Fashion | 03.21.2022

Our Favorite Fashion Gifts from Our Favorite Clothing Sites

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By Paula Bennett

Tired of shopping on the same sites? Mix it up for your year-round shopping.

Whether you’re shopping for your sister, aunt, mom, or just yourself, here are the best online shopping sites for women’s clothing over 40 that are perfect for finding the gift you need!

Best Online Shopping Sites for Women’s Clothing over 40 Overall

Everlane

Everlane is a favorite for a more minimalist wardrobe with a focus on beautiful basics, especially cashmere. All products are made in factories with fair wages and reasonable hours.  

They have brick-and-mortar stores in New York, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The Felted Merino Half-Zip sweater is 100% wool for a warm, soft texture perfect for winter. The half-zip neckline is classic and versatile for any style. 

There are six colors to pick between. Sizes range between XXS and XL. It’s priced at $149. For a more affordable pick, they carry the softest tees ever perfect for layering. Their Organic Cotton Box-Cut Tee is a classic with a ton of colors to choose between. 

Cuyana

Specializing in everyday basics and leather goods, Cuyana was founded by two women wanting more streamlined closets. Their ethos is “fewer, better.” As such, their items are designed with longevity in mind and meant for everyday use. Their style is timeless (read: seamlessly “age-appropriate”), which makes it that much easier to gift to anyone on your list! 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The Single-Origin Cashmere Funnel Neck Sweater is luxuriously soft and timelessly simple. The wow factor is in the quality. 

There are three core and two seasonal colors to pick between. Sizes range between XS and L/XL. It is priced at $245. For a non-clothing option, their Leather Travel Case Set is sleek and functional for anyone itching to get traveling again. There are 11 core and six seasonal colors to customize with. It is priced at $120. 

Vuori

More than an activewear brand, Vuori are focused on creating modern activewear pieces with sustainability and ethical manufacturing in mind. They offer both Men’s and Women’s styles. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

For women, we love the Alpine Sherpa Jacket. It’s a fuzzy and comforting piece perfect for entering the winter season. 

There are five colors to choose from. Sizes range between XXS and XXL. It is priced at $138. 

For men, especially your son, we recommend the Sunday Performance Jogger. With the function of classic athletic gear and a modernized color palette, this jogger is a closet staple fit for more than just the gym. There are seven colors to pick between. Sizes range from XS to XXL. They are priced at $89. 

Some of the best online shopping sites for women's clothing over 40 are just an excuse to stay comfy (and cute) at the same time!

Jenni Kaye 

Jenni Kaye is home to the elevated basic. They are based in California with a goal to add comfort to every day. They make pieces perfect for adding to any existing style (with layering ideas to help guide you). Really, who can live without their Jenni Kaye cashmere cardigan? 

Our Gifting Pick: 

For the uninitiated, kick off their own Jenni Kaye obsession with the classic Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan. It’s lightweight yet luxurious with pure cashmere. There are seven colors to pick between. Sizes range between XXS and 3X. The oversized, relaxed fit (paired with the plus sizes included) makes this a great gift for varying body types. It’s priced at $445. 

For your favorite work-from-home friend, skip out on giving them yet another snarky coffee mug. Instead, gift the Shearling Moroccan Slipper for a daily, cloud-like hug for their feet. There are two colors and three sizes. They are priced at $275. 

Allbirds

As a certified B Corp, Allbird uses recycled packaging! This company was founded by a New Zealand native who was obsessed with merino wool. They sell the world’s most comfortable shoes made out of merino wool and eucalyptus.  These are heavily favored by the Silicon Valley crowd! 

Our Gifting Pick: 

For an all-around crowd pleaser, we love the Women’s Wool Runners. They are made with merino wool but are still machine washable! 

There are five core and six limited edition colors. Sizes range between 5 and 11. There are no half sizes, but for in-betweeners, go up in size. They are priced at $98. 

Anthropologie

Known for their elevated homewares and bohemian fashion sense, Anthropologie is a haven for gifting. They offer well-packaged skincare and special occasion gifts that always have a visual wow factor. 

Their fashion options range from fun, out-of-the-box jumpsuits to layering kimonos. Since adding plus sizes, Anthropologie’s clothing options have only expanded. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The trendy Cozy Shirt Jacket features a casual, on-trend look that won’t look “off” on older women. In fact, this shirt jacket has one of the more timeless shapes we’ve seen with a soft houndstooth texture that doesn’t overwhelm. 

It’s available in two colors. Sizes range from standard, petite, and plus fit and from XS to 3X. It’s priced at $138. 

To stray away from clothing, the most iconic Anthro gift, the Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Glass Candle is the scent of Christmastime. It’s a massive candle with a 70 hour burn time. Plus, the gorgeous glass container is the decor in itself. It’s priced at $34. 

Best for Sports & Recreation Outfits

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L’oeuf Poche – for Golf Players

L’oeuf Poche means the poached egg in French. Originally started by an accountant, they create modern tennis, gold, and general activewear for moms and girls. Everything they sell is US-made, too! 

If your giftee (or yourself) loves white and blue, this season’s selection is for you. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The Baseline Side Panel Skort is made in their signature 30 SPF fabric. It’s an A-line cut with a contrasting side panel. Built-in shorts and pockets make for a functional, sporty piece that still looks cute at lunch afterward. 

There are two options in navy or white from their Fall ‘21 run. Sizes range between XS and XL. It is priced at $94. 

Bobbe Active – for Tennis Players

Named after the mother of the founder Erica Anderson, Bobbe Active has the chicest and best-performing tennis tops and skirts. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

Their ever-popular Her Majesty Top with Sunburst Lace is their number one seller for a reason. It’s quick-drying with sun protection. While designed for tennis, it’s great for running, training, watersports, or just a day outside! 

