Fashion Shopping Apps - Faster and Cheaper than ever
We have summed up some of the best shopping apps an iconic man needs to dress up with style and save time. Easy to handle, free to download with a variety of options; this list includes apps with designer clothes to the cheapest casual wear.
Online shopping is a growing trend of the decade. Most men don’t have the time or the willpower to go out shopping. If you are belong to the above-mentioned group, download a couple of our suggested apps and shop away to your heart's content.
Filter what you’re looking for, scroll down and save to your favourite list. When you are ready send them to your basket, pay and await your delivery. Hassle-free and without the occasional annoying sale assistant to nag you. Try the items at home, combine them with existing clothes and choose what to keep and what to send back.
Wanna know more? We looked at some of the best shopping apps for men and reviewed them. Read our review for each app and check out the video we’ve made to show you how each one works.
Probably the most famous fashion online shopping site in the world and one of the most downloaded apps. What makes Asos special is their huge collection of clothes, shoes and accessories for all occasions. Asos has their own line (which is super affordable) and also has fashion items from a long list of brands. Some brands list certain items exclusively on Asos. I have stumbled across the same pieces of clothing in other apps but Asos was always the cheapest.
The apps filters help you narrow down your options depending on the price range, colour, product type, size even activity. It also allows you to sort how you want to see your search results ( What’s New, Price: High to Low, Price: Low to High).
Their newest feature is the Style match were you can either upload a photo of an outfit or screenshot something and the algorithm works its magic to find similar items within the site. Obviously, you will occasionally get random items especially if the picture you upload isn't clear and it's not sure which item you're searching for. But you can always filter it down. The downside is that it’s not the quickest technology (apps like Aliexpress will upload it and find results in seconds) and occasionally womens items will pop up as well.
Another thing I love about Asos is their permanent Sale Tab, where you can find items up to 70% less. For each item you can see a video and photos from all angles and you can zoom in as much as you want to check it out. Delivery is free over $45 and their exchange system super fast and easy to use.
Check our extensive review of ASOS.
END. is another UK based store which is making a breakthrough with their app and delivers internationally. It carries mid-level brands, killer streetwear, right through to luxury brands, so it’s not for the man who shops on budget. The innovation they bring is the fact that they will price match if you bring them the exact same item that is cheaper on another site. Although, on the pricey side they have a permanent sale up to 70% tab for men (who don’t care if their item was designed last season).
It delivers to the US for a flat rate of $11.95 or free for orders over $250.00. Their prices include all import duties and taxes and they deliver within 2 days after you placed the order. Most sites won’t deliver from Europe to the US this quickly and so makes it an ideal online shop for last minute gift-buying.
Their return policy is excellent. They will refund all the money back to you, if your item has even a minor default or you simply don’t like it, as long as you haven’t used it and it has all the original tags. For each item they have a comprehensive sizing chart with exact measurements, which essentially is time saver.
On the downside, there is no sorting when you’re viewing a category. So you have to scroll down to everything no matter what your budget is or what colour you’re looking for. Also, they don’t offer customer reviews which in my opinion is one of the most useful features in an online retail site/app. If you Google reviews about End. you will find a positive feedback overall therefore it will be a good suggestion to add customer comments under each item.
Do you want to find out more about End.? Check this out!
Etsy is for the man who likes vintage, unique and personalized items. It’s a platform where sellers post their handmade (or in case of factory-made, rare) items and purchasers can browse through them. Think of it as the largest vintage market available on your phone. If you support artisanal and handmade fashion this site is for you.
It gives you the option to shop local by refining your search, for me the best thing one can do if the shop is nearby is go check-out the item in flesh. There are many categories and subcategories to shop from. Whether you’re looking for a vintage Levi's jacket or art pieces for your living room or stuff for your pet, Etsy has you covered. They have many handmade jewellery options which are great for gifting to your better half and in most cases can be customized to make them more unique and personal.
