The 13 best online women’s clothing stores
Knowing where to buy streetwear clothing for women is the first hurdle many run into when looking for new yarns. It’s hard to navigate the main street, and men’s streetwear dominates the online shopping experience, often forcing us to settle for oversized clothing from the men’s lines.
Here at Highsnobiety headquarters, we’ve noticed that many of our most used ecommerce platforms are catching up with women’s streetwear needs, however. As the line between haute couture and streetwear continues to blur, the likes of Farfetch and SSENSE are expanding their offering, while women-only streetwear stores like Maha Amsterdam and On the block also set a precedent in this space.
Read on for the full list.
Specializing in streetwear, luxury and independent fashion, SSENSE is a leader in e-commerce while operating from a concept store in its hometown of Montreal, which features over 400 designer collections.
Since its inception in 2003, SSENSE has been at the forefront of blurring the line between streetwear and luxury. Click below to keep up with the best new lines for women from brands like Carhartt WIP, A-WALL-COLD *, and MISBHV.
Founded in 2007, Farfetch was imagined by Portuguese entrepreneur José Neves, who has a long experience in the fashion industry and who is also the creative spirit of the shoe brand SWEAR.
Luisaviaroma’s story begins in 1930, when Frenchwoman Luisa Jaquin opened a small boutique with her Italian husband Lido Panconesi on Via Roma in Florence. Jaquin’s grandson has since taken over the business and transformed what was a small business into an internationally renowned luxury retailer.
You know Urban Outfitters well. The store has become a street leader since its inception in 1970, with a long list of essential streetwear brands. UO offers a handbag-friendly point of sale for those looking to purchase products like Stüssy, I AM GIA, and even the store’s own avant-garde designs and carefully curated vintage selections.
Dover Street Market
Founded by Rei Kawakubo (the mastermind behind COMME des GARÇONS), Dover Street Market (or DSM for short) first brought its avant-garde fashion curation to London in 2004. Today, DSM also has locations in New York, LA, Singapore, and Beijing.
DSM is the shop for those in the know, championing new designers and an eclectic but esteemed selection of high fashion and streetwear brands. In its day, the store produced its own label collaborations from Vans to Gucci, and remains the destination for everything related to CdG.
Since 2003, Caliroots has been offering the best of streetwear and sneakers, from OG brands to newer and trendy labels. Its online storefront is full of streetwear clothing for women, including a wide range of Stüssy and Carhartt WIP clothing and sneakers Nike, PUMA, Reebok, and more.
Streetwear shoppers in Sweden can also try on items based on their size at Caliroots’ physical store in Gothenburg, with a location in Stockholm currently underway.
Opening Ceremony is a mainstay of the streetwear scene. Founded in 2002 by UC Berkeley students Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, it follows a trip to Hong Kong that inspired friends to quit their 9-5 and open a store in downtown New York.
On the block
OnTheBlock is an online store entirely dedicated to feminine streetwear. Specializing in not-so-girly designs, it features established and emerging feminine brands, including Stüssy, Dimepiece LA, Daily newspaper, and HLZBLZ.
As you can imagine, OnTheBlock was founded by a woman, Josine Michels – a streetwear fanatic fed up with the lack of women’s deals. Today, OnTheBlock is one of the few European online destinations devoted solely to female streetwear.
Supply Need Co.
Based in Richmond, Virginia, Need Supply Co. began selling vintage Levi’s in 1996. Since then, it has expanded its offering to include men’s and women’s clothing, launching its online store in 2008.
With its slogan “Providing Sneakers for Girls”, Naked is dedicated to meeting the streetwear needs of women in search of the latest streetwear. Founded in 2004, it can have two locations in Denmark – one in Copenhagen and one in Aarhus – and a much larger online reach with worldwide shipping.
Like OnTheBlock, Maha Amsterdam in the Netherlands is a streetwear store for women only. Relatively new to the scene having opened in 2015, the store was born out of a desire to provide Dutch women with a platform for contemporary streetwear, expanding the offering to the global market through its online store.
One of Berlin’s best emerging stores, Superconscient is a project of Nikolai Goutzov and Simeon Dimitrov, who have teamed up to fulfill their dream of creating a unique concept store in the heart of Berlin’s Mitte district.
Catering to both men and women, the store is known today for offering a very neat selection of streetwear and small niche brands, focused on a friendly and inclusive culture.
Another Berlin staple, OVERKILL is a must-see destination for sneakers, streetwear and art. The first location opened in 2003 and has since hosted many special events, limited editions and more.
OVERKILL did not just meet the needs of women by allocating them a few racks in store, but rather opened OVERKILL Women, a dedicated store not far from its flagship. Its online store houses brands such as Alpha Industries, PUMA, and Vans, all buyable far beyond Berlin.
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