shop local, but all over the world.
want to shop local, and yet travel internationally? this is perfect for you, and me. there’s nothing worse for me than traveling somewhere and ending up in a tourist trap. i want to feel like a live there — if only for a little while. Shopikon is a shopping guide and free app designed to help you discover the best independent local stores and products — but all around the world. Shopikon Features local shops with an indie spirit — all those special shops that culturally define a city and give it its unique, individual flavor. As chain stores fill our streetscapes the world over, this project is a celebration of the independent retailer.
Shopikon has launched applications featuring some of the best marketplaces: London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Vienna, Berlin and San Francisco — featuring approximately 2,000 international shops, and growing everyday. Shopikon profiles the best local shops, including neighborhood bookstores and traditional bakeries to avantgarde furniture and stylish boutiques — even vintage shops, and you can check these shopping spots out on the Shopikon website, as well as on their iPhone App.
where ever you’re headed, Shopikon is quite the brilliant app for improving your local shopping experience, and helping you feel like local no matter where you’re headed — and a great community building tool with its neighborhood tips from locals, plethora of beautiful photos, simplcity, and sync to MYLIST feature with maps & directions. check out their blog, too.