Designer fashion is an increasingly growing industry that either has expanded or is expanding to many continents and platforms. More and more luxury fashion brands have been creating their own apps for smartphones, and, following the increase in demand, there has been more and more apps dedicated to the fashion industry.
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Many would think these apps are geared more towards women, but what about the fashion savvy men who need their style guides on the go? From apps that give you the option to shop while drinking coffee at home or organize your closet during your break at work, here are the eight style apps every fashionable man needs on his phone.
This first one is one that most people wouldn’t think about. Instagram isn’t just for sharing your pictures and following your favorite celebrities; it is also the perfect app for catching up with your favorite fashion giants like Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and many more. Designer brands share special offers and codes for sales on their Instagrams as well as photos of their upcoming collections. This not only saves men money for their purchases, but also gives them ideas for what their next purchase may be.
It isn’t just designer brands either. There are several men’s fashion accounts that are great for getting ideas from other trendy men from across the globe. You can communicate with people and find out their favorite brands that may eventually become yours.
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Gilt offers you access to incredible specials on everything a man needs- clothing, outerwear, shoes, and accessories. There is a men’s section as well as a women’s, but the men’s usually highlights luxury fashion brands like Prada, Gucci, Valentino, and more. The best part about this on-the-go shopping app is that it provides up to 70 percent off retail prices and offers top deals to exclusive fashion experiences in your specific city. They also have new sales and specials to present daily as well as new fashions from your favorite designers.
Valet. Magazine is perfect for stylish men looking for the latest in fashion news, advice, and resources. The greatest gem in this app is The Handbook. In this part of the app, men can find how-to guides and step by step references to everything a modern fashionable man needs, from style and grooming to etiquette and travel.
How to Tie a Tie
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For this app, it is all in the name. How to Tie a Tie is perfect for men who know how to tie a tie and those who don’t. With hundreds of different and stylish knots to try, it is a very handy tool for a renaissance man. It also has advice on other accessories, including scarves, pocket squares, and bow ties. This app is also easy to use on the go because each tutorial is animated. It is like a youtube tutorial specifically chosen for men and only one click away!
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Mr.Porter is an on the go men’s shopping app. With this app, you get access to the latest in designer clothing, shoes, and accessories from brands like Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Lanvin, Common Projects, and several more. This app brings together hundreds of luxury labels from across the globe and gives you access to the e-tailer’s exclusive pieces. With a simple design and easy navigation, this is the perfect app for shopping on the go, and, if you are a regular user of the app, it will even sync your wishlists to your Mr.Porter account, whether you are offline or not.
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This luxe mobile app is for the guy who enjoys following trends and who is always up-to-date on the latest in menswear. Style.com has the latest collections from every brand from great street fashion to your favorite tycoons. They also collect images from the latest runways from each brand for you to browse on your downtime. With each collection being archived by designer and season and new collections being categorized in their own section, this app is perfect for on the go fashion news and updates to the latest fashion modes.
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Mod Man is the epitome of functional fashion. The app allows you to organize your wardrobe while you are on the go. You can also help you build outfits from the clothes in your own closet. You simply snap a picture of your favorite pieces and then create and plan your outfits by organizing them in a collage-like fashion. And if that wasn’t enough, the app also lets you shop several brand names to add pieces you feel are missing from your closet.
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Last, but certainly not least, is Cool Guy. Cool Guy is the ultimate style planner and shopping assistant that focuses on you. It helps you plan looks from your own selection of garments, helps you pack for upcoming trips, and allows you to search through your closet to find specific pieces you want and/or forgot about. If you find that you are lacking in a specific style or item of clothing, this app has a shopping feature where you can add clothes to your wish list and see when each individual item goes on sale. It also has a news section that filters content from fashion blogs and magazines, so every fashion savvy guy can keep up with the newest in fashion trends and news.