Check out our favourite new shopping apps + enter to win a $100 ShopCatch VISA gift card!

By Allyssia Alleyne and Lauren Chan

Does being fashion obsessed require us to be technologically apt? Internet juggernaut Google seems to think so. Their newly released iPad application Google Catalogues proves it. The multifaceted app lets users browse digital versions of apparel, beauty, jewellery, and home décor catalogues. Users can also find products in nearby stores, discover new brands, and receive notifications when new products from their favourite labels arrive in store. What can’t Google do? Apparently, they can’t provide us Canadians the same access, as Google Catalogues is not yet available in our iTunes store. Merde! Fortunately for us, there are a number of fashion apps making their way to the market that should do more than satisfy.

Meet some of our favourite new apps! »

Plus, comment on this post on our Facebook page for a chance to win a $100 ShopCatch VISA gift card!*

Used for: (Toronto-based) shopping
How it works: For in-store deal redemptions show the mobile coupon or barcode to the cashier upon checkout, et voilà. What a deal! You can save mobile coupons for later use. It also includes mall maps, store directories, and retailer information.
Bonus: Share deals with friends on Twitter and Facebook or via SMS and email.
Available on: iPhone

Used for: Sharing and browsing style photos
How it works: Snap photos of your favourite shoes and handbags and upload them to the live Snapette feed. The goal is to create a community for trendsetters. Think: Instagram with a fashionable focus on handbags and shoes.
Bonus: Users can organize content by which photos have received the most comments and likes, which are near their current location, and by most-recent uploads.
Available on: iPhone and iPad
Used for: Social (fashion) networking
How it works: Create a profile and join groups to inspire and be inspired by other fashion lovers around the world by building your own network of muses and fashion fans. Think: a–esque app.
Bonus: Connect your blog, Twitter, and Facebook to your profile.
Available on: iPhone, BlackBerry and Android

*Enter until Monday September 5th at 11:59p.m. We’ll be randomly selecting a winner who will be notified upon selection. Good luck!

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