Review: Lose Yourself At – An Online Shopping Mall You’ll Want To Revisit

I was recently introduced to online retail site Octer, a new website which not only allows you to search for your favourite items but lets you select your purchases by store as well as item type.

Octer website screen

Octer is a start-up company developing mobile-first, e-commerce technology with the goal of making online shopping simple. As you might expect you can shop using Octer via your mobile or tablet too.

The best way to describe it is as an online shopping mall.

I was given the chance to try the Octer shopping experience by selecting a maxi dress.

You select the category – in this instance “Women’s” and you can either search by the item category “Dresses & Skirts”, shop by brand or shop by store.

Octer women's fashion screen

If you select “Dresses & Skirts”, you are given a further set of options to select from.  I chose “Maxi Dress” and was taken to a page with loads of fabulous dresses to choose from.

Octer - display of maxi dresses

These options give you an incredible amount of choice!

Once you have selected a dress, you simply click straight through to the retailer.

Whilst looking for your maxi dress, Octer will suggest loads of similar styles you might like and allow you to check details such as price, size and availability by a one-click link through to the relevant store.

Each item clicked on appears in a separate window and everything is under one ‘virtual roof’ so that you don’t have to keep clicking to and fro from other websites.

Technically this will speed up shopping.  In reality, I found I could spend hours on Octer! You don’t just get one or two alternative suggestions, you get pages of them which you can sort according to low or high price too.

Not only does Octer offer fashion but it also offers beauty, technology, interiors, gifts and sports products.

So what did I choose?

Linda Hobbis wearing a green maxi dress from Octer
My lovely Jarlo Yara Green Maxi From Asos.Com

I found this lovely green overlay maxi dress from Jarlo Yara Maxi Dress at ASOS.Com.

Octer is well worth exploring if you fancy a full shopping experience without the stress of a crowded shopping mall on Saturday.  And if you’ve ever tried that with kids in tow, you know exactly how stressful that can be!

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