Under each listing, there are reviews for the sellers which you should read carefully. Just like Ebay, you shouldn’t trust a seller with low scores or bad reviews. Sadly, Etsy’s customer support is really bad. They don’t do proper screening and occasionally their customers fall for scams. Etsy doesn’t play the part of mediator and leaves its customers to sort out their own issues with the buyer. Etsy offers the sellers the opportunity to amend a bad review of 3 stars and lower and if the review is prejudiced and can be proven they allow them to remove it.
This is our Etsy experience!
The product of a genius entrepreneur who saw a gap in the market and filled it. Farfetch is constantly growing and becoming one of the most high end shopping apps. You can only shop here if your budget is rather large as it represents the larger brands, as well as smaller exclusive boutiques. That is essentially one of the reasons iconic men go on it. You can access designer items that you would otherwise wouldn’t be able to get a hold of.
The site represents more than 300 brands and some of them don’t even have an online site! Therefore, if you want to buy a shirt exclusively sold in a Chicago boutique that doesn’t deliver, your only call is Farfetch. And that’s how this site filled the gap in the market. Even boutique owners from around the world buy merchandise from the site to supply their stores.
Our verdict is quite complicated. Many customers complain online that they received empty packages or had trouble with the customer support of the site. The problem is that Farfetch is a marketplace therefore if you have issues with the quality of the product you have to wait a long time while they contact the seller and get back to you. Personally, I never had a problem with any of the products and when I've ordered a gift, it came in lovely packaging. Having said that, I never had to return anything.
Their app is easy to use and pretty standardized. They offer a flat shipping fee depending on the price of your purchases. The perk is that you can order items from various brands but the shipping cost won’t change. The fee is calculated on your cheapest and fastest delivery option. I think that all designer apps should offer free delivery option as the items purchased are well expensive.
We Farfetched and this is what we found out!
Grailed is definitely the one that causes the most controversy. Reviews vary widely and most of them are unflattering but undoubtedly it’s filling a huge gap in the male market. The idea was to create a platform exclusive to men where they could buy designer fashion affordably. Therefore, there are 2 options: to shop and to sell.
Millennials are becoming more and more interested in their apparel. Men want to dress fashionably with designer brands as much a women nowadays. Not everyone can afford that. Hence, the 2 options. You can buy second-hand designer items or you can sell yours in order to make room in your closet and money at the same time.
The ‘‘Read’’ tab is an interesting feature with fashion tips and trends. The innovation this app brought is the fact that it simplified the selling process indefinitely. Another great feature is that you can see the sellers feedback and rating and you can also follow them to check out what they will list next. Their ultimate feature, “Bumped”. After, 30 days if your listing is unsold it automatically gets “Bumped” to the top of the page and the price goes 10% down.
The problem is that most customers are unsatisfied with their customer support. The site can’t effectively control the quality of the seller’s item and whether it is shipped properly. It has received multiple bad reviews but it is the only man shopping application which offers second-hand designer outerwear.
This app is the example of why young designer should hire CEO’s to run their business. Although the shop design itself is spectacular and the collaborations Ronnie Fieg (the designer) made with other brands are impressive, the app is not running smoothly. As soon as it was launched in November, it crashed.
It’s working now and has great features which allow you to customise your preference so every time you log in the items that pop up are according to your size and tastes. And despite the fact that they overcame the crashing off the app still they don’t come through in customer service. There’s a huge rant online about their bad customer support, shoes that never got delivered or worst delivered worn.
My delivery actually came through ok but I was dreading to open the box after reading the reviews. Their products are amazing and well worth it but I feel if they want to be taken seriously they should fix their customer support and take note of their customers feedback.
We have used Grailed and here is what we can tell you!
Mallzee is the answer for any man who constantly asks for his friends opinion on what to buy/wear. If your friends have gotten tired of dragging themselves to the shops, this app will benefit them as well. How does it work? Like a personal shopper. It shows you products you might like or not. The best part, you can link the app to your Facebook profile and your friends can tell you if they like the items on your wish list or not.
I liked that the more you interact with the app the more it gets accustomed to your tastes. Honestly, it’s a huge time saver. I loved how you can swipe right or left depending whether you liked the outfit or not (I mean I am so used to this from Tinder). Obviously, you can search for specific items with their filter search depending on the price range, colour, brand and not go through everything.
