In this blog post I will share with you my favorite places to shop for mens clothes. There are so many trendy shops for women (ladies, comment below if I am wrong), however, it is so hard to find a clean organized selection of trendy mens clothes; So let's get right into it.
1. SSENSE (pronounced S-Sense not Sense).
SSENSE is an online store that has it all. They are an e-commerce, brick-and-mortar luxury and streetwear retailer based in Montreal, Canada.
PRICE: The price range varies widely. Yes, it is on the more expensive side because SSENSE features a selection of luxury brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, Fear of God, etc. But they also have a lot of brands that are not as expensive as Balenciaga. Brands like Saturday NYC has t-shirts starting at $50.00. SSENSE only carries high quality goods and when you buy from here, you are almost guaranteed satisfaction.
SHIPPING: I am always blown away by the shipping times. I order something from SSENSE on Monday, they will ship out by Tuesday, and I receive my items at least by Thursday or Friday. Basically, I can have my items from SSENSE the same week from Canada. I recall SSENSE having free shipping but recently I had to pay for shipping and taxes.
2. W Concept
W Concept curates a selection of global independent designer and highlights their work through there e-commerce site. They do collaborations with independent designers and brings goods from all over the world to one place.
PRICE: I find W Concept to be fairly expensive. For brand named clothes, I could argue the the price is fair, however, the selection consists of independent designers. I understand independent designers may need to charge more, but as a consumer it is not easy for spend $100-200 on a single piece that is not a well known brand or designer. However I recommend W Concept because you can find unique clothing that cannot be found anywhere else while you support up and coming designers.
SELECTION: The selection is huge. You can scroll down forever and shop for days. Sometimes, when the selection is too big, I find it difficult to shop. However, one may argue that a bigger selection is better than a smaller one! And I agree!
SHIPPING: Shipping times are not the best but not the worst. I am not 100% but I believe some of the items that they sell are not in-stock at their warehouse.
"COS is an abbreviation of “Collection of Style.” It is owned by fast-fashion giant H&M but operates independently. Since opening its first store in 2007 in London, COS has grown to 167 locations and 30 markets worldwide; online shopping is available in 19 of those markets."
PRICE: Slightly above just right. But totally worth it because of the quality. COS sells modern workwear and workwear tends to be slightly more expensive.
SHIPPING: Shipping times are fair. Not as good as amazon but just as good as any other online shopping websites like Zara and Uniqlo.
4. Rauco House
Rauco House is a store in Hongdae, South Korea. The selection consists of grungy oversized clothes / modern tech-wear.
PRICE: Personally I find the price point to be just right. Modern tech-wear and grungy clothes are super trendy these days and tend to be more expensive but Rauco House is not overpriced regarding the trend of this style of clothes.
SHIPPING: Like all shipping times for clothes from Korea, the shipping takes too long if you order from the U.S. The shipping times can range from 3-5 weeks, based on my personal experience. However, they accept orders from international buyers so if you don't mind the wait, I recommend Rauco House.
5. Go People
Go people is a popular online shopping mall in Korea for mens K-Fashion.
PRICE: Clothes from a Korean shopping mall are all priced very fairly. Given the competitive nature of this market in South Korea, they cannot stay in business if they do not keep their prices competitive. So, yes! The prices are good for the quality and selection.
SHIPPING: Most online shopping malls like Go People do not ship to the U.S. If they do, the prices are different while the shipping takes forever.
If this blog post was helpful or insightful let me know in the comments below! I'd be more than happy to update this list regularly and share industry insights.