6 Best Apps for Buying Luxury Items from Your Mobile Device

These extravagant apps will make you feel like royalty (if you can afford it!)

Online shopping has successfully made the leap from the web to our mobile devices, allowing anyone to purchase almost anything they want with just a few taps.

As the mobile shopping trend continues to flourish, even the most unexpected luxury retailers and service providers are seizing the opportunity, with the ability to buy the ritziest, most glamorous stuff imaginable.

Check out some of the most impressive and expensive things you can buy from the apps listed below. 

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Your own private jet with JetSmarter

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What We Like
  • Occasionally runs insane promotions.

  • Lets you avoid the hassles of the airport.

What We Don't Like
  • Constantly changing prices and membership plans.

  • Limited service to low population destinations.

Need to book a private jet to fly across the country or over the Atlantic in just a few hours? No problem! XO from JetSmarter has you covered. Simply use the app to hail a jet, design your travel route and even make your payment, all with the convenient help of the in-app concierge and customer support from Certified Aviation Experts. Be prepared to pay a hefty price for your flight, though: A trip from New York to Paris in a heavy jet will cost you a cool $175,000.

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Designer fashion items from the Neiman Marcus app

Designer Handbags
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What We Like
  • Upload photos of garments you like to see similar offerings.

  • Flip to Find feature lets you swipe through the catalog dating app style.

What We Don't Like
  • Occasional glitches can cause you to miss out on big sales.

  • Unreliable customer support for the app.

  • Only on iOS.

Forget visiting stores and boutiques in person every time you want to check out the latest must-haves in designer fashion. With the Neiman Marcus app, you can see all the newest arrivals in handbags, check your points balance, find out about events, connect with a nearby store, and securely make a payment. You can even use the camera feature to snap a photo of a shoe or handbag you love to see if it's in stock.

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Beluga sturgeon caviar from the Caviar app

Caviar
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What We Like
  • Option to schedule delivery or pick up 24 hours in advance.

  • Includes extensive information about local fine dining.

What We Don't Like
  • Customer service gets mixed reviews.

  • Not available in all areas.

Caviar is the name of a food delivery service that can bring you almost anything you want from your favorite local restaurants, including one of the most expensive delicacies you can get: actual caviar, of course! If you're in Manhattan, you can use the app to have a 17.6-ounce tin of beluga sturgeon caviar delivered to you for $3,449. And if you'd rather skip the raw fish eggs, you can enjoy the app's colorful menu photos and restaurant choices to choose a different type of cuisine.

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Helicopter flights to your house in the Hamptons with the Blade app

Helicopter
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What We Like
  • Reasonable prices on helicopter rides to New York area airports.

  • Excellent in-flight service.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited service range.

  • The Android app is buggy.

Imagine just tapping your smartphone screen three times to be seated on a helicopter and off to the Hamptons just 10 minutes later. With the Blade app, it's possible. Forget about dealing with charter companies, just search and pick a flight on the app. You can even crowdsource a flight if you need to leave at a specific time. It may be fast and convenient at just 45 minutes from Manhattan to the Hamptons, but it'll still cost you $500 for a one-way trip.

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Champagne from the Minibar Delivery app

Champagne
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What We Like
  • Reliable delivery times.

  • Responsive customer service.

What We Don't Like
  • No same-day service outside of major cities.

  • The available inventory is not always up to date.

For the best selections in liquor, wine, spirits, and beer, you can use the Minibar Delivery app to not only browse through what's available but also have booze delivered to your front door. An ice-cold bottle of Dom Perignon 2000 champagne can be delivered in under an hour to you in Manhattan for just $550.99. Simply add your favorite alcoholic beverage to your cart using the app, enter your address and payment information, and wait patiently for it to arrive.

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Sailboat and yacht rentals from the GetMyBoat app

Sailboat
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What We Like
  • Widely supported across the globe.

  • You can directly message boat owners and tour operators. 

What We Don't Like
  • Hourly rentals require a minimum charge.

  • Price filters are unreliable.

GetMyBoat lets people secure boat rentals from over 26,000 boats in 110 countries. From powerboats and catamarans to sailboats and yachts, just pick the location on the map provided in the app and start browsing photos and prices of all the impressive watercraft available. Reserve one with a single tap, or even contact the owner if you've got more questions. Need a big, fancy yacht for an extravagant party event? Expect to drop a few thousand dollars for just a one-day rental.

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