The list of the best online urban clothing stores
In the age of the internet it’s easy to refine your look. The options are near endless and given all the competition, it’s a buyer’s market. If there’s one problem it’s that too much choice makes it hard to make up your mind. While it’s easy to find things you’re familiar with, branching out can be overwhelming. Store after store with hardly any content, unreliable sellers and many other pitfalls are common problems. Here’s our list of some of the best online urban clothing stores to help you find what you’re looking for.
Babylon is an LA store. Not just because it’s in Los Angeles, it’s marketing is all towards the LA skate scene. They even have their own skate bowl at their physical location. Babylon isn’t an exhaustive store but the limited catalogue knows what it’s about. What they offer is on the pulse of the scene they’re appealing to. If it’s your thing, Babylon has a lot to like.
UK based Kokontozai turns heads from its name to its pieces. More out there than some of the other entries on this list, it’s not afraid to stand out. Kokontozai is for people who want statement pieces and are confident in their looks. It’s not for everyone and if it is your thing some of the pieces have hefty price tags. Despite this it’s easy to find great pieces that aren’t too expensive. On of the advantages of Kokontozai is uniqueness. If you find the right item, you’re not likely to see them around again. That H&M bomber looks great on you and the twenty other guys you know with it. You won’t have that problem here.
Another UK entry, Goodhood Store offers a wide selection from workwear to streetwear and some more hipster pieces. Carrying some numbers from great British designers you might not find elsewhere, there’s much to dig into. While it caters to a lot of looks, Goodhood doesn’t carry anything too outside the box. Its steady supply of more everyday clothing is accessible but for more the fashion minded could become bland.
Grailed isn’t so much a store as a marketplace. It makes this list simply because of what’s on offer here. It’s a platform for users to buy, sell or trade items and is one of the best around for urban clothing. You can find anything here and there is always something very rare on offer. Pieces worth thousands down to people getting rid of something for a few dollars. You do have to put in the time to search for items but the payoff can be great. Like any other marketplace, you need to be aware of who you’re dealing with. Check people’s reviews and shop around to make sure you aren’t being ripped off or overpaying.
Australia has a bit of a problem when it comes to pricing things. Imports for everything from games to clothing are more expensive down under than nearly anywhere else in the world. Thankfully, Aussie stores like Doomsday are around. While you’ll still pay through the nose for brands, they carry some Australian lines and their own in house stuff. If you’re an Australian looking to update your wardrobe without going into debt, Doomsday’s could have what you need.
Anti Social Social Club
Whether you love it or hate it, you’ve definitely seen pieces from Anti Social Social Club in the last few years. Their style stands out with the bright graphics and brighter pastels. They’re far more brazen with their branding than most companies so having their logo covering most of the back of your jacket has limited appeal if that’s not the statement you’re trying to make. If you’re a fan of streetwear, you’ve probably already made up your mind. If you’re not familiar with them, it could be the look you’re searching for.
Those are some of our favourite online urban stores. Any of your favourite stores missing from the list? Let us know in the comments.