Shopping – Health Care



It's officially holiday shopping crunch time. There are only five days left to get packages underneath the tree by Christmas, but thankfully there's also two-day shipping, and that math works out in every procrastinator's favor. Target is enabling late-stage shopping habits with free two-day shipping for select items guaranteed to arrive by December 24. All you need to do is look for presents with the cute Target truck and Christmas tree icon and order them online by 11:55 P.M. CST Thursday, December 20 (that's 12:55 A.M. EST Friday, December 21).

To help narrow down the options, we've combed through the fitness items that qualify to highlight the best deals, cutest gifts, and actually useful presents—all of which are guaranteed to arrive on your doorstep by Christmas Eve. To all the procrastinators out there, we wish you speedy shopping and happy holidays!

1. c9 Champion Women's Studio High-Waisted Leggings 25" in Floral

You can never go wrong with a new pair of workout leggings, but what makes this pair gift-worthy is the floral print. They're just funky enough to be festive, but not so much that your gym buddy won't actually want to wear them to barre class.

Buy it: $28,

2. Misfit Ray


This activity tracker monitors steps, distances, sleep patterns, and more. Snag it for the friend who resolved to join the wearables movement in 2019, especially if they've ever uttered the phrase "rose gold everything."

Buy it: $100,

3. Tone It Up 8-Pound Kettlebell

Online ordering was made for those of us who would much rather ship a heavy kettlebell than lug one home. This aquamarine version from the Instagram-famous Tone It Up trainers is a cute addition to any home gym.

Buy it: $25,

4. Manduka Welcome Mat Carrier

Make life easier for the yogi in your life with this carrying case, which fits all standard-size mats. Take it from us: An easy-to-use mat bag is a game changer, and your friend will thank you every time they haul to class.

Buy it: $26,

5. Harry Potter S'ip by S'well 15-ounce Stainless Steel Hogwarts Water Bottle

We all know at least one person who loses their minds over Harry Potter-themed anything, and this Hogwarts crest water bottle will keep a friend hydrated here in the Muggle world. There are plenty of other S'ip by S'well patterns to choose from, but there's something magical about this version.

Buy it: $20,

6. Fruit of the Loom Women's Athletic Socks

It's true, socks are a boring gift. But it's also true that we always need more. Make a runner's feet a little happier with a pack of fresh socks to kick off the new year.

Buy it: $6,

7. Ignite by SPRI Weighted Jump Rope

We've spent all year singing the praises of jumping rope as a workout. This weighted version amps up the already-challenging exercise. Perfect for a fitness lover who travels a lot and isn't afraid of a little cardio.

Buy it: $15,

Reebok's list of ambassadors could double as a list of ideal dinner guests. In the past year, the brand has worked with Gal Gadot, Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande, and Future, just to name a few. The latest addition to the squad is Cardi B, who announced her partnership with the brand this week.

Aside from her lighting fast ascension to rap superstardom, a Reebok spokesperson tells SELF that Cardi's unique personal and career perspectives are what drew her to the brand. "We chose to work with Cardi because of her authenticity and unapologetic attitude. She’s not just a world-class entertainer, she’s a mother, a style icon, and above all, a fearless individual who’s followed her own path," a brand representative explains. "Reebok is all about celebrating nonconformity and Cardi is our ideal collaborator."

We're likely about to see Cardi around town in a head-to-toe wardrobe of athleisure, but what's especially noteworthy is the '90s-style outfit she wore for the brand announcement. Like Armie Hammer before her, Cardi seems to be working to bring back the tracksuit…and you know what? We're ready for it.

She's styled in the Classics Advanced Track Suit and Aztrek sneakers, two garments that wouldn't be out of place on the set of '80s-inspired GLOW or in a '90s rap video. The throwback choice was purposeful, says a brand spokesperson, as a nod to Reebok's "longstanding history of supporting women and standing out—from being the first to create a workout shoe exclusively for women, to putting bold-faced expletives and hip-hop stars in ad campaigns in the early '90s."

The mix of performance wear and athleisure shows off what the brand is calling Cardi's "boldness and approach to life." As for the fans who step out in their own tracksuit or throwback crewneck, designers hope it'll help them "[take] their own path and [be] their authentic selves."

