How to Use Online Window Shopping “HopShop” to Your Advantage


Before you dismiss this website that claims to be the ultimate online window shopping experience called HopShop, just take a moment to sit back and read on.

Unlike other portal shopping websites, HopShop recreates real life window shopping. You pass by a store at the mall, see something you like (or not) on their window display, then decide to buy it from them OR walk over to the next store to look at something else. You skip an item on the website by clicking Hop. You can “walk” back to the store or item you just passed by simply clicking Back. You can also save an item to your list, so you don’t forget it later.

Most shopping websites either center around their partner companies (forcing you to choose from ridiculously expensive items) or make you scroll through pages and pages of products. Our natural shopping experience isn’t like online, but HopShop combines the two worlds.

How to Use HopShop to Your Advantage

Use the filters. Don’t be afraid to go as low as $5 like I did in my filter above! I collected a bunch of items that appealed to me that were definitely within my current price range for buying shoes and tops. Many of these stores are also very familiar and can be found at most malls (eg. Charlotte Russe, Free People, NY & Co.)! The website is continually expanding, so bookmark it and see what other stores will be added.