The New Shop Girls

In case you hadn’t noticed, shopping is changing. The UK’s high streets are seriously unwell. If the shuttered shops in your local city centre don’t give the game away, perhaps the high-profile bankruptcies of Debenhams, Arcadia, Warehouse, Oasis – we really could go on – and 177,000 retail jobs lost in 2020 (Centre for Retail Research) might be enough to convince you.

Although the pandemic did nothing to help these relics of the Saturday afternoon shopping expedition, it merely sped up a process put in motion by the rise of online retail. These shops could not compete with the low overheads and big data of e-commerce, and their in-person shopping experiences were nothing compared to the convenience, breadth of choice and ease of use that online shopping provided. The fact that when Topshop went into administration, it was ASOS, the original big beast of online retail, that

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Early Presidents’ Day Fashion and Beauty Sales to Shop Now

Presidents’ Day weekend is right around the corner, which means many of your favorite fashion and beauty brands are offering deal after deal. To help you save big, ET Style has gathered the best sale events happening before and during the holiday weekend with the important promo codes and details you need to know.

Shop markdowns on select items and get sitewide discounts from Adidas, Macy’s, Fenty Beauty, Ulta, Urban Outfitters and so many more of your go-to retailers. 

Be sure to also check back as we update you on the latest Presidents’ Day deals, like awesome mattress sales

Start saving now by browsing through the best Presidents’ Day fashion and beauty sales below.

Fashion

Adidas
Get 50% off select Stan Smith sneakers with promo code STAN from Feb. 8-11.

Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

If you don’t already own a pair of Stan Smith sneakers, now’s the time. 

$43 AT ADIDAS

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Top Places To Shop Online That Aren’t Amazon

Tula, Russia 17. 06 2019 Overstock.com on the laptop display.

Tula, Russia 17. 06 2019 Overstock.com on the laptop display.

Since we’ve all been mainly staying inside and will be continuing to do so for the foreseeable future, online shopping has become a necessity rather than a fun activity to engage in while watching TV at night. Of course, Amazon’s the easiest place to get everything you need online, but it’s not the only place where you can get your essentials and “essentials.”

See: Tips To Avoid Online Shopping Scams

We’ve put together a list of retailers that can help you get everything your heart desires. And you won’t have to wait forever for delivery.

Last updated: Feb. 12, 2021

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Target app

Target

Amazon may have the market cornered on two-day delivery, but Target — which carries an outrageous assortment of items — isn’t a slouch in the delivery department either. Items from the website are delivered within two days

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How To Shop Online In The Least Wasteful Ways Possible

If you’ve found yourself spending the pandemic filling up online shopping cart after online shopping cart, you’re not alone.

People have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus crisis. While Americans spent less online during the first three months of 2020 compared with the final three months of 2019, this shot up by 37 percent in April, May, and June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While online sales decreased slightly during July, August, and September, they were still 37 percent higher than the same period in 2019. And online sales are only expected to increase across the industry, according to the Associated Press.

But all this shopping puts a heavy strain on the environment because the packaging relies on a huge amount of single-use plastic (most of which is difficult or impossible to recycle), says David Pinsky, who was a senior plastics campaigner at Greenpeace

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