Love Christmas but hate breaking the bank? Sample sales are the place to go. The only issue is trying to find them. Only a handful are PR’d excessively, i.e. American Apparel Flea Market & Urban Outfitters. Solution: Shoparazzi iPhone App developed by the good folk over at Geocast. I actually beta tested this app a few months ago but to be honest, back then I wasn’t all too impressed by it. More on the reverse.
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Offline shopping is not dying, merely changing. The best comparison we can draw is to the cinema. Going to the cinema is an experience. There are a lot of films you just don’t want to watch (for the first time) on your TV. Go watch Avatar or Inception in a cinema and then on your 50 inch flat screen at home and you’ll see what we mean. Shopping is more than staring at a screen it’s going with your friends, grabbing some lunch, discovering something new, feeling good and looking great
What won me over was the app’s social activity – especially its blog. They seem to have some kind of top secret info on the best sample sales around London. Ralph Lauren, Firetrap and a few others have had sales in the past fortnight and the only place I’ve heard about them is on their blog. Don’t watch that, I’ll start posting a few on here – after all sharing is caring.
The app keeps you upto date with every public sale and a few private sales in your area. Pretty handy when you’re out and about looking for those bargains, a click of a finger and the map shows you where the nearest sale is. The app contains a plethora of brands and shops, can’t tell you how many exact but there’s a good few hundred listed. My only gripe with the app is the design – I feel it’s the one thing holding back the app. Hire a freelancer and get it sorted!
Have a gander at a few screen-photographs. Lazy arse photography and editing from me.