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30 of the best online clothes shops: Our pick of the most fashionable stores to suit your style and budget

Rachel Erdos
9 Aug 2019
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From designer brands to high street heroes, these are the best online clothes shops for men, women and children

Why spend hours traipsing from shop to shop, stripping off in dusty changing rooms with unflattering lighting when you can update your wardrobe from the comfort of your sofa? And with affordable next-day delivery options and flexible returns policies, you can get items delivered in an instant with the freedom to style things out with your own shoes and accessories in the privacy of your bedroom.

But which online clothes rails are worth sifting through to suit your style and budget? To save time trawling through threads, we've rounded up our pick of the best online stores in the UK offering quality clothes, user-friendly websites and flexible delivery and returns options. Scroll through to up your style stakes without hitting the high street.

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Best online clothes shops for women 

H&M  

A dependable destination for everyday T-shirts, denim staples, affordable dresses and an impressive sustainable range made from recycled and organic materials. Designer collaborations with the likes of Versace and Balmain are always hugely popular. 

Size range: 6-24; Delivery costs: From £3.99; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 28 days

Shop at H&M 


Asos 

An overwhelming array of fashionable and affordable gear, including own-brand items, sportswear and high street stalwarts. Easy to navigate by range (curvy, maternity, petite), edit (wedding guest, going out-out, holiday and so on) and product type, the site also makes great use of catwalk-style videos. Speedy delivery options and a lengthy 45-day returns window is the icing on the cake. 

Size range: 2-26; Delivery costs: From £3 (free for orders over £30); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 45 days

Shop at Asos 


Net-a-Porter 

Designer clothes, jewellery and accessories from high-end brands including Prada, Stella McCartney and Balenciaga, with price tags to match. Items are delivered in luxurious ribbon-wrapped black boxes and returns can be picked up from your home address. 

Size range: 4-20; Delivery costs: From £5; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 28 days

Shop at Net-a-Porter 


Boohoo

A British brand aimed at 16 to 30 year olds with pay-day promotions, student discounts and annual next-day delivery incentives. On-trend budget pieces and frequent collabs with TOWIE stars, influencers and models. Decent plus-size range with UK sizes up to 26. 

Size range: 4-28; Delivery costs: From £3.99 (free for Boohoo Premier members); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Boohoo.com 


La Redoute 

French fashion and frequent sales combine at La Redoute, which offers an excellent edit of chic pieces and wardrobe staples. The La Redoute Collections range is particularly good for affordable breton tops, printed shirts and jeans. 

Size range: 6-38; Delivery costs: From £3.99 (free click & collect service for orders over £50); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 21 days

Shop at La Redoute


Finery 

A boutique womenswear label founded by ex-ASOS and Topshop bigwigs. It features a small collection of classic pieces (heavy on dresses and jumpsuits) in bold prints. Often released in limited numbers so there's a “waiting list” collection that lets you set up notifications for sell-out styles. 

Size range: 6-18; Delivery costs: From £6 (free for orders over £60); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Finery


Zalando 

A great mix of budget buys from high street names, including New Look and Mango, alongside designer gear from the likes of Mulberry and Vivienne Westwood, as well as a comprehensive range of own-brand pieces. Despite being based in Berlin, UK delivery is speedy and free for orders over £19.90. And there’s a generous 100-day returns window. A handy fashion glossary and trending topics make it easy to find inspiration if you're stuck on what to buy. 

Size range: 4-28; Delivery costs: From £5.95 (free for orders over £19.90); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 100 days

Shop at Zalando


Simply Be 

A good-value plus-sized clothing range with sizes between 12 and 32. There are plenty of seasonal edits and magazine-style inspiration via the AZ Curves editorial section and a handy “value shop” category that lets you sift through bargain buys with most pieces on offer for less than £25.

Size range: 12-32; Delivery costs: From £3.50; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 28 days

Shop at Simply Be


Brand Alley 

Like TK Maxx without the chaotic rummaging, Brand Alley offers limited-time sales with discounts of up to 85% across brands including Aspinal, Kate Spade and Whistles. You’ll need to sign up to create an account before you can view anything online and delivery might take a few weeks depending on when sales end, but there are express delivery options if you don't want to wait and an outlet section for year-round bargains. 

