Our Web Obsessions: The Unbelievable Deals I Found This Month Online!
We gave our intrepid deal-finder Elise Loehnen $99 and set her loose to find the chicest, coolest summer outfit essentials—for less than she ever thought possible.
Leave your enormous tote at home!
Come summer, schlepping around a big, heavy handbag is a total hot and sticky drag: There’s something so appealing about co-opting an amulet necklace as a tiny little purse, fit for some cash and maybe a lip balm. I like the huge range of options at Ohboydenterprises.com, where seemingly every detail—from the color to the length—is customizable.
Handmade Lace from Bali
I recently took a trip to Bali, where I fell in love with three things: the food, the woven textiles from the surrounding islands and Balinese lace. One of the biggest players, Uluwatu.co.id, has a few stores scattered across the country where they sell gorgeous, handworked pieces, and their amazing site is packed with dainty camisoles, intricate little vests and the sweetest lace-fringed shorts—much of it for under $100.
Gold mine of awesome affordability!
It’s hard to find anything that tops even $50 at Shopentourageclothing.com, a Southern source for drapey tops, cute (albeit short) dresses and, especially, an amazingly priced accessories section. (I was enchanted, for example, by the stackable tribal necklaces, which ring in at about $12 each—so chic!) And let’s not start on the sweetness of the elephant pendant.
Treasure Hunting—100% Easier
If you venture deep into downtown L.A., you’ll find a huge, impossible-to-navigate wholesale district full of bags, blouses and jewelry for what feels like pocket change. The selection at Gojane.com is similar in concept and price, but the experience—a clean, easy-to-search site—is infinitely faster. Plus: free shipping when you spend $60.
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