12 Online Stores You Should Visit For Your Wedding Shopping
August 27, 2014/
Need a pair of Jimmy Choo Bridal shoes or something more unique like Alexander McQueen to match your wedding gown? We know that these labels might not be available in some countries in Asia, but fret not because we have prepared for you a list of online stores that will solve most of your problems. From your reception dress and outfits for your bridesmaids and groomsmen right down to the little printed details, here are some of our favourite online retailers (in no particular order):
Net-a-Porter is a high-end online fashion retailer for women. It also has a weekly online fashion magazine, which is a great place to catch up on what’s in trend. Really, there is nothing quite like shopping on the Internet.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? It’s the best place to find designer items that are not available in your country, including high-end designer shoes like Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, and many more. They even have a wedding and lingerie section. You can also shop for dresses for both mothers of the bride and groom here.
#02 Mr. Porter
An extension of Net-a-Porter that specialises in high-end menswear. Similar to Net-a-Porter, Mr. Porter also has a Journal section on current trends and everything else you need to know about menswear.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? A good place to find high-end brands for men that are not available in your country, from high-end designer suits like Brioni, Givenchy and Valentino to Savile Row tailors, Richard James and Hardy Amies. Also a great place to shop for handmade shoes, such as Church’s.
WHY? Free delivery to most countries.
BHLDN (pronounced as ‘beholden’) is one of the world’s leading online bridal stores, and carries everything from wedding gowns and bridesmaids’ shoes to wedding décor.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? A great place to find dresses for mothers, bridesmaids and flowergirls. You can also get wedding décor items like cake toppers, stationery, table signage, etc.
WHY? Wide variety of products and flat shipping rate of USD45 for international orders to Asia Pacific.
ASOS.com is a British online fashion and beauty retailer that carries more than 850 brands as well as its own label.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? It’s the best place to find that modern contemporary suit for your groom and groomsmen. You can also find dresses for your bridesmaids, as well as shoes and accessories.
WHY? Affordable prices and free delivery worldwide with a 30-day return policy.
#05 Johnny Tuxedo
Sister company of Norton & Townsend, Johnny Tuxedo specialises in tuxedos a.k.a. dinner suits.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? A dinner suit complete with shirt and bow tie, starting from £120.
WHY? Affordable prices and a special ‘Buy 4 Get 1 Free’ promotion. Perfect for getting dinner suits for the groom and groomsmen if you are on a budget.
Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, having started out as an online bookstore but that now sells almost everything. They recently started their own wedding store where you can find jewellery, bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, etc., and it even offers wedding registry services!
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? Amazon carries a variety of bridal shoe brands like Badgley Mischka, Stuart Weitzman and Jimmy Choo Bridal.
WHY? Wide range of products and they deliver to almost every country in the world.
Initially launched in 2000 as an online boutique specialising in hard-to-find denim lines, Shopbop has now become one of the leading online fashion retailers in the world. With a wedding boutique that sells bridal gowns, bridal shoes, bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories, it is the perfect place to shop for your wedding.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? Wedding gowns by Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa, as well as bridal shoes by Badgley Mischka and Kate Spade.
WHY? Free express international delivery and easy returns.
Originally known as A&M Rosenthal, which was founded in 1939. Today, Dessy is a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid dresses, social occasion outfits, flowergirl dresses and destination wedding gowns.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? The one-stop shop for dresses and accessories for your bridesmaids and flowergirls.
WHY? Wide range of dresses in a selection of colours.
Etsy is a website that specialises in handmade products, including vintage items, art, jewellery, bath and beauty products, and much more.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? This is a great place to get printed goods, including your invitations. Shipping would be a bit pricey for bulky stuff, but you might be able to get custom designs in soft copy from some sellers that you can print locally to save on shipping. Also available: customised LEGO and superhero cufflinks, unique guestbooks, cake toppers, gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, etc.
WHY? Products on Etsy are handmade and unique, so they are quite unlike mass-produced items. Products can also be customised or made to order. Shipping is not always the cheapest, but it is convenient. Especially great for things that you cannot find locally.
#10 FORWARD by Elyse Walker
A collaboration with the world renowned stylist Elyse Walker, FORWARD by Elyse Walker is a well curated online shop that offers an unparalleled shopping experience.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? For the bride who wants an edgier look, this is a great place to find out-of-the-norm bridal shoes like Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Valentino.
WHY? Free express shipping for international orders.
#11 Luisa Via Roma
Based in Florence since 1930, Luisa Via Roma is a premier retailer of high-end men’s and women’s fashion that has grown to include an online store.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? Huge selection of designer shoes including Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, etc. You can also get designer men’s suits by Valentino, Brioni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy and Zegna.
WHY? VAT (Value Added Tax) exemption and free international delivery for orders above €500.
#12 Zalora Malaysia
Zalora is Asia’s leading online fashion retailer, offering more than 500 brands. Each country in Asia also has their own website featuring collections from local designers.
WHAT CAN YOU BUY? We love the contemporary baju kurung by renowned Malaysian designers such as Rizalman, Syomir Izwa and Jovian Mandagie. Perfect for the bride and both mothers if they are looking for something with a traditional touch.
WHY? 30-Day free returns policy and free delivery for orders above MYR75.