All the Rage: 6 Fashion Apps Celebs Use
Updated: 8.9.16 Online Shopping

All the Rage: 6 Fashion Apps Celebs Use

By: Lauren Keys

Most fashion influencers today are in the habit of linking to the brands they’re wearing in their drool-worthy social media posts. However, these links often remove you from the moment by redirecting you from Instagram or LookBook to a mobile site or prompting you to download a branded app to view the pieces that created the look.

While the explosive mobile market now accounts for one-third of all e-commerce, it hasn’t yet perfected the mobile shopping experience.

Fashion-forward companies have created their own apps for browsing new looks and shopping for the pieces to recreate them. Their apps include added benefits like special sales and celebrity picks.

These six insider apps, used by the influencers themselves, were created to help you stay on top of fashion trends and alert you to flash sales on your most coveted clothing items.

1. AHAlife

A marketplace of culture, creativity, and custom designs, AHAlife will help you discover unique brands from around the globe.

The AHAlife logoMore than 4,000 designers and artisans from more than 45 countries showcase their brands on this eclectic online network.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your one-of-a-kind products, you’ll be making an impact by investing in a platform that pushes for conscious consumption.

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58,912+ Facebook likes; 6,379+ Twitter

When you choose to live the AHAlife, you’ll be joining a community that values individuality.

2. Material Wrld

Material Wrld is your chance to “reclaim the value in your closet.”

The Material Wrld logoTired of that bag or those shoes? Simply mail in your gently used, unwanted designer brands in exchange for gift cards redeemable online or in person at more than 700 stores.

The web app charges zero fees and offers complimentary shipping. Once you agree to the offer for your items, payment is instant — and Material Wrld will give 10 percent of your earnings to a charity of your choice.

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82,902+ Facebook likes; 1,076+ Twitter

Since 2012, Material Wrld has been changing the way people up-cycle their fashions thanks to its high payouts and charitable giving.

3. Pose

Pose features a steady stream of influencers, including Rachel Zoe and Coco Rocha, posing in their favorite new and vintage items, inspiring you to shop the look or create and upload your own.

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According to co-CEOs Alisa and Rachel, Pose was created to spark creativity and help women stand out with their fashionable style. In the Advice section, users can read about the latest styling trends such as “what to wear with maxi dresses” and “what to wear with a printed top.”

Thanks to Pose, street style looks are easily accessible so users can get ideas for their next outfit.

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133,047+ Facebook likes; 10,300+ Twitter

The community that has formed on Pose cultivates creativity and allows users to comment on and like top looks.

4. OpenSky

OpenSky, which sees more than 20 million shoppers on its site, has sought to encourage emerging brands and democratize the commerce industry.

The OpenSky logoThe online marketplace showcases more than 7,000 stores, featuring more than 150,000 products, from apparel to accessories to home goods. You can find specific deals with the “on sale now” section and add specific filters to locate sale items based on size or style.

And once you find a brand you like, you can go to that company’s digital storefront on OpenSky to view similar items for purchase.

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419,946+ Facebook likes; 29,400+ Twitter

When users sign up, they can follow up-and-coming designers, helping new brands make a name for themselves.

5. Lyst

The makers of Lyst believe personalized shopping leads to a better buying experience.

The Lyst logoThey’ve compiled indie brands and stores for you to discover and include articles on how to style trending pieces. Plus, you can easily sort through the listings using categories, like trends and essential wardrobe items, and typical womenswear sections like accessories and activewear.

You can follow your favorite designers and fashion icons, so you’re the first to know when looks you love gain popularity, or better yet go on sale!

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103,860+ Facebook likes; 16,700+ Twitter

Lyst offers its users decent discounts on many items, and you can check for new items from the homepage counter, which updates with each addition.


COOLS lets you shop designer brands from all around the world, often at better prices than those you’ll find at other online retailers.

The Cools logoThe developers behind this consignment web app have searched the globe for the top names in fashion, art, design, jewelry, and housewares — including Oliver Peoples, Pamela Love, and Palmer Trading Company — and aggregated the best prices in one place for its users.

On COOLS, you can look at specific trending categories for a collection of the most loved pieces for warm weather or straw accessories.

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45,050+ Facebook likes; 3,958+ Twitter

Whether you’re seeking high-end gifts or a pair of boots, COOLS cares about creating a community where individuals with modern tastes can find new brands.

Get Your Shop On

Fashion-forward companies are making sure you can interact with brands and influencers on your terms — whether it’s by casting your vote for trending looks or shopping for new pieces with a single tap on your phone.

Web and mobile apps like these offer you the ability to join a larger fashion community so you can find up-and-coming brands and shop deeply discounted designer goods. These community sites also allow you to connect directly — via comments and other interactions with the influencers who most impress you.

Time to get inspired and shop the most loved looks!