Alternatives for the Chinese Fashion Apps Banned in India

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated July 1, 2020

Fashion and shopping apps can be exciting for some, "therapeutic" for others, and even boredom-killers that offer endless inventories to browse for most people. Whatever "Shein," "Club Factory," and "ROMWE" were to you, they are now banned in India as part of the retaliative action against the Chinese. You may still find them on mobile app stores, but they will be gone soon.

However, you are not left without any platforms to help you scratch that itch and indulge in fashion news and shopping.

Here are the top five shopping apps for clothes and accessories that you can use in India right now.

Myntra (Android, iOS)

Myntra is a door to a world of fashion trends, special offers, hassle-free shopping, and shipment tracking. It offers products from over 2,500 brands, covering clothes, accessories, footwear, beauty products, and even gadgets. Myntra provides a personalized experience, allowing users to set up a profile that receives news feeds about the specific fashion styles, icons, and brands you love and follow.

ZARA (Android, iOS)

Intidex's giant retail brand, ZARA, is still available for India's market, and it's a pretty good way to let your shopping steam off. From clothing trends and notifications on the arrival of new collections to fully-fledged product catalogs and lookbooks, the ZARA app content is updated every week. If you happen to be in one of the 20 ZARA stores in India, it will help you get more info about the products by scanning the QR codes on the tags.

Lifestyle (Android, iOS)

Lifestyle's online shopping app is an electronic gateway to one of India's most visited department stores. The app enables the users to locate a nearby store, save favorite products, add digital wallets for quick payments, or just order something online. It offers a loyalty program, order tracking, feedback sharing, and even the management of returns. As for the things you can buy, the options include clothes, accessories, footwear, and beauty products.

Koov (Android, iOS)

Koov is one of India's most popular online fashion shopping destination, offering clothing, footwear, accessories, and home furnishing for all ages and genders. The reason why people love it is that it's focused on being lean, quick, and easy to use. It supports managing returns, saving orders and products, and it also offers a powerful search tool with many filters.

AJIO (Android, iOS)

AJIO is one of the highest-rated online shopping apps in the Indian market, partly thanks to its contemporary interface. Also, due to the discount deals that it's making available for grabs. AJIO is a complete "styling creator" offering products from 850 international and local brands, many of which are exclusive to the platform.

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