The Master List of the Best Shopping Apps

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Online websites absolutely changed the game when it comes to shopping. It’s so much more convenient to shop online than it is to walk through malls and department store. Online shopping also offers you the ability to compare prices, shop for any brand you love (from virtually anywhere in the world), and save money by shopping when the things you want go on sale.

In this article, we’re going to give you the rundown on the best shopping apps available to you, what they can do for you, and why you need to download them today. Some apps making browsing easy, while others offer discounted shipping, and some apps even offer price reduction alerts so you never overpay. These are the main categories we’ve narrowed our list down to:

So, make sure you look through our list, and check out how we compare the apps so you can choose the best one for your shopping needs. But first, here are the main things we think you should look for when it comes to choosing the best shopping app.

 

5 things to look for in your ideal shopping app

  1. Shipping – It’s not uncommon for a shopping app to advertise incredibly low prices, but when you get to the checkout, you realize you have to pay an arm and a leg for shipping. Try to find an app that offers free shipping when you spend a certain amount, or at least standard ground shipping that should cost you about $6-8.
  2. Convenience – The app you download should be easy to use, and should offer you multiple ways to browse through your items. It shouldn’t be a chore to filter through the results to find what you want.
  3. Reviews – Having access to reviews on items from real customers is key to shopping with an app. You need assurances that what you are thinking of purchasing is actually up to the standard you need it to be.
  4. Cost – The app needs to offer fair prices for what you’re buying to be worth your time; but remember, the lowest price isn’t always best – it’s the optimal value you’re looking for, while still purchasing quality clothing, accessories, and other items.
  5. Sale or price alerts – A shopping app that can send you notifications when items on your “Wish List” go on sale, or when there are significant reductions in price on items you’ve been looking at can really help to save you a lot of money.

 

Apps for the every day shopper

1. Donde

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With over 6000 fashion brands, Donde allows you access to some of the best fashion, though it does cater to women and children mostly. You can sign up for price alerts for items you’re interested in, shop based on the current hottest deals, and even use the coupons and promo codes accepted at other retailers if you’re buying from that brand within the Donde app! Donde essentially brings all the big online shops and brands in one place, so you can use this one app to find everything you need, rather than working through all other apps to find what you want. You even often get free shipping, and make any returns to the retailers you’re buying from directly.

Some of the top brands you can get through Donde include Burberry, Nordstrom, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more. You can even get items available through other shopping apps, including Amazon, Rent the Runway, Zara, Zappos, eBay, and more!

Best Feature: The ability to get the items available in other shopping apps makes Donde a true one-stop shop, and, Donde allows you to use coupons for the retailers you’re buying from!
Download it Now: iOS

 

2. Wish

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Wish.com is your one-stop mall replacement, offering you amazing deals and discounts on items you would buy in your local store. You can often get your purchases for 50-80% cheaper than at traditional retail stores. There’s also great unique features like the “Deal Dash” – a once-per-day additional discount on selected items, or the hourly deals, which gives an extra discount to two products every hour of the day. You can purchase fashion items, things for the home, beauty products, electronics, and much more!

Best Feature: “Deal Dash” and hourly deals offer additional discounts on top of items that are already on sale!
Download it Now: Android | iOS | Microsoft | Amazon

 

3. Newegg

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Newegg.com is a great website that helps you get deals on the best things tech. It offers daily deals on products and services, a price-match guarantee, and free 2-day (or faster) shipping. On Newegg, you can shop from over 25 million products, with over 3 million reviews, and get promo codes for exclusive email deals.

Here are some of the things you can buy on Newegg:

  • Computers and computer systems
  • Electronics
  • Gaming equipment
  • Networking products
  • Office solutions
  • Software & services
  • Automotive & industrial
  • Home & tools
  • Healthy & sports
  • Hobbies & toys

Don’t miss out on the amazing deals offered by Newegg!

