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The fashion world is known for staying ahead of trends, and that high-energy eagerness isn’t lost on the digital world. Android devices may not be as fashionable as the iPhone, but there’s plenty of forward-thinking app makers that have laid claim to the Android Market. Whether you want to stay on top of global fashion trends, or save on the newest styles, these Android apps can help you stay fashion forward, and on budget, as the fall season collections are revealed.
As far as daily deals go, Gilt Groupe is the premier spot for fashion items. Every day, you’ll see sales for top designers and style picks, with savings on women’s, men’s and children’s clothing. Brands like Free People, Vera Wang, Narcisco Rodriguez and Ben Sherman are regulars here. Gilt also makes shopping easy, with filters for size and brand, too. Keep your home fashionable as well, with the Gilt Home section, offering daily deals on furniture, artwork and more.
There aren’t many brand-specific fashion apps in the Android Market, but H&M is an early supporter. H&M’s app combines magazine-style ads with local deals, giving you regular inspiration and alerts for upcoming offers and events. The free app also delivers news and videos from H&M, options to create your wish list and the ability to share items with friends on Facebook, Twitter and via email. Locate nearby stores, even in other countries, and make sure you have this season’s staples with a trip to H&M.
Fashion magazines are great resources for fashionistas, and the Zinio app is the best way to get them all on your Android smartphone or tablet. This massive magazine database has Marie Claire, Elle and several other fashion-centric titles, all delivered to your Android and available for offline reading. Subscribe to magazines directly in the app, building your fashion library with just a few clicks. You’ll get an alert every time a new volume’s come in, and with digital versions of your favorite magazines, subscriptions are often cheaper, with options for single volume purchases or yearly.
Papierdoll is known for its curation of all things fashion, and you can get it all on the go, with the PD Fashion Headlines Android app. Pulling runway photos, designer collections, headline news and shopping links, this app is a useful hub for high fashion. Flip through lookbooks and get a dose of fashion genius any time you want. There’s daily updates, a regular magazine, and photos for top runway shows from all the fashion beacons around the world. From Milan to New York, Paris to Tokyo, this app has it all.
For seasonal runway shows, news, photos and videos, TrendTracker is an aggregate from catwalks around the world. There’s sections for all sorts of fashion trends, from top designers to street style looks. From the Trendstop Fashion TrendTracker app you can share items and trends with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and save your favorites to create a lookbook of your own. The app also features a city store guide to help you track down trendy stores nearby.
triMirror Fashion Closet (Free)
Share your fashionable tendencies with the triMirror Fashion Closet. You can use this app as a personal management tool to keep track of your own closet items, or leverage its community for ideas and feedback on your items and outfits. Organize your closet and create outfits similar to Polyvore’s site, and see what others are doing with their closet. Here, you can get advice from other fashionistas while you’re out shopping, and make it social even if you’re hitting the stores solo.