With fresh online stores, concepts and apps launching every day, there is no shortage of new options which help to connect us with brands, access designer pieces for less and experience fashion in new and exciting ways. Every now and then a site or app comes along which offers something different and stands out from the crowd. I have been doing some research and testing out some of these brand spanking new sites and apps and here are my top 3!
This sounds similar to ebay, however, it is actually quite a different concept and experience. This site allows you to purchase designer pieces for up to 95% of the retail price, with bids starting at $0.00 and only increasing by the cent. Upon registration you are given 5 free bids to use on brands such as Chloe, Prada and Chanel. The site features mainly bags and accessories as well as iphones and Mac Books coming soon. There are new auctions occurring regularly and some crazy bargains available so if you love designer minus the price tag, do yourself a favour and check out Designer Bid now!
This app is a must download for all fashion lovers wanting to keep their wardrobe fresh. You can sell your existing pieces as well as purchase too. It is basically one big fashion trading post, or a 'virtual market'. The app is easy to use and offers a distance tracker as well as the set price clearly displayed and the user friendly messaging system ensuring connecting with sellers or buyers is straight forward. Shedd is fun, refreshing and will help you get rid of unwanted items in a flash as well as allowing your shopping habits to continue without ruining your savings goals.
This online store isn't exaclty 'new' launching in 2012 but it has grown rapidly and is a creative game changer in online shopping. Peppermayo is Australian based and offers labels such as Affends, Lee, Status Anxiety and Thrills...hello style inspiration town!
The visuals are fun and youthful, the stock range is huge and the Blog element is packed with great content. It has free shipping for orders over $50 and the lay out is super shoppable and easy to navigate. The best part about Peppermayo is the homegrown, community vibe - it feels like a one stop shop for fashion with a friendly, Australian feel. The regular competitions, fun flatlay's and endless outfit ideas are unbeatable. With summer having just arrived, check out Peppermayo for style inspiration and the newest, latest and greatest in affordable fashion.
Images via Designer Big, Peppermayo and Pinterest