Best Feature: Free 2-day shipping and a price-match guarantee.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

4. Shopstyle

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Shopstyle.com brings together all of your favorite brands in one place, and allows you to compare prices on similar items from different designers. They offer clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children – you can even buy baby furniture! Shopstyle also offers discounts and will notify you of sales; your app will provide you with a “shopping list” that contains all of the sale alerts on your favorite products.

Best Feature: The “shopping list” feature keeps you up-to-date on the sales that are actually relevant to you.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

5. Zara

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Zara.com has become a huge online retailer, selling clothing for women, children, and for men, and helps inspire your style along the way. With fashion catalogues, collections, and lookbooks released each week, not only can you shop, but you can check out editorials from real fashion pros to help you decide what to buy. Zara also has a sustainability program, shipping with recycled boxes, using suppliers that respect the environment, and accepting used clothing to donate to those in need; 85% of their brick and mortar stores are currently eco-friendly!

Best Feature: Fashion experts help release seasonal collections, and post editorials and lookbooks to help inspire your style, and assist you with deciding what to purchase.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

Shopping apps that get you a good bargain

6. eBay

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eBay.com has always been one of the best places to go if you are looking for a good bargain, as it’s option to allow you to bid on items you see listed can generally save you a lot of money. With eBay, you can bid on items to get prices well below retail, you can use the “Buy It Now” feature to purchase items right away, and you can even sometime negotiate with the seller to offer them a price and see if they will accept it.

Best Feature: Bidding on items allows you to get prices lower than retail.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

7. The Hunt

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This shopping app from TheHunt.com can help you find the exact items you’re looking for, as it allows you to take pictures of the things you see, upload them to the app, and then someone will help you find it, and even give you a link to the site where you can buy it. If you see Beyoncé rocking a cute dress and you want it, it’s now within your reach. Simply “Start a Hunt” in the app, check out celebrity style icons, or just browse the pictures other people are posting – you might find something you’re interested in too!

Best Feature: You can find the exact things you see out in the world, even on celebrities, and purchase them for yourself.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

8. Keep

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Keep.com (also known as “Keep Shopping”) has a simple slogan: “Addictive shopping” – and it couldn’t be more true. The “Keep It/Toss It” feature allows you to select an “X” or a “check mark” on the items you see, choosing if you like it or not. Then, in the future, the app will better be able to predict what you might want to see and buy. The app shows the trendiest items on the web, so basically, you’re seeing the latest and greatest in fashion, but seeing a lot more of what you like, and almost none of what you don’t.

Best Feature
: The “Keep It/Toss It” feature makes your shopping experience customizable, and makes future uses much more applicable to your style interests.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

9. Poshmark

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Poshmark.com is a leader in not only the buying, but the selling of fashion as well! You can browse for over 5000 brands in every size, and, you can turn your closet into cash by listing your own clothing and selling it through the app. You can even join a “Posh Party,” and join thousands of women every day who list their items, with friends, and have a virtual consignment shopping party. Because you can purchase previously owned clothes, you’re spending far less money than on other shopping apps, even discount retailers. And, you can clean out your closet a little bit!

Best Feature: You can buy used clothing for ridiculously cheap prices, and make money cleaning our your own closet!
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

High-end shopping apps with quality clothing

10. Canopy

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Canopy.co is a curated shop brought to you by Amazon, that helps you discover items from the Amazon.com website that you could purchase, and curates them based on your interests. The Canopy community helps you find great recommendations from other people with similar interests. You can also follow your favorite brands and categories for shopping to get updates. If you want a more personal experience with quality items, then Canopy is for you.

Best Feature: It’s completely curated to your personality, so you don’t have to look at a lot of items you don’t like.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

11. Stylect

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Beginning with selling shoes based on the user’s interests and style choices, Stylect.com has now grown into a fashion app in its own right, which means you can now buy much more from it. Check out the “Look of the Day” to get some inspiration for your own style, or, if you’re looking to save a few bucks, give the “Discounts” page a try. You can also choose if you think items are “Hot” or “Not” when browsing Stylect options, so that in the future, the app can make recommendations for you based on your likes and dislikes, and your individual style.

