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by Jessica Yu
For those of us who love online shopping, we all know
the feeling of checking the shopping cart total and closing the
tab, realizing that you wouldn’t be able to afford the items in your
cart. If you’re looking for affordable shopping sites that’ll let you
shop to your heart’s content, check out these stores!
1. Aliexpress (http://www.aliexpress.com/)
Aliexpress is a Chinese website that sells anything that
you can think of, from vacuums and cellphones to
clothing and furniture. The prices are dirt cheap; you
can buy clothing for $3 and stationary for 50 cents.
Aliexpress is known for selling many dupes for designer
clothing and makeup as well. The shipping is always
free with no minimum amount required. However,
packages usually take many weeks to deliver because
of the lengthy process of China customs. If you’re into
good deals and can wait patiently for your items, then
this store is for you.
2. Stuff You Can Afford
Stuff You Can Afford compiles quirky and interesting
items from Amazon that are all under $20. You can buy
1500 ladybugs, LED color changing faucet, or even
stink bombs. If you’re interested in an item the site will
directly take you to Amazon, where you can purchase
it. Items from Stuff You Can Afford make great gifts for
3. Jolse (http://jolse.com/)
Jolse is a Korean cosmetics website, selling a wide
variety of skincare and makeup products at an
unbelievable price. All of its products are from popular
Korean brands such as Etude House, Nature Republic,
and Tony Moly. Even if you’re not familiar with Korean
cosmetics, it is worth a try given the prices. You can
buy eyebrow pencils for $4, eyeliner for $8, and packs
of face masks for only $10! After shopping on Jolse,
looking at Sephora will be a drastic change.
4. SheIn (http://us.shein.com/)
SheIn is an online fashion store, with items similar to
Zara’s, at a fraction of the cost. Tops and blouses are
usually about $10-$20, with dresses averaging about
$20. The quality of the clothing is excellent and if you
ever in doubt, there are plenty of reviews of SheIn
online. The store frequently gives out coupons as well,
and has flash sales too.