The 1999 Online Shopping Guide

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GARDEN.COM
This site looks so good, your computer will suddenly seem like a logical place to start a garden. For the holidays, this seller of plants, seeds and tools has an interactive feature that lets you design your own wreath.

LANDSCAPE USA
Everything from arbors to grass seed, bird feeders to bonsai is offered at this site.

COOKING.COM
Shop here for specialty foods, as well as the pots to prepare them in and the knives and forks to eat them with.

WILLIAMS-SONOMA
The fine kitchenware retailer has a gift registry and last-minute Christmas delivery.

PETOPIA.COM
You will find specialty gift packs here for iguanas, parakeets, puppies and more.

PETS.COM
A cool feature is the Top 10 hot-selling items for each kind of pet, and ferrets get their own section.

BAREWALLS.COM
Decorate with a huge selection of posters and prints, organized by subject (golf, animals) and style.

FURNITURE.COM
Every room of the house is covered, with a style guide for help and an online chat with decorators.

LIVING.COM
This well-stocked furniture store lets you move potential purchases in a virtual room to see how they all fit together.

MARTHA BY MAIL
Ms. Stewart's outpost on the Internet has her signature clean look and tasteful products. Ornament making, anyone?

SEARS
It doesn't quite have the whole catalog online yet, but check out this site for appliances and tools.

UNICAHOME.COM
Ceramic bowls from the Netherlands and Philippe Starck office supplies can be found at this elegant design site.

Travel
PREVIEW TRAVEL
This isn't the most visited online travel agent, but it should be. Try Preview for plane, hotel and car reservations, as well as useful travel information like hotel reviews from other vacationers and maps and videos of more than 200 destinations. Or buy a gift certificate.

CHEAPTICKETS.COM
You will find discounts galore on airline tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals at this site. You do have to register to search the deals.

EXPEDIA.COM
Microsoft's site for airline tickets, vacations, cruises, hotels and rental-car reservations is the most visited travel site on the Web.

FROMMERS.COM
Frommer wrote the book on this stuff. Get recommendations, make travel plans and buy travel books and guides. (There are also links to for air travel.)

PRICELINE.COM
Name your price for travel (or a car, a home mortgage or even groceries), and the site will try to match it.

TRAVELSCAPE.COM
This do-it-yourself travel site for booking business and leisure trips always has a few tempting deals on its opening page.

TRAVELOCITY.COM
An incredibly complete site with enormous flexibility, from flights to cars to hotels and cruises.

Department & Discount Stores
BUY.COM
Search a staggering variety of books, computers, games and music at this online mall. The deals are so tough to beat that has a low-price guarantee for a day after your purchase. Overwhelmed? Try the 24-hour customer service.

ACCOMPANY.COM
Customers buying the same products order together to secure group discounts on electronics, luggage, sporting goods and more.

BLOOMINGDALE'S
Fill up Bloomies' trademark brown bag with lingerie, cosmetics, luggage and more. Search for gifts by price, occasion and key word.

JCPENNEY
A gift registry, speciality shops like Dockers and years of experience filling catalog orders make JCPenney's site worth a visit.

KMART.COM
The discount retailer sells the trusted brands like Black & Decker, Samsonite and Whirlpool that stock its stores.

MACYS.COM
Turn here for an attractive, easy-to-navigate site for clothes, housewares, jewelry and cosmetics.

MERCATA
Like Accompany, Mercata aggregates buyers for good deals on a variety of products.

NETMARKET
This warehouse shopping club has a "haggle zone" and flea market.

NORDSTROM
The world's biggest shoe store, an online personal shopper and easy returns and exchanges are all great features.

WAL-MART ONLINE
Shop this discount king for deals on toys and electronics. But you won't find it all--the full stock isn't up until the new year.

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