But, there are people who avoid retail at all costs, shopping on the internet and ordering everything to their home. You can go one step further as many high street retails have sophisticated apps which make online clothes shopping a pleasant experience. We’ve picked three of the best.
One shopping powerhouse is ASOS (As Seen On Screen) which has been operating online since 2000. With their app, ASOS has brought their huge range to your smartphone, which has continued to evolve and is now a great app for shopping from your phone. And they deliver to 242 countries worldwide.
The ASOS app enables you to shop over 850 brands and includes free delivery and returns, which is incredibly easy to use. Just a few taps and you’re done. You can easily sync your shopping experience across all your devices, so you can keep on top of your wardrobe choices.
The app can also be set up to give you alerts whenever the site has a sale or promotion. Accessing the app is super simple, select whether you’re shopping for men or women. ASOS then breaks down the options by categories such as new trend’s, winter/summer essentials, party wear or also current trends such as flannel/check or whatever may be popular at that time. The coolest feature in the app is you have the ability to search via photo. That is if you see something you like online, on Instagram or you snap a sneaky photo of someone looking stylish out and about you can easily find a similar style on the app through ASOS.
If you’re looking for something more designer-focused, the best choice is Mr Porter, the men’s version of the hugely successful Net-a-Porter. When you enter the app, you can either sign up, so you can continue to log in with the same credentials to save items you like or keep track of your orders. Browsing the app is as simple as it can be. The display is clean, white and uncluttered. And, just like in its Net-a-Porter counterpart app, you can easily scroll through all the various styles, and sections of the apps as the journal -- the Mr Porter magazine.
The app also enables you to view the expert edit of the latest men’s fashion, read features and interviews from some of the most world’s stylish men and celebrities. You can also set up the app to give you regular style advice and trend updates. You can also see travel tips, of what to take on your next trip. So Mr Porter is great for your high-end brands, and for key items which you’d expect to keep for a very long time.
If you like high-end brands, but you do not necessarily have the funds to accommodate, then GILT may be for you.
GILT provides insider access to various sales which usually last a for a limited period of time, this enables app users to be able to access the usually higher-end brands for a cheaper price for a limited period of time. When you access the app, you can see GILT "Top Picks" which shows what is available during the time you access, and it will also list sales coming up in the future so you can access the sale as soon as it comes on, so your size or styles of preference aren’t sold out.
You can also browse through the app by searching through various departments to see what is available at any time on the app, including categories of men, women, home and kids. Then you can search through the various categories under each filter. The app does offer worldwide shipping; however, this is not available for all items. Some household items do not ship internationally. Comparatively to other apps, you can get some really unique brand items at great prices and if you keep an eye on the sales and jump in at a good time you will also make sure all items are available.
There you have it. Three apps to use to make sure you can update your wardrobe for the change in seasons.