On the heels of my Best Vintage Websites post, here is my list of amazing apps that every vintage fashionista must have in their pocket at all times!
Top 5 Vintage iPhone Apps I Love!
Gsalr - Mobile companion for their online site, this app is super helpful for finding garage/yard/estate sales on the go. The app aggregates listings from Cragislist, etc. and gives you details of each sale along with the sale hours and address. It combines with the iPhone’s GPS to give you detailed routes to the sales and from sale to sale! This is my go-to app for sales!
Thrift Buddy - Was really a lifesaver when I was at my brother’s in PA. I was itching to find local thrift stores, but was having trouble finding them listed online. This app pulls Thrift store listings for you based on zip code and gives you mapped out directions using iPhone’s GPS.
Yelp - Yeah for yelp! This app not only can find the best vintage stores in your location, but it can also help you find a bite to eat after and where to go for your next eye exam. Basically it is the go-to app for brick-and-mortar establishments. Just allow the app to use your location, type in what you are searching for ‘vintage store, thrift store, consignment store’ and find a rated store in your area! Genius!
Buffalo Exchange - I’m a little obsessed with Buffalo Exchange. I frequent their midtown Manhattan location and always find the best vintage pieces! It’s also a great place to buy, sell, and trade your own vintage and new clothing and accessories. Their prices are so reasonable, and the staff is amazing and so patient with my always numerous questions. This app allows you to find a location in your area and get the latest news on sales and events at the stores!
Goodwill (Greater Washington) - So jealous of my DC friends. This app lets you connect with the Goodwill stores of the Washington D.C. area and do everything from find locations and directions through the iPhone’s GPS, find out what’s new on Goodwill’s facebook and twitter site and even donate to the charity. A new goodwill just opened up by me in New Jersey and they are really great places to thrift some one-of-a-kind vintage pieces while giving back to an amazing cause!
iLocate Consignment - Yes, the $1.99 iTunes price tag did make my skin crawl, but this is a really useful no-frills (wish it was free) listing and directions (via GPS) on thrift stores in your area. There are no ‘vintage clothing store’ apps, so this one is the only one that comes pretty close. When I allowed the app to use my location, it brought up a ton of vintage and consignment shops in my area and all were reputable stores that I trust!