Best Feature: The app makes very accurate recommendations for you based on your preferences, and sends you notifications automatically if items you think are “Hot” are currently on sale.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

12. Rent the Runway

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With RentTheRunway.com, you can look Hollywood without needing to make money like a Hollywood store. Why buy designer clothes when you can rent them for special occasions? You can choose from thousands of designer dresses, gowns, handbags, accessories, and more, so you look picture perfect for your special night! You can rent as you wear, pay $89/month to rent 4 pieces, or pay $159/month for unlimited rentals. That may seem like a lot, but think about how much you’re really spending on clothes each month, and they sure aren’t as nice as these designer pieces.

Best Feature: That you can rent designers items for way less than their retail price, and can rent multiple items by signing up for a monthly membership!
Download it Now: iOS

 

13. The RealReal

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TheRealReal.com started as a small consignment company, and has since grown into a company with over 600 employees, and shipping from the United States, worldwide. You can sign up to shop on The RealReal, getting used clothing for very low prices, or you can sign up to sell your items, and you get to keep 70% of the sale price of anything you sell using their app!

Best Feature: You can earn 70% commissions (or higher) on items you sell using their app or website.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

Apps with free shipping for orders

14. Amazon

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Amazon.com is one of the absolute best shopping experiences you can have, because it offers amazing deals through its Amazon Prime membership option. On Amazon, you can shop for almost anything you can think of, including fashion, and then you can use the great filters to find exactly what you’re looking for, because, to be honest, you’re getting a lot more variety and choice through Amazon than you will with almost any other shopping app. This is mainly because Amazon allows almost anyone or any company to sign up as an Amazon seller, getting you access to your favorite brands.

Best Feature: With its low prices, frequent offers of free shipping, and Amazon Prime membership perks, Amazon is often hard to beat!
Download it Now: Android | iOS | Amazon

 

15. Spring

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The Spring app offers you access to shop with more than 1500 brands, giving you an amazing variety or products to choose from. Some of their top brands include Urban Outfitters, Michael Kors, Alexander Want, Coach, and so much more. You can also chat with fashion experts who work at Spring right in the app, and get answers to your questions immediately – as you’re shopping.

Best Feature: Not only do you get free shipping, but you get free returns as well! This takes a lot of the pressure off of you when making purchases, and greatly reduces your risk of getting an item that’s below the quality you were promised.
Download it Now: iOS

 

16. Asos

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Asos.com, bringing you a useful app here, is a wonderful online fashion resource, offering you access to over 850 brands, adding new items weekly. It offers styles for both men and women, allows you to sign up for deal alerts, track your orders step-by-step, and, offers free delivery on most orders, worldwide, with very low purchase requirements. You can also pay around $10 to get free shipping for one year!

Best Feature: Free worldwide delivery on all orders, with very little minimum purchase requirements!
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

17. Shopbop

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Shopbop.com is a women’s fashion app offering over 800 designer brands as well as emerging labels. It also provides you with a daily lookbook, fashion features, and styling tips based on the things you like to buy. You can also use the app to create your own personalized boutique within the app, and use zoom features on the high-quality images to see every aspect of it!

Best Feature: You get 15% off your first purchase just for downloading the app!
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

18. Jet

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Jet.com has an app to help you find anything you are looking for. Any orders over $35 are shipped for free, with 2-day delivery, and Jet offers free returns if you aren’t satisfied with your order. They also have a Deals & Promos category where you can shop for the items you love that are on sale. If you love Jet, you can also make money by referring them to your friends and family; you get $10/referral for your first 6, $12/referral for your next 5, and then once you refer 11 people or more, you get $15/referral.

