Gilt Android app a goldmine for fashionistas

by Tim McLain

Fashionistas, rejoice! Gilt is your direct link to fashion heaven, giving you open access to dozens of exclusive luxury-brand sales available exclusively to users of this slick application. At 70 percent off retail prices, this is one free Android app every serious shopper must have on their phone.

Whether you’re looking for top-quality merchandise for men, women, children, or home, Gilt has the hottest, most trendy items available for the fashion-conscious consumer. Click into each category to begin, select any item to browse, then pinch-zoom on photos to get a closer look from every angle.

Open the app daily to see exclusive offerings, see current sales, and catch a glimpse of upcoming offerings well in advance. Sale dates and availability are clearly displayed, and the images (once zoomed) get as close as you can to seeing the real item in the real world.

For a limited time, all new Android shoppers can install the app and freely browse to their heart’s content, free of charge.

Once installed, new sales will be advertised via your DROID status bar, and adding specific sales to your phone’s calendar is a snap. Plus, use the app’s built-in “QR” (quick response) code to make it easy for your friends to instantly install the app on their phone.

Finally, you can add a Gilt “sale clock” widget to your phone’s home screen. You’ll never miss an upcoming sale, even if you don’t directly open the application.