For now, you can shop Cardi's look online. As for an eventual design collab with the star, the brand is keeping mum: "We are excited for what's to come." That's just mysterious enough for us to hold out hope that a full line is on the way. But if you can't wait to cop Cardi's style, check out our favorite Reebok pieces that have gotten the Cardi B stamp of approval:

1. Reebok Aztrek, $90



For her own tracksuit look, Cardi has chosen the classic Aztrek sneaker silhouette in white, red, and black. But we love this all-black version with purple and teal accents. Don't you just want to wear them to a jazzercise class?
Buy it: $90,

2. Classics Advanced Track Pants, $65


Cop Cardi's tracksuit ensemble in full, starting with the lower half.
Buy it: $65,

3. Classics Advanced Track Jacket, $70


If matchy-matchy isn't your style, get the complementary track jacket in bright blue. The jacket zips up into a high-neck collar, all the better to actually wear it outside this winter.
Buy it: $70,

4. Classics Vector Bra, $50

Yes, even your sports bra can have a '90s vibe. Wear this cropped zip-up to the gym, or layer it under a track jacket for a day of comfy nostalgic style.
Buy it: $50,

5. Classic Vector Jogger Pant, $60


Cardi x Reebok isn't just for the gals. We love these simple joggers from the men's line.
Buy it: $60,

6. Classic Crewneck Sweater, $50


Throw on this bright crewneck before and after your workout. Also available in some awesome pastel shades.
Buy it: $50,

Just like with makeup and accessories, there are certain clothing items on which we don’t mind splurging. Investing in a great pair of jeans that fits just right or that classic Chanel suit that never goes out of style is totally worth it—but stocking up your closet with other budget buys is truly the best way to round out a healthy wardrobe. That’s exactly why we’ve rounded up 50 of the best cheap and budget-friendly fashion sites that won’t cost you the same amount as your monthly rent for one top. From hidden shopping gems to the big brands every fashion girl should know, these affordable clothing sites are ones every fashionista should know—whether you’re on a budget or not.

1. Missguided

You can find an amazing bargain at Missguided, and with the sheer volume of product on the site, you’re almost guaranteed to find something you’ll like. (Includes plus-sizes.)

2. Rue107

This New York label specializes in statement-making, confidence-boosting pieces, most of which come in under $100. Even better? Sizing goes up to 3X. (Includes plus-sizes.)


This Aussie fashion hub stocks brands like Cameo Collective, Keepsake, Finders Keepers, and The Fifth, all of which excel at party-ready dresses and cool, covetable separates at $200-and-under price points. Bonus: you’ll probably be the only one of your friends wearing them.

4. Nasty Gal

If you’re a fan of fun, offbeat, affordable fashion, and you haven’t hit up Nasty Gal yet, what are you waiting for? The e-commerce powerhouse started as an eBay vintage store, and still has a knack for trends inspired by decades past. (Includes plus-sizes.)

5. Modern Citizen

Head here for the kind of minimalist, neutral-toned, no-fuss fashion that forms the foundation of any good wardrobe. The accessories offering isn’t huge, but what they do have looks much more expensive than it really is—which is exactly what we like in a handbag.


6. Storets

If you’re wondering where that editor on Insta got her crazy-cool top with the ruffled sleeves, cut-out shoulders, or extra-long cuffs, odds are good it came from this Korea-based site where nearly everything is under $100.


Wild Fang is a female-founded and women-run company that consistently gives to organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU—and almost everything is under $100.

8. Cupshe

Cupshe is your one-stop-shop for everything you’ll need for your next vacation. (Includes plus-sizes.)

9. Minkpink

Fast fashion label Minkpink is gaining a good reputation for their cute ‘n’ cheap clothes, but make sure you also checkout their sunglasses collection before leaving the website.

10. Stylenanda

Click over to Stylenanda for statement accessories under $40, crop tops, breezy dresses, and inexpensive items that will add personality to your look next Spring.


