Hardly any idea nowadays is original, but some ideas give birth to experiences that are totally new and fresh to the consumer. Auctions for example have been around as far as 500 B.C., but eBay revolutionized the way we think about and deal with auctions through the Internet. Everyone can now start and participate in an auction—everyday, anytime. eBay has existed since 1995, and after them came a slew of other auction sites with different business models and niches.
So here comes our niche: FASHION. The most popular style websites and fashion apps have their mommies too. Learn about our latest friends in the fashion industry and their family resemblance.
1. Social Bliss – StumbleUpon/Pinterest for Fashion Finds (web: free)
Whereas StumbleUpon and Pinterest could be for ANYTHING, Social Bliss is purely for your fashion finds. Want to stumble a site or pin an image that’s related to fashion? You can use Social Bliss for that. They have a button labeled “Spot It” that you can install on your browser for fast grabbing just like StumbleUpon.
2. TopHatter – eBay for Fashion (iOs app: free)
Although eBay has its own category called Fashion Vault, TopHatter is unique wherein it’s more like The Sims and eBay combined. You are a cartoon bidder in a cartoon room, with other cartoon characters, participating in real auctions. This perhaps sounds more like Second Life but with more innocent avatars :) If you are a seller in either eBay or TopHatter and are ready to send out your packages, you can also take advantage of delivery services in the form of an auction as well. What? Yes like they say, no idea is original!
3. Fashion Terms – Wikipedia/Dictionary (iOs app: $1.07)
I’d say the Fashion Terms app is more like a Dictionary than Wikipedia. It gives you a concise definition with illustration for each term. If you’re anything like me, I need something like this if I am going to at least pretend that I know a thing or two about fashion ;-)
4. Trendabl- Instagram for fashion (iOs app: free)
Tumblr/Twitter is instant blogging. Instagram is instant picture blogging. Trendabl is instant picture blogging about fashion.
There are so many fashion-related apps and sites out there that are definitely noteworthy but are not on this list. Can you name anymore that may have a resemblance to an older online idea?