Thanks to our smartphones, online shopping has never been easier. You can now browse, compare prices, and buy without ever stepping foot in a brick and mortar store.
Whether you want to find the best deals, buy a completely new wardrobe, or simply keep up with the latest trends, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best shopping apps to make your online shopping experience easier and less expensive than ever before.
ShopStyle makes online shopping simple: the app enables you to browse and buy products from over 1,400 retailers all in one place. You can search for items using a range of specific filters, including brand, category, and price, or browse the latest trends and new arrivals. If you’re not ready to buy, create a list with your favourite products and use the ‘sale alert’ button to receive a notification when it goes on sale.
If you’re looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind product, Etsy is your best bet. The website sells a range of handmade and vintage items, including art, clothing, jewellery, and home décor, made or designed by independent sellers. The Etsy app makes it even easier to find exactly what you’re searching for, allowing you to create lists while you browse, and shop for curated items based on your tastes and preferences.
Looking for a great deal on designer labels? Download Gilt, an app that offers flash sales on luxurious brands, including Valentino, Kate Spade, and Prada. New deals are posted at 5pm every day, with items available up to 70% off retail prices. The app boasts a range of useful features, including real-time reminders to ensure you never miss a sale, and mobile-exclusive deals.
A must-have for those who want to keep up with current trends, Keep Shopping makes it easy to discover the latest products in fashion, accessories, design, and home décor. Using the Pinterest-style layout, you can shop products hand-picked by the Keep community, follow your favourite ‘Keepers’, and create collections to save your favourite products from various retailers in one convenient spot.
Shopbop collects the newest and most noteworthy fashion from over 800 famous and lesser-known designers. You can search for clothing and accessories by category or designer, or find inspiration with their daily lookbooks and designer boutiques. The company is also renowned for its excellent customer service and free express international delivery.