Best Feature: 24/7 customer service for any department you are purchasing from, so you always get help when you need it – before you make your purchases.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

Personalized shopping apps

19. Mallzee

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Mallzee is an app that works to essentially replace the mall for you – so you never have to go again! Shopping doesn’t need to be so difficult with a one-stop app that offers you access to over 150 of the most popular brands out there. The great thing about Mallzee is that you can customize what you see based on the things you’ve viewed in the past, and sign up for price alerts on items you see and love, meaning you can always have confidence that you’re making your purchase at the best time, and save a little money doing it. Some of their top brands include Nike, H&M, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and more!

Best Feature: You can sign up for price alerts for specific brands, so if you know you’re loyal to a select few styles, you can still always shop the deals!
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

20. Etsy

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Etsy is an incredibly unique online marketplace for artisans and crafters, where you can shop for handmade, quality items. Using the app, you’re connected to the Etsy.com global marketplace, where you can shop for millions of one-of-a-kind items that are especially good for gift-giving, weddings, birthdays, and handmade jewelry. Using the app also gives you instant notifications about your order status and when it has shipped, and even allows you to check out local events that may be happening featuring your favorite Etsy artisans.

Best Feature: Everything you buy is unique and hand-crafted, so you’re unlikely to be disappointed with quality, and won’t be wearing the same mass-produced clothing and accessories that everyone else has.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

21. Mona

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Mona is an app that offers you products from over 250 retailers, for up to 75% off. You get free shipping on everything you buy, and can use the in-app personal shopper, who picks the top 20 items you would be interested in – each time you open the app.

Best Feature: Mona acts as a personal shopper to help you build a look, rather than just sell you items you aren’t interested in.
Download it Now: iOS

 

22. Giftagram

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Giftagram.com is a unique resource that helps you shop for the perfect gift. “Making it easy to be thoughtful” is their motto, because they help you pick out a gift, without having to search through site after site. They aim to help with local searches, items that are unique, and gifts that are timeless. Shop through categories, and easily filter your searches until you find that special gift that really shows you care.

Best Feature: Giftagram can sync with your contacts and other applications to remind you when their birthdays or important events are coming up, and send you reminders to buy a gift.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

Shopping apps for men

24. JackThreads

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JackThreads.com is one of the best online shopping resources for men. They offer what they call “off beat” styles at reasonable prices, and are constantly adding new gear to their website and app – all the time. They also have an Instagram profile: @jackthreads, that you can follow to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in men’s fashion.

Best Feature: Has limited-run collaborative lines, and curated gear from up-and-coming brands.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

25. Touch of Modern

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TouchOfModern.com allows you to shop for modern designs for men, for up to 70% off normal retail prices. Not only can you buy clothing, watches, and other accessories, but you can also get tech accessories, home décor, gadgets, and more. New items and new deals are added to the app daily, and this app has grown so much since it began in 2012, that they process over 1 million orders each year!

Best Feature: Offers deals of over 70% off of designer items you find elsewhere.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

26. Valet.

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Valet. is a man’s one-stop resource for style, grooming, living, shopping – all in a personalized app. Not only can you shop on it, but it can help you find stores and services in your area that match your style and attitude. It’s like having your own personal valet – in the palm of your hand.

Best Feature: The Valet. Handbook, which offers step-by-step guides to every important aspect of the modern man’s life.
Download it Now: Android | iOS

 

27. Stylebook Men

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Stylebook, a site that offers fashion for men and women, has an app just for men! It offers a personalized experience, and helps you customize your closet, improving your style along the way. You can build your own outfits, set a calendar for events you need to dress sharp for, or even pre-set outfits for each day of the week so you don’t need to think about what you’re wearing on the spot!

Best Feature: The app is very customizable, so you can personalize it to match your own style and personality.
Download it Now: iOS

 

This list of great shopping apps should help you get back on track with adjusting your style, and finding the best new trends to wear. Be sure to check out our other helpful articles including the best fashion apps on the market, and the best bargain sites like eBay – so you can save some money. Don’t forget to take a look at the rest of our helpful articles on buying and selling online, and online discount shopping.

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