Mobile Fashionista: 4 Apps to Trick out Your Wardrobe

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What to do when you’re a busy 8-to-6er and in serious need of a wardrobe overhaul? Sure, you could go shopping after work or on the weekend, but that’s when everyone else is trying to squeeze in her retail therapy.

Make the most of your lunch break, commute or nightly wind-down (or is that wine down?) sessions on the couch.  Take the mobile fashionista route and turn to these four apps to get your fashion fix.

The best part? You forgo the horrific dressing-room lights.

TheFind (free, Android, iPhone)

This app allows for old-school catalog shopping with a tech twist. You can digitally “thumb” through catalogs from Nordstrom, Sephora, Anthropologie and 150,000 other retailers.

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Gilt on the Go (free, Android, iOS)

By now, most mobile fashionistas have heard of Gilt Groupe, the online shopping site that promotes flash sales from clothes to home decor to food, travel and more. Gilt is known for its sweet sales that range from 50-70 percent off the manufacturers’ suggested retail prices.

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Reqoop (free, iPhone)

Reqoop has been compared to Foursquare, since the app has you take pictures while shopping (yes, you do have to brave the crowds for this one), then tag the location and share it with other Reqoop-ers. But this situation is infinitely cooler; instead of receiving badges (nothing but a bit of code that doesn’t carry any real currency, last time we checked) you can earn real rewards like gift cards and shopping sprees.

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Pose (free, Android, iOS)

Another photo-sharing app for mobile fashionistas, it’s like Instagram’s fly younger sister. More style guide than shopping experience, Pose has gained the allegiance of über-stylist Rachel Zoe who’s now backing the app with her own Bravo bucks.

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As always, make sure to keep your mobile security top of mind when shopping and sharing online:

By Laura Lee Arnet