I love shopping local, but I also love a good online retailer with fast, free shipping and a great return policy. And while I love a great sale from time to time, I have specific brands that I typically shop and all of my top stores carry at least one of those!
If the free shipping and returns were not enough to make you love shopping online at Nordstrom, then let the huge selection and customer service convince you to go all the way. I love Nordstrom's exclusive brands as well! Even though BP. may be primarily for "juniors" (is that even true anymore?) you can achieve affordable style by shopping that line, and the quality is in line with the other brands at a higher price point. I also love their active wear line Zella which easily rivals Lululemon but for almost half the price on full length leggings, and Treasure & Bond is a new favorite.
Located in Fort Collins, CO, Lemons & Lace has a huge selection of everything from active wear to footwear and even gifts for showers or holidays. My favorite brands that they carry are Beyond Yoga, Unpublished (affordable and great fitting denim), DL1961, and Free People. They also sell One Teaspoon denim shorts which basically everyone on Instagram is wearing. I love that they're open every day of the week because my schedule is insane, but you can also shop online!
Their email marketing gets me every time. And their Facebook ads! They basically predict my style before I even go to their website every week. Revolve carries a TON of brands but they have really fast and free shipping as well. They also usually have a killer sale section and I typically start there. This is the best website if you're looking for dresses for any occasion, or even resort wear. Some brands are pricey, but the site has easy filtering - I always change it to show everything "$200 and under" because I always find myself wanting the one item I cannot afford.
Also in Fort Collins but located in Jessup Village is a super cute boutique called HEYDAY. The style screams Colorado and is conservative but still young and on trend. While the price of many of their items is a bit on the steeper side for the college crowd, I promise you'll wear the pieces from here forever. And, they carry a ton of footwear, jeans and some casual staples that are affordably priced. They have an online store but it is so much more fun to go visit them in person. :)
I first found Bevello when I was at Town and Country mall in Houston, TX and fell in love with it because it carried Z SUPPLY, Kendra Scott and Free People. There were also a few brands I hadn't heard of but that were a great, lower price point. I looked online and found that they had locations throughout the south AND that their website was on point! Bevello has great sales on items that for Colorado should not be on sale yet, because it is warming up in the South but just starting to get cold here.
For great prices on some good statement pieces I love Vici Collection. Most things are $30-$60. They do take a while to ship so make sure you are prepared for that if you order from here!
In addition to the above stores, here are a few more of my favorites:
Lulus - For a wedding guest dress or even a baby shower, I love their dresses and jump suits and I usually spend under $75.
Red Dress Boutique - In my mind it is very similar to Lulus, but I like that there is a different selection.
O Shop Live - it seems sketchy to be completely honest, but I am happy with the pieces I have from here since they are literally SO cheap.