Shipping is free on orders $50 or more before taxes.
  • Perks: The brand’s sustainable slant combined with reasonable prices makes for a store you can feel good about. Shop men’s and women’s garments, plus shoes, hats, and bags.
  • Downside: The collections could be larger.

Shop Frank and Oak.

18. Gap

Gap is the “better” brand in the Old Navy (good) and Banana Republic (best) family. In recent years, I’ve grown to appreciate Gap for affordable clothes that fit and last. Generally, Old Navy duds have great prices but they’re not as solid. And Banana Republic has great styling but the prices give me pause.

Last year, I bought three colors in the same twill pant from Gap because they’re so versatile. Gap is a store to shop for reliable classics that won’t kill your budget.

  • Prices: Most items are priced $30 to $100. Regular sales bring the prices down.
  • Shipping: Basic shipping is $7 or free for loyalty members who spend $50 or more.
  • Perks: Shop Gap for men’s, women’s, kids, baby, and maternity. Good value.
  • Downside: The website can be overwhelming due to the large number of product categories.

Shop Gap.

20. J. Crew Factory

J. Crew Factory is, as you might guess, the official outlet store for J. Crew. The store sells J. Crew’s preppy, well-made garments at lower prices. Shop J. Crew Factory for jeans, sweaters, blazers, and coats that are marked down about 40%.

  • Prices: Blazers are $80 to $130, jeans are around $50 and sweaters are $50 to $70.
  • Shipping: Standard shipping is $7 or free if you spend $99 or more.
  • Perks: J. Crew pieces generally have the quality and styling to qualify as “investment pieces.”
  • Downside: It is an outlet store, so the selection can be inconsistent.
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Shop J. Crew Factory.

21. Kohl’s

Kohl’s is a budget-friendly department store that’s fond of aggressive discounts and cashback rewards known as Kohl’s Cash. Sometimes I wonder this retailer stays in business, because if you time your purchases right, you pay very little and get Kohl’s Cash to spend later.

  • Prices: Most pieces for women are $20 to $60.
  • Shipping: Shipping is $8.95 or free if you spend $49 or more.
  • Perks: Kohl’s cash and aggressive sales! One-stop shop for clothes, beauty, and home goods.
  • Downside: Selection and quality can be inconsistent from one season to the next. The sale messaging on the website is overwhelming.

Shop Kohl’s.

23. Lulus

Lulu’s has a high-fashion feel to it, without the high-fashion prices. New Arrivals are usually priced between $40 and $80, and you can find amazing deals on the Lulu’s sale page. Another perk is that Lulu’s carries formal dresses and jumpsuits (along with swimwear, shoes and accessories). It’s one of the first online stores I check when I have a special event on the calendar.

  • Prices: Prices range from $40 to $80.
  • Shipping: Free shipping over $50 (as of January, 2023).
  • Perks: Great sales, huge selection of chic styles.
  • Downside: Models are thin, young, and gorgeous, which can be intimidating.

Shop Lulus.

26. Modcloth

Modcloth describes itself as a vintage fashion store, but you don’t need to own cat-eye sunnies to shop there. Styles are a tad funkier than you’ll find on Dorothy Perkins, but in a good way. If you have a streak of quirky, you’ll love Modcloth.

  • Prices: Full-priced items are typically between $40 and $150.
  • Shipping: Free shipping over $150.
  • Perks: Fun, vintage-inspired style, plus sizes.
  • Downside: Models are thin, young, and gorgeous, which can be intimidating.

Shop Modcloth.

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27. Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is for the younger (at heart or by the clock), edgier fashionista. This online store carries its own Nasty Gal line, plus designs from Bardot, Glamorous, Jaded London and Love, Courtney by Nasty Gal. Check the sales often for fashion finds under $15.

  • Prices: Regular prices are $50 and up, but frequent sales make this online shop more affordable.
  • Shipping: Standard shipping is $11.99.
  • Perks: Edgy style and great sales. Shop Nastygal for clubwear.
  • Downside: Expensive to ship, many styles are too racy for most women to wear.

Shop Nasty Gal.

32. Target

We can’t leave Target off this list! Target.com has an enormous selection, and I’m often surprised by the goods you can pick up for the price. Like H&M, Target is a great destinations for basics like v-neck t-shirts, socks, etc. But don’t overlook the tops and sweaters, which can be great finds.

  • Prices: Garment prices are generally $50 or less.
  • Shipping: Two-day shipping is free if you spend $35+ or use your RedCard.
  • Perks: Fabulous, budget-friendly basics. One-stop shop — buy clothes, beauty, gifts, small appliances in one visit.
  • Downside: You won’t find a lot of super-trendy pieces at Target. The collection leans more towards tried-and-true basics.

