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Fashion App Cost Estimate

What is a fashion app?

A fashion application is a web, desktop, or mobile application that allows users to share their fashion choices and purchase clothing. Fashion apps typically enable users to search for new clothing items based on style, size, color, brand, price range, seasonality or popularity. Users can then create personalized shopping lists of the items they like or save specific items for future reference. Some fashion apps also let users share photos of themselves in certain outfits with friends who use the app. Fashion apps have much in common with other social networking and e-commerce apps. One of the most popular fashion apps today is Poshmark, which helps you buy and sell clothes and accessories. Examples of fashion apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a fashion app?

A fashion app usually costs about $55,000 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $40,000 or as high as $70,000. A fashion app with a low number of features (also known as a minimum viable product, or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality. For example, here are some previous fashion app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a fashion app?

A fashion app usually takes 733 hours to build. However, a fashion app can be built in as few as 533 hours, or in as many as 933 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous fashion apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your fashion application

Fashion apps give users the ability to shop for clothing from their smartphones. These apps usually offer curated selections of outfits, styles, and brands in order to help users easily purchase new clothes for work, social events, and other occasions. In order to achieve growth, fashion apps should create a sense of urgency by promoting limited-time sales and discounts.

Risks and challenges of building a fashion application

A fashion app faces the risk of unauthorized use of other brands’ intellectual property (e.g., trademarks, logos, designs) and the risk of infringing on a competitor’s copyright or patent. It is recommended to contact an intellectual property attorney before building your fashion app to ensure that you are in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.