Best Fashion Apps for Geek Tech Chic
There are hundreds of fashions apps out there but most cater to high-fashion and designer brands. If you want to stay true to your geek chic – techchics style, a standard fashion app probably won’t cut it. No need to despair, though. More and more developers are coming up with apps that will satisfy the geek in you but without taking away your chic, fashionable side.
Fashion Nomad: If you’re going to get only one fashion app, this is the one. Perfect for the geeky, quirky fashionista on the go, Fashion Nomad allows you to choose a city (major cities in all continents are covered) and then search for unique clothing stores in that city. Looking for vintage clothing or indie boutiques? What about designer flagship shops? Fashion Nomads tells you where to go and gives you the right directions to get you there. The app sells for $1.99 and comes with free regular updates.
LUCKY: Using technology to look good –What could be more techchic? The LUCKY app was created by Lucky Magazine, which scouts the racks of thousands of fashion stores every month to bring you the best of the season. Now you can use your phone or iPad to choose your favorite item and then let the app track it down at a store near you. You’ll get directions to the store and you can even put the product on hold if you plan on picking it up the same day. Nothing near you? LUCKY will suggest places to buy it online. Besides sections for shoes, kids, bags and clothes, the app also gives you Shop Deal of the Day and Editor’s Daily Picks, in case you need some help deciding what to wear. The app is free.
SHOP SAVVY: Shop Savvy takes fashion right into the future. Simply point your iPhone or iPad camera to a barcode and click “scan.” The barcode will appear on your screen and the app will immediately start searching for the product in nearby shops and online stores. You’ll get not only price comparison among competing stores, but also complete inventory information, so you know where to go if you want to buy something right now. The app is free and new versions allow you to scan the barcode of products you own and sell them to other ShopSavvy users.
Netrobe: Need some help coming up with a stylish look? Rather than searching through countless magazines and websites trying to find somebody who understands the geek chic look, work with what you already have. Netrobe allows you to photograph and upload photos of your own clothes and accessories and then helps you create stylish combinations. Feeling adventurous? Choose the random option and Netrobe will create a unique, quirky combination of items. Need something more “put together”? You can create your own combinations or make a couple of selections and let Netrobe suggest how to complete the set.
Whatever your style, there’s always an app out there for you, so don’t be afraid to experiment to make the most out of your look.