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Shopping from the sofa: Online shops that deliver to The Rock

Sunday, September 09, 2018

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Sometimes you just want to get your hands on a pair of Alaa studded metallic leather sandals, or a few athleisure pieces, or maybe, 100% handmade and fair trade accessories without having to jump on a plane. Style Observer (SO) has done some digging and we've found some of the hottest internet stores that deliver directly to The Rock. Sit back, relax and add some envy-inducing items to your digital shopping cart. Go ahead, shop in your pyjamas!


Fee: Free for purchases over US$350.00

Time frame: Seven business days*

Main category: womenswear, accessories, beauty

Conceptualised and run by The Rock's own Alessandra Bell since 2016 (if the name rings a bell it's because SO featured her on Sunday, July 8), CocoNautical is a treasure trove of unique and fair trade items that have been hand-selected by Bell herself.

With 20 under-the-radar and cult-favourite brands like Salt by Hendrix, Revel Rey and Ka'imima and Chari, CocoNautical stocks from beauty products to jewellery to beach towels.

The company waives its DHL International Express shipping fees for orders upwards of US$350.00. *Items are shipped within 48 hours of purchase, excluding weekends and public holidays, so keep that in mind. Your goodies will arrive within seven business days after you receive your order confirmation e-mail.

As with items being shipped anywhere, delays with customs or the courier may extend the delivery window.

For orders that don't qualify for free shipping, the cost is approximately US$33 (also shipped via DHL International Express) and the same delivery window applies.


Fee: Free for purchases over US$150.00

Time frame: Five to 10 business days

Main categories: womenswear and menswear

Overnight, Fashion Nova became a household name as it relates to fast and affordable fashion.

Most of the site's items are under US$50 and the brand is beloved by celebrities such as Khlo Kardashian, Amber Rose, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.

With women's sizes ranging from XS to XXXL and menswear tops ranging from S to XXL and pant waist sizes from 29” to 42”, there's almost something for everyone. New items arrive regularly throughout the season.

The upcoming womenswear drop has a whopping 1,649 styles! Fashion Nova allows you to maintain an updated and fashionable wardrobe without breaking the bank.

There's free international shipping for orders over US$150 (if you play it right this can be as many as eight items). After a two-day processing time, goods will arrive between five and 10 business days. For smaller orders, there's a US$15 flat rate shipping fee.


Fee: US$35.00

Time frame: Five to six business days

Main categories: womenswear, accessories, beauty

Need a pair of Louboutins and a Prada dress for an upcoming event and you don't have a trip to Kingston 21 planned? No worries, Net-a-Porter has you covered.

The online retailer's founder Natalie Mas.

The brand is known for butler-like service. We aren't kidding. Their premier service, available in London and NYC, has handsome well-dressed men delivering exquisitely wrapped parcels to homes across those cities. For Jamaica, Net-a-Porter offers a flat rate fee of US$35 and guarantees that purchases will arrive between five and six working days. SO suggests adding a few days to that. (You know, island time.)


Fee: Free*

Time frame: 28 days Main

categories: womenswear and menswear

The retailer is known for its easy-tonavigate website, trendy streetwear and being size-inclusive. Womenswear includes petite, maternity, tall and “curve and plus size” that goes up to size 26 and shoes that go up to size 12. Menswear goes up to 8XL (remember, these are European cuts) and trousers and denim go up to a 56-inch waist and shoes up to size 15.

The brand promotes “fashion democracy” and is “committed to providing all sizes at the same price”.

No wonder Sandra Bullock, the Duchess of Cambridge and Janelle Mone are proud fans of the label. Shipping is free for purchases over US$32 and items are guaranteed to arrive within 28 days. Want it sooner? Spring for express shipping, also US$32, and get it within a week.

NB: The aforementioned brands are not responsible for extra costs incurred by customs or missed deliveries.

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