3 Websites ELLE Editors Love to Shop
Sydney-based luxury-retail cathedral Parlour X's 2015 relocation to an actual nineteenth-century Gothic Revival church promises an unforgettable IRL experience. For those not headed Down Under, take note: Founder Eva Galambos has somehow snagged the holy grail of online shopping, Céline. Click through the e-commerce-shy house's latest selection of accessories—including the classic Trotteur shoulder bag in light anthracite—online or via @parlourx, then call or e-mail the shop. An exceedingly rare find will be waiting on your doorstep before you know it.
Leather handbag, CÉLINE, $2,295, visit parlourx.com ; patent leather skirt, ISABEL MARANT, $865, visit parlourx.com ; cashmere sweater, MOTHER OF PEARL, $885, visit parlourx.com ; silver-plated brass bangle, gold-plated brass bangle, both, JENNIFER FISHER, $536 each, visit parlourx.com
San Francisco–based former Nasty Gal buyer Lisa Williams charted her own course last year the launch of a viral Instagram, @lisasaysgah, as well as an e-com platform dedicated to brands she's gaga for, including many under-the-radar labels—we're hooked on Rolla's jeans and perfectly fitted Glove ballerina pumps by footwear brand Martiniano. Fun fact: Every brand sold on Williams's site is owned or designed by women, many of whom also appear in an online interview series.
STYLIST'S TIP: Block-heel ballerina pumps give just enough height.
Even if you've never set foot in Claire Distenfeld's marble mosaic–tiled NYC wonderland, you've likely had the Fivestory experience, thanks to the playfully captioned #shopitrightnow selfies ("I call this the all you can eat (jimmy) buffet jumpsuit……belts for appetizers, no belt by dessert") Distenfeld posts of new in-store arrivals at @claire_fivestory. The store's slick site offers modern uptown chic—indie designers such as Monse and Distenfeld pal Rosie Assoulin, paired with knockout accessories—on demand, with personal stylists available via e-mail.
STYLIST'S TIP: This origami-like jacket can be buttoned multiple ways.
Cotton and wool blazer, PROENZA SCHOULER, $2,490, visit fivestoryny.com ; leather cross-body bag, suede cross-body bag, both, PIERRE HARDY, $1,195 each, visit fivestoryny.com ; silk thread earrings, REBECCA DE RAVENEL, $275, visit fivestoryny.com