styles to their store each week – a task impossible for any regular shop. What is perhaps even more exciting is the access to international stores, as we are no longer restricted to the Irish market alone.A major advantage of shopping online is the ability to compare the cost of products in different stores, allowing us to find the best deal and make each grant instalment stretch that little bit further. It is also worth browsing online for UK-based stores when the sterling is weak and the price better than our local outlet’s equivalent cost. It’s a clever way to save a few of those precious euros. Sites like retailmenot.com list online coupons that can be used in thousands of stores, including Forever 21.At the forefront of the online fashion market is asos.com. It offers a vast selection of catwalk-inspired fashion for a registered 3.7 million users today, both male and female. This season’s most popular trends, including an array of thigh-high boots and military inspired coats are available for both the designer-savvy and the budget-cautious shoppers. The online Aladdin’s cave, eBay, continues to be a fashion favourite. New and used clothes, shoes and accessories can be found at excellent value. Watch out for damaged stock. Stores, including Schuh, auction off damaged and display shoes from just £0.99 on the site.The world of fashion is a fast-paced and ever-changing one. Before you know it, meat is the new black and then it’s turquoise again. So, if you want to stay up to speed on the latest trends and ultimately save a few bob, shop online. Dublin Bus won’t thank you for it. But your bank balance might.