I wrote this article before this wonderful little app was picked up by social media, and you've no doubt seen or at least heard about it. This is my personal review of Grabble, and there may be a couple changes from when this was written.
Grabble. Fashion doesn’t spring to mind when you first hear this word but it’s an app that is trying to revolutionise online shopping.
With a similar premise to dating app Tinder, you set your boundaries on price and gender then a random selection of clothing and accessories appears for you to decide upon. You swipe right if you love it, or want to ‘grab’ it, or swipe left if it’s not your sort of thing, much like your potential dates.
“If you are lacking in pennies then you can pick all the items you love and then wait to be told when you can buy it for cheaper”
The items you’ve grabbed are then saved in a basket, each with a link to buy online. There is a huge range of retailers, from Missguided to Topshop to Net-A-Porter, so you can find something whatever your budget and style.
The best feature, for savvy shoppers like me anyway, is the notification system for the moment any of your saved items go into the sale. If you are lacking in pennies then you can pick all the items you love and then wait to be told when you can buy it for cheaper.
“‘if Tinder and Pinterest had a fun fashion baby, Grabble would be it’”
A photo comes up with each item, as well as its name as it appears on its respective website, although I’ve found that not all of them load or are there. But, the app only launched in August so we can forgive it a couple of teething problems.
They also have a website, grabble.com, where you can download the Grab Button, and save items from different websites in to your Grab basket. Pretty damn handy, if you ask me. One review on the app store said ‘if Tinder and Pinterest had a fun fashion baby, Grabble would be it’, which sums it up pretty perfectly. It’s free to purchase and so simple to use, you may as well give it a go – I’m already slightly addicted!
Tessa Jones for The Courier, 27th October 2014