Shop Target.

33. T.J.Maxx

The T.J.Maxx website delivers on the “brand name for less” promise perhaps better than the store itself. I love that you can filter search results by your size, so you’re only seeing stuff that *should* fit. Too bad they can’t organize the store that way!

  • Prices: Garment prices are mostly $30 to $60. You’ll see some pieces priced higher, such as full-length puffer coats.
  • Shipping: Free shipping if you spend $89+.
  • Perks: Designer goods for less. Free returns within 40 days.
  • Downside: If you set your size in the filter and then switch the collection (say, from sweaters to pants), you have to reset your size choice.

Shop TJMaxx online.

34. TOBI

TOBI styling is in the same vein as Nasty Gal. The targeted clientele is definitely the younger fashionista who’s confident enough to show some skin. Still, you can find some good buys that are also modest if you’re willing to spend the time. Shop the sales here — as they come fast and furious, so you don’t need to pay full price.

  • Prices: Regular prices are $50 and up, but frequent sales make this online shop more affordable.
  • Shipping: Free standard shipping to the U.S. if your order is $75 or more.
  • Perks: Extreme sales, such as 50% off everything. Free returns (for store credit) if you return the item within 10 days of delivery date.
  • Downside: You need to login to shop. Styles can be too racy for most women.
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Shop TOBI.

35. Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s motto is “simple made better.” The Uniqlo collection is consistent in style and pricing — you’ll find pieces that are very wearable and affordable. From $60 down jackets to $15 bras, pieces in the Uniqlo collection can fill almost any fashion void you have.

  • Prices: Garments are priced from $40 to $100.
  • Shipping: Free standard shipping on $100+.
  • Perks: Shop for the whole family. Good source for basics. In-store pickup.
  • Downside: Limited selection of plus sizes online. (For better options there, see our post on best plus-size clothing stores.)

Shop Uniqlo.

36. Venus

I wasn’t a fan of Venus.com a few years ago, but it’s grown on me. The collection is fashion-forward without being scandalous — a combination I appreciate as an older fashionista. You can find pieces like a red houndstooth coat, sophisticated high-waist trousers, casual hoodies, jeans, and more. The New Arrivals are priced between $40 and $60, and sale prices dip into the teens and $20s.

  • Prices: $30 for t-shirts, $30 to $50 for blouses and tops, and $50 to $80 for pants and dresses.
  • Shipping: Free standard shipping on $75+.
  • Perks: Good balance of value and style.
  • Downside: The website’s menu is overwhelming.

Shop Venus.

38. Zara

Zara is a leader in the fast-fashion segment. The chain reportedly brings new styles to market as quickly as five weeks (and restocks stores twice weekly). That means you can expect the latest styles to get to Zara’s website quickly.

  • Prices: Full-priced items are $30 to $150.
  • Shipping: Free shipping if your order total is $70 or more.
  • Perks: Trendy, budget-friendly styles.
  • Downside: Because garments are so “current,” they may have a short lifespan

Shop Zara.

39. Zulily

Zulily can offer amazing deals because it buys in bulk from the maker. Rather than sending orders one by one, Zulily waits and submits a larger order at one time. That affects you in two ways. One, it might be a while before you receive your product. Check the product page, which will estimate shipping time. And two, you get to snag some amazing deals.

New products go on sale every day and you never know what you might find.

  • Prices: You can find tops for $20 or less and bottoms for less than $50.
  • Shipping: You pay for shipping on your first order. If you order again on the same day, you get free shipping. If your first order is on Friday, you’ll usually get free shipping on successive orders through the weekend.
  • Perks: Great prices, often on brand-name goods.
  • Downside: Shipping can take up to 4 weeks, depending on the item. Returns are $4.95, which covers shipping and handling. Act fast, though. You can only return unwanted items for 30 days.

Shop Zulily.

40. Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing is another ultra-trendy store with casual styles and affordable prices. This online store is a great place to upgrade your street style game with sexy joggers and slinky crop tops.

  • Prices: Many tops, pants, and dresses priced below $50.
  • Shipping: Shipping to the U.S. is $5.
  • Perks: Collections for curvy, petite, tall, and maternity. Huge selection. Great sales.
  • Downside: You pay return shipping. There are far fewer options for the older fashionista.

Shop Pretty Little Thing U.S.

About those super-bargain retailers

There’s also a whole community of ultra-bargain retailers. We’d put these in the ‘fast fashion’ category. Yes, the prices are unbelievably low. Some of the styles are super cute. But quality and sizing may be inconsistent. Proceed at your own risk:

41. Romwe

42. Shein

43. TBDress

44. Ericdress

Now it’s your turn to share! Did we miss any of your favorite online clothing stores? Let me know in the comments.

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