The 10 Best Shopping Sites, According to You!
And for our next trick… Hold up, this one’s all about your tricks! In no particular order, here are the 10 best shopping sites according to you. You guys definitely hit on a few of our favorite go-tos, but also opened us up to a few sites we’d never even heard of. If your favorite didn’t make this list, be sure to submit it in the form at the end of this post. Happy shopping!
1. ASOS: Based out of the UK, ASOS is a clothing retailer that features over 850 different clothing brands, including it’s own label. The site ships to over 190 countries and is easy to navigate, with many different search options, including by color and price.
3. Uncommon Goods: Uncommon Goods claims to feature “unique gifts and creative design” and boy, does it! Founded in 1999, this company out of NYC focuses on interesting products ranging from home decor to jewelry. Oh, and they donate a portion of each sale to non-profit of your choice.
4. Colour Blocker: Need some more color in your life? This is basically the ultimate place to go. Based out of Australia, the site features brightly colored products from office accessories to kitchen gadgets.
6. The Wildflower Shop: Out of Singapore, this shop was started in 2009 by Charmaine, a girl with a passion for fashion. With limited numbers of each design, these pretty pieces are likely to add a unique touch to your style.
7. Roozt: A socially conscious brand, Roozt partners with Feeding America to provide a meal to the hungry for every new member who signs up. The brands they feature are all brands that have social impact as a part of their business model, so you can feel good about your online shopping addiction.
9. Parc Boutique: Located in Minneapolis, this boutique was founded in 2008 by Thao Nguyen, who focuses on curating diverse contemporary apparel as well as cool vintage pieces.
10. Nasty Gal: Started as an eBay store in 2006, Nasty Gal is now a go-to destination for intriguing new and vintage clothing. Their aesthetic is wild, unique, and definitely funky. It’s kind of the local flea market meets your cool older sister’s closet.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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