Online Shopping Made Easy

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 3.24.09 AMPenn State’s beautiful campus, strong academics and vast opportunities for its students are just a few of the things that make this the happiest valley. However, one thing we are lacking is a variety of convenient shopping locations. Urban Outfitters and Metro are great, but my bank account can only handle so many trips there before it runs out.

Think of this guide as your solution: The Best of Online Shopping – you can browse all of these stores from the comfort of your dorm room.

Necessary Clothing:

The clothes on this site are must-haves for your closet, hence the name of the website. Necessary Clothing combines on-trend fashion with extremely reasonable prices, making your shopping a college budget friendly experience.

Necessary Clothing is based out of New York City and ships very quickly. Orders placed before 5 pm on a Monday-Friday will ship that same day, and they will arrive in Happy Valley just in time to wear out at night!


Tobi clothes are made well and fit all different occasions. It doesn’t matter whether you’re shopping for a daytime or nighttime look; Tobi’s wide variety of styles ensures you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Because Tobi is based in California, shipping can take a while. Fortunately, you can track your orders online as they travel cross country.

If you are a first time user of Tobi, you can get 50% off your first order! All you have to do is connect your new membership to your Facebook account. It is free and shows you how to do it on the Tobi website.

For girls that are already members of Tobi, there are other ways to get great deals. Round up five of your friends that are not Tobi members, and then have each of them sign up. They’ll each get a 50% discount because they’re new members, and you’ll get 50% off for introducing them to the site.

Nasty Gal:

What started as a collection of vintage pieces in a California apartment has now grown into a full-fledged fashion database. NastyGal is a site that is impossible to visit without wanting to order at least ten things. Because the website is based in the west coast, the laidback SoCal vibe is reflected in the clothing. However, badass leathers, patterns and unique detailing make the clothes perfect for the East Coast and your closet.

The price range on NastyGal varies. The shoes are the most expensive items, which are high quality and often genuine leather. Original vintage pieces are more likely to be pricey, as well. Keep an eye out for sales by signing onto their email list.


Want. Need. Love.

Your shopping experience with Wanelo can be summed up in those three words that make up the title of this website. offers a unique shopping experience in the way that it is a hub for trends and products. If Pinterest and Etsy had a baby, it would be Wanelo. You cannot buy products directly through the site. However, Wanelo offers links to other sites that sell that exact accessory or piece of clothing. If you can’t afford to spend money at the moment, online shopping is still possible. Just ‘save’ the item and it will be added to your favorites list that you can come back to once you have some extra cash to spend.

Other online stores to check out:

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