By Carolina Soares
Online shopping has revolutionized the way we consume fashion, shopping from home without having any contact with the garment is today something absolutely normal. But what we’ve gained in convenience, we’ve also gained in being overwhelmed when choosing what to buy: if we have everything available, what should we buy? That’s why many companies and startups are looking for solutions to this problem, and at the same time add value to the purchase experience. We select here 10 apps that not only offer cool clothes, but also provide much in terms of content, social relations and entertainment.
For those who don’t like to shop alone: through this app is possible to receive the opinion of people about a particular garment before buying it. Its friendly and clean interface is a great point.
2. Bib + Tuck
An app that offers you the option to buy and sell selected and premium second-hand. Brands like Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy are here. From the beginning the founders have put a lot of emphasis in quality, so you’ll find a fashion savvy community here.The application is fairly simple to use and operates with a virtual currency.
3. The Hunt
Its name defines: this app allows you to hunt clothes seen on social networks or even on the street. Just upload a photo of the garment and the app tells you where to buy it. It’s also possible to follow the latest trends in fashion and style.
4. PS Dept
PS Dept allows you to interact with fashion experts who work in cool shops. Looking for a black dress for a wedding? They help you by sending a few options for inspiration. If you like, you can buy it directly from the app. Positive point: free shipping and returns.
A Google for fashion: perhaps this is the best definition of this app. Here you can find everything you need, even the more specific garments. Its database is surprising, covering from online stores to luxury designers.
Besides being a nice platform to find great looks and inspirations, this app goes beyond: it allows you to buy very similar clothes to those shown on the images. A positive point is the offer of several options for the same piece of clothing, ranging in price and brand.
An application for fashionists who look for the latest trends from the catwalks. Here is possible to order clothes right after the runway. The interface is quite nice and easy – all you have to do is to decide if you like or not the looks shown. If you like, you are automatically notified when clothes are available.
9. Upper Street
Have you ever wanted a shoe that you never met? This app solves this kind of request, allowing the user to design a shoe and then buy it. Besides being useful, it is also a fun and user-friendly app. Exclusive for ipad.
10. Rent the Runway
If you need a garment for a special occasion but don’t want to spend a lot or think you’ll wear it only once, Perhaps this app is for you. Here there are dresses, jewelry and accessories available for rent.