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We love having fun with fashion ... and love finding it at an affordable price even more. That's why TODAY.com is picking the brain of some industry experts to find out where they score the best deals on the cutest items. For starters, our own Lilliana Vazquez chatted with the ever-elegant and trendy Elaine Welteroth of Teen Vogue.
Name: Elaine Welteroth
Title: Beauty & health director at Teen Vogue
Find her on Instagram: @ElaineWelteroth
Find her on Twitter: @ElaineWelteroth
1. Describe your personal style in 5 words or less.
Hmmm … classic, eclectic, sophisticated with sass.
2. Who's your celebrity style crush?
Solange and Alexa Chung.
3. How often do you shop online?
Not very often. (I’m a dressing room kind of girl.) But when I do, the user experience must be simple and intuitive. And it’s all about the return policy!
4. What is your best tip for a successful online shopping experience?
See above re: return policy and know what you’re getting into. And when in doubt, don’t.
5. What is your favorite, under-the-radar shopping website?
6. What makes this website so special?
Shoptiques.com is such a genius shopping site. It makes one-of-a-kind pieces from the cutest fashion boutiques all over the world shoppable right from your phone. Their new app even allows you to shop for clothing and accessories the same way people find dates on Tinder. You just create a user profile, sharing a bit about your taste, and the app serves up fashion ideas — swipe left to pass or tap to save pieces to your wish list. It simplifies the shopping experience … and makes it fun!
Want more expert tips? See where SELF's fashion director finds athleisure scores online, the app Redbook's beauty director can't put down, how Redbook's market director scouts great deals, and where Essence's fashion editor's finds unique accessories.