Big Black Book of Websites: Style

Big Black Book of Websites: Style
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 17, 2011

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Brooklyn jewelry designer Elma Blint’s items have great fashion appeal. Our favorite part? You can create personalized pieces on her Web site.

Enter the code ESSENCEEBJEWELS for 20% off all purchases.

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Dedicated to finding the best small shoes available worldwide and having them all in one place for sisters with small feet.

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Owned by WNBA basketball star Asjha Takera Jones, this site provides women’s shoes, especially elegant evening wear, in larger sizes.

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Enjoy a cool blog about the emotional fortitude needed to be a plus-size Black woman in America today!

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Beautiful designs including items for chesty women and those of us who need tummy flattening panels that work with your curves in sizes 10-28.

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This Black-owned site offers fab fashion accessories to help you complete any look. Enter the code ESSENCE to receive 20% off jewelry.

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This quirky shopping experience includes shoe sections dedicated to match your romantic moods. Enter promo code FALLESSENCE15 for 15% off your one-time purchase.

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This site is shoe lover’s dream. Right off the bat, the shoes are at least 60 percent off. Sizes run from 3 to 16, and widths vary 4A to 4E. Buying shoes online can be difficult when you can’t try them on.

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A simple search for women’s shoes netted more than 11,000 items! They have everything from Michael Kors to Chinese Laundry to Cole Haan. Shipping is always on the house.

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Peruse this Black-owned e-commerce site, which has a vast swimwear selection for all body types. Enter the code ESSENCE2011 for 20% off at checkout.

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Rent a coach, Louis Vuitton or Prada bag. With membership- $5 per month-you get %20 off the rental cost.

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Shop the biggest names in fashion and save up %80 off. But timing is everything; sales last only 60 hours.

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Search 100,000 coupons and deals.

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Browse and rent pieces for special occasions. Enter code ESSENCE15OFF at checkout for a %15 discount.

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It’s the site of fashion/interior stylist Dorcia Kelley. She travels internationally and provides a hand-curated selection of global treasures, including this bag.

Enter ESSENCE at checkout for 15% Off at kellemiles.com

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Add a bit of luxe to your wrist with a timepiece from La Mer Collections. The Coral Leather Wrap wach with Swarovski Crystal Chins and mixed-metal charms (seen here) costs $175.

Enter ESSENCE at checkout for 20% off any watch in lamercollections.com.

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Owned by African American Natischa Harvey, this business has a wide variety of sexy and stylish women’s shoes worn by the likes of Raven-Symone and Fantasia.

Enter ESSENCE 2011 at fevershoes.com to receive a 20% discount.

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NYC-based site that has the super busy woman in mind, offering trend reports, lists sample sale websites and informs you about deals and personal shopping events. Great fashion advice and shopping guides.

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It’s truly an online yard sale. Items are divided into “blocks,” such as
jewelry and women’s clothing, and images
from multiple users are grouped, making it easier to browse and compare.

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This Web chain of consignment and discount stores across the U.S. buys, sells and trades new and recycled clothing, including designer labels.

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This high end store sells vintage clothing and accessories. Shop here to complete your collection of classics.

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Started by a sister, this site is a simple way for you to share your closet with other fashionistas. Enter the code ESSENCE, and new members will get the listing fee waived (a $5 value) and until December 31, 2011, 10%
credit toward your next purchase.

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This plus-size shopping hub has “new fit” technology, which lets women (sizes 12 and up) create outfits from different brands, such as Lane Bryant and Fashion Bug.

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Check out a stylish array of shoes, including ones with wide widths. This Black–owned Web site also provides free shipping and returns. Shop for hot styles in heels, boots and platforms. Enter the code ESSENCE20 for 20% off.

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Collect big bargains here.
The online shop guarantees 70% off women’s designer labels. The site displays models of different body types and sizes to show how you’ll look in various outfits.

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Visit this premier plus-size fashion site, which features style guides, shopping and plus-size-model news. Take 20% off any one SimplyBe item when you enter code 3469 at checkout.

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Talk about doing the legwork for you—this site pinpoints the best luxury brand outlets across Europe, featuring items from previous season’s collections.

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Located huge deals on your favorite gadgets from this direct-to-consumer e-commerce site.

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This high-end store sells vintage clothing and accessories. Shop here
to complete your collection of classics.

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With a free membership, you can shop top-tier apparel, shoes and accessories at exclusive prices for your guy.

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Garments for men and women from the 1940s through 1980’s sorted by decade or style (think “hippie” or “disco”), accessories, sewing pattern.

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Buy upscale accessories for the entire family, and view new shows every week at this members-only site. Enter promo code ESSENCE at checkout and receive $10 off your order of $100 or more.

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You’ll find inventory from various plus-size stores here. The site also supplies a live chat option with customer service reps. Enter coupon code OSPEssence from now until December 1, 2011, to receive 15% off your order.

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This best-kept secret of fashion pros serves up the latest trends. Plus, there’s free shipping.

In “The Black Book of Web Sites” [November 2011], we incorrectly stated that Asos was offering a 30% discount on asos.com. The company is not offering a discount at this time. We regret the error.

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Find shoes, handbags and jewelry recommended every month by fashion experts. Enter code ESSENCE25 for 25% off your next purchase—for first-time customers only.

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Here, African-American designer Gwen Frempong-Boadu showcases her comfy yet sophisticated women’s shoe line, available in sizes up to 14. Enter code GWYNN to get 15% off your purchase.

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