So a couple of weeks ago I went along to a little preview of a new site called Fashiny.
I’m sure every one of us browses online stores, even if we’re just “window shopping” from the comfort of our own homes. We see things we like and then find it hard to find them again, or like so many things that it’s hard to pick from them all!
Well Fashiny is a new site where you can collect all your cravings in one place. With a “crave it” button that you add to your internet browser, every time you see a dress or a pair of shoes, you just click it to add it to your collections.
The site doesn’t support every store online just yet as it’s still in it’s early stages, but there’s still plenty to crave from the likes of Topshop, River Island and Mango, to name a few.
You can make various collections on Fashiny. For example, you can make a list of all the shoes you crave and then a separate list for your dresses, as I have done.
All collections are public, so you can see what other users are craving too. I’ve had a look at what some fellow bloggers have got in their collections and have even “recraved” things that they’ve picked.
I’m really enjoying using Fashiny so far for a number of reasons. I love the interaction between users. You can find inspiration from other people’s collections, especially if you know that they’ve got an eye for good design. And whenever you crave something, it tells you if anyone else is craving it or if you’re the first one to pick it out. It can help you find another user with similar tastes to see if there’s something in their collection that you love and just haven’t found in the shops or online yet.
It’s also a great way of understanding your own style. Though my collection is relatively small so far, I can already see that I have a certain penchant for black and a certain cut of dress, as well as shoes which are out of my budget..
And if I were looking to buy a dress, I could look at all my cravings and see which one jumped out at me the most, or which one seemed more unique. It’s great for helping you make the right decision in what to pick. And I also find that if I find something online, I’ll tend to “lose it” and have to search for it typing various keywords, so it’s handy to have everything in one place.
Lastly, if someone wanted to know what to buy you for Christmas or a birthday, then they could just look at your list and pick something out that you’ve been craving. Yes so err, I’ll be having those £100 spiked wedges this crimbo..
Hopefully you can see that there’s a “buy now” button in the top left corner. It will immediately take you back to the original page from which you craved the item and in an instant those bad boys can be in your shopping cart. Huzzah!
As more and more people use Fashiny, the site will become even more interactive. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, you can visit the website here to log on. I use Facebook to sign in, which is quick and easy.
What are your thoughts on Fashiny? Is it something you’d use? And if you’ve already tried it out, what do you think?