Size range: Varies by brand; Delivery costs: From £5.95; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Brand Alley 


Farfetch 

Browse hundreds of boutiques and designer brands selling clothes, shoes and accessories. There's an ever-changing roster of new brands alongside fashion powerhouses and a great pre-owned section for one-off vintage pieces. A same-day delivery service is a godsend for impatient shoppers, but it’s currently only available in select London postcodes if you order before 11am.

Size range: Varies by brand; Delivery costs: Varies depending on size/weight; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Farfetch 


Best online clothes shops for men 

Urban Outfitters

Great for streetwear, sports gear and vintage pieces. The beautifully shot seasonal edits are handy for inspiration, as is the “most liked” section based on weekly best-selling items. Delivery is free for orders over £30, as are postal and in-store returns throughout the UK.

Size range: XS to XL; Delivery costs: From £3.99 (free for orders over £30); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Urban Outfitters 


Truffle Shuffle 

Online retro clothes store selling tees and hoodies emblazoned with cult 1980s and 90s film, music and TV references. Popular ranges include Labyrinth, Stranger Things, Star Wars and, unsurprisingly, The Goonies. Delivery is free for orders over £40 and there's a generous 60-day returns window. As an added bonus, all orders come with free sweets.

Size range: XS to 5XL; Delivery costs: From £3.99 (free for orders over £40); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 60 days

Shop at Truffle Shuffle


Arket 

Simple Scandi-style staples are the main draw at this H&M-owned retailer. Clean lines, muted colours and breton stripes are the order of the day and, while some pieces seem pricey, you can pick up super-soft t-shirts from £12. The website is as good looking as the stores and you'll find detailed information about materials and suppliers on each product page. 

Size range: S to XL; Delivery costs: From £5 (free for orders over £100); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Arket


Surfdome 

Apparel for active types, this online-only store stocks pieces from brands such as Oakley, Carhartt, Vans, Patagonia and Quiksilver. There's technical gear for surfers, skaters and snowboarders alongside everyday tees, hoodies and coats. The sale section is definitely worth a rummage as there are year-round discounts to take advantage of. 

Size range: XS to XL; Delivery costs: From £1.99 (free for orders over £75); Next-day delivery: Yes (in select areas); Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Surfdome 


Wawwa Clothing 

Encouraging you to shop more sustainably, Waww Clothing uses recycled materials, plastic salvaged from the sea and organic cotton offcuts in its cool designs, with each order delivered in compostable packaging. Graphic-print tees and sweatshirts feature heavily and, if you buy something from the 1+1 range, Waww will donate the same item to someone less fortunate on your behalf. 

Size range: XS to XXL; Delivery costs: From £3.90 (free for orders over £40); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 7 days

Shop at Wawwa Clothing


Zara

Shop here for sharp suits and affordable knitwear. The excellent (and affordable) Basics range features wardrobe staples such as shirts, blazers and jeans, and there's a good range of bags and accessories. It's one of a handful of sites to feature male models of all ages across the site.

Size range: S to XL; Delivery costs: From £3.95 (free click & collect service to Zara stores); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Zara


Uniqlo

Japanese retail giant known for its utilitarian-style casual wear and collaborations with minimalist designers like Alexander Wang and JW Anderson. Its cold-weather clothing is hugely popular, from its HeatTech underwear range to its colourful collection of ultra-light down coats. 

Size range: XXS to XXXL; Delivery costs: From £3.95 (free click & collect service to Uniqlo stores); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 28 days

Shop at Uniqlo


Threadless

For cool t-shirts, Threadless is hard to beat. This US-based platform brings together a community of artists to submit designs on a weekly basis with the winning creations turned into tees. Categories range from zombies and robots to politics and pop culture. 

Size range: S to XXXL; Delivery costs: From $9.90 for orders weighing less than 454g; Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 60 days

Shop at Threadless


Banana Republic

Part of the Gap family, Banana Republic is smarter than its sibling and stocks a good range of dress shirts, chinos, suits and blazers. Oh, and pocket squares to complete the preppy look. Following extensive store closures, it's an online-only offering now but you can get orders delivered for free to your nearest Gap.

Size range: XS to XXL; Delivery costs: From £4 (free for orders over £50; free click & collect service to Gap stores); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Banana Republic


The Idle Man

Bridging the gap between high street and luxury, the Idle Man offers casual menswear from brands such as Barbour, Rains and Veja. Its eponymous own line stocks affordable staples like raglan t-shirts, track pants and bomber jackets and there's plenty of editorial inspiration in the form of lookbooks and style guides. 

