The Cool Click
From elegant to electrifying, these online style hubs have it all.
by Jill Sieracki
While it wouldn't be bad to fall out of bed looking like, say, Debra Messing, that level of glam takes an NFL-size team of stylists. But never fear— you can easily nab your favorite star’s look with just a few clicks at Chickdowntown.com. Feeling Kate Moss-ish? Channel her choice Hunter boots. Instead of whining, “If only I looked like Katherine Heigl,” pick up her fave Black Halo Jackie O dress. Other temptations: Rachel Bilson’s Tracy Zych Edie bag or Sarah Jessica Parker’s Habitual Graphite Skinny Isolatio jeans. Forget the Champagne wishes and Lauren Conrad dreams—you (or at least your wardrobe) really can have it all. Visit chickdowntown.com.
With more than 350 different designers offered, Bluefly.com is the destination for discounted duds. Daywear, eveningwear, menswear, intimates, accessories, and even collections for the home make up this one-stop shop for style (keep an eye out for the occasional amazing sale). And now that the website has partnered with shopping bible Lucky, haute living is in the bag. Visit bluefly.com.
With online auction sites, you never quite know what you’re going to get. But with Portero.com, the beauties up for bid—which can include jewelry from Cartier and David Yurman; art from Picasso and Warhol; Rolex, Breitling, and Jaeger-LeCoultre watches; and Baccarat housewares—have all been authenticated. Recently a Gucci horse-bit monogram clutch valued at $1,410 went for $700, and a $19,600 Bulgari diamond cocktail ring sold for $9,180. Shop for amazing steals or sell your own languishing luxury goods, but be sure to visit before what you crave is going, going… gone. Visit portero.com
Your little Miley Cyrus is already putting together outfits— now she can create her own designer duds as well. Fashionology’s Beverly Hills boutique lets girls ages six to 14 design shirts, dresses, and pants at a digital Design Pad, then make the creations at a blingedout work station. Should LA be a bit far for a mother-daughter day trip, the chic shop’s website also sells a few ready-made pieces such as peace-sign dresses and the line’s signature totes, along with an option to customize her own choices. Today: bedazzled Chihuahua princess tees. Tomorrow: a debut collection at Bergdorf. Visit fashionology.com.