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Insta-Shopping: The New Way To Shop!

Instagram is a wonderful app – it let’s us keep in touch with our friends, let’s us post a collective scrapbook of sorts for our friends to see, and it’s a great way to… shop?

Yep! Insta-shopping is probably my new favorite thing and my bank account agrees! I, personally, love shopping at boutiques and countless small boutiques have started featuring items via their Instagram accounts to sell them through the pictures they post!

It’s super easy! A boutique will post a picture of an item they’re selling on a model, and then instruct their followers to comment on the picture with a S,M, or L for size along with the email address linked up to their PayPal account. The boutique will then send you the invoice immediately, you log on to PayPal and pay, and that’s it! Your order will ship out to you as easy as that!

The whole process has changed the way I check my Instagram because some of my favorite boutiques update their stock very frequently throughout the day. This is really changing the way consumers shop, and I find it so fascinating how the Instagram community has utilized the app for an alternative purpose!

If you want to try out Insta-shopping for yourself, I recommend starting with these four accounts that I really love to use! Have fun and start shoppin’, collegiettes!

1. Flaunt Boutique (@flauntboutiquetx)

2. BPriceless Boutique (@bpricelessaccessories)

3. Airabella Active Activewear (@airabella_active)

4. Violette Lane Boutique (@violettelaneboutique)

Taylor is currently a senior at the University of California, at San Diego where she is studying for a BA in Communication Studies. She is the Co-Correspondent of the HC UCSD chapter, and also a member of the lovely Alpha Omicron Pi, Lambda Iota chapter. While she isn't busy reading 50 pages every day for her communication classes, she enjoys reading a plethora of other types of books (especially anything by Malcolm Gladwell!). Other interests include eating Gouda-grilled cheese sandwiches, drinking lots and lots of tea, attending concerts, watching Parks and Recreation, and attempting to buy every beauty product that Ulta and Sephora can offer. She has also been self-proclaimed as Katy Perry's #1 fan #katycat4life. 
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