The ultimate list of the 50 top online stores.
Are you looking to find the best online stores in Australia across fashion, homewares, electronics and more? Then you’ve come to the right place. We compiled a list of the 50 best stores to shop based on quality, value for money and customer service experience, according to finder.com.au. Whether you’re looking to shop for beauty products, new furniture or a television, here are the stores you should head to first.
Top 50 stores:
Best online shopping sites: Fashion
Surfstitch is Australia’s largest online surfwear retailer. It stock hundreds of top surf fashion brands and also offers surf accessories and sporting equipment.
- Free shipping when you spend over $50
- Free 100 days to returns for full-price items. 30 days to return sale items.
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7. David Jones
David Jones is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious department stores. At David Jones you can find everything from fashion items to bedding and appliances.
- Free shipping on orders over $100
- David Jones has no limit on returns and accepts instore or postal returns.
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Adelaide-based BNKR (also known as Fashion Bunker) is a leader in Australian style. It stocks C/MEO Collective, Finders Keepers, Keepsake, The Fifth Label and Jaggar Footwear.
- Free shipping on all orders over $79
- 14-days-returns (only store credit refund for sale items)
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This sporting mega-brand need no introduction. The Nike online store stocks the full Australian ranges for men, women and kids and offers customers the chance to create custom shoes.
- Free shipping over $100
- Return for up to 30 days
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13. Cotton On
Cotton On is an Australian fashion retailer for men and women that focuses on creating quality wardrobe staples. Affordable and ethical, Cotton On is one of Australia’s favourite places to shop.
- Free shipping on orders $55+
- Return in-store or by post within 28 days
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14. Rebel Sport
From apparel to equipment, Rebel Sports offer a huge range of sports-based pieces. Stocking brand like Adidas, Garmin and Speedo, consider Rebel to be a one stop shop for all your outdoor and sporting needs.
- Free shipping on orders over $99
- In store and postal returns accepted; postal returns are free for parcels under 5kg
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Which online clothing stores offer fast shipping?
Sometimes, you just need a new outfit fast. Like, tonight. Or tomorrow. Or by the weekend. When that’s the case, where are the best places to shop? THE ICONIC offers three-hour delivery to both Sydney and Melbourne metro areas and next-day delivery for most orders. Saba offers same-day delivery to both Sydney and Melbourne, while David Jones offers same-day delivery to Sydney only. In some cases, stores will offer you free express shipping if you order a certain amount. Surfstitch offers free express delivery on orders over $25.
Which fashion sites stock high-quality clothes?
For high-quality fashion, there are some stores to order from… and some to avoid. ASOS, THE ICONIC, David Jones, Saba, Saks Fifth Avenue, Portmans and Marks & Spencer are all fairly safe as far as quality goes, although the quality varies from store to store. Saks Fifth Avenue sells high-end designers such as Prada and Chloe and will always be of the utmost quality. Other shops sell decent-quality clothes at a more affordable price, including Jeanswest, General Pants Co, Bonds and Me and Moo. Some brands will always be better quality than others, so you may have to judge by the brand name rather than the store. For example, We Are Handsome is a high-quality brand of 100% Australian-made high-quality swimwear and is stocked across a number of sites, including Dissh, THE ICONIC, ASOS and more. Read more: 12 super chic dresses from THE ICONIC to buy now
Which fashion sites are great for cheap clothes?
If you’re after cheap fashion online, Beginning Boutique, Boohoo, Showpo and Missguided are all great sites to find on-trend pieces at affordable prices. Hunt a little further and you’ll find that ASOS’s own brand is on the cheaper end of the clothing spectrum. THE ICONIC’s exclusive brands, Atmos&Here and Spurr, are both cheaper options that are still fashion-forward and of decent quality. Of course, if you find a coupon code for your favourite fashion boutique, you can always shave a little off the end price. Discounts are only a search away. Read more: Where to buy cheap shoes online
Best online shopping sites: Health & Beauty
Global beauty giant Sephora stocks an extensive range of cosmetics, perfume and skincare from the world’s biggest brands including Benefit, Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Clinque and Dr Jart+.
- Free shipping on orders over $55
- Items can be returned within 30 days
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VisionDirect offer contact lenses, prescription glasses along with designer sunglasses at amazingly cheap prices.
- They donate a pair of glasses to someone in need for every glasses order placed through their website
- Receive a free lens cleaning kit and case with all sunglass and eyeglass orders
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Ry.com.au is one of Australia’s largest health and beauty retailers. Ry.com.au stock a range of top skincare brands like Dermalogica and ASAP and cosmetic brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills and Napoleon Perdis.
- Free shipping for orders over $99
- 120-day returns
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Best online shopping sites: Home & Garden
Zanui is an online homewares and furniture retailer in Australia. The store offers a wide selection of stylish pieces, so you’ll find pieces that work with any decor aesthetic.
- Estimate your shipping cost by adding items to your cart and entering your postcode
- 30-day returns
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Reel in the savings on homewares, lifestyle products, electronics and more with Catch of the Day, one of Australia’s biggest retailers.
- Flat fee delivery charge of $9.99 for all orders
- Return items within 28 days
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If you’re looking for kitchenware, you’ll find everything at House. Stocking both affordable and luxury pieces, House is a one-stop shop for cutlery, appliances, tea towels, teaware and more.
- Free shipping for orders over $89
- 30-day returns
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Best online shopping sites: Food & Drink
Woolworths is a major supermarket chain in Australia. With a convenient and easy online ordering and delivery process, it’s no surprise why so many Australians shop online with Woolworths.
- Free delivery on orders $300+, otherwise $3-$11
- Edit or cancel your order up to 30 minutes before the cut off (6pm the night before for AM delivery, 11pm for PM delivery, and 3pm for Sunday delivery)
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With over 5,000 restaurants on board, Menulog is a market-leading ordering service for takeaway and delivery foods in Australia.
- Huge choice - find which takeaways deliver locally to you
- Ability to view user ratings and the most popular venues
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Not your usual takeaway delivery service, Deliveroo hand-picks a selection of top dishes from quality restaurants and delivers them conveniently to your home.
- The average Deliveroo order takes only 32 minutes to be delivered
- Deliveroo charges rate of $4-$5 no matter the value or amount of your order
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Best online shopping sites: Books, Gifts &Cards
Etsy is an online marketplace for independent designers, craftsmen and sellers. There are over 32 million items for sale from more than 1 million different sellers with loads of handmade goodies and vintage finds.
- Shipping prices vary as they are handled by each individual seller
- Returns are handled by the seller, but the Etsy Trust & Safety team can step in if needed
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Typo is the ultimate gifts and stationery store. If you’re looking for knick knacks, gifts and decor items with attitude and flair, Typo is your one-stop shop.
- Free shipping for orders over $55
- 30-day returns
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Best online shopping sites: Electronics
One of the world’s largest networks of buyers and sellers, eBay is an online auction site and marketplace for new and used goods. Shop for just about anything with eBay’s official stores or through private sellers.
- Shipping costs determined by each seller
- Returns for faulty good plus buyer protections
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Australian-owned Kogan is an online store specialising in low-priced electronics including televisions, cameras, computers and home appliances.
- Calculate delivery by adding items to your basket and entering your postcode
- 14-day returns
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When is the best time to shop online?
You can bag bargains any time of the year by shopping online, especially if you use a promo code or deal. However, these days in particular need to be part of any shopaholic's calendar:
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