11. Dorothy Perkins

The Dorothy Perkins woman doesn’t like anything too overtly trendy—she prefers pretty pieces in classic, feminine shapes that will last more than a season. The brand is owned by the same company as Topshop, so the shopping experience will be familiar if you’ve purchased anything from there before, but the offerings are more conservative, so don’t come looking for your next Coachella getup. (Includes plus-sizes.)

12. ASOS

ASOS stocks a truly massive number of brands, but the store’s in-house labels are often our favorites. You can browse ASOS, ASOS Curve, ASOS Petite, and ASOS Tall any season and know you’re going to find what you’re looking for. (Includes plus-sizes.)

13. Shein

While it can be a bit risky to order clothing from Shein without trying them on (We’ve found their sizing is hit-and-miss.), there’s no denying those prices cannot be beat. (Includes plus-sizes.)

14. Staple the Label

Classic stripes and wearable shapes will make this your new favorite label to wear on lazy weekends.

15. Article&

Article& is everything you love about Brooklyn—cool, offbeat style at prices that won’t scare you away. The store offers a tight edit of unique, wearable, and affordable threads and jewelry by contemporary and independent labels.

Staple the Label.

16. Boohoo

From Manchester’s best-kept fashion secret to one of the fastest-growing global e-boutiques, Boohoo is like Missguided’s younger sister, stocking the latest trends at deep bargains. (Includes plus-sizes.)

17. COS

COS is in the same stable of retailers as H&M, but don’t let that fool you: the sophisticated aesthetic and arty wares can easily pass as designer. The prices, too, hover closer to the $100-mark—but don’t miss the jewelry section, where an expensive-looking new necklace or set of earrings can be had for less than $30.

18. Eloquii

Eloquii is a plus-size clothing brand that runs from sizes 14 to 28. Nearly everything typically runs under $100 (aside from some dresses and jackets), and there’s everything from workwear to brunch outfits available. (Includes plus-sizes.)

19. Pixie Market

The editing of this e-boutique is what really makes it special. It’s very possible to scroll through eight pages of garments and want Every. Last. Piece. Consider yourself warned.

20. Amazon Fashion

Hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it! Amazon fashion now has so many great looks at pretty much every price point—and a lot of it is from your favorite designers, celebrities and influencers. (Includes plus-sizes.)


21. Few Moda

Street-style-worthy clothes at Zara-esque price tags? Where do we sign up? This subscription-based site gives you access to wholesale prices for your favorite designers.

22. Sister Jane

Like Pixie Market, this British brand always boasts a tightly-edited selected of super-cute clothing—but we’re also impressed by the range. You’ll find super-femme floral dresses and prim lace button-downs alongside boho fringe and party-ready sequins.

23. StyleSaint

Feel-good fashion—that is, the kind that’s ethically made—often comes with a hefty price-tag. But not at StyleSaint: these guys are all about making ethical, affordable products that last more than just one season. We’re particularly into the lace dresses, so make sure you have a look in that direction while browsing the online store.

24. Forever 21

If there’s a trend you’re loving, but know will be dated by next season, step into this fashion chain—they’re bound to be carrying the look you’re after at a price you won’t be scared to pay. (Includes plus-sizes.)

25. Nordstrom’s Sale Section

Obviously Nordstrom houses some of fashion’s biggest and most expensive brands, but their sale section cannot be beat. It’s the ultimate place to find deals on all your favorite pieces.

Sister Jane.

26. Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing is similar to Missguided and Boohoo: full of trendy fast-fashion finds that your wallet won’t hate you for buying. (Includes plus-sizes.)

27. Aritzia

Step this way for beautifully-designed clothes that actually last. As every Canadian knows, their layering pieces, tissue-thin tees, and winter coats are some of the best you can buy. The store stocks several in-house brands, so it helps to know your faves:

28. Motel

Motel is sparkly dress central. Head here for shameless sequins, skin-baring cocktail looks, and fun festival outfits.

29. ModCloth

Your one-stop-shop for inclusive, retro-inspired fashion. (Includes plus-sizes.)

30. H&M

In most major cities you can find a H&M on just about every corner—but even still, we prefer the less stressful experience of browsing online. It’s easier to see everything they carry, none of it’s been tried on 20 times, and there’s no risk of being jostled by a group of rowdy teens. (Includes plus-sizes.)


