Have a look at our list of the 10 best stationery online shops to stock up your need for beautiful notebooks and office supplies.
Whether for personal or commercial design projects, the agony of choice can be overwhelming because of the large number of online shops out there. When buying stationery online there is a significant disadvantage compared to buying in local stores—you cannot feel the paper’s surface. Hence, when buying those supplies online, you want to be sure to get only high-quality materials and that’s why I want to introduce you to 10 of the best stationery online shops offering a wide range of high-quality papers along with a range of pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.
1: The Journal Shop
With free worldwide delivery and flat rate delivery options, the Journal Shop is internationally known for a high-quality selection of designer stationery products. Customers from around the globe love their stellar customer service. If you need anything, just call, email, tweet or shine a big Batman-style TJS in the sky, they say.
Papersmiths is another stationery online shop based in the UK and another one that is quite popular among professional graphic designers. Browsing through their well-organized online shop, you will find a wide range of beautiful stationery as well as books, greeting cards, magazines, etc. They sell goods from top brands such as Caran d’Ache, School of Life, Moleskine, Octaevo, Card Nest, Notem, just to name a few. They also have two physical stores in London and Bristol, which may be interesting for our readers from the UK.
3: Tools to Live By
After two UK-based suggestions, I want to introduce you to Tools to Live By, an online shop from Taiwan. Selling a great selection of top brands, their aim is “to change the scene of our desk by looking for the finest writing instruments from all over the world.” Selected stationeries and tools from Europe, America, and Japan, are shipped internationally.
Directly after our short trip to Asia, we go back to the UK. Counter-Print started actually as a seller of good old vintage books. During the last ten years, they steadily expanded the range of products. First and foremost, Counter-Print is still an online book shop with the aim to sell new design and children’s books. With the launch of the new online shop, they have added a ‘Lifestyle’ section and more products such as stationery and homeware.
This Australian online shop sells stationery and lifestyle products as unique as you are, they say and that’s totally true. Driven by a passion for design and high-quality stationery, they launched Milligram (formerly known as NoteMaker) in October 2007. Today it’s one of Australia’s leading online stationery stores featuring 6,000 products from more than 90 renowned brands including names such as Moleskine, LAMY, Rhodia, Delfonics, Rifle Paper Co, and MT Masking Tape.
6: Mark + Fold
Founded in 2015, Mark + Fold started with the idea of designing high-quality stationery products that are minimal and understated. Made in rather small quantities and limited editions, their range of products includes diaries, a series of notebooks, and desktop pads. The fine products of Mark + Fold can be found additionally in stores around the globe.
7: Present & Correct
Present & Correct is an online shop specializing in vintage-inspired stationery and other designer goods. It’s not just a supplier, Present & Correct is also a place for their own designs and things they have lovingly collected from around the world.
8: Rifle Paper Co.
Rifle Paper Co. is not just an online shop. It’s actually a stationery and lifestyle brand founded by a married couple from Florida. What originally began as a small business has quickly grown into an internationally known brand. They offer everything from planners and notebooks to greeting cards, accessories, home decor, and products for special occasions.
9: The Stationer
Tessa Sowry, the founder of the blog All Things Stationery, has opened this online shop out of her passion for pens, pencils, paper, and everything else that goes on your desk. The Stationer is specializing in classic design goods with great functionality.
Last but not least, Nook is another stationery store based in the UK. Open since 2012, Nook is run by 3 friends that share the passion for good design. With their focus on a selected range of well-designed products, they offer accessible items from the UK, Europe, and beyond.
That’s it. Now you know where to buy designer stationery online. What do you think about our selection of the 10 best stationery online shops? Are there any websites you can recommend as well? Please use the comments sections for additional suggestions. For those of you looking for some stationery design inspiration, you can find lots of ideas here at WE AND THE COLOR.
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