Staying Home but Shopping Online from Local Stores In Case You Aren’t Ready to Go Out
Even though retail has reopened, having a shopping day won’t be the same just yet. If you don’t want to wait to enter because the store is already at 50 percent capacity, or if you just don’t feel ready or comfortable leaving your house just yet, you can still support local boutiques by shopping online. We’ve rounded up seven local boutiques and checked out their websites to see how seamless it is to shop online from each.
Eberjey is one of the most practical places to shop online right now. While we love taking advantage of all the sales for dresses, blouses and slacks out there, we’re not sure when we’ll need a cute brunch outfit. But loungewear and pajama sets? That definitely fits our home office dress code. They even have a work-from-home category filled with sweatpants, t-shirts and socks. Free shipping on U.S. orders over $100. Eberjey.com
The site is filled with pages of tops, bottoms, dresses and jewelry. The “What’s New” category alone has 13 pages of summer ready styles, everything modeled by owner Vanessa Sauma. In a time when online orders take longer than usual for delivery, OHM ships daily with a $5 flat local fee, and free for domestic orders over $100. Ohmboutique.com.
Back and Forth
One of the few men’s boutiques in the Gables has a high-functioning online shop that includes brands like Richer Poorer, Spilled Milk and VGA Studios. Back and Forth has t-shirts and sweatpants for lounging at home as well as button downs and collared shirts for when you muster up the courage to step outside. They also sell men’s grooming products. Backandforthmiami.com.
OAK Apparel and Home
OAK’s online shop is just as impressive as their brick and mortar on Valencia Avenue. Each category is well-stocked, and each item is clearly shown. We also love their home and kitchen section. From candles to hand-carved samosa bowls, they have everything you need to make your home a sanctuary. Shopoakonline.com.
Mizzen + Main
This other men’s store has a clean and navigable website with a blue and white color scheme. Most importantly, they have polos. Your office might not be open, but the golf courses are. You can also shop by occasion for all of your virtual wedding attire needs. Mizzenandmain.com.
Trend’s website isn’t as good as OHM’s or OAK’s – their home page is static – but clicking on “shop now” brings you to a page of literally every item they have online. If you don’t want to scroll down 12 pages, the categories are on the side. We may not love the layout, but the inventory makes up for it. Trendmiami.com.
Zoey Reva started as an ecommerce site, so they had an edge when retail stores had to close. Their website is colorful and feminine, designed perfectly for its young female clientele. And yes, they have plenty of tie dye sweat sets, so you can be both cozy and trendy while staying at home. Zoeyreva.com.