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This article was published on January 16, 2010

20 Fashion Apps for the iPhone

20 Fashion Apps for the iPhone
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It’s well known that the iPhone is THE phone to have.  I’ll admit that even though I’m still using RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 8320.

However, the iPhone apps make me very jealous.  After reading a piece on The Independent about all of the new fashion trend apps for the iPhone, I’m that much more jealous.

Here is the list with links to iTunes, their iTunes store descriptions and prices in USD. To round out the list, I’ve included five more I dug up on my own:

  1. Trendstop TrendTracker: Trend reports, style industry news feeds and fashion photo gallery’s by trendstop.com’s professional trend spotters, from fashion events and venues around the globe. Cost: free.
  2. The Fashion Handbook: Fashion is the style and custom prevalent at the given time. In its most common usage however, “fashion” describes the popular clothing style. Cost: $9.99
  3. Inditex – Zara: See new arrivals every week. Also season photos, lookbook and collection. Cost: free.
  4. Target: Can we help you find something? The Target app gives you tools to simply and streamline your shopping experience at Target stores and Target.com. Cost: free.
  5. myFendi: An experience lying between fantasy and reality that gives space to creativity and stimulates desire.  Cost: free.
  6. Teen Vogue Haute Spot: Have you ever wished you could peak into the closet of a Teen Vogue fashion editor? Well, now you can! The Teen Vogue Haute Spot app is an all-access pass to the amazing clothes and accessories found in the pages of Teen Vogue magazine. Cost: free for now but they claim they’ll be charging for the app soon.
  7. Chicfeed: chicfeed.com brings together photos from the web’s top style / fashion blogs and puts them on one site which saves you time and puts all your photo view interests in one place! Cost: free.
  8. Social Mall: SocialMall puts local shopping & malls in your palm.  Use it as a shopping companion – with its location awareness, you can browse for interesting articles and retailers. Cost: free.
  9. Next: I sent a tweet to Next and, guess what? They replied that they’re working on it, but don’t currently have an iPhone app.  No comment regarding The Independent piece that inspired me to write this piece. :-/
  10. Tattoo Patterns: Get inspired by 128 different designed tattoo patters! Each one is different and unique! Cost: $1.99
  11. Deal Spot: DealSpot lists only the most amazing deals around you, refreshed daily. Quality over quantity. The deals are handpicked from the hottest, most popular stores. Cost: free.
  12. Victoria’s Secret: Anywhere, anytime, on-the-go, at your fingertips.  This is the destination for all things Victoria’s Secret. Cost: free
  13. Elle Shopping Guide: Uncover the hottest places to find the latest fashions and top trends with ELLE’s new Shopping Guide. Cost: free.
  14. Sales Buddy: Going to the sales? With Sales Buddy you can enjoy all the fun of the sales and keep track of how much you’re spending. Cost: $0.99.
  15. Bra-Fitter: You may know your size.  You may be mistaken. Can you afford to take the risk? Cost: $1.99.

Here are five more that didn’t make The Independent’s list

  1. Seventeen Fashion Finder: Seventeen Magazine’s Fashion Finder. Cost: free.
  2. Brides Dressing Room: Brought to you by BRIDES Magazine, Brides Dressing Room is the first-ever digital shopping concierge for bridges on the go. Cost: free.
  3. Distill – Photography: Distill Magazine is a digest of the best photography and design from the international style and fashion press… Cost: $4.99.
  4. Closet Friend: This application allows the user to archive pictures of what they wore for specific events in history. Have you ever asked yourself, “Wha did I wear to that business meeting in June?” or “What tie did I wear to that last corporate lunch meeting?”  Cost: $0.99.
  5. Sartorialist: Browse the recent Sartorialist photos featured on http://sartorialist.blogspot.com from your iPhone. Cost: free.

Most of these seem to be pretty good, at least on paper (remember I’m a Blackberry user).

The Bra-Fitter’s description overstates it as, depending on the source, 7 out of 10 or 8 out of 10 women wear bras of the wrong size.  Thus, the “Can you afford to take that risk?” query…um, yes.  With 70% to 80% of women wearing bras that are the wrong size, clearly, most do take that risk.

I was also surprised because the Sartorialist is the patron saint of street fashion bloggers that his app wasn’t mentioned on their list. I’ve remedied that.

Also, Next is a UK chain with branches worldwide.  However, I can’t find their iPhone app.  If someone has that link, please let me know what it is, and I’ll add it to the list.

Load a few to your iPhone and enjoy.

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