So as I was reading through the blog, a fellow student’s article on the power of retail therapy. I too, am a firm believer of thinking that if I buy a new pair of shoes, a few sweaters and some jewelry all my life problems will be solved. Until I look at my bank account… I completely agree that online shopping makes it SO much easier. I can sit on my computer while in class, or on my phone on the bus and spend every dollar left to my name in just one click. And now, there are websites and apps that make this even simpler.
This article explains to you a new website (and app) Wanelo, that is a new and upcoming online shopping business. I’ve had the app now for a few months and have probably spent way too much time and money scrolling through the pages. Basically Wanelo (comes from the phrase, Want Need Love) allows you to share items like articles of clothing, home furnishings, beauty and make-up products and accessories. In a sense, it is sort of like a Pinterest page but the difference is that when you click on a product, it leads you directly to the page of where it can be purchased. It lets you share items so that your friends and followers can see them, and share them as well. A lot more brand names are being featured on the page such as Anthropologie, REI and TOMS among many others.
You can scroll through tumblr or lookbook or a lot of blog sites that feature these products but with no source of where they can be purchased. I think it’s a really cool idea to have somewhere that pools all of these ideas together. Why not be able to sit at your computer in the comfort of your own home to do some shopping.. and avoid all of those crowded malls and long lines at stores? Online shopping, makes it so easy for us to get what we want at one click of the mouse. It’s even easier nowadays with the technology of cellphones. The majority of retail stores have their own apps where you can access online databases and things of that nature. Even Amazon, eBay and these types of sites have options to “buy with one click.” While this is all extremely convenient, sometimes nothing beats going to the mall and shopping through endless racks of clothes that you can see, try on and buy for yourself!