Post contributed by Josef Beal -
Lyst.com is a new social shopping site that allows users to shop like their favorite bloggers and those they follow on Twitter. Users sign up to follow "lysts" of bloggers, stores and tweeters, allowing them to see items featured by these "lysts." The items are linked by Lyst.com to site where users can purchase the items, eliminating the endless search for merchandise from specialty labels not often found outside of major markets. Users can create a curated "lyst" of their own personal favorites, like a Pinterest for apparel. The best part: when you sign up with your twitter or facebook, Lyst automatically signs you to follow the "lysts" of those you follow or have "liked", respectively.
Lyst works on an affiliate model, so it "incentivises them to make the site as engaging as possible for users," according to Mike Butcher of techcrunch.com. The site makes money from its partners only when it generates sales.
Sources - Lyst comes out of the closet to open up high fashion, Techcrunch
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