Following UK’s recent vote to exit the European Union (EU), a slew of ranging emotions has since surfaced across the Internet. As commonwealth citizens, we’re as concerned about Brexit as any other Briton and honestly, cannot be happier now that EU has shed a few pounds.
Though we may kid about the above comment, we’re not-so-secretly happy about the fall in the pound. Just like us, we’re rather sure the first thing you did was to rush to check out the nearest money changer or go on an online shopping spree.
Whether you’re for leave or remain, or in need of some therapeutic shopping, listed below are six UK based online shopping sites you can take advantage of will find useful.
Possibly the mother of all UK online shopping sites, ASOS has a huge fan base in Singapore (we’re pretty sure every other Singaporean has at least heard of ASOS. A-sauce? A.S.O.S?).
Offering over 850 brands in apparels and accessories that include favourites such as New Look, River Island and more, this brand targets mainly young adults of both genders. With up to 70% off its outlet items coupled with Brexit, online shopping has never been sweeter.
With its chic and affordable (now even more so) pieces, Boohoo is somewhat similar to ASOS. Specialising in mainly apparels, shoes and accessories, Boohoo is a great and more casual alternative for those who wish to avoid relatively mainstream ASOS.
Despite catering to both genders, we have to say that a wider selection is available for the ladies. Sorry guys!
Apparels and accessories aside, Next also offers a variety of homeware. Looking for a new set of bed sheets or some wall art to decorate your home with? This all-in-one shopping site has it all! Who knows, Next may just be the English version of q10 or even Taobao.
4. THE OUTNET
If you’re a bargain hunter or fan of designer pieces, chances are, you’ve already heard of THE OUTNET. For those who don’t mind donning last-season apparels by renowned designers such as Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant, this UK-based online shopping website is definitely one to bookmark.
For the fashion-conscious, timelessly stylish pieces such as leather jackets and silk T-shirts are also available. Here’s how you save on some moolah and the fashion faux pas.
Despite the fall in the pound, be warned that prices here are still pretty steep.
5. Miss Guided
From smashing bodysuits to killer hills, Miss Guided will help unleash the party animal in you. For the slightly more reserved, do check out their daily dresses for more uh, coverage.
6. Mr Porter
From apparel to grooming kits, this online shopping site will take care of all your manly needs.
There’s no telling of the future, so what we’d recommend is to make the best of the present and shop to your heart’s content. We may not be politicians, but it’ll be pretty silly not to turn such situations into our advantage, right?
Currency exchange rates accurate as of 5th July 2016
(Header image by Great Deals Singapore, words by author)