{follower} 50 Fashion Blogs to Follow on Instagram

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· 9to5 Chic

· Atlantic-Pacific

· Bag Snob

· BellaSugar

· Bryan Boy

· The Budget Babe

· Business of Fashion

· College Fashion

· Could I Have That

· The Coveteur

· Cupcakes and Cashmere

· The Cut

· DailyCandy

· FabSugar

· FashionEtc

· Fashion Indie

· Fashion Is Spinach

· Fashionista

· Fashionologie

· Fashiontoast

· Gala Darling

· The Glamourai

· Glisters and Blisters

· Glitter Guide

· Her Waise Choice

· Honestly…WTF

· HuffPostStyle

· HypeBeast

· Independent Fashion Bloggers

· Into The Gloss

· Le Fashion

· Man Repeller

· Nicolette Mason

· Posh Glam

· P.S. I Made This

· Refinery 29

· The Sartorialist

· ShopStyle

· Song of Style

· SHEfinds

· StyleBakery

· Style Bistro

· Stylecaster

· This Is Glamorous

· The Trend Diaries

· Wendy’s Lookbook

· What I Wore

· Who What Wear

· xoJane

· The Zoe Report

Lineup Courtesy of Racked.com.

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{E-commerce} Who’s #1?

This week L2 has released their annual Digital IQ Index. This index ranks 76 specialty retail brands on factors including website, e-commerce experience, digital marketing, social media and mobile.

So who came in on top?

10. Saks Fifth Avenue
9. Gap
7. Crate & Barrel
7. Bloomingdale’s
6. JCPenney
5. American Eagle Outfitters
4. Sephora
3. Victoria’s Secret
2. Nordstrom
1. Macy’s

Between wedding registries (although I am surprised Target didn’t make the list for that same reason), appliances, furniture, and clothing – I’m not all that surprised. Although I have to say I prefer the brick and mortal to their online site. I hate paying shipping when am item can be picked up just down the street from work.

According to L2 (via Racked.com) the real game changer in digital retail is mobile. The report reads that, “82% of users report using their mobile devices in store, leading to a showrooming effect, where users experience product in store but purchase via mobile.” L2 predicts m-commerce will grow at a rate of 30% to 40% a year (compared to online sales, which are expected to grow at 13% a year, and brick-and-mortar retail, which is flat or declining).

If ranking the best online shopping sites was up to me (at this moment, in no particular order)…

Nordstrom

Urban Outfitters

Amazon

Piperlime (which now has a brick and mortar store!)

NastyGal

American Apparel

Hautelook

Gilly Hicks (recently discovered gem of the A&F family)

Gilt

Brandy Melville USA

Happy Online Shopping!