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Whether you like it or not your life basically revolves around shopping. From the fun (clothes, gadgets) to the boring (groceries) you are constantly buying stuff for yourself and for others so whether shopping online and off wouldn’t you prefer to do it with a little style?

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Whether you are a shopaholic, a deal-sniffer-outer or are just sick of buying everything at Amazon get ready for a real kick in the pants because no matter who you are there is something fun, new and exciting here for your to discover and love. Shopping doesn’t have to be boring or traditional. Maybe you think you know of all the coolest stores already or maybe you are looking to help someone besides yourself. Here you will discover how to make your wallet smarter (and more secure), where to buy the perfect gift (whew, that makes life a little easier come Christmas or a friend or family member’s birthday).

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Random & Cool

  1. CustomMade – Break the rules of retail. Get what you want custom made.
  2. Wantworthy – Save items from any site in one tidy “buy it later” list.
  3. Pickie – A personalized shopping magazine (iPad) with recommendations from your friends.
  4. Woot – Why pay list price? Awesome deals every day with entertaining descriptions to boot!
  5. Cardpool – Buy (for up to 35% off), sell or trade gift cards online.
  6. Krrb – Buy local (awesome classifieds).
  7. TheFind – Every product from every store.
  8. Storific – Order and share your orders (like for coffee) right from your phone.
  9. Consmr – Ratings for grocery and drugstore products (iPhone).
  10. Goshi – The storefront for your neighborhood. Bid on items just blocks away.

The Web’s Coolest Stores

  1. Svpply – A curated collection of the world’s best products and stores.
  2. Wanelo – The worlds best products. See what’s trending.
  3. Fab.com – Discover design products at great prices.
  4. sneakpeeq – Style, home and gourmet food discoveries you’ll love.
  5. Shoply – Awesome products. Incredible community.
  6. Shop2 – Personalized shopping catalog with the coolest products from the best stores.
  7. LOST & FOUND – Five small stores from Hollywood–online.
  8. Taigan – Shop the best boutiques, designers and purveyors.
  9. Archie McPhee – Kitsch. Toys, gifts and novelties.
  10. ThinkGeek – Stuff for smart masses.
  11. Etsy – Your place to buy (and sell) all things handmade.
  12. Shopcaster – Online marketplace where you can buy from local indie boutiques.
  13. Uncovet – Awesome design-centric products.
  14. Wantr – Discover cool things and the best place to buy.
  15. theFoundary.com – Members-only exclusive deals and products.
  16. Ownza – Share, discover and discuss cool products.
  17. MONOQI – Shop and share design you love.

Find Great Deals & Low Prices

  1. Slickdeals – The best deals, coupons and discounts on electronics and more (forum).
  2. FreeShipping.org – Free shippings codes and coupons to 4,000+ stores.
  3. RetailMeNot – Coupons, coupon codes promo codes, free shipping, discounts and more.
  4. SaleLocator – The best local sales in real shopping stores near you.
  5. Coupon Sherpa – Online coupon codes, printed and mobile coupons.
  6. Zoomingo – Discover sales in local stores near you.
  7. FatWallet – Coupons and deals (forum).
  8. PromotionalCodes.com – Codes and coupons from your favorite online stores.
  9. SnipSnap – Scan, save and redeem printed coupons with your phone.
  10. Oony – Find the best deals around you.
  11. NetPlenish – Find the lowest prices on household goods.
  12. OffersBy.Me – Save money on things that are already on your to-do list.
  13. SideBuy.com – Finds all the deals and coupons in your area.
  14. Shopzilla – Great deals and huge savings made easy.

Buy The Perfect Gift

  1. Wantful – Give the gift of choice: 12 perfect products, beautifully presented.
  2. Karma – Send the perfect gift to anyone instantly right from your phone.
  3. Shopycat – Facebook app from Walmart that recommends gifts for your friends.
  4. Gyft – Buy giftcards on your smartphone.
  5. JustBecause – Give $1 gifts that are worth $10-100.
  6. Hunch Gift App – Enter a Twitter name to see recommended gifts.
  7. Tango Card – Give a gift card that can be donated to charity or even redeemed for cash.
  8. Plastic Jungle – Gift card exchange: buy, sell, swap.
  9. Giftly – Revolutionizing the giving of gift cards ad gift certificates.
  10. Wrapp – Give free and paid gift cards to your Facebook friends.

Shop Smarter (Tools)

  1. Reclip.It – A personalized dashboard for frugal shoppers (mobile).
  2. Decide.com – What to buy and when to buy it. Shop TVs, computers, cameras and other tech.
  3. Nextag – Compare prices before you buy.
  4. Pricenomics – The price guide for everything.
  5. Smoopa – Is it better to shop locally or online? Find out with Smoopa.
  6. FreePriceAlerts.com – Don’t shop around: they already did!
  7. Complaints.com – Consumers in control.
  8. Bizrate – Search, compare, conquer.
  9. PayByGroup – Split group purchases.
  10. ShopSavvy – Comparison shop on your smartphone.
  11. Shopobot – See when stores secretly change prices. Know when to buy.
  12. Impulse – Your personal shopping cart (follows you from store to store).
  13. PercentageOff – iPad app: being thrifty is nifty.

