Five Fantastic Online Shops You Must Visit Today

, , , , , , , , , By Catherine

The Shop Directory is a curated guide to online shopping, and features my favourite online retailers.
I make it a personal mission to find the best boutiques of the web and to share to share them with you, while helping out entrepreneurs by giving them some of the visibility they deserve (read more about my motivation to launch the Shop Directory here). The shops featured in the directory all have been selected for their uniqueness, quality, style and product assortment. You’ll discover fantastic designs for your home that can be shipped right to your door. It’s design shopping made easy!

Here are five totally awesome shops I recommend you visit today.


Finnish Design Shop

Why I like it: It is the largest online retailer of Finnish design products in the world. It stocks over 120 brands  including Iittala, Arabia, Artek, and Marimekko, among others, as well as products from numerous other Scandinavian companies. I often browse their website just for inspiration, pinning on my wish list many beautiful home accessories and furniture from their assortment. And now that they ship around the world, there is no reason not too bookmark this fantastic website and make it a favourite destination for online shopping.




Why I like it: Whether you like prints with quotes, a vintage touch, photographic art, a cute element, in black and white, filled with colours or with gold or silver foil, you’ll find what you are looking for at Desenio!  Their assortment is amazing. I’ve picked a few of my favourite prints below, but it wasn’t an easy task! I love how they style their products, too; they show combinations of prints of different styles and sizes, which is a fantastic inspiration when you want to create a personalized gallery wall. And my wish list keeps getting longer every time I visit their site…!




Why I like it: This nice shop stocks a wide assortment of home accessories from independent artists and designers. It offers beautiful products you won’t find easily anywhere else. They also specialize in textiles and soft goods, many of them with bold colours and unique patterns. They aim to source products that are characterized by timeless quality and great aesthetic, all in the pursuit of clean, simple living.



Lekker Home

Why I like it: It has a fantastic selection of classic design icons from top brands as well as from independent designers. It stocks products from Eilersen, Asplund, Royal Copenhagen and many more that are hard to find in North America. From exclusive furniture to decorative details and the perfect gift ideas, Lekker Home has it all!



Nordic Blends

Why I like it: This lovely shop stocks great basics for the home to create an urban, minimalist and monochrome look. You’ll find stylish lamps, prints, decoration for kids, kitchen accessories, some sweet treats, and more. At the moment, the shop is in Dutch only, but the checkout process is super easy to understand even if you don’t speak the language! The shop has a nice section helping you to shop based on concepts: ‘Autumn glow’, ‘Copper Loves Company’, ‘Sweden specials’, etc.



Photo in top banner: Muuto, sold at Finnish Design Shop



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