Thinking of launching (or re-launching) your store’s online shopping app? Just need help finding those holiday gifts on the go?
We’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up the web’s best shopping apps and platforms. Use them for inspiration, and tap them for steals come Black Friday.
The Best Shopping Apps in 2019:
If you’re looking for designer items on a dime, Gilt is your answer. One of the best shopping apps out there for luxe purchases, Gilt offers up to 70 percent off name-brand clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry and more.
Just a few of the available designers include Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. You can also build a wish list and get alerts when those items go on sale.
What’s even better? There are regular app-only exclusive deals to save even more cash. Available on iOS and Android.
On the hunt for the latest women’s fashion? Then Shopbop is a must — especially if you’ve got Amazon Prime. Not only can you use your Prime details to log in, shop and pay for your Shopbop finds, but you can also leverage your Prime account’s free shipping.
The app also issues daily style guides and has a favorites feature that will update you if stock is running low or an item you’re watching is about to go on sale. Available on iOS and Android.
Have trouble finding the perfect gift for the man in your life? The Touch of Modern app can help. The tool offers everything from clothing, watches and barware to beef jerky and artwork. It’s virtually a one-stop shop for modern man gifting.
The app also has timed sales to help you save, and with integrated PayPal, making a purchase is simple and streamlined. Available on iOS and Android.
4. The Hunt
If you know what you want, but don’t know where or how to find it, The Hunt is the shopping app for you. This unique app lets you hunt down mystery pieces you’ve seen in real life (or on a celebrity) by tapping The Hunt’s collective fashion experts.
Just post a photo, and the community and The Hunt will help you find it — or at least something similar. The app also has features where you can poll users (which outfit should I wear today?) or read up on the latest trends and fashion advice. Available on iOS and Android.
When it comes to good shopping apps, Shopstyle should always make the list. Users can shop from a variety of stores all at once, including high-end stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, as well as budget-friendly shops like Forever 21 and Asos.
You can also shop by brand and set up alerts for specific items. Available on iOS and Android.
Giftagram is a shopping app designed just for gifting. Just by integrating your contact list, Giftagram can remind you of upcoming events, like birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and help you find the perfect gift for that person.
You don’t even need to enter an address or worry about shipping. Giftagram handles all the logistics for you. Some of the items you can send via Giftagram include flowers, baked goods, wine, vinyl records, books, gadgets and more. Available on iOS and Android.
Like Shopstyle, Canopy lets you shop from a variety of retailers and stores simultaneously. But what really makes it one of the good online shopping apps out there? It’s hand-curated.
The Canopy team culls through the millions of for-sale items on the web, and hand-picks which ones are featured on the app. It’s a great way to find unique home decor or gifts, and you can even search items by “personality type.” Available on iOS and Android.
If you want luxury items and don’t mind buying pre-owned, you can find some serious steals on The RealDeal and Poshmark. Some of RealDeal’s designer items are a whopping 90 percent off retail price (and you can’t beat that around the holidays!)
If you’re OK with renting that luxury item, say for a holiday party or NYE bash, Rent the Runway is your best bet. The app lets you rent designer gowns and couture for special occasions.
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