CHICAGO, Ill. — Chris Parrish, creator and owner of, knows what women want and need. As a result, he created a virtual mall to save them time and money while offering unique and practical products. “I created ShopLadyZone exclusively for women,” Parrish says. ShopLadyZone currently has over 164 stores in total. In addition to clothing and fashion accessories, they also have vendors for home decor, travel, entertainment and more.

Parrish explains that they are different from other shopping mall web sites — they are more like a real shopping mall. Once the person chooses a shopping category, she is taken to a host of store choices. She clicks on her choice and then enters into the store and shops just like in a real mall. By comparison, other sites limit shoppers to a specific product such as dresses.

“ provides women with whole stores to view, not just specific products,” Parrish explains. “The web site was designed with the serious shopper in mind.”

Parrish also recognizes the fact that the country is experiencing difficult financial times. As a result, the company has initiated a cost-savings program. So, how does it work? When a shopper spends $300 in their mall, in any given period of time, will send them a certificate for $1,000 worth of grocery coupons or restaurant dining saver books for national restaurants. With the savings created, women can virtually shop for free.

ShopLadyZone continues grow and to add new stores. “We want our web site to be the place where women come when they want to buy something on the Internet,” Parrish says.

While many people may ask, “Why not just go to the supplier’s site?” The answer is simple: “Why limit your choices?” When shopping at, consumers have numerous choices all under one roof rather than searching for each supplier individually.

And, while of course men are welcome to peruse the site, the site is becoming more and more exclusive for women. Shopping was never more comfortable or simple. Women can take their time, shop at their own pace and avoid mall lines. They also do not have to look for a parking space and compete for sale items with other shoppers. Some vendors offer up to 90 percent savings on designer styles!

Valerie G, editor at CANW
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.