It wouldn’t be a stretch to say you can access the entire fashion industry from the palm of your hand. From shopping trends to mining inspiration to hobnobbing with influencers and beyond, you don’t even need to leave your couch for first-class access to the fashion department. That is, as long as you download the following innovative fashion apps.
We’ve culled a curated list of adult-friendly fashion gaming and rental platforms along with networking apps for female entrepreneurs that put all corners of the industry directly at your disposal. Whether you’re looking to overhaul your wardrobe, build a business from the ground up, or just have a little fun, scroll through and download the must-have fashion apps below.
You’ve never been much of the video game type—until now. Finally, there’s an interactive gaming app for the fashion set. Drest, founded by former Porter editor Lucy Yeomans, is like the Dollz computer games you played when you were a kid, just all grown up. You can dress your own photo-realistic avatar, and then buy the pieces directly via Farfetch. Talk about the best of both worlds. A bunch of your favorite luxury fashion brands—Burberry, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Bottega Veneta—have signed on, helping to make your dream wardrobe a (virtual) reality.
2) Object Limited
So you already love Depop, you’ve made bank on Poshmark, and you know Etsy like the back of your hand. But what about Object Limited? One of the best-kept secondhand shopping secrets, it features vintage sellers, cool tastemakers, and creatives from all over. Use the app to find your next pair of dreamy vintage boots, ’70s trousers, or designer trench. Good deals are aplenty, and the curation is cute and vintage heavy. Fair warning though: Once you start, well, …
If you call yourself a fashion collector (like we do), chances are you have quite a few pieces collecting dust in your closet. Why not monetize them? Wardrobe, the largest luxury and vintage rental platform, lets users rent your clothes for a per-day fee decided by you. That means you, too, can rent from other Wardrobes (read: sustainable). Though its founders are working on expanding, the app is available only in New York City, with the company offering free rentals to women interviewing for new gigs (recently unemployed, upcoming graduates, those advancing their careers, etc.).
4) PS Dept
For the fashionistas who don’t already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. Whether you’re looking for an outfit for an upcoming wedding or in search of the perfect over-the-knee boots, you can search through PS for one specific piece or for the ensemble as a whole. The app partners with stylists from an array of brands and stores including Chloé, Net-a-Porter, Stella McCartney, Derek Lam, and more to give shoppers free access to expert advice. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can shop directly through the app.
5) Like to Know It
Until our cult-favorite photo app is completely shoppable, Like to Know It is making it possible to track down the chicest pieces on Instagram. Once you sign in with your email on the app, any Instagram you then like with a shopping link will automatically email the ready-to-shop product link to you directly. It’s not totally seamless, but it is an easy way to turn your favorite blogger’s Insta feed into a shoppable wish list.
6) The Hunt
Dying to know where that fashion blogger got the outfit she’s wearing on Instagram? If you’ve ever seen a picture of an outfit you love but don’t know where to purchase, this app allows users to post “hunts” for clothing, accessories, shoes, and more. Community members help each other hunt down where to buy certain products by posting the direct shopping links, as well as chic shopping alternatives. The app also allows users to follow trending hunts and shop trending products.
Pose provides your daily weather forecast, while also offering outfit inspiration based on what the sky is doing that day. To further filter your search, you can browse outfit pictures based on the occasion you’re dressing for: dinner party, bridal shower, day at the office, you get the picture.
Like a stylist in your pocket, Wishi offers premium styling services that are highly personalized. You take a survey, get matched with a stylist, and then buy what you love. Turns out your makeover really can be that easy. Plus, Wishi was launched by Karla Welch, who styles Megan Rapinoe, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Elisabeth Moss, so you’re sure to get the celebrity treatment.
Getting a fashion business of your own off the ground? Catered specifically to female entrepreneurs, HerHeadquarters makes building your empire faster, more efficient, and more rewarding. It’s essentially a networking app that connects you to other highly vetted female entrepreneurs in a safe space where ideas, strategies, and partnerships are shared.
10) The RealReal
The best way to shop sustainably is to shop secondhand. And The RealReal makes it almost too easy to sort through pages upon pages of great-condition luxury items—often at steep discounts. Create feeds of brands you love, favorite items for later, and even start the consignment process to begin selling your own pieces. Finally, you can justify that Gucci or Balenciaga you’ve been eyeing.
11) Stitch Fix
We get it. Sometimes you wish someone else would just do the shopping for you. Stitch Fix has garnered quite the widespread reputation for its idea of hand-selecting gems just for its clients, scheduling when they want them, and delivering them straight to their doorsteps. Sign up, and you to keep and buy what you love, and send back what you don’t. Plus, the brand offers Fixes for men and kids, so there’s something for the entire family—not to mention an extensive size range and collaborations with stylish influencers like Katie Sturino.
We’re living in uncertain times, so Afterpay, which lets you pay for your purchases in installments over the course of six weeks, is here for you. You also get easy access to all the brands that use Afterpay; those participating can be easily searched within the app, so go ahead and get shopping.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.