38 Smart Buys From Shopbop If You Hate Making Returns as Much as I Do

Smartest Shopbop buys

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These days, returns are easier to make than ever. But they still require extra work and more waiting, which is not music to anyone's ears. But they're also pretty avoidable. I order around 90% of what I buy online (seriously) and maybe return one thing a month, if that.

So how do I do it? There's no big secret. I've just figured out how to shop smartly online by choosing things that are clearly versatile, true to size, and from brands I know and love. (Although, I'm always game to try new brands—with a little research first.) At Shopbop, shipping is fast, and returns are free, but if you don't want to deal with it, I selected over two dozen items that are such good buys that you won't need or want to return them. In fact, you'll probably want to wear them over and over (just like these Nordstrom buys I carefully selected in the fall). 

With that, scroll to fill your Shopbop cart with some of these highly covetable finds.

This dress has so many chic elements (and the price is very right).

Our editors (myself included) are obsessed with these jeans.

These have stood the test of time (because they look good on everyone).

If I owned this relaxed tee, I'd wear it on a weekly basis.

The most comfortable leggings on the planet, if you ask me.

People say these cult-favorite sneakers are worth the splurge.

Everyone looks good in a baseball cap.

Meet your new favorite carry-on tote. (It's mine.)

Once you try these, you'll wonder what took you so long.

These affordable leggings are raking in the good reviews.

An easy item that'll lead to many epic outfits.

I'm still not over this ruched shirtdress trend.

I own a pair of Ugg gloves, and basically no other gloves matter anymore.

This dress routinely gets rave reviews.

Love a pair of throw-on-and-go sneakers.

Oversize tees as good as this are surprisingly hard to find.

I've lost count of how many stories I've put this beautiful bag in.

This shimmery sweater is the perfect winter going-out top.

Hurry and snag these wildly versatile heels before they sell out.

Once you try a Natori bra, it's all you'll want to wear.

I'd gladly wear this on repeat for the next few months (and again next winter).

Aka how to get in on the skin-baring spin without spending a ton of money.

As far as knit dresses go, this one is glorious.

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