I love clothes and I love the feeling I get when I go shopping and find something great. When I find the right piece of clothing, my mind goes into hyperdrive and I imagine all the ways I can include this new treasure into my wardrobe. It’s great, but it takes time to find the the right skirt or bag or scarf or whatever. Malls are crowded and not always organized. Hunting down the perfect item can be tiresome, but with the help of the internet, it isn’t such a daunting task. There are so many great websites out there that make shopping so much easier and a bit more fun.
Here are my top 5 favorite websites.
Polyvore is a great place to get inspiration on fashion, interior design, and beauty looks. You can follow friends and other creative people to stay updated on the latest trends, styles, and to find out about great pieces for your closet, home, and makeup bag.
The best part about Polyvore is that you can create sets of your own to share you ideas and inspire others. You can share your sets on social media such as Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. It is so much fun playing around with the all clothes, backgrounds, and settings to make every set truly unique and a reflection of your own creativity.
2. The Hunt
Do you ever find something on Tumblr or Pinterest, but there is no caption or link to tell you where you can get it? Ever find something but wish you could get a cheaper version of it? Wanna help others find stuff on the internet? If you answered yes to any of these questions then The Hunt is for you!
The Hunt is a community that helps people find the really cool stuff they find on the internet and in the real world. Upload a picture of the item in question and members of the site help you find look-alikes, cheaper versions or the exact item you are looking for. After they help you find something, pay it forward and help someone else out.
Sometimes you get this idea in your head of the perfect addition to an outfit, but have no idea where to find it. That’s where Shopstyle comes in. Shopstyle makes everything easier. Search for anything you’re looking for and Shopstyle searches stores for you and with their settings you can set parameters that include color, size, stores, price, and much more so that you can find exactly what your’e looking for. Finding the right scarf or the ideal shoes for your next party doesn’t require a long day at the mall and becomes effortless.
4. The Find
The Find is very useful when you know exactly what you are looking for but just can’t seem to find it. Conduct a search with The Find and it will scour the Internet for all the places that item is available and you just might find it on sale or in a color you didn’t know it came in. The Find can produce search results for what you are looking for so you find it in the exact color, brand, store, and price range.
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Finding exactly what you are looking feels like a great accomplishment, but finding a 20% coupon for that splendid find is like the cherry on top of the shopping experience. RetailMeNot has thousands of deals and coupons for thousands of stores. The deals are always changing and always great. The money saving isn’t limited to the internet, the site offers in-store deals and coupons too. Fun Fact: If you download the app, it will notify you of any coupons in a store if you enter it.