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iPhone savvy shoppers might want to gird their bank accounts, as the Lustr iPhone app launches today. Lustr is like Foursquare meets a sample sale—a massive location-based sample sale of 3,500 brands in 2000 stores in New York City. It works like this, you love Bird and you've pre-set your Lustr preferences on your iPhone (maybe on the new iPhone 4?). You've just exited the L Train at the Bedford stop on your way to brunch. Lustr knows that you're now in the 'burg and immediately alerts you to let you know Bird has markdowns on Alexander Wang and Vena Cava. Pretty cool. Lustr is also privy to other special events like trunk shows, in-store events, "whisper-sales" and exclusive to Lustr deals. Depending on how badly users want to shop, they can also personalize their notification radiuses to, say, a few blocks or half a mile. Lustr is a free download on iTunes, so you can save a few dollars here to use for your shopping later.
· App Aims to Boost In-Store Shopping [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Lustr Fashion Finder [Official Site]