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‘Tis the season! Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or shopping for new party heels to wear to an upcoming holiday shindig, you’ve come to the right blog post, friends. We’ve rounded up our favorite shopping apps that are not just helpful at introducing you to products you’ll love—one can even put money back in your pocket. Happy shopping!
1. Added Influence
(Download for iOS)
Okay, full disclosure… we created this app! So of course we love it, but we think you will too so we had to start with it! Want to make money just by sharing your favorite clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor favorites and more online? Just open the app, snap a pic of the product you want to show off, then share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – wherever you want! When someone clicks on your link, you make money. Cha-ching!
Bonus: You can also earn money when you shop! Just find the item you want to buy in the Added Influence database full of thousands of brands and retailers you love, then copy the link associated with that item and paste it somewhere you can click on it—this could be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, an email or even a word doc. When you click on the link and buy the item, you’ll earn from your click and purchase. Huzzah!
If you don’t have the Amazon app downloaded on your phone yet, the holiday season is the perfect time. You can create and share wishlists of clothing, shoes, home, smart home, kitchen and fitness items you’re hoping to see under the tree, find luxe gifts under $20 (like these highly rated 24K Gold Eye Treatment Masks), discover cool handmade gifts for your favorite boss babe (like this set of compliment pencils) and track shipping and returns using the app! You can also view popular deals, best sellers and gift guides to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
You might already know that you can shop and wishlist all your favorite yoga, training and other stylish, well-made fitness gear on lululemon’s handy app, but it’s also full of free yoga classes and helpful and engaging running and training tips and tricks. Feeling uninspired? Open the lululemon app, buy a new Hooded Define Jacket Nulu and Black Copper Foil Wunder Under High-Rise Tight 28″, then read up on Marathon Training Tips and 5 Reasons to Start Kickboxing Now to get motivated to move.
Of course you can shop gifts, women, men, baby, home, shoes and all of the other departments on the Macy’s app, but you can also create lists, review purchase history and keep track of your Macy’s Star Rewards! But wait… there’s more. You can also opt into shipping notifications and daily style inspiration, locate your favorite items at stores nearby (like this French Girl Sea Soak Set) and be the first to know about new hot sales. Not sure about the accent chair you have your eye on? Use the app and your phone camera to digitally place any piece of furniture or home décor in your house to make sure it fits your space and style.
Get ready for a run-on sentence because this app does a lot: Shop all your favorite brands, sift through gift guides for everyone on your list, create and share wishlists of items you’re craving (like that pair of high waist vintage Paige jeans), use the Pick Up in Store feature to find items you can buy in your local Nordy that same day, get personal style recommendations and looks created by stylists and keep track of your Nordy Club rewards. Phew—that’s a lot of features!
And as always, you can shop and compare all your favorite shoes on Shoelistic.com!
Melody Rose Rowan is the CEO + hostess with the mostess at @CuteStays. When she isn’t blogging about style and interior design for her blog MustacheMelrose.com, Melody can be found renovating @MaxineTheAirstream with her husband, Scott, or playing with her two rescue dog-sons, Jake and Finn. Say hi at @mustachemelrose!