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Top Fashion AR Apps

Fashion
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Mario Stipetic

CX lead

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Nina Juretic

Senior UX and UI designer

UX Consultancy Guide for Clients

By reading this article, you will get a perfect overview of how innovative companies uses augmented reality in the fashion industry.

If you are a team member of a company that invests in AR, you will see how competition solves various AR challenges.

If you are a company owner that is considering UX UI design of a similar innovative app please contact us here.

Here is the list of AR apps presented in this article:

  1. Zara AR app concept by Supersuper agency
  2. Burberry AR collaboration with Google
  3. Nike Fit app
  4. Shopify AR
  5. Wanna Kicks - Sneakers Try-on Camera
  6. Zara Shop the Look
  7. Converse Shoe Sampler
  8. Inkhunter AR app
  9. Wanna Nails
  10. Uniqlo augmented reality app
  11. Timberland augmented reality mirrors
  12. Lacoste LCST
  13. Sephora AR makeover app
  14. L’Oreal virtual makeup app
  15. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mirror
  16. Ray Ban-Virtual Try On

Technology is changing fast and is becoming a part of our daily use. Let's take a look at how the fashion industry is keeping up with these new technologies.

All the major studies on the state of fashion predict retailers will invest in these new technologies.  The State of Fashion 2018 writes “more than 75% of fashion retailers plan to invest in AI (artificial intelligence)in 2018/2019.” That number is huge, but also very real. Here is why.

Big retailers are already taking advantage of the existing technology and what it can offer them. Technology is helping sellers reach customers and get them to spend more. If you are able to try something at home, maybe something a store near you didn’t have and you can easily order it from the comfort of your home you will be most likely to buy it. These apps help customers visualize how something will look on them without the hassle of actually trying clothes on or waiting in lines for fitting rooms. Let’s take a look at some of those apps.

We also compiled a comprehensive guide on how to design similar innovative mobile app, please download it here.

Zara AR app concept by Supersuper agency

The concept first previewed what is possible with augmented reality in the fashion industry. If you are a company owner that is considering to design a similar app please contact us here.

Burberry AR collaboration with Google

Click on the image to see the video on the burberry.com page

Burberry added an augmented reality view of their collection accessed directly through Google Chrome AR tool. Obviously, Google has a strategic plan to integrate AR in all its search results, and this collaboration is just testing grounds.  The augmented reality results only show in the USA and UK for now.

Nike Fit app

Nike is planning to release Nike fit AR option in the near future to tackle the online feet measurement challenge. Nike reported that:

- 60% of people at any given time are walking around in the wrong size shoe and
- Half a million people complain about purchasing the wrong shoe size a year — just in North America.

Shopify augmented reality

Shopify AR uses Safari browser to overlay selected Shopify products on top of your existing interior. If you are using Shopify you can leverage this great technology and let your customer see the product almost real.

For that to work, you should of course, build your product in 3D tool and then upload it to Shopify platform.

Wanna Kicks - Sneakers Try-on Camera

With wanna kick app you can preview your Sneakers before purchase. Download the app here and try it yourself.

We also compiled a comprehensive guide on how to design similar innovative mobile app, please download it here.

Zara Shop the Look

In the April of 2018, Zara created this cool augmented reality app that enables you to see and shop the look/collection that AR enabled you to see in front of you as if you were sitting at a fashion show. It was an instant hit and has trended on social media.

Converse Shoe Sampler

This app was one of the pioneers in retail augmented reality back in 2010, it helped Converse lovers try their sneakers - the classics of the new collection. It was also possible to purchase the sneakers.

Inkhunter AR app

Inkhunter uses augmented reality to overlay how tattoo would look on you arm or leg. First, you need to mark the spot with a pen, and then the app will be able to overlay the graphics.

App store and Play store download.

Wanna Nails

Wanna Nails app overlays the augmented reality over nails to find out how a perfect color and glow would look like.

App store download.

Uniqlo augmented reality app

Uniqlo, known for quality clothes and good customer service created this AR experience back in 2012 with big mirrors and LCD screens that let you choose clothes and colors without actually going to the fitting rooms.  

Timberland augmented reality mirrors

Similar to Uniqlo, Timberland as well as many others retailers have implemented augmented reality mirrors in their marketing campaigns as a way to entertain and attract shoppers.

Lacoste LCST

Lacoste created a modern and young looking application which attracted more than 30,000 users that engaged and used the apps AR features. Essentially, a shopper would open the app, answer a few questions, browse through shoes and sneakers and then try them on. They could see different color variations and prices.

Let's see what is happening in the cosmetics world because AR is quite successful there.

Sephora AR makeover app

This app, also created by Modiface is very popular on Itunes and ranks pretty high on #44 with ratings of 4.7 from almost 20,000 obviously happy users. And there is a good reason for that, the app is actually pretty great. You can browse through all the products and try them on your face at that moment. The result you see through augmented reality is pretty fascinating.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sephora-makeup-hair-beauty/id393328150?mt=8

L’Oreal virtual makeup app

L’Oreals app created a lot of heat. L’oreal bought a company called Modiface, they were a major AR beauty company that created many customs augmented reality apps (eg for Sephora, Estée Lauder). Interestingly, not often mentioned, Meitu, a Chinese AR beauty company is worth billions.

We also compiled a comprehensive guide on how to design similar innovative mobile app, please download it here.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mirror

Similar to the apps, the Magic Mirror is literally a big mirror in which you can try different looks that show an accurate image of how you would look with different makeup looks. A team that created this is again Modiface. Customers love it because it enables you in a matter of seconds to see how a certain look would fit you. No need to actually spend time painting your face or buying those products in advance. This creates happier customers because it saves customers money by not buying the wrong products and hence spending that amount on things they will actually be happy about. Increase in sales after introducing Magic Mirror showed exactly that.

Ray Ban-Virtual Try On

Ray-Ban offers its customers an augmented reality app that helps to choose the right glasses and sunglasses. It shows you all the Ray-Ban assortment and helps with the shopping itself.

2.7 review / 89 ratings / https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ray-ban-virtual-try-on/id900630471?ls=1&mt=8

Summary

Here are some numbers to close with. By 2022 over 120,000 stores will be using augmented reality globally. By 2020, 3% of e-commerce revenue will be generated because of augmented reality experiences. That equates to US$122 billion in revenue worldwide. The conclusion? Adapt fast!

If you are a company owner that is considering UX UI design of a similar innovative app please contact us here.

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