The Perks of Online Shopping

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March 9, 2012

Unfortunately, most towns don’t necessarily cater to the fashionistas in the area. When the local mall’s best store is Express, you know you have a problem. Enter the godsent world of online shopping. Although you can’t try on that killer moto jacket, there are some advantages of purchasing via the internet.

One of the best things about online shopping (besides the fact that you can do it in your in your bed) is coupon codes. There are so many great discounts that are available online that don’t have in-store counterparts. L2B’s favorite website to check for codes is This site is made by online shoppers for online shoppers. Anyone can share a code they get in an email, read about in a magazine, or whatever the case may be. Some stores even create codes just to list on Retail Me Not! Others can rate the code so everyone can see if it works or not. There is also a comment feature where people can share more codes. This comes in handy when certain stores “Block User Submissions,” but people always find a way to share codes. Some stores, like Victoria’s Secret, offer free gifts with purchase. Online shoppers can get everything from a free lip gloss to a to-die-for tote full of several full sized beauty products!

Another awesome site is Once you join, you can peruse the collection of online stores who are partnered with Ebates to offer cash back when you click through and purchase. Although the cash back percentage isn’t that large (it ranges from around 1%-10%), it can definitely add up. And if you already do a lot of online shopping, why not reward yourself in the process? Ebates also provides coupon codes for the savvy saver so either way, you’re sure to save some cash!

Finally, one of the best ways to score designer duds in a small town in Ebay. Ebay is a top seller in designer items and have a strong authenticity policy. It can be risky, though and there are plenty of horror stories out there! If you’re looking for accessories, make sure to check The Purse Forum. The experts there will help you authenticate anything you’re interested in purchasing.

And there you have it. If you’re in a smaller town and have a passion for fashion, try these site–and let us know how you like them!

Share in the comments: Do you shop online? How have your experiences been?