18 Brilliant Retail Brands Using Instagram

People are falling hard for Instagram, the insanely popular, free, photo sharing iPhone app. Trendsetting fashion bloggers, tech-savvy celebs and forward-thinking brands are wooing this artsy, social media-infused mobile app.

This user-friendly smartphone app is appealing because it helps people transform simple iPhone photos into fancier, shareable photos in just a few clicks. Instagram filters help even the most amateur iPhone photographers turn their snapshots into art that they can then share with their friends on their personal blogs and their favorite social networks.

Instagram users can find other users to follow using the app to browse via most popular or keyword search. We hope to see a more sophisticated and even web-based user search in the future. For now, we browse through Twitter accounts, blogs and Tumblrs to find the user names and then follow through the Instagram app. You’ll be surprised who you’ll find — more and more people and brands are joining each day!

Here are a few of the fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands that caught our attention while we were playing around with Instagram, one of our newest and admittedly guiltiest pleasures:

  1. Burberry
  2. Gucci
  3. KateSpadeNY
  4. OscarPRGirl
  5. Bergdorfs
  6. Marc Jacobs Intl
  7. Desigual
  8. Club Monaco
  9. The Outnet
  10. ProjectShow
  11. Loccitane_USA
  12. Sharpie
  13. iLoveBoxie
  14. Starbucks
  15. Threadless
  16. Incase
  17. StyleCaster
  18. Fashism

In order to follow these brands, you must do FIND contacts when your in the Instragram app on your iPhone. You can search by their USERNAMES and then follow them. If you need help finding photos, you can use Webstagram, an Instrgram web viewer.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    May 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

    So cool that huge social media brands like Starbucks, Gucci, Desigual and Burberry starts using Instagram!

  • Reply
    Fashion, Social Media + Mobile Marketing Blog » 10 iPhone Apps The Fashion Industry Can’t Survive Without
    May 18, 2011 at 6:46 am

    […] and Posterous to avoid downloading those apps! Need to know what brands to follow? We’ve made a list for […]

  • Reply
    Fashion Social Media, Mobile + Commerce Marketing » The Psychology Behind The Rise Of Microblogging
    June 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    […] the rise of microblogging platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram, one has to wonder why these virtual tools are currently in vogue.  As people transition from […]

  • Reply
    Fashion Social Media, Mobile + Commerce Marketing » In Fashion, Instagram Is Here To Stay
    June 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

    […] wrote about Instragram first, then told you the hot brands to follow and we’ll going to finish it here: Instagram is here to […]

  • Reply
    Fashion Social Media, Mobile + Commerce Marketing » Instagram Metrics: Check Your Rising Photo Metrics
    June 19, 2011 at 10:58 am

    […] we love Instagram and it’s our top pick for photo sharing until we get our hands on Facebook’s new mobile […]

  • Reply
    Fashion Social Media, Mobile + Commerce Marketing » The Asian Felines The Fashion Indusrty Should Be Following On Instragram – Seriously
    August 15, 2011 at 5:01 am

    […] understand that some of you, as brands or social media personalities, may have yet to jump on Instrgram. Well, we may have just found the perfect reason for you. And that reason is […]

  • Reply
    The High Low » Which Social Media Platforms Will Take Off in Fashion in 2012?
    January 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

    […] visual goals as Tumblr, but in a prettier, scaled-down way.  Fashionably Marketing noted that myriad labels are already quietly using the platform as yet another channel of self-expression.  Like Facebook and Twitter, we believe […]

  • Leave a Reply