Apps for Style
Fashion designers are warming to the idea of e-commerce as well as getting on board with smartphone apps. There are already some big designers that have brought out iPhone apps to show off their collections and in fewer instances allow the user to shop.
E-bay has launched a free fashion app that allows the users to browse and buy merchandise. There are over 20 million fashion items and users can even ‘try on’ clothes and build a virtual closet.
These are some of the top apps for style and fashion for the iPhone.
This app takes photos from some of the internets most respected blogs such as the Sartorialist, Face Hunter and Lookbook. There is a lack of sorting functionality with the app, but if you are looking for a quick look then there is no better way to see style in one spot.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Von Furstenberg said that’ We already do so many things from our phones, so shopping is a natural progression’. Von Furstenberg’s app allows the user to shop through the ‘Looks We Love’ section or by going through the collection. The app has Facebook sharing capabilities and access to her Twitter feed. The app though does not allow for 24/7 shopping though so if you place an order at night it will only be addressed at regular business hours.
With the Gap StyleMixer app allows the user to mix and match Gap items with pieces that you already have in your closet. You are able to create outfits using uploaded photos or use the Mixer to browse Gap products and create head to toe new looks. When you shake your phone the mixer will create a random combination of pieces including accessories and shoes. You are able to share your uploaded looks with the Community function as well as browse other outfits that users are creating.
You can look through 50 000 shoes in the Finder or you can search though the shoes by the style and designer. The app will shoes are on sale and will connect you to buy it now retailers. The app is functional and offers good close ups of the items, but better browsing filters need to be introduced.
This app collects clothing and accessories from more than 100 e-commerce sites such as Bluefly, Asos and others. You can browse through or use the filters to find items. If you find that perfect item, the app will redirect you to an online retailer. This app is for those who aren’t entirely sure what they want and want to see what is out there.