Online shoppers name the best of…

Online shopping has taken the world by storm…

Below is a list from Home Textiles Today, a publication to the trade for fashion and textiles.  The media snoop that I am, I thought this was worth sharing. 

2010 Favorite 50

 Click here to read the full article from the September 2010 issue of STORES magazine.

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1 Amazon.com Seattle
2 Walmart.com Bentonville, Ark.
3 eBay.com San Jose, Calif.
4 BestBuy.com Richfield, Minn.
5 JCPenney.com Plano, Texas
6 Target.com Minneapolis
7 Kohls.com Menomonee Falls, Wis.
8 Google.com Mountain View, Calif.
9 Overstock.com Salt Lake City
10 Sears.com Hoffman Estates, Ill.
11 Macys.com Cincinnati
12 OldNavy.com San Francisco
13 LLBean.com Freeport, Maine
14 LandsEnd.com Dodgeville, Wis.
15 QVC.com West Chester, Pa.
16 Yahoo.com Sunnyvale, Calif.
17 WomanWithin.com Indianapolis
18 Blair.com Warren, Pa.
19 Kmart.com Hoffman Estates, Ill.
20 VictoriasSecret.com Columbus, Ohio
21 HomeDepot.com Atlanta
22 Lowes.com Mooresville, N.C.
23 Haband.com Oakland, N.J.
24 ColdwaterCreek.com Sandpoint, Idaho
25 AE.com/AmericanEagle.com Pittsburgh
26 Zappos.com Las Vegas
27 Gap.com San Francisco
28 LaneBryant.com Bensalem, Pa.
29 Newegg.com City of Industry, Calif.
30 HSN.com St. Petersburg, Fla.
31 TigerDirect.com Miami
32 MSN.com/Bing.com Redmond, Wash.
33 Cabelas.com Sidney, Neb.
34 SamsClub.com Bentonville, Ark.
35 Craigslist.org San Francisco
36 KingSizeDirect.com Indianapolis
37 Forever21.com Los Angeles
38 Express.com Columbus, Ohio
39 Costco.com Issaquah, Wash.
40 Chadwicks.com Boston
41 Roamans.com Indianapolis
42 Eastbay.com Wausau, Wis.
43 NewportNews.com New York
44 FashionBug.com Bensalem, Pa.
45 Buy.com Aliso Viejo, Calif.
46 AOL.com New York
47 Aéropostale.com New York
48 BananaRepublic.com San Francisco
49 EddieBauer.com Bellevue, Wash.
50 Nike.com Beaverton, Ore.

Blog Review: Ikeahacker

Ikeahacker is the most focused of the design blogs I follow. It’s about Ikea items hacked to be either of a different purpose, or to be better than originally designed. That’s it. There’s no articles on cats or business or even green. Just Ikea, re-purposed.

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The actual hacks can be hit and miss. The cabinets above are a hit in my opinion. The Office Storage from Kitchen and Bath Units make the most of an awkward space and make it look like they were a custom fit. You can’t ask for much better than that.

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Interior Design Blog Review: Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is the grand master broohaha of all interior design blogs. To the best of my memory it was the first (feel free to correct me on that if I’m wrong) and it is by far the largest and most popular. The site was co-founded by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, an interior designer based in NYC.

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The blog even has a Mission “Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.” And it succeeds – this site is a monster of information. Which is the best and worst thing about it. It’s a bit of a nightmare to navigate (my one and only complaint). But if you don’t mind clicking far and wide – what a plethora of beautiful images await you.

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Blog review: Design Sponge

A magazine (Nest) is calling their version of this column “Link Love” which is so much more accurate, I’m quite tempted at liberating (i.e. stealing) this term for Tchochkes as well. But I won’t. Any witty suggestions for a column name will be accepted – and the chosen namer will be given a thank you from Tchochkes on the site.

Design*Sponge is such an amazing site and Grace Bonney, the founder of the site, has worked to create content that has serious value on several fronts.

First and foremost for me would be the eye candy – of which there is in abundance. My favorite columns are “Before and After” and the designer home tours.

All images randomly taken from Design Sponge.

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I love that. This is what green should be about.

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Blog review: Desire to Inspire

Admittedly this won’t be as much of a review as it will be a gushing tribute, because review infers a bit of a critique which would include negative comments as well. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Desire to Inspire. It is such an amazing blog filled with gorgeous home porn.

Yeah, I said it – Home Porn. That sweet delicacy to the eye of women, gay men and metrosexuals everywhere.

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All of the photos have been taken at random from Desire to Inspire.

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