Exams are coming up next week, and I probably should be spending my precious time revising. But instead I've been browsing through online shopping malls... I've recently discovered some new websites that I've fallen in love with, most of which are filled with pages and pages of Korean fashion and accessories. It may not be of interest to all of you, but I wanted to share some of the things that really jumped out at me during my time online. I chose to just stick to fashion items and not include any cosmetics, since that could be a whole new post in itself. Inevitably I don't have the money to buy everything that I want, so I want to know which pieces you all like the most~ and help me make some decisions about what to buy (if anything!). Let me know in the comments your favorite items, and if you would like a link to any of the products, don't hesitate to ask!
I also have an exciting collaboration post which I will write sometime in May, it will be for a site called Raise, so I hope you can all look forwards to that^^
I decided to start with a favourite of mine, Stylenanda. In my eyes they always get it right, and I'm always super excited to see what new items they will release each season! I would literally buy so much from there if we had a physical store in the UK, alongside their makeup range (3 concept eyes) there are so many things on the website that I love. I also really appreciate the fact that they style every piece and give multiple pictures so that you get the best idea possible about what you are purchasing, this is a luxury I'm not used to with most British brands - and even certain other Korean sites don't seem to do this.
This another site that I trust and frequently use, I'm sure many of you are familiar with Yesstyle as well. It's the perfect shop for anyone living in the UK, since they sell many well known fashion and cosmetic brands, but offer free shipping for orders over £20 (which most of mine are anyway!). They also have versions of the website for the States and Australia, but I've not used them so I can't guarantee they'll be the same. But either way the products are awesome, that white dress is so beautiful and has been sitting in my shopping cart for a while now. Since they often have various sales and discounts, you can often find some great prices if you shop around it a little!
This is a recent discovery for me, I found out it's a very popular online Korean shopping mall. It's written mostly in Korean and I don't even know if they ship internationally so I don't think I'll actually purchase anything from here - but I still like to have a browse for inspiration^^ It comes across as a very 'chic' store, there's a lot of really simple and clean cut pieces like that blue coat which I really like. They also sell mostly branded products if you're looking for a particular brand. (and yes that is Jessica from Girl's Generation, she is modelling for a really nice brand called 'Soup'!).
The prices on Gmarket are amazing, I was super shocked when I converted the prices into GBP. The site and it's products don't have such a fashionable or unique feel like they do in Stylenanda, but you honestly can't complain at these prices. The only real downside is that the shipping fees can be quite high, especially if you're buying a lot. But as I've learnt this is often a given with overseas fashion websites, unless you can find an external supplier (which I don't recommend in case you start dealing with counterfeit products), you might just have to bite your lip and pay for it!