In a town with two malls, there are only so many places that you can shop. If you want something unique, made by independent designers and at a fair price, online design shops should be your new best friend. There are quite a few out there, but the best daily design club you need to be a part of is Fab.com.
Fab is, in essence, the Groupon of online shopping. They carry cool, one of a kind products that you never knew you needed, but can’t live without. The items they sell are unique designs at a discounted price, available for only a day or two. You can find anything your heart desires, from kitchen gadgets to wooden iPhone cases to quirky t-shirts. Fab is a treasure trove for fashionistas and foodies alike and with the mobile app, you’ll always know when a new sale is starting.
Sites like Fab allow shoppers to connect with independent designers from all over the world. Say goodbye to the cheaply made, boring mugs from Walmart and hello to teal Lustro Ware mustache mugs from Texas based Vintage Junkies. Every time a new sale starts on Fab, you know where your items come from and the story behind the designers who made it.
Online design shops bring new meaning to the term ‘shop small’ with consumers digitally visiting the small shops, like Vintage Junkies, which are the epitome of everything good small businesses offer. Fab is a members-only site, but joining is actually really easy: you can either have a friend invite you via Facebook or email, or request an invitation which generally comes within a few hours. It is free to join, and you never know what you’ll find, so it is totally worth getting in on.