Five New Fashion Apps For the Stylishly Obsessed

We like apps. It’s true. If you’re anything like us, your iPhone and iPad are covered in downloaded features. But as fashion girls, we especially love sartorial apps. (Really, what’s not to love about them? Fashion meets technology? Genius!) But which ones are worth the space on your smart phone? We picked our five favorite new fashion apps that are useful, well-designed, and perfect for the totally stylish.

And, a little bonus for our budget-conscious readers: They're all free.

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1. Lacoste L!ve (iPad only)

Lacoste's latest app for the iPad is a great extension of its youthful, more energetic line of casualwear. The free app contains dozens of colorful photos and videos of Parisian models partying wearing—what else?—Lacoste, as well as interviews with the brains behind the collection. The app also comes with an upbeat playlist and plenty of extra goodies, including a single-player ping pong game. They had us at Parisian models...


dior addict app
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2. Catalogue (iPad and Android tablets)

If you enjoy shopping catalogues (who doesn’t?) but hate the mailbox clutter, check out thefind's Catalogue app for the iPad and Android tablets. You’ll get dozens of up-to-date catalogs from major retailers like J.Crew, Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Instead of dog-earing pages, you can save items with a single tap and, where available, make purchases via an in-app browser. And you’ll get that bonus glow from not harming any trees while shopping!


instyle app
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3. The Outnet Stylecred (iPhone only)

Nobody freak out. The Outnet has an app. We know, life changing. The discount arm of online retailer Net-a-Porter has become the go-to for more affordable designer goodies. And now you can purchase via your phone. Not only does the app have the e-com functionality that you want, but you can collage looks and get feedback from your friends before buying. So yes, you can in fact put an entire look together à la Cher from Clueless.


instyle app
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4. Fashism (iPhone and iPad)

This new and improved version of Fashism’s app fixes those annoying bugs from before (slow response time, errors). And it’s gotten a little work done--who can’t appreciate that? For those who haven’t yet played on this app, it allows you to upload your outfit, and then get your look approved by the Fashism community. So thin-skinned fashionistas should likely avoid this. The rest of you, upload away!


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5. Pose (iPhone only)

Mobile startup Pose completely made over its iPhone app last month, transforming what used to be an all-too-simple image-tagging app into a more social, mobile discovery engine for fashion. In English? Now you can follow brands as well as other fashionable “Posers,” (ok maybe not the best term) including Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, while they shop in real-time. And you can snap and tag photos of what you’re buying and share them with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Remember when shopping was just shopping?


Lauren Indvik is an assistant news editor at Mashable.com.

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