Posts Tagged ‘clothing’

Glam Tech: Introducing 99dresses, The World’s Largest Clothes Swap Party!

So I know I “moved on” from FSU Fashion Girl after I graduated but since I know a lot of you still read this blog and connect with me on here, I decided to write a new post spotlighting a new project that I have been working on. It’s a project that I feel like college girls will love and one that I typically would’ve written about when I was still at FSU so I figured, why not write about it here?

About a month ago, I accepted a new position at a fashion tech startup called 99dresses which just moved over from Sydney, Australia. Today, we are launching our iPhone app which lets girls all across the United States swap clothing with one another. Think of it like a clothing swap party that you can keep in your back pocket.

How It Works:

1. List your unwanted fashion items to give away on the app. We’ll immediately give you ‘buttons’ based on an item’s value.

2. Use these ‘buttons’ to claim items from other girls. All items are free – you just have to pay for shipping (unless picking up locally) and a small swap fee.

3. If multiple girls claim the same item before the 24 hour timer runs out, we’ll award the item to the most deserving girl based on each user’s karma score. Your karma score increases when you give items away and receive positive feedback on swaps.

4. Once the item has been won, we’ll email the ‘giver’ a pre-paid USPS shipping label. Wear the item until you’re bored with it, then swap it for something new!

What I love most about it is really that feeling of instant gratification. You can start claiming items as soon as you list rather than having to wait for an item to be claimed first. I also love that now all of the things in my closet that have gone unworn for far too long can be given away to a new home rather than just hanging in my closet forever or thrown away.

If you download the app, feel free to shoot me an email (chandra [at] 99dresses.com) to tell me what you think! Always here to answer any questions that you might have.

Glam Tech: My Style Fashion Assistant

If you have been a long-time follower of my blog, you may remember me writing about a fashion iPod & iPhone application called My Fashion Style Assistant. At the time, it was one of my favorite apps. I just recently got an iPhone & was so excited to start using this application again. Without an iPhone, I’ll admit, the process was timely. But now that I have an iPhone, all I have to do is snap a quick photo of the clothing item, enter the details about the garment & save it. It’s seriously that simple!

Since I first wrote about this application, tons of new (awesome) features have been added. One of the new features I am loving is the ability to filter out items while in the Mix & Match view. Instead of having to swipe through your entire closet, you can find the items you are looking for by filtering by type, category, season & color.

My all-time favorite new feature would have to be the ability to layer & accessorize each outfit. Before you could only save an outfit as a top, bottom & shoes. Now you can save the outfit & then open it again in the layer & accessorize mode which will allow you to pair the outfit with jewelry, jackets, hats, scarves, purses, belts & more!

More new features include creating packing lists, online window shopping, the ability to back up your wardrobe & email outfits to friends.

Another amazing change? The price! You can now buy this lovely, 5 star rated application for only $1.99! Such a steal!