I love amazon.com as much as the next surfaholic, but sometimes the clutter and the noise and the enormous number of choices can seem overwhelming. That’s when I like to turn to simpler shops on the web, sites that offer fewer items but more compelling options, sites with elegant design and beautiful presentation. It hardly matters that most of the products they sell are way out of my price range. I just like to look at the sites for their visual appeal. Call it online window shopping, if you will.
- Mighty Goods: A shopping weblog. When the authors find items they like, they write up a little description of them and post a link to the store. This is the site where I learned about these very cool nesting boxes, which I bought for my very cool wife.
- kid o: They only have a few toys, but you probably won’t find them anywhere else.
- MoMA Online Store: The Museum of Modern Art’s online store has a lot of cool artsy kind of stuff. Imagine that.
- moss: Lovely. Mostly home decor, but some fun gadgets, too.
So, those are some of my favorite sites for online shopping. What are yours?