Seen a cute top on someone while you were riding the subway between home and work? Or maybe you spotted an incredibly stylish pencil skirt on Tumblr with no mention on where you can buy it from? Now you’ve got a real chance to find where you can purchase practically any clothing or fashion item.
How does it work?
You basically share an image with the item or outfit you’re looking for and wait for other people to share info on where you can find it. This is called starting a Hunt.
Obviously you can help other members solve their own Hunts if you’ve got the knowledge to do so and users can follow other people’s Hunts so they can see when members contribute with information.
A huge online fashion gallery
The Hunt has more than 3 millions users, an impressive number that generates a huge amount of fashion content. Even when you’re not on a specific Hunt you can use this service to browse through the latest fashion trends and get some inspiration.
I’ve even seen people asking for help to renew their wardrobes, something like “I love these styles, I look like this, these are my interests” and other members would help out suggesting items that fit the description.
To be honest, I never really thought to do something like this (even after I found out about the Hunt), but relying on the community for fashion advice can be a time-saver, especially if you’re not willing to spend a lot of time following fashion trends.
The Hunt app
The app is pretty straightforward, just like the website. You can see Hunts categorized as Latest, Trending and Needs help. Like any other community service, it lets you add tags to your Hunts.
When someone contributes to one of your Hunts with an item (called a Find) that just happens to be exactly what you’ve been looking for, you can show your appreciation by giving them a Gem. You can also mark the Find as Perfect.
Users not only contribute with shopping URLs and locations for items, they can also share other useful information related to those items and their vendors.
The Hunt can come in handy for the occasional user not just for fashion addicts. Let’s face it, we’ve all seen someone wearing something we loved but had no idea where to get it. Now we can use The Hunt to find out. It’s as simple as that.
Are you a member of The Hunt community? What’s your overall impression on this unique social shopping service? We’re always excited to hear your opinion!
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