New fashion iPhone apps: POP goes the app

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For the launch of its spring/summer issue, biannual glossy POP Magazine has launched its first iPhone app. Also new this week: friendship bracelet tutorials and runway coverage just in time for New York Fashion Week.

POP Magazine

According to the magazine, the application was conceived together with artist Richard Prince as a complement to the much-anticipated spring/summer issue, but will also give readers access to new videos, photos, and thepop.com thereafter. Highlights of the app include a tool that lets you place the issue's star, Abbey Lee, into any picture taken with your phone, which you can then share on POP's website.

Create friendship bracelets

The title sort of gives it away: this new app brings you easy-to-follow instructions for friendship bracelets in all sorts of patterns. Costs $0.99.

Fashion Network Original

Covering the shows in all major fashion capitals, FNO has lots of interesting info but - contrary to what its name suggests - doesn't add anything new to the pool of fashion week apps, pioneered by the likes of style.com.

Shop View - London

Oxford Street in the heart of London is Europe's busiest shopping mile, and finding your way around all the stores and special offers might seem daunting to many. Enter Shop View: the $1.99 app gives you a 3D tour of the local shops plus links to their websites and Twitter feeds of special sales.

What's Your Fashion Style

For $0.99, this new application lets fashion fans take a quiz based on their average outfit choices in order to determine their personal style.

FashionFLW

Fashion Followed sends you collages of new fashion items for daily outfit inspiration.

GQ

Just in time for men's fashion season, GQ magazine has something for the gents: with an app especially launched for its February issue, you'll get this month's feature on the most stylish men on the planet as well as a Victoria's Secret fashion shoot, a suit special, a guide how to survive Valentine's Day and much more for the price of $2.99.

Stitches Lite

For all DIY fashion fans out there: get new patterns and instructions for crocheting for free with this new app.

Love It or Lose It

Can't decide what to wear? Love It or Lose it ($1.99) lets you send up to three pictures of an outfit - from the store, your room, or wherever you are - to your friends or the app's online community, giving you instant feedback on how you look.

Trendstop TrendTracker

This new app not only selects the season's trends for you but also gives you fashion events and venues around the globe.

The Fashion Handbook

Designed with the serious fashion fan in mind, the Fashion Handbook gives you explanations of key terms as well as fashion's role in the context of art, architecture, and entertainment. It explores the 'fast fashion' phenomenon, addresses do's and don'ts, and selects the rights styles for each body type. The serious approach, however, has a serious price too, compared to other apps: the guide sells for $9.99.

Inditex - Zara

Before the Spanish chain's online store goes live, Zara has released an iPhone app that is designed to facilitate your shopping through collection lookbooks, detailed pictures of the clothes and immediate access to its stock. Plus: the app alerts you of new arrivals.

Target

The US retailer's application is even more extensive than Zara's, featuring a store finder telling you exactly what is currently in stock at your nearest store, special offers, and even a gift finder as part of its offering. In addition, the app lets you comment and review items for other shoppers' reference.

myFendi

The ultimate application for the Fendi fan lets you classify your favorite looks by the label and locate the closest store. As a special gimmick, this app also mixes and matches Fendi items with the clothes in your wardrobe.

Teen Vogue Haute Spot

Joining the ever-growing number of fashion publications launching their own iPhone shopping apps, Teen Vogue now lets readers browse its closet, combine their favorite items, share the looks with an online community and buy the clothes directly over the phone.

Chicfeed

This app works like a Dstill (see below) for street style, bringing you updates from the most popular blogs, including the Sartorialist, Face Hunter, and Altamira.

Social Mall

Social Mall gives you the best local malls and corresponding special offers. Not sure if you should buy an item? Share it with your friends via the app and get their instant feedback. A movie or dinner after shopping? Send out a group invite to other iPhone users. US customers only.

Next

The British fashion label has launched its application that not only lets users shop online and browse the stock of hundreds of stores worldwide but also gives you styling ideas and the season's key trends for inspiration.

Tattoo Patterns

Spray- and paint-on tattoos were all over the runways last fashion week from Rodarte in New York to Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris, and now this app, priced at $1.99, gives you almost 130 different patterns, no matter if you want the real deal or not.

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