We’ll always have a soft spot for traditional retail (a visit to Barneys is never a bad idea), but in terms of saving money and time, your TZR editors are all aboard the direct-to-consumer trend. By eliminating the middlemen, online-only brands like Everlane, The Arrivals and StyleSaint avoid unnecessary price markups to give you chic, quality pieces at a modest cost. Consider their added perks from social consciousness to no-fuss return policies and speedy delivery—translation: no more stressful shopping trips to the mall!—and you’ll be sold on the strategy. Are your ears perked up? Click through to peruse a few of our most-loved labels who are putting the modern practice into play, then treat yo’self to something fabulous.
Practically a household name, Warby Parker is famed for merging style with social consciousness. For every dapper pair you purchase, the company gives a pair to a person in need. Since launching in 2010, they have donated over a million eyeglasses!