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Top Shopping Apps You Need to Be Using Right Now

Online shopping has become the cornerstone of lazy-day hacks. With the click of a button, customers can get access to almost anything they want and have items delivered straight to their door with the best shopping apps.

However, while some online shopping is a smooth, seamless experience, the other side of the digital evolution is competitive. Apps like Nike SNKRS have risen to fame due to the competitive nature that comes with the release of the latest Jordans or Air Maxes. It’s almost like the physical experience of standing in line for that special release on a Saturday morning. The only difference is you’re competing with other humans and bots online to cop that rare pair. 

The secondary sneaker market has also become competitive with apps like StockX, GOAT and Stadium Goods becoming hubs for individual sellers and sneakerheads to trade and sell kicks. Online shopping is the new normal and it’s probably going to stay that way. That said, if you not sure what to download (storage space is precious, after all), we’re here to help.

Here, to save you time and make life just a little easier, we assembled some of the best shopping apps of the moment and broke down their top features and benefits. Whether you’re looking to grow your sneaker collection or can’t get enough vintage pickups, there’s something for you ahead. 

ShopStyle

ShopStyle is a one-stop shop with everything from jewelry and heels to new fur coats, offering both full-priced and discounted items. Find beloved designers here for half off and more, with brands ranging from the affordable (like French Connection and H&M) to luxury labels (think Versace and Saint Laurent).

Select your desired designer and shop full looks worn by your top influencers. And if the items you want sell out, the app is kind enough to send you notifications of restocks and new sales.

App Store rating: 4.9/5


GOAT

GOAT is a sneaker lover’s dream. The app allows you to buy and sell new or used sneakers with the security of getting exactly what you’re buying. Shoes must be sent through the app’s specialists, who vet the sneaker’s legitimacy before shipping to the buyer, so there’s no more opening a box to find knockoffs or beat-up shoes.

With curated collections as well as flat and on-feet images, you can purchase your newest kicks with a touch of the screen. Grab classic Nikes — or if you’re feeling fancy, a pair of Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers.

App Store rating: 4.9/5


Depop

Depop is a peer-to-peer social shopping site with endless options to choose from. On the hunt for the perfect pair of vintage Levi’s? You’ll find them here. Been looking to cop that old Tyler, the Creator drop you missed out on? Yeah, Depop is likely to have that, too.

As soon as you start looking for items, the app takes notice and creates a “Style Edit” section for you based on what you’ve searched and liked. You can find this under the My DNA tab. Like Instagram, it also has an explore page and a feed, which displays items that people you’re following are selling.

App Store rating: 4.8/5


eBay

If you’re already perusing eBay on your laptop regularly, why not download the mobile app? That way, you can bid on stuff, save on hot items, track everything you sell and more, all while on the go.

The app notifies you about sales happening, plus daily deals, and it conveniently displays what you’ve recently viewed and items you’re watching when you open the My eBay tab.

App Store rating: 4.8/5


Grailed

Grailed is another great place to find awesome new and used clothing. The menswear marketplace features specially curated collections that can range from the likes of “Vintage Carhartt Steals” to “Jordans Under $350” to “Price Drops: Cactus Plant Flea Market.” It also lets you shop by brand, staff picks and of course, the latest trends.

App Store rating: 4.8/5


Adidas CONFIRMED

If you’re a fan of the Three Stripes, then you should waste no time downloading Adidas Confirmed. Unlike the brand’s main app, it gives users access to shop a curated selection of Adidas’ most exclusive releases.

What’s more, the Adidas Creators Club loyalty program is fully integrated into the app so you can get loyalty points and rewards such as priority access to drops.

App Store rating: 4.6/5


Urban Outfitters

Regularly shop at Urban Outfitters? Well, then the app will likely become your new best friend. It lets you explore trends, shop special collections, keep track of and share multiple customized wish lists and get app-exclusive deals.

Also, when you sign up for the UO Rewards program, every time you buy something, you earn points towards money off a future purchase.

App Store rating: 4.9/5


Farfetch

For all the designer goods you could dream of, check out Farfetch. Not only does the app personalize your feed and offer app-only promotions, but it also includes a unique visual search feature that allows you to find what you’re looking for by either taking a photo or uploading an image. You’ll also find sustainable and pre-owned pieces to love.

App Store rating: 4.9/5


Net-a-Porter

Also featuring hundreds of incredible designers to shop from as well as and providing inspiration for what to buy is the Net-a-Porter app. Sleek in design and easy to navigate, it will send you notifications about new collections, exclusive styles and stuff on your wish list that’s selling out or back in stock.

App Store rating: 4.9/5


Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is different from any other shopping app on our list as it also provides a personal styling service. You simply plug in some information, including your style, fit and price range, and expert stylists curate pieces for you and take note of your feedback. It even lets you chat with stylists. It’s just a $20 Fix styling fee to avoid hours of idle browsing and basically have a personal stylist at your fingertips.

App Store rating: 4.5/5


Nate

Nate lets you create wish lists and shop brands and retailers from all over the Internet, in one place. You simply use the share button on Safari to share a product with the app (be sure Nate has all your financial information first), tap to buy, and boom, you’re done. It also allows you to follow your friend’s lists to see what they’re liking.

App Store rating: 4.5/5

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