The Hottest Internet and Mobile Retail Shopping Sites

Leading E-Commerce and M-Commerce Influencers and Innovators

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With millions of shopping websites, there were 100 that were considered the Best and Hottest Mobile and Internet Retail Sites in 2015. This information is according to Internet Retailer magazine which identifies retailing websites that are on the leading edge of e- and m-commerce and gives them a spot on the annual "Internet Hot 100" list.  

How the Top 100 Internet and Mobile Retail Shopping Sites List Is Created

So what criteria could possibly be used in order to single out a fractional percentage of all websites in the world to recognize them with the word "best?" The methodology used by the 16-person team of Internet Retailer editors and research analysts is not as stringent as might be expected when daring to assign a "best" label in such a crowded and competitive space as Internet retailing.

In general, "best" is defined by the Internet Retailing list makers as innovative, unique, noteworthy and, of course, "hot." Their intention is to identify the e-commerce and m-commerce influencers that do things differently, better and "represent the best of the new ideas that emerged in the past year" in Internet retailing.  

So even though an Internet retailer is brand-spanking new, it could find itself on the Hot Internet 100 list if it's bringing something to the web that is more notable than anything the largest U.S. retailers, the most trafficked e-commerce websites, and the most valuable retail brands are offering to their Internet consumers. 

Who's on the List

What follows is a list of U.S. e-commerce and m-commerce retailers that were included on the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 Internet Retailer "Internet Hot 100" list. In 2015 the list was referred to as the "Best of the Web" because for the first time e-commerce websites based outside of the U.S. were not only considered, but actively sought out.

 

This multi-year comparison "Hot Internet Retailers" list is arranged alphabetically according to the company name, not by any sort of ranking numbers, which are not assigned as part of the Hot 100 Internet retailer list-making process.

The Best of the Web shopping websites on the 2015 Hottest Internet Retailers list is not filled with just the biggest, most popular, and most famous Internet and mobile retailers.

 Amazon.com, Barneys.com, and Kohls.com may be bigger, but they're not necessarily considered better than e- and m-commerce sites like Chairish.com, CureDiva.com, and Honest.com. That's according to editors and research analysts at Internet Retailer magazine, who identify the retail websites with the best practices, and publish the Hottest Internet Retailers list each year.  

Click here for an explanation of the criteria used to choose the 2015 Hottest Shopping Websites >> 

The Best Retailing Website Domain Name of 2015

If there was a list of 2015 Best Retailing Website URLs, it would have to include DollsKill.com. The website actually has nothing to do with cult fans of Chucky and other serial killing playthings gone wild... at least not directly. If you click onto the DollsKill.com website by chance or by choice, you'll know immediately if you're somewhere that you want to be. The website is full of personality and a definitive brand/mission statement:

"Dolls Kill is an active subversion of the fashion industries "norm." Whether she is experimenting with fashion, music or sexual identity, the Dolls Kill customer can be seen aggressively fighting the higher power and unapologetically raising hell wherever she goes. Here is where you will find clothing inspiration pulled from the digital Tumblr girl world, bad acid trips, underground counterculture and stylized gutter punks. Navigate through the site and unleash your inner riot girl at an online shopping destination unlike anywhere else."

This purposeful, crystal clear brand identification is what makes DollsKill stand out from millions of retail shopping websites on the Internet and earned the relatively unknown niche website spot on the 2015 Hottest Internet Retailers list, alongside American Eagle, Barney's, Ebay, and IKEA.  

Hottest U.S. Internet and Mobile Retail Sites from 2011-2015

What follows is a list of the Internet and mobile retailers that have been designated as the "hottest" in 2015, as well as the four previous years. The year(s) that the retailer has been included on the list appear underneath the name of each company. The 100 Hottest websites on the 2015 list are highlighted on the with bold lettering.  

