The top shopping & fashion apps for iPhone & Android

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Top Shopping & Fashion Apps for iPhone & Android

You're a modern girl, which means you'd hardly consider staring into space for a few minutes while you wait in the grocery line. No, you're all about using that time for a little style inspiration and even power shopping—or at least power browsing—on your smartphone. To that end, we bring you our list of the sites and apps we love for just such precious moments. 

The fab shopping and culture resource DailyCandy has just relaunched with a brand new site, as well as a new mobile app. We love it for the intoxicatingly fun voice—not to mention the drool-worthy products and services it scouts.

Amazon Mobile
We love Amazon's app for its simplicity and ease of use. Available for various devices, you can download it and use its filters to drill down to the exact right product you want from its gabillions (yes, that's a precise figure derived from company data!) of offerings, and even read reviews. And with super-quick shipping, you can practically have it before you get home!

While you're doing all that power shopping—both in the grocery store and one your smartphone—why not make sure you're getting the best deal? Check out RetailMeNot for coupons before you buy.

Forget that boring old pack of gum or bad-for-you candy bar. In the checkout line, make your impulse buy a healthy one by snapping up, say, a pack of yoga or pilates sessions through the LivingSocial app. We love all the options for keeping active in your local city.

Talk about amazingly easy to use, eBay's apps have great functionality, like predictive typing, and even a barcode scanner so you can find out right from a brick-and-mortar store whether you can find an alternative—at a better price, maybe?—online.

Hooray! ModCloth, which we've long loved, now has a mobile app! New in April, the app's got a brilliantly easy interface, and even a social network sharing option, if you're so inclined. 

You know that Gilt is all about flash sales, so far be it for you to wait until you get home if you see something amazing. Score a deal in your size on the Gilt app, or a hot ticket in your town on Gilt City. Snooze and lose!

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Google+ and Twitter.

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