Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Online Shopping

For those that missed it, there was a segment about online shopping on Australian 60 Minutes on Sunday which included an interview with Natalie Massanet of net-a-porter.com fame of course. I have to say, it was interesting to watch the behind the scenes enormity of the business she has made so successful. I often think of her success in such stark contrast to all those other online shops which try and emulate the same success but never really get there.

The thing I admire the most is that she's a woman who has blazed a path for herself and from the interview she seems like she's achieved that through smarts and good business sense. There's nothing like a great female role model!

Anyway, I was thinking about some of my other favourite online shops and thought I would share :)

Miijo - http://www.miijo.com/

Of course I'm a supporter of all things Aussie, but I especially like that miijo offers great prices on a great range of International brand accessories. Not only that, they make stock available as and when it is cool and popular overseas, not half a year later which often happens in Australia. They do great sales too!

Gilt Groupe - http://www.gilt.com
So this isn't one that I actually get to shop at because I'm not in the US, but I love to see the beautiful designer goods here. They are spectacular! From exquisite cheap as chips Alexander McQueen, to holidays, beauty products and even today J.Mendel <3. Definitely somewhere I 'window' shop. And the thing is, you know they're onto a good thing when all the Australian copycat versions (launched several years later) are all doing well now too!

Gilt is members only and you need an 'invite' to be able to join which I was able to get. If anyone would like an invite, click here :)

You can see the 60 minutes video for yourself, here.

Image thanks to fashionstake blog.

1 comment:

  1. I also watched the 60 minute story. It was fascinating seeing it all behind the scenes. I felt like a little girl walking into a toy store. She is definitely an admirable business woman. She has really changed the way we shop for designer goods.