shopping   //   January 24, 2015




When it comes to shopping, there are three groups of people: online-only (who doesn’t love the thrill of seeing a package arrive on your doorstep?), in-store only (they need to “feel and touch” the items before purchasing), and those that fall somewhere in the middle. I’m part of the latter group. I love the ease and convenience (and, yes, the arrival of package still excites) of online shopping. I like being able to logon and, with just a couple of clicks, check out the newest arrivals from multiple stores. However, I’m also a touch-and-feel person and I really love the actual experience of shopping – going in to the store, browsing through racks, trying things on. Not to mention, there’s no shortage of amazing boutiques in Dallas and they’re all worth a visit. What if there could be a combo of both? Good news: there’s an app for that.

Founded in January of 2013, House Account is an app that allows shoppers to connect with local boutiques. Users select the shops they want to follow and from there, a stream of merchandise from those stores will appear in your personalized feed. You can “like” (the equivalent of an online wish list!) or comment on products you might be interested in or have questions about. It also lets you easily chat with a sales associate, put an item on hold, and if you see something you can’t live without, the app will even let you arrange for an in-store pickup. It basically lets you browse all your favorite spots with the aforementioned ease and convenience that online shopping offers.

For those that live in Dallas, the app includes favorite spots such as Canary, Cabana, Stanley Korshak, Tootsies, Ylang 23, and Elements. But it’s not just Dallas. House Account features over 450 boutiques across the U.S.! It’s a navigation-based app, so no matter where you are, you can always find the shops. This is the kind of feature that will come in very handy when you’re in a new city and have absolutely no idea where to go. Rather than spend 30 minutes googling around for local shopping guides, just log on to House Account. Simple as that.

For more, check out this great interview with House Account’s founder Laura Vinroot Poole and click here to download the app.

This post was sponsored by House Account. All opinions are my own.