Soooo have you ever had a situation where you saw someone wear something SO CUTE you just want to buy it from them, right then and there? Okay, so maybe you just want to ask them where they bought it…. but they are a stranger and you one either feel weird asking or two you ask them (they might find you to be strange) and they tell you they got it two years ago or 10 years ago or in some far distant land that you will never travel to. SAD DAY.
What do you do? I usually consult my favorite search engine, Google, and use some pretty descriptive long-tail keywords to find THEM or something super similar. Sometimes I win this search battle, but most often I lose. And it sucks, because when you saw that gorgeous item of clothing or beautiful pair of shoes, you would do anything to have them. And there is nothing you can do… UNTIL NOW!
Have you ever heard of the Hunt? Well this is PERFECT for those situations. You can sign up for free and help others find what they are looking for, or just post items you want, whether you find something on a model on Pinterest with no clue where the clothing came from (or no source), want to find a similar item to something another blogger posted, but it is old or from a thrift store or just want to have fun by helping others find their dream clothes/shoes.
When I first signed up, I immediately saw a pair of swimsuit cover-up pants (see above) that I KNEW I saw on another blogger not too long ago. And just like that I helped give another person an option to a pair of pants they really want! Now, she was asking for the exact pair, but I figure that won’t always be possible. Might be really old or sold out, so I thought giving her another option would be good too. Here is what I found:
All I did was enter the link and post it in the search. It will obviously be helpful too when I see something I really want, but don’t know where to find it! You can easily upload pictures from Pinterest, Tumblr, Instgram or directly from the link to Start a Hunt and specify what you want out of the hunt. Do you want to find the exact item (might not be possible, but worth a shot), a similar item or the item on a budget? For me, I would probably ALWAYS be looking for the item on a budget, so just something similar or a look alike at a more affordable store.
Currently I am on the hunt for something similar to these gorgeous heels from Zara, as seen on Dora from Fashion Painted Dreams! So I am going to start my hunt to find something similar, because Dora already posted that they are an old pair from Zara and completely sold out. Hoping I find something as cute really soon!
It was as easy as one, two, three. I posted the link from Dora’s blog, choose the photo of the heels, and now someone can easily add a link to help me find similar shoes.
Anyway, what do you think? Will you sign up to use The Hunt to find the items you are looking for?
This post is sponsored by the Hunt, all opinions are my own.
amyJune 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM
this is such a great idea for a site! i will have to check it out.
LeighJune 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Looks like a great site I’ll have to check it out! Have a great week!
RenaJune 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM
Many thanks for this great idea! Because when I see a piece which I really like on another person I must possess this piece 😉 So I know what I will do if this happens the next time to me …
xx from Bavaria, Rena
AlyssaJune 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM
I’m going to have to check this out–I’m always seeing things I like online but can’t find to buy (which is probably a good thing for my wallet!).
zahraJune 3, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Love this idea! But would someone need to be searching for this same thing to be able to tell you where to get it? I guess I don’t get that part!
RachelJune 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM
No! Not at all! I signed up and there is a feed like most social sites you would be on, and you can follow any Hunt you want to. So when I signed on I saw those lace pants that someone wanted. All I did was find the pants and post the link for her, but I wasn’t looking for those pants for myself, if that makes sense!
zahraJune 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM
ohhh i got it! I’m going to check it out for myself – thanks for the heads up!
stylishbynatureJune 4, 2013 at 2:46 AM
Great idea !!
AmyJune 4, 2013 at 2:57 AM
such a great idea! love those zara heels!
Leopard and Lillies
amyJune 4, 2013 at 5:23 AM
going to have to go check this site out. Have a great week
Shanna SchneiderJune 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM
This is such a genius site! This happens to me all the time. I am going to have to sign up! Thanks for the info! 🙂
irene lauraJune 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM
Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other on bloglovin and Google + ? …just let me know :3 <3
irene lauraJune 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM
followed on fb, bloglovin and g+ 🙂
ashleighJune 5, 2013 at 9:46 PM
This is like the coolest thing ever!
AkikoJune 8, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing and I’d love to sign up 🙂 xo akiko