Okay, we’re all over shopping right now, right? The holidays are chock full of endless weekends of pushing through crowds, schlepping gigantic carryalls on the subway, spending tons of extra cash on that much-needed peppermint mocha latte for shopping fortification…and now that all of those handpicked gifts are wrapped and the holiday season is at its tail-end, shopping is the very last thing most of us want to do. But it is inevitable that we will all find ourselves clicking back over to our favorite websites sooner or later, and the Shopcade app is here to make shopping easier, more affordable and, dare we say it, even fun again.
The new Shopcade app is a social network that is dedicated to shopping and fashion, aimed directly at consumers just like us — young women who want to stay on top of the trends without breaking the bank. Shopcade hosts products from well-worn brands like Top Shop, Forever 21, Sephora and 150,000 others; you can search through and discover these items and curate your own shopping lists, send items to friends and family and, of course, shop the items.
Shopcade also pushes out personalized recommendations powered by a combination of social data provided by each user and traditional ecommerce data such as page visits and purchase data, making it easy to style-stalk friends and other users whose styles you dig to give you a heads up on what products they’re loving right now. If that doesn’t make shopping a whole lot easier (and way more fun) than we don’t know what will.
But, the best part of Shopcade? The app alerts users on the latest deals available on the products they’ve chosen, so you’ll never get roped into a full-price impulse buy, pay more at one website before discovering it’s been marked down at another, or leave it to languish in your Buy Later shopping cart without ever checking back for a sale. If your New Year’s resolutions include spending less, creating a more curated wardrobe or shaking up your style, Shopcade is a great heads start.