These Little-Known Internet Stores Will Change the Way You Splurge

Getting exactly what you want when you want it for less

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These Little-Known Internet Stores Will Change the Way You Splurge

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor

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After a lifetime wait, we’re high schoolers at last: big responsibilities plus perpetual brokeness. There’s a horde of online shopping options available at your fingertips- but what about those actually cheaper than Amazon and eBay? Here are some of the least-known and most reliable shops to snatch anything your heart desires.

It seems like most every fashion-savvy internet shopper knows the go-to online stores for dirt cheap clothes (Sheinside, Choies, ASOS, Wish). But often in ordering from these sites, customers sacrifice product reliability and experience sloth-like shipping times. Try these alternatives instead:

– Shop Miss A (https://www.shopmissa.com)
This site seems too good to be true: everything costs just $1! But Shop Miss A follows through with its promise with low shipping costs and the highest quality products possible. Here you’ll find anything from makeup and school supplies to jewelry and clothing.

ShopMissA
– Genrevaein (http://www.genrevaein.com)
An independent fashion site, this is a small business that’s just waiting for the attention it deserves. With outfits styled to perfection, high-quality customer service, and often-updated styles, this one is a diamond in the rough.

Genrevaein

– 6DollarShirts (http://www.6dollarshirts.com)
You may say a $6 t-shirt is a steal. You’d be right, and steals are literally all this online store deals in. It may take some digging to find a design option you like, but the service is reliable and its products hold up. Find yourself a shirt with the snappy saying of your choice today.

Six Dollar Shirts

Boxed (https://www.boxed.com)

Always hungry? Too busy (or lazy, let’s be real here) to hit the store for snacks? Cry no more. Boxed is the best bulk food site out there today. Why get one package of M&Ms when you can have 40 for as little cash as the average meal, right? Consider your guilty pleasures covered.

Boxed

Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/search?q=custom+mugs)

Looking for a thoughtful gift that won’t incinerate your paycheck, or just a way to make the start of your day more bearable? Look no further than the online art retailer Etsy, which hosts a range of shops offering completely custom coffee mugs/other easy trinkets for under $8.

– UniqueHolidays Etsy shop
– OZISLONDON Etsy shop
– Vivaha Etsy shop

Etsy

Wacky Buttons (http://www.wackybuttons.com)

Finally, if you never thought you’d need custom pins in your life, think again. It took me ages of Internet combing, but finally I came across Wacky Buttons, and my life was forever changed. These buttons are infinitely customizable, insanely cheap, and high quality, not to mention addictive to make. You’ll realize quite suddenly that everything and everyone in your life needs a pin.

Wacky Buttons

Lily Yates - Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

Lily became a member of The Flightline in August of 2015. She is a senior this year and enjoys an array of activities including choir, theatre and slam poetry. She is also on staff as a library aide at the Omaha Public Library. You can email her at [email protected]