Have some retail therapy right at home with these five online design shops

Shopping for new pieces for the home can be both a joy and a curse—we all know the satisfaction of retail therapy, but sometimes the stress of dealing with crowds of busy shoppers and trudging from shop to shop can sour the experience. Instead, consider kicking back and relaxing while browsing through these online design stores that offer up a wealth of different options, from eco-friendly furniture to painstakingly selected antiques, all delivered right to your doorstep.

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West of May 

Following launches in Australia and Singapore, West of May became available in Hong Kong last month. This store selects environmentally friendly designer furniture by the likes of Eva Solo, Minotti, Normann Copenhagen, Hay and Vitra, with the aim of promoting green living and sustainability without skimping on style. Subscribe to its newsletter before the end of July for a 10% discount on all purchases. For those living outside of Hong Kong, orders are guaranteed to reach your door at a speedy 2-10 days.


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iDecorate offers up home accessories and furnishings, as well as other charming knickknacks such as stationary and candles, cherry picked by Shana and the rest of the iDecorate team. The store’s stable of brands includes the likes of playful Australian brand Sack Me!, the sea and nature-themed Ahoy Trader and geometric Ninnho Towels. Door-to-door delivery is free for orders over $2,000; you can also opt to pick up smaller items at the recently opened physical store at Lab Concept in Admiralty.

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Design Market

An online marketplace dedicated to vintage design home ware, Design Market gathers a vast selection of authentic mid century modern furniture pieces sourced from around the world. Find pieces from leading 20th century designers such as Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Le Corbusier, and Jean Prouvé; antique specialists constantly check and renew the pieces on offer. Shipping for all products is available worldwide. Don’t worry about larger items shipping safely, as these are delivered in specially built crates for extra protection.

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Coveted by celebrities in the fashion world such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg, 1stdibs offers high-end vintage design pieces. Founded by former luxury real estate dealer Michael Bruno after an inspiring visit to the historic Paris flea market Marché aux, 1stdibs started out with only a few dealers and has since grown to become an internationally acclaimed platform for vintage design lovers as well as collectors, designers and curators.

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From the luxurious to the more affordable, Decor8 focuses on furniture pieces, with myriad decorative items on offer as well. Browse through the plentiful listings online, or visit one of the store’s showrooms in Wan Chai or Mong Kok, where you can see and experience its products first hand before ordering. Office furniture and pieces for children’s rooms are also available.

Lead image courtesy of iDecorate.