Trips to the mall often end with unplanned food-court calorie fests or unscheduled snorkel dives into the fountain to retrieve other people's wishes. Shop free of distractions with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $120 worth of contemporary women's apparel from APARTStyle.com. Groupon holders must redeem at least the full Groupon value ($120) at checkout.
Strutting onto the e-scene last September, APARTStyle.com offers a shopping experience that combines the chic cheer of social shopping with the non-mandatory sweatpants of ordering online. APARTStyle.com's Shop 2gether platform lets fashionistas hook up with their friends via email or social-networking profiles. Using the Shop 2gether instant-messaging chat program, teams of outfit hunters can browse departments such as piping-hot new arrivals or dresses, "hearting" items to give subtle clues to computer compatriots or establishing e-petitions against parachute pants. Stitch together an elegant ensemble with a lovely chain woven tank ($125), a pair of sleek crop city trousers ($98), or a breezy flutter day dress ($100). Muse-seeking moxie makers may wish to take a gander at the look book, which lays out internationally inspired style stews to emulate or use as catalysts for new clothing combinations.