The deal: This wardrobe organizer lets you keep track of pieces in your closet, make inspiration boards using photos of your own clothes and keep a visual calendar showing exactly when you wore what. Sure, it's a bit time consuming to photograph and catalog all of your gear. But the ability to banish repeat outfit offenses is worth every second.
The deal: This product from Google Labs, which finally became available for the iPhone in October, is a visual search engine that lets you take a photo of pretty much any object and gives you results based on the image. It isn't solely designed for fashion. But imagine snapping a picture of a vintage clothing label and getting info on the designer. Or sending Google a picture of a pair of shoes and receiving information on where to buy them. You can even offer a visual snippet of text from a French clothing catalog and receive the English translation.
Why we want it on our phone: A picture is worth a thousand words indeed — especially when you're on the go, can't be bothered to type and aren't quite sure what you should be searching for to begin with.
EBay Fashion App
The deal: OK, so it isn't new per se, having launched last June. But the Internet auction king's mobile style software is a surprisingly easy way to shop for vintage goods in a very specific way. Browse by era or style, or even click on a photo of a current runway trend to find similar listings. There are other nifty features that allow you to upload your photo and "try on" sunglass styles, or to model pieces of clothing virtually on an avatar. But we're more interested in the ability to find a 1940s black satin slip in our under-$5 price range with the swipe of an index finger.
Why we want it on our phone: Because few things in life are as fun as scrounging through racks of dirty used clothes in hopes of unearthing a gem. Unless you can do it virtually, sans mothball aroma, while waiting in an airport security line, that is.