Size range: S to XL; Delivery costs: From £3.95 (free for orders over £50); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 28 days

Shop at The Idle Man 


Best online clothes shops for kids 

Boden

Fun, colourful, stylish designs for kids up to the age of 16 – from cute newborn rompers to parkas for teens. Boden is big on responsible sourcing and ethical trading and offers a generous three-month returns policy. 

Size range: 0 to 16 years; Delivery costs: From £3.95 (free for orders over £30); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 90 days

Shop at Boden 


George at Asda 

Supermarkets have upped their sartorial game in recent years by offering a great range of affordable basics, especially for kids. The best of the bunch? George at Asda for its extensive selection of everyday items such as joggers, PJs and coats as well as formal wear, party gear and school uniforms. Kids will love the Disney, Star Wars and DC Comics collabs; parents will appreciate the purse-friendly prices. 

Size range: 0 to 14 years; Delivery costs: From £2.95 (free click & collect service to Asda stores); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 100 days

Shop at Asda


Tobias & The Bear 

Founded by two creative mums, Tobias & The Bear sells cool graphic print tees, sweatshirts, joggers and rompers for kids up to six, as well as a stylish range of bedding. All pieces are made in the UK from organic materials and there's a focus on cute animal designs. 

Size range: 0 to 6 years; Delivery costs: From £3.95 (free for orders over £60); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Tobias & The Bear 


Next 

Colourful prints, comfy rompers, stylish jumpsuits and branded sportswear are all on offer at Next, with ranges covering tots to teens. The handy lookbooks provide inspiration and there's an extensive selection of occasionwear for dapper dressing. There's a free next-day delivery service to local stores or, for frequent purchases, consider the “nextunlimited” annual pass for uncapped free home delivery and returns. 

Size range: 0 to 16 years; Delivery costs: From £3.99 (free next-day delivery to Next stores); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Next


Gap Kids

From colourful tees and comfy hoodies to schoolwear and accessories, Gap has everything you might need to kit out your kids’ wardrobe and, with frequent sales offering as much as 60% off, it's worth bookmarking the sale section for when you need to stock up. There's a good range of multi-packs and sets for newborns and collabs with Star Wars, Disney and DC Comics.  

Size range: 0 to 13 years; Delivery costs: From £4 (free delivery to Gap stores); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Gap


Scamp & Dude

Bold leopard print designs, pastel hues and superhero masks combine at this cute store for kids and adults. Each piece features lightning bolt motifs and labels emblazoned with the words “a superhero has my back”, a comforting concept dreamt up by its founder after spending time away from her kids following brain surgery.  

Size range: 0 to 13 years; Delivery costs: From £5.99; Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Scamp & Dude


Mothercare

Huge range for kids up to the age of six with lots of multi-buy bargains and frequent discounts. Popular collaborations with celebrity mums such as Jools Oliver (Little Bird for cute and colourful retro-inspired gear) and Mylene Klass (the monochrome-heavy My K range). 

Size range: 0 to 6 years; Delivery costs: From £3.95 (free for orders over £50 and free click & collect service to Mothercare stores); Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Mothercare


Cos Kids 

Hip threads for kids up to ten. Lots of newborn gear made from organic cotton and cashmere and a hardwearing “essentials” range of plain tees, jeans and unisex sweatshirts. There are plenty of online exclusives that can't be bought in-store and sizing is European, but there's a handy size guide on each product page.

Size range: 0 to 10 years; Delivery costs: From £6; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at Cos Kids


The Modern Nursery 

Beautifully curated pieces from Scandinavian brands, including a fun range of fancy dress outfits and accessories, swimwear, sunnies, bags and jewellery. Clothes are sold alongside an impressive selection of furniture and accessories for super-cool nurseries. 

Size range: 0 to 5 years; Delivery costs: From £3.90; Next-day delivery: Yes; Returns window: 14 days

Shop at The Modern Nursery


Alex and Alexa

For catwalk-ready kids clothes, take a look at Alex and Alexa, an online-only store that stocks a huge range of designer gear from brands such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Stella McCartney and Gucci. As you'd expect, prices are pretty steep but there are new customer incentives and seasonal sales to look out for. Great for gifts if you're looking to impress.

Size range: 0 to 13 years; Delivery costs: From £2.95 (free for orders over £50); Next-day delivery: No; Returns window: 30 days

Shop at Alex and Alexa

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