There are six colors to pick between. Sizes range from XS to XL. It is priced at $89. 

L’ Etoile Sport – for Tennis & Golf Players

Known for blurring the line between fashion and function, L’Etoile Sport makes athletic pieces you can wear right off the court. They utilize the classic silhouettes that are iconic with female tennis players. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The Pointelle Trim Tank is a modern take on the classic racerback tank top. Edges with pointelle lace, it’s a bit more feminine than your usual workout tops with a stretchy fabric for easy motion.

It’s priced at $135. 

Ronner Design – for Horse Riders (or Lovers) 

if you are a horse lover or even have a mild interest in equestrian clothing, you will visit the site often just to check out their new items. At least, I do! Better than Hermes, Ronner Design is founded by a mother and her two daughters based in Bogotá, Columbia.  

Our Gifting Pick: 

For an all-in-one, ready-to-gift gift, we recommend their Holly Jolly gift box. It includes the Cloe Floral Knitted Jacket, a Christmas Stationery Set, and a gift-ready box. 

There are three color variations on the jacket. Sizes range from S to XXL. It is priced at $250. 

For a more laid-back gift, we love the Horse Heaven Robe and Araminta Horse Mimosa Slippers. Whether together or separate, these would make a lovely reminder to prioritize rest. 

Best High-End Online Shopping

For those of you less worried about the price tag, we have some favorites that are worth the splurge. 

Net a Porter

Founded in 2000, this website carries a selection of the greatest high-quality newest fashion from 800 luxury brands around the world. Shoes, outerwear, bags, jewelry… you name it, they have the best of it! 

Perfect for gifting, your selection will be wrapped in beautiful tissue paper and arrive in a box you will keep. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

Los Angeles jewelry designer Anita Ko’s safety pin earrings. They feature 18-karat gold diamonds in three different finishes. 

Moda Operandi

Lauren Santo Domingo started this fashion shopping mecca in 2010. Customers can preorder looks right after the runway show directly from the designer. 

Order a maxi dress for that holiday party from Ulla Johnson. High-end tableware from Moda Domus. Check back on a regular basis to shop their trunk shows. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

Scotty Leather Shoulder Bag by Staud has a structured triangular silhouette with calfskin leather. It’s spacious without being too bulky. It comes in two bright colors: red or lilac purple. It’s priced at $325. 

Intermix

For style inspiration and a more curated shopping experience, Intermix has a lookbook and styling section you shouldn’t miss. The curated selection spotlights brands and items you might not otherwise find. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

Sierra Ruched Chambray Shirt Dress by Veronica Beard is tied at the waist for a ruched effort. The chambray fabric is laid back while the unique structure elevates it. 

Sizes range between 0 and 14. It’s priced at $398. 

Amazon 

While prices vary widely on Amazon if you often need things last-minute there’s no one better for a wide variety quickly. Whoever you’re shopping for, there’s a veritable treasure trove to find with the shopping mega-site. 

But, if you think Amazon only has unfamiliar brands, think again. 

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Our Gifting Pick: 

Lee Radziwill Double Bag by Tory Burch is a smooth cowhide bag with a classic shape. It transitions between a handbag and a crossbody bag for versatile uses. It’d be a gift sure to wow. 

It’s priced at $998. 

Best Budget-Conscious Online Shopping

There are more budget-conscious options that still impress. 

J Crew

Known for their timeless clothes with long life, J Crew sells all your closet basics from t-shirts to trousers. They are often compared to Loft for offering a lightly preppy design perspective. For a more affordable price, catch them with one of their frequent sales. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The Relaxed Tie-Neck Sweater Dress has a relaxed, lounge-able style that’s perfect for the week after Christmas when naps lead seamlessly into meeting up with family and friends. 

There are two colors and sizes ranging from XS/S to L/XL. It’s priced at $198 normally, but on sale currently for $126. 

Spanx

The icon of shapewear, Spanx does more than undergarments now. In fact, Spanx has an entire offering of everything from athletic wear to dress pants. Most of their clothing incorporates some aspect of their smoothing, shaping expertise with a focus on basic items you can style in a variety of ways. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

Their best-selling Faux Leather leggings. With the Spanx Power Waistband, these’s leggings have a suck-you-in effect like shapewear and leggings combined. They have a variety of finishes and colors expanding on the classic black. 

Sizes include regular, petite, and tall inseams and range from XS to 3X. Many people find the sizing to be quite compressive and order one size up from normal. They are priced at $98. 

Zara‘s

One of the world’s most successful fast fashion brands, we like this store for shopping for our travel clothing. Their current season features a wide selection of well-priced trendy blazers and sexy silhouettes. We love them for slightly dressy, yet comfy pieces. 

Our Gifting Pick: 

The Draped Sheath Dress is a classic black dress with a little extra definition. It features a round high collar and a slit at the hem. It’s available in black with sizes ranging from XS to XXL. It’s priced at $69. 

Now, that’s not the only place I shop. Especially during the holidays, catch me with packages arriving from Chico’s, Talbot’s, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, White House Black Market, and Nordstrom, but we think these mall-favorites aren’t often overlooked. Though, if you’re hard-pressed to find a specific gift, department stores often have more selection in one place compared to more niche retailers’ online stores will. 

Ultimately, there are so many stores and so little time! Save time by ordering online for home delivery or curbside pickup if you want to avoid wandering the racks and aisles in-store. If you want more recommendations we’ve vetted, browse all of our favorites.

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