31. Lulu’s

Lulu’s is filled with under-$50 party dresses, plus cheap ‘n’ cute tops, sweaters, skirts, and more.

32. Uniqlo

Consider it Japan’s answer to H&M. The denim is great, the collaborations (Carine Roitfeld, Jil Sander) are even better, but the tights, tanks, and turtlenecks in the brand’s Heattech fabric are what we stock up on year after year.

33. Wanderlust&Co

If you’re stuck on stocking fillers for Christmas, order from Wanderlust&Co to pick up under-$50, delicate jewelry, including midi-rings, hand chains, ear cuffs, and more.

34. Princess Polly

From mini dresses to the perfect crop top, Princess Polly has everything you need for the ideal going-out (or hanging out) wardrobe—with almost everything under $70.

35. Warehouse

By the same company who created Oasis, Warehouse is like a slightly more luxe take on the affordable Oasis aesthetic. Plus, their sale section is incredible.

Princess Polly.

36. River Island

Famed in part for a series of collaborations with Rihanna, River Island is also a reliable go-to for inexpensive pieces across the board. Go here for great denim and to snap up passing trends you don’t want to invest too heavily in.

37. LOFT

Some of Loft’s pieces can be priced a little higher than some places, but they almost always have a sale going on. From classic pieces to some trendier ones, this is a great site to find good quality everyday looks. (Includes plus-sizes.)

38. & Other Stories

Picture all the accessories you love in Zara, and then multiply them by ten—that’s what you’ll find at & Other Stories. The label is one of the more luxe brands in H&M’s portfolio and famed for incredible shoes, bags, and jewelry, though they’ve also nailed off-beat collaborations with designers like Rodarte and Zana Bayne.

39. Mango

Whether or not you’ve ever stepped into a Mango store, you have to admit the Spanish mega-brand’s online product photography is seriously enticing.

40. Target

We all love Target, and the prices on their clothing just can’t be beat. Plus, Target has been becoming much more size-inclusive recently and expanding their clothing offerings. (Includes plus-sizes.)


41. Topshop

Anyone who loves their budget brands is no doubt already familiar with Topshop, the reigning retailer for expensive-looking, wallet-friendly wardrobes.

42. Humble Chic

Be prepared to hunt through a few pages on this online store to find what you’re looking for—which is wearable striped tops, cozy puffer coats, and classic denim, all at easy-on-the-purse prices.

43. Chic Soul

Chic Soul is a curvy online boutique that’s pretty easy on the budget. The e-retailer has everything from your next favorite pair of jeans to work out gear. (Includes plus-sizes.)

44. Tobi

Tobi is the perfect place to find both going out ensembles and cozy sweaters for nights at home. Plus, they’re almost always running some kind of sale on their already-low prices.

45. 2020Ave

A new, Instagram-friendly wardrobe can be found on the cheap at this Los Angeles-based site—think crop tops for $25, vegan leather jackets for $60 and chokers for $10. (Includes plus-sizes.)


46. Need Supply Co.

Shop online from this Richmond, Virginia-based boutique for shoes that will make people ask where you got them, plus sleek apparel in wearable colors like grey, white, peach, and black. There’s a range of prices here, so don’t be afraid to search for those deals.

47. Choies

There’s always something new at this Asian site. On the one hand, this means the tops, dresses, jackets, and layering essentials are always fresh, but on the other, there’s so much stock it can be overwhelming.

48. Zara

Yeah, we know—Zara isn’t exactly under the radar, but for relatively inexpensive clothes and accessories that look as if they were ripped from the runway, it’s one of the best.

49. Jaded London

Not for the faint of heart, but feasible for the light of wallet, this UK site stocks cut-out bodysuits, sequin mini skirts, and velour bombers for girls who aren’t afraid to stand out.

50. Valfre

For those who like to wear their attitude on their sleeve (or front, or hat), this e-boutique offers cheeky tees, bombers, patches, and accessories featuring the work of founder and artist Ilse Valfré.

This article was originally published August 2016.