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67 Online Shopping Sensations

From Retailer Magazine Apps to Virtual Window Shopping

— January 8, 2012 — Pop Culture
These online shopping sensations put emphasis on society's reliance on social media. Many are surfing the web, working online, running errands online and often skipping out on in-store visits by shopping online.

Virtual shopping platforms range from interactive websites to time-saving technologies. Interactive phone and tablet apps allow users to shop on the go while virtual mannequins and fitting rooms help buyers decide on desirable items.

From socially conscious shopping networks to luxury online purchase platforms, online shopping is proving more convenient and addictive than in-store buying. While offbeat online markets aim to sell distinctive items, fair trade virtual sites hope to raise awareness, hoping to contribute to a greater cause.

Whether one is searching for a gift, a singular clothing item or even an investment piece like a car, online shops are proving that nothing is impossible when it comes to the virtual marketplace.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Group Gifting Plug-Ins
Group Gifting Plug-Ins
The Gifts Project Uses Facebook to Arrange Online Group Gift Giving
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65
Green Gifting Websites
Green Gifting Websites
BabyList Registry Lets You Add Products from Any Store on the Web
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64
Cause-Driven Virtual Shopping
Cause-Driven Virtual Shopping
Community Collection Donates 20 Percent of Sales to Charity
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63
Online Gift Advice Apps
Online Gift Advice Apps
Shopycat App Makes Gift Recommendations from Facebook Activity
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62
Affordable Custom Apparel
Affordable Custom Apparel
'Send the Trend' Brings Professional Style to Online Shopping
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61
Couture Consignment eBoutiques
Couture Consignment eBoutiques
Resell Your Luxury Fashion Pieces on reFashioner
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60
Online Sales Staff
Online Sales Staff
Online Retailer 3LiveShop Incorporates Live Interactive Employees
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59
Retailer Magazine Apps
Retailer Magazine Apps
Zappos ZN Combines Editorial Content and Online Shopping
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58
Prepaid Teenage Purchases
Prepaid Teenage Purchases
The ‘Bill My Parents' Website Requires Mom's Approval
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57
Dynamic Online Shopping
Dynamic Online Shopping
The New Barneys Magalog Requires 3D Glasses for Viewing
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56
eBay Auto Shops
eBay Auto Shops
BMW eBay Store is Making Buying Parts More Convenient for Customers
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55
Social Shopping Networks
Social Shopping Networks
Blippy Asks You What Your Friends Are Buying
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54
Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Shoes! Facebook Application
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53
Online Stores Offline
Online Stores Offline
Is @Cosme Cosmetics E-Store Pioneering Next Gen Retail?
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52
Original Online Stores
Original Online Stores
Supermarket Sarah Turns a Living Room Wall into an Online Display
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51
Virtual Personal Shoppers
Virtual Personal Shoppers
‘Shop It To Me' Sends Sales On Designer Clothes in Your Size
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50
Tablet Shopping Apps
Tablet Shopping Apps
The Amazon Windowshop iPad App is Perfect for Shopaholics
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49
Offbeat Online Market Places
Offbeat Online Market Places
Bonanzle Has Bizarre, Strange and Useless Gifts
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48
Social Shopping Sites
Social Shopping Sites
Couture Society Combines Online Shopping With Social Networking
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47
Open-Source E-Commerce
Open-Source E-Commerce
Shopify
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46
Aristocratic Online Shopping
Aristocratic Online Shopping
Oakstreet Man Sifts Through the Crap So You Don't Have to
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45
Exclusive Car Shopping For Women
Exclusive Car Shopping For Women
Fearless Auto Advice at CarsforGirls.com
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44
Interactive Fashion Sites
Interactive Fashion Sites
Miss Sixty Has Music, Video, Images
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43
Crowdsourced Online Lookbooks
Crowdsourced Online Lookbooks
Fashionair Lets Editors & Fashionistas Curate Pret-a-Porter Looks
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42
Talk Show Fashion Lines
Talk Show Fashion Lines
Oprah Online Store To Sell 'O Baby'
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41
Chic-onomical Virtual Outlets
Chic-onomical Virtual Outlets
The Outnet.com is Outlet for Net-a-Porter.com
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40
Scheduling Online Shopping
Scheduling Online Shopping
Mapping Hourly Cyber Monday Deals
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39
Social Shopping & Recommendations
Social Shopping & Recommendations
3Luxe Luxury E-Catalogue
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38
Luxury Brands Boom Online
Luxury Brands Boom Online
High End E-tailers Prosper
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37
Picture-Based Shoe Shopping
Picture-Based Shoe Shopping
