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Chic-Finder Social Search Engine Mobile App

Chic-Finder (www.chic-finder.com), an online fashion social search engine, has launched its similar named mobile application targeted towards fashion-conscious iOS users.

Wang Gang, founder of Chic-Finder, created the fashion start-up to accommodate women around the globe with the ease of finding visually similar clothing, shoes and bags that they desire according to their financial means.

"We want to bring the experience closer to the user. Using the app, users can now snap a picture of that stylish stranger, the celebrity in the magazine, expensive fashion products they see in the shopping malls or even the dress worn by a character in TV.

"They just need to upload to get instant results. From there, they can explore through the selection and find an alternative to purchase on the spot," said Wang Gang.

"It's fast and efficient as it saves the user time and frustration from having to browse the Internet for hours to find a similar look.

"Furthermore, we are affiliated with around 300 global ecommerce stores and with over a million products in our catalogue, there is bound to be something for everyone. This is also definitely faster than getting a personal stylist who will only find similar items limited to their store," he further explains.

Hoping to create a bustling and dynamic fashion community, users can choose to search, discover and create collections, shop or head on to the trending section to know more about what the majority of users are buying. With a high-tech team that's consistently improving the brain behind the technology, the algorithm is often reworked to ensure best results are delivered.

However, with chaotic backgrounds and clutter in the picture, will it still be able to generate results that are visually similar?

"Definitely," said Gang.

"We understand the importance of having a seamless search process for the user. We have spent close to a year in perfecting a technology that delivers impressive visual results even with bad conditions such as bad lighting or a messy background. The science behind the search is perceptive enough to differentiate what should be searchable," he further added.

Free to download, Chic-Finder is available at the App Store from 2nd January 2014 onwards.

About the Team

Led by Wang Gang who has over 8 years of experience in computer vision, the Chic-Finder team has a combined experience of 25 years in computer vision, software engineering, mobile development and fashion industry.  Passionate about creating visual solutions that is beneficial to digital businesses, the team is constantly innovating new solutions that could help create more engagement and interaction between users and the


Learn more about this fashion app at
http://www.chic-finder.com/app/

SK Planet Inc. today announces the launch of their first major mobile app, Styletag, for finding, sharing and buying the most-wanted styles of the moment.  The dynamic, free fashion app will be released for iOS 7 (iPad, iPhone and iPod) and on Google Play for Android.  Styletag aims to bring real-time street fashion inspiration to a network of fashion savvy users.

Trendabl, the mobile social media platform designed for fashion enthusiasts, has introduced e-commerce, allowing their community of over one million users to shop the items they see instantly without ever leaving their Trendabl feed – making it the first social native commerce platform in fashion.

Stylinity Sets the Stage for Fashion Social Media Sharing

Stylinity, a new fashion tech startup merging social media, e-commerce and the in-store experience, announced today that it will debut its Style Stage at The Limited.  The unveiling of the Style Stage, an internet-ready selfie studio, will take place at The Limited's flagship store at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Infinite Wardrobe, a small Brisbane startup with big dreams, and a strong development team have given Australians the power to buy and sell their clothes and accessories without fees.

Snapette, a business unit of PriceGrabber®, the first location-based fashion shopping application, announces a major update to its app for iPhone, iPod touch® and Android which enables users to purchase products directly on its mobile app and have items shipped to them anywhere, globally.
attune fashion erp

attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, today announced attune for Retail (a4R), a retail enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed specifically to solve the needs of fashion and lifestyle brands that operate their own retail stores.  With attune for Retail, fashion retailers can implement a tailored ERP system that supports their unique business requirements within weeks, not months – enabling them to quickly and cost-effectively gain the benefits of having a retail storefront to engage with target customers.

Rent the Runway, the leading destination for designer dress and accessory rentals, is making designer fashion more accessible with its first ever app for iPhone and iPod touch. The standout feature, aptly named Dress Match, allows women to snap a photo of their favorite dress – whether discovered while shopping or spotted on a friend—and match it to an identical or similar Rent the Runway style using photo matching technology. Users can place rental orders for all items within Rent the Runway's inventory from over 175 designer brands. The app is designed at launch for iOS 7.

All Items in the clearance section of Lids.com to be dynamically priced

Today's digitally enabled shoppers are consistently looking online to secure good deals on sports products. This leaves merchants with the challenge of providing pricing that is attractive to customers, while also having a positive effect on their bottom line. Leading dynamic pricing developer, Digonex announced today that they have teamed with the LIDS Sports Group to undertake this challenge for the sports merchandise marketplace.

STYLBAR Democratizes Style Advice, Offering Users Feedback from their Trusted Circles of Friends and Professional Stylists

Announcing the launch of STYLBAR, an application that offers real-time fashion and style engagement, as users get feedback from friends, stylists and fashion enthusiasts. STYLBAR democratizes the concept of styling services, a resource formerly limited to celebrity and well-to-do clientele.  The platform makes it easy to post, comment and seek real-time photo-based fashion feedback at either the point of purchase or in the decision-making process "worth the cost, hot look?"  The launch marks a new social platform geared exclusively toward lifestyle fashion apparel and accessories.

Personalized fashion marketplace Lyst announced today the launch of its integrated checkout which enables customers to purchase from multiple designers and retailers directly on Lyst. Developed by Lyst, this proprietary technology securely stores users' payment and shipping information, thereby replacing the multi-page checkout and allowing customers to purchase products in a single step.

Have to Have (Havetohave.com), an e-commerce advertising network, today announced the launch of a shopping app for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The app is available as a free download on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

Privalia, the online leader in fashion "flash sales," with operations in Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Mexico, is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to boost its expanding online sales business through mobile and social channels to meet the dynamic needs of its 11-million digital consumer base. Privalia organizes online flash sales, a phenomena that offers personalized, limited-time offers to consumers at attractive prices.

Global fashion and apparel software specialist, Momentis Systems, has released its latest eBook offering expert guidance for retailers on exploiting the global fashion franchise management opportunity. The eBook's author, Momentis Systems' UK Managing Director Dominic Potter, reveals how the franchise model offers the lowest risk route to international markets but explains how inefficient management processes of franchisees and insufficient understanding of new markets result in huge overheads that are unsustainable.

GT Nexus and TradeCard today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement.  The companies are leaders and pioneers in cloud-based technology platforms that link companies together in commerce networks.  Both provide—and operate—advanced business collaboration networks that the world’s leading companies rely on to better manage physical and financial supply chain processes on a global scale with thousands of trading partners.

E-commerce jewelry brand develops new platform that will revolutionize direct sales

Chloe + Isabel, the innovative e-commerce jewelry brand, today announced the launch of a new online platform for its network of merchandisers. With the launch of the new platform, Chloe + Isabel integrates social media and direct selling – taking the traditional Avon-model for direct sales into the digital age, and demonstrating its leadership in the social commerce space.

TEXbase, a leading provider of on-demand Product Integrity Management software is named Innovator of the Year by Montana's Prospera Business Network.

TEXbase delivers quality assurance data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance solutions that protect brand equity, improve product quality and achieve regulatory compliance.  The solution supports the apparel, footwear, home textiles and consumer products industries for brands, retailers, suppliers and independent testing labs.  Many of the world's leading brands enjoy the benefits of TEXbase.

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