They offer an array of brands and styles to choose from depending on your budget. The fact that all your choices are saved instantly is a lifesaver for people like me who really think a lot before purchasing anything. They even notify you when one of the stores you like has sales. I searched the web for bad reviews but besides some technical ones, all the reviews raved for this application. Their customer support is friendly and ready to answer any question. Go and download it!
Mod Man is similar to Mallzee. A shopping app to help you style your look and organize your closet. You can create different lookbooks and upload photos from your closet in order for the app to work. Then the app suggests combinations and gives you options from different brands. You can combine pieces from your own wardrobe with potential purchases and I feel this feature is a winner as you can really visualise the item.
The app itself (when you click on an item) sends you to the actual website where you can purchase it. To be honest, I am not a fan of this process as it takes time especially if you want to check out several items. I would suggest the app adds a basket and then sends your choices to each site.
I am not a big fan of their calendar option as it forces the user to update his looks daily. Also, the app should remember your preferences and customize your searches suitably. The online reviews by users are generally speaking great, as it's a free app and you don’t really have any real transaction with it. I do feel it’s a bit slow and needs some bug fixtures.
Mr Porter is a chic and elegant looking application. It’s easy to work and has the Discover tab with nice articles about stuff men care about. You can search by designer and boy do they have a large list of those.
This app is definitely destined for those who can afford the best things in life. The brands are expensive and even the sale tab is not affordable. If you can spend a lot of money on your outfits then this app is for you. When you order an item it comes with a hanger and customized card with your name, which is a very nice touch.
Their sizing chart is on point and it offers detailing on each item rather than a generic one, which is super useful. I liked the variety of options, a Wall Street guy can shop from the app as well as an eccentric millennial.
Sadly, I found loads of bad reviews about their return system and customer support online. But, I feel a dissatisfied customer will probably rant more easily than a satisfied one. As I haven’t encounter any problems myself till now, I feel it's all relative.
Not your ordinary shopping app but definitely a fashion app. The Hunt is simple, you see someone walking down the street with a t-shirt you like? Snap a photo of them, crop their face preferably (GDPR is busting our balls hard) and upload it on the app. You start a poll using hashtags and if anyone in the Hunt community knows the brand or the shop where that t-shirt comes from they will answer back.
You can even upload images from Instagram or any site really. You also get to help enlighten fellow hunters to find out where the outfit of choice is from. You can search and follow other tags in order to keep alert for fashion trends and find users to follow for inspiration.
What I personally loved? Posting outfits for an upcoming event and creating a poll where random people can vote on what you should wear. And you can vote on other people’s surveys which is fun if you are into fashion.
The downside, mostly women use it so you will get spammed with a lot of female items and pictures. Nevertheless, as it is growing in trending more men will be using t soon.
Forget Google. Shopstyle is the best search engine for clothes, shoes, accessories and everything you need apparel-wise. Although, their filtering could be narrowed even more for quicker searches in general the apps runs smoothly, is easy to navigate and doesn’t crush often.
Their prices vary depending on the brand but everyone can find something to wear. I feel it speaks more to younger audiences nevertheless everybody can find appropriate apparels according to their age group.
Depending on the item, you can buy directly from the app or be referred to the designer’s site or shopstyle.com which are not optimized for mobile screens (fail!). The checkout process on the app is difficult as well and users will most likely choose to do it on a pc. Which is fine since you can save the items you like.
Their customer support received good feedback overall online. They offer great mediating services in case the app sends you to another site to shop the item from. They ship very fast and their app comprises of a great selection of retailers and merchandisers. I would like to see more tailoring on the app since its somewhat lacking on the actual website.
This is just a brief preview of some of the most popular shopping and styling apps out there. For the most part, I found online customer reviews too harsh but bear in mind it's mostly unhappy customers that write reviews.
If you want to know more check out the videos especially made for you to see how the apps work. If you want a review of any other app comment below.