  • 20x200.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • 31 PhilipLim.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • 3floz.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • 4thStreetCookie.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • AbesMarket.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Abesofmaine.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Abt.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • AceHardware.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Aerolife.com
    2015 &2014 Best of the Web
  • AlexAndAni.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Alice.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Amazon.com mobile
    2013 & 2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Amazon.com
    2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • AmericanApparel.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • AmericanBridal.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • AmericanEagle.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • AnnTaylor.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Apple.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Apple app store
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Ariat.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • ArmaniExchange.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Art.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • ArtistBe.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Asos.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Autoplicity
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Avery.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • BabiesRUs.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BabyBot.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BabySteals.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Bareescentuals.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Barnes & Noble mobile
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BarnesandNoble.com
    2012 & 2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Barneys.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • BaubleBar.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Beachmint.com ​
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Beautychoice.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • BebeStore.com.br
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Bellroy.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • BenefitCosmetics.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Benjaminmoore.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Bergdorfgoodman.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • BestBuy.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BetterWorldBooks.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BHCosmetics.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Blaircandy.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Blank-label.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Blinds.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BloomNation.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Bluefly.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BlueNile.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • BobsWatches.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • BodenUSA.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Bonobos
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Brooks Brothers
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Burberry.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Burton.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
    Buy.com Mobile
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Buy.com
    2012 & 2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Cabelas.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Carters.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Casa.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Case-Mate.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Casper.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • CellarThief.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Chacos.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • ChainLove.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Chairish.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Chegg.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • ChubbiesShorts.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Clinique.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Christianbook.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Coach.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Code42.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • CompanyC.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Computergeeks.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • CoolComputerBags.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • CrateandBarrel.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • CreateMyChocolate.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Crocs.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Crutchfield.com
    2013 Internet Retailer
  • Cuisinart.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • CureDiva.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • DailyLook.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • DarbySmart.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • DavidsBridal.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • DenyDesigns.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • DestinationXL.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Diapers.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • DogIDs.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • DollsKill.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • DoortoDoorOrganics.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • DSW.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Dvf.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Ebags.com + mobile apps
    2015, 2014, 2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Ebay.com + mobile apps
    2015, 2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Eddiebauer.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • EdibleArrangements.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • ElieTahari.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Eshakti.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Esteelauder.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Evo.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Express.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Eyefly.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Fab.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Fanatics.com + mobile apps
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Fandango.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • FarFetch.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Fashionplaytes.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • FatBrainToys.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • FiftyFlowers.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • FiftyThree.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Flipkart.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Folica.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • FoodyDirect.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • Freepeople.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • FreshDirect.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web
  • FreshPair.com
    2011 Best Internet Retailer
  • Gaiam.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • GetHuawei.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • GlobalSugarArt.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Gnc.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • GoPro.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Gourmetgiftbaskets.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • GreenCupboards.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Groupon.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Hallmark.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Hallwines.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Hatchery.co
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Headsets.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Heels.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • HM.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Hockeymonkey.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • HomeDepot.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Honest.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Ibex.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Ideeli.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Igigi.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • IKEA.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • IntelligentsiaCoffee.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • InteriorDefine.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Itunes.apple.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Jamesallen.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • JCrew.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • JPBoden
    2013, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • JustFab.com
    2015, 2014, 2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Karmaloop.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Katespade.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • KLWines.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Kohls.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • LaBellaMafia.com.br
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • LampsPlus.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Lancome.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • LandsEnd.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Levi.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Liebo.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Lightsonline.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Lillypulitzer.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • LittleBlackBag.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • LivrariaCultura.com.br
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Lowes.com
    2013, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Lululemon.com
    2013 & 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Gaiam.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • GetHuawei.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • GlobalSugarArt.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Gnc.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • GoPro.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Gourmetgiftbaskets.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • GreenCupboards.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Groupon.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Hallmark.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Hallwines.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Hatchery.co
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Headsets.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Heels.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • HM.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Hockeymonkey.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • HomeDepot.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Honest.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Ibex.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Ideeli.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Igigi.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • IKEA.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • IntelligentsiaCoffee.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • InteriorDefine.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Itunes.apple.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Jamesallen.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • JCrew.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • JPBoden
    2013, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • JustFab.com
    2015, 2014, 2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Karmaloop.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Katespade.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • KLWines.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Kohls.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • LaBellaMafia.com.br
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • LampsPlus.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Lancome.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • LandsEnd.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Levi.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Liebo.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Lightsonline.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Lillypulitzer.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • LittleBlackBag.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • LivrariaCultura.com.br
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Lowes.com
    2013, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Lululemon.com
    2013 & 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Macys.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • MissGuided.co.uk
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Modcloth.com
    2013 & 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • MrPorter.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • MusiciansFriend.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • NakedWines.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • NastyGal.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Naturebox.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Neatco.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Neimanmarcus.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Netflix.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • NetShoes.com.br
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Newegg.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Nike.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • NoMoreRack.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Nordstrom.com
    2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Northerntool.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • NorwegianRain.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • OfaKind.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • OlamSpecialty Coffee.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Oompa.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Organize.com
  • 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Orvis.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Pacsun.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Patagonia.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Pbteen.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Pcconnection.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Peapod.com + mobile apps
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Pgestore.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Piperlime.gap.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Plated.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Poppin.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Powells.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • PrepSportswear.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • PureFixCycles.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • QVC.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Rag-Bone.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Ralph Lauren mobile
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Reallygoodstuff.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Reebok.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • RentTheRunway.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • RepairClinic.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Revzilla.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • RiptApparel.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Roxy.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • RueLaLa.com + apps
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • SaksFifthAvenue.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Scentiments.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Schuh.co.uk
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Sears.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Sephora.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Shapeways.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Sheplers.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • ShirtsMyWay.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shop.CallawayGolf.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shop.Mattel.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shop.Meetmark.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shop.Reebok.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • ShopBop.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shoplet.com
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shopnbc.com mobile
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Shoptiques.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • ShowMeYourMumu.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • SimplyHike.co.uk
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Smashbox.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Sonystyle.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Spotify.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • SpreadShirt.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Staples.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Store.theflip.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • StratusWines.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • SurLaTable.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Sweaty Betty
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Tacoma Screw.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Target.com + mobile apps
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • TeeTurtle
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • TerryBicycles.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • The Catholic Company mobile
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • The Grommet.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • TheLimited.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • The North Face
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • TheRealReal.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • ThinkGeek.com
  • 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Threadless.com
    2015, 2014, 2013 &2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Tom’s.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Tommy Hilfiger Mobile
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Toolking.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Totsy.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • TrunkClub.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • UnderArmour.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • UrbanOutfitters.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • US.Asos.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • US.JimmyChoo.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • V76.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Very.co.uk
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Vizio.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Walgreens Mobile
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Walgreens.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Walmart.com + mobile apps
    2015, 2014, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • WarbyParker.com
    2013 Best Internet Retailer
  • Wasserstrom.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Wayfair.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • WebUndies.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Weddingpaperdivas.com
    2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • WestMusic.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Wine.com
    2015, 2012 Best Internet Retailer
  • Wine.com.br
    2014 Best Internet Retailer
  • Yoox.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Zady.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Zappos.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer
  • Zulily.com
    2015, 2014 Best of the Web Retailer

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