What: The Talk Market
Why: The founders of The Talk Market have managed to keep the good (ease of use, seeing the product from all angles) and ditch the bad (endless hours of Paula Abdul yammering about her jewelry line) when it comes to video-based shopping. This online shopping community lets you hear about products directly from the designers, boutique owners and creators who are selling them via quick clips that give the rundown of the products' best features.
I never would have clicked on Flirt's reversible snap skirt ($124) from a static web-shop lineup, but seeing the designer flip, adjust, and re-size the skirt in a flash has me thinking I could use such a versatile piece for spring. I also loved getting to hear jewelry designer Margo Morrison's design philosophy as she showed me how great her adorable teardrop necklace ($395) looks when layered with other strands.