Modista Helps Budget Fashionistas Score Similar Styles
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36
Shutting Down Online Stores
Shutting Down Online Stores
eLuxury Changes to Magazine Format, Denies Financial Woes
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35
Social T-Shirt Shopping Communities
Social T-Shirt Shopping Communities
Rumplo
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34
Personal Credit Card Readers
Personal Credit Card Readers
The SmartSwipe Revolutionizes Online Shopping
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33
Virtual Window Shopping
Virtual Window Shopping
Turn Hills Lets Online Shoppers Browse the Storefronts of NYC Stores
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32
Shopping By Phone Takes Off
Shopping By Phone Takes Off
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31
Comprehensive Virtual Makeovers
Comprehensive Virtual Makeovers
ModiFace Inc. Allows Shoppers to Try Cosmetics and Clothes Online
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30
Social Good Shopping Sites
Social Good Shopping Sites
'Histoire' Boutique is an Online Store Devoted to Creating a Just World
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29
Crowdsourced Fashionocracies
Crowdsourced Fashionocracies
Beta Fashion Creates Collections Entirely from Customer Input
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28
E-Commerce Meets Ultra-luxury
E-Commerce Meets Ultra-luxury
20Ltd Sells High End Design
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27
Positive Impact Retailers
Positive Impact Retailers
Blue Button is a Social Business Making a Mark
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26
Virtual Italian Storefronts
Virtual Italian Storefronts
Moschino Opens First Online Boutique
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25
Virtual Shopping Experiences
Virtual Shopping Experiences
Macy's Magic Fitting Room Makes Trying on Clothes Convenient
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24
Amazon Sells Fruit, Meat, Ice Cream
Amazon Sells Fruit, Meat, Ice Cream
New AmazonFresh Online Grocery Store
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23
Shopping Addiction iPhone Apps
Shopping Addiction iPhone Apps
Net-a-Porter Releases NET-APP That Constantly Updates
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22
Invite-Only Luxury Shopping Sites
Invite-Only Luxury Shopping Sites
Ideeli
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21
Get Your Avatar To Try It On First
Get Your Avatar To Try It On First
I-Clothing At Shinsegae
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20
Interactive Shopping Touch Screens
Interactive Shopping Touch Screens
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19
Fashion Blog E-Shops
Fashion Blog E-Shops
Kimandra Vintage Focuses on Creative Expression to Sell Retro Clothes
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18
Virtual Fitting Mannequins
Virtual Fitting Mannequins
The Fits.me Site Will Revolutionize Online Clothing Sales
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17
Polyvore Community
Polyvore Community
Create Your Own Fashion Set and Get Feedback
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16
Invite-Only Web Boutiques
Invite-Only Web Boutiques
Chanel-Exclusives
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15
Budget-Friendly Fine Jewelry
Budget-Friendly Fine Jewelry
Plukka Relies on Customer Interest Before Pieces Become Available
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14
Funky Online Fashion
Funky Online Fashion
Isabel Marant at Net-a-Porter Will Make Girls Squeal with Joy
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13
Online Shops For Millionaires
Online Shops For Millionaires
Recession Unfriendly 20ltd Offers Only 20 Of Each Piece
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12
Pack Your Virtual Suitcase
Pack Your Virtual Suitcase
Polyvore.com Social Shopping
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11
In-Store Online Shopping
In-Store Online Shopping
Intel Point-of-Sale Kiosk Skips Sales Personnel But Not Fitting Rooms
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10
Ethical Shopping Sites
Ethical Shopping Sites
Magnifeco is an Eco-Fashion Source Featuring All Things Socially Good
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9
Shopping Cart Concierge
Shopping Cart Concierge
Self-Serve Checkouts are Taken a Step Further
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8
Online Luxury Auction Sites
Online Luxury Auction Sites
BillionaireXchange.com is the Ultra Premium Version of eBay
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7
Scannable Window Shopping
Scannable Window Shopping
John Lewis Virtual Shop Lets People Conveniently Click and Collect
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6
Fitting Room Simulators
Fitting Room Simulators
Try on Clothes With Tobi.com's Augmented Reality Dressing Room
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5
Interactive Fitting Rooms
Interactive Fitting Rooms
Try on Any Pair of Shoes with the Converse Sampler iPhone App
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4
Personalized Printed Pumps
Personalized Printed Pumps
DreamHeels.com Lets You Design Your Shoe & Earn Money
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3
Extreme Interactive Shopping
Extreme Interactive Shopping
The Garry Cohn 'Lifestyle Sports' Store Concept is Off the Wall
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2
Interactive Shopping Bags
Interactive Shopping Bags
The Kokoa Hut Bag Makes Shopping a Personalized Experience
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1
Virtual Lingerie Shopping
Virtual Lingerie Shopping
Knicker Picker
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