Get a Better Wallet

  1. Wallaby – One card to rule them all. Use one card, have access to all.
  2. Geode – iPhone case that stores your cards complete with biometric security.
  3. Itemize – All your receipts in one digital wallet.
  4. Proverbial Wallet – Tactile feedback (vibrates) that reflects the state of your bank account.
  5. Square Wallet – No more fumbling for cash or cards.
  6. Google Wallet – A smart, virtual wallet for in-store and online shopping.
  7. Openbucks – Pay online with a giftcard (even from Subway)!
  8. V.me – Visa makes online payment as easy as online shopping.
  9. Lemon Wallet – Digitize your cards and get interactive balance updates and personalized rewards.
  10. CityPocket – Your personal daily deals wallet.

Get Rewards & Perks

  1. Shopcade – Shop, play, win! Discover products you’ll love and score awesome rewards.
  2. Belly – Earn points for rewards at your favorite places.
  3. Shopkick – Treat yourself while shopping.
  4. Swagbucks – Earn reward points and redeem them for free stuff.
  5. Perkville – Earn local perks.
  6. Plink – Earn Plink points for dining and shopping offline.
  7. Key Ring – Scan and store your existing loyalty cards.

Shop & Make a Difference

  1. ShopWithMeaning.org – Connecting consumers with brands supporting social causes.
  2. OO.com – Shop at OO.com to give more when you get more.
  3. TOMS Shoes – With every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child without.
  4. The Shop for Change – Connecting you with disadvantaged sellers around the world.
  5. goodsearch – Web search, coupons, dining and deals for 100,000+ causes.
  6. LSTN Headphones – Every pair purchased gives the gift of hearing to a child at a deaf school.
  7. Cure Thrift Shop – Philanthropic gift shop from NYC. Shop online.
  8. Smile Squared – Buy a toothbrush and give a toothbrush.
  9. Blanket America – Buy a blanket give a blanket.
  10. Pure Citizen – Organic and fair trade fashion, beauty and decor.
  11. Roma Boots – Buy rain boots, donate rain boots.
  12. Fashioning Change – Do good fashion alternatives to your favorite name brands.

Fashion & Style

  1. Gilt – Designer fashion flash sales.
  2. Threadless – T-shirts and other products designed by an artist community.
  3. Threadflip – Designer bags, indie dresses, vintage jewelry.
  4. Shopsy – Shop by looks.
  5. Lyst – Your personalized fashion store.
  6. SecretSales.com – Never pay full price again for designer clothes.
  7. Kaleidoscope – A fun and addictive way to shop the latest fashion from around the world.
  8. Swirl – Inspired shopping for fashion and style at nearby stores.
  9. ShopAddikt – Your fashion fix for less.
  10. TopFloor – Fashion finds and insider deals.
  11. BeauCoo – Women’s social style network. Get rewards from brands that match your style.
  12. Flit – Where great shopping begins.

Shop Everyday & Home Items

  1. Newegg.com – Computer parts, laptops, electronics and more.
  2. FillTheContainer – Furniture, home decor, dining, living and bedding at factory prices.
  3. Diapers.com – Shop the familyhood. Tons of stores–one simple checkout.
  4. ZipList – The only shopping list and recipe box you’ll ever need.
  5. Sofa.com – Buy a comfy sofa.
  6. TigerDirect.com – Electronics, tablets, phones, office supplies, video games and more.
  7. LOZO – Grocery coupons by email.
  8. Totsy – Where savvy moms shop.
  9. Pushpins – Plan, shop and save on your groceries.

Miscellaneous

  1. Milo – Local shopping.
  2. GiftCardRescue – Buy discounted gift cards online.
  3. Swaggable – Try great new products with friends before you buy.
  4. Nuji – Start your social wish list.
  5. OpenSky – Shop with friends and industry insiders.
  6. Shopsanity – Simplifies your shopping and saves you money all at once.
  7. Shopigram – Buy (and sell) lovely things with your phone.
  8. Catalog Spree – Shop catalogs on your personal digital mall.
  9. ShopSpot – Makes buying as easy as tweeting.
  10. Shoparound – Local shopping made easy (iPhone).
  11. Evine – Like the home shopping network, but online.
  12. ShopVibe – Pinterest meets shopping.com.
  13. Sift – Your personalized shopping guide.
  14. Browsermob – Name your own price on anything you love.
  15. Bureau of Trade – Shopping for men.
  16. Tinyview – Shop from your phone. Form-filling makes checkout a breeze.
  17. Shopmox – iPad catalogue shopping; all your favorite stores in one app.
  18. MyShopanion – The ultimate mobile shopping companion. Never shop alone again.
  19. ShoppingScout – Your personal smart shopper.

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