I don’t enjoy shopping like I used to. Store racks are more crowded than ever, making it harder to see the merchandise. I don’t like a lot of the styles and if I do find something I like, often times it’s not in my size. It can be a frustrating experience.
For the reasons stated above, I like to shop on-line. I used to be a big fan of the shopping site The Find which I wrote about in a previous post, 5 On-Line Shopping Apps Worth Your Time. Unfortunately it doesn’t exist anymore.
I have now discovered a search engine called ShopStyle by PopSugar. It’s been around since 2007 but it’s new to me and may also be new to you. It’s the ideal site for when you are looking for something specific. ShopStyle can be accessed from a desktop or mobile device.
What is ShopStyle?
ShopStyle is a web search engine with access to over 12 million products from the best stores and brands across the web. The site’s search function allows visitors to customize and filter their searches by trend, brand, style, store, price, and what’s on sale.
Their editors and fashion insiders cover what’s new in the retail world, from the latest fashions on the runway to what’s trending now, must-shop sales, and new arrivals.
What I love about ShopStyle is that you can search specifically for an item and it will tell you where to buy it at the best prices. Like something but don’t want to buy it at full price? Set a sale alert! Like the item by clicking on the heart icon and receive a notification when the item goes on sale.
Click on this link for Participating ShopStyle Stores. You will see retailers from department stores such as Macy’s to high-end designer boutiques such as Tory Burch. Even giant retailer Amazon is listed.
You can shop the site for a wide range of items including clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry. They also have bath, bedding, furniture and home decor as well as beauty products.
Sample ShopStyle Search
Let me walk you through a sample search. On ShopStyle’s home page, you select your search category. In this case, I am searching under women’s items.
I am looking for an animal print clutch. A photo of every animal print clutch in their data base is displayed along with a link to the retailer that is selling it. The price is also listed.
If the results are too vague, you can set additional filters such as price ranges, brand, discount sale items, etc.
Save Your Favorite Items
As you scroll through the items, simply save your favorite products by clicking on the heart below any item. You can easily go back to that item later.
Create Sale Alerts
Like something but don’t want to buy it at full price? Set a sale alert. Like the item by clicking on the heart icon and receive a notification when the item goes on sale.
ShopStyle’s iPhone, iPad and Android apps let you:
- Browse and shop millions of products for men, women, children and your home
- Filter searches by brand, retailer, price, color, and more
- Create sale alerts for your favorite brands
- Save favorite products and share them with friends
- Purchase items by clicking through to the retailers website
Have you shopped on ShopStyle before? Do you have any similar sites that you use? If so, please share in the comments below.