Gilt Groupe's free iPad app makes shopping easier than ever. Photo: Gilt Groupe

The hottest accessory isn't a statement necklace, an "it" bag, or the shoe du jour. No, if you want to have real style this week, you'll do it by toting around your brand-spanking-new iPad.

With 300,000 of Apple's new digital devices sold the first day it hit stores (April 3), it's only a matter of time before the fashion set jumps on board -- we expect to see magazines, style apps, and new ways to shop on our iPads in no time.

To get you started, here are three fashionable finds for your chic new accessory:

Gilt Groupe: "We have significantly transformed e-commerce at Gilt by injecting a sense of entertainment and competition into the online shopping experience. Our iPad app takes that experience to a whole new level," says Jag Bath, vice president for product management at Gilt Groupe. "With our iPad app, users feel like they are physically touching the products. What's also amazing, especially for our members, is the speed at which they can browse through the sales and add items to their cart."

Just use the iPad's pinch-and-zoom feature to check out details on the sale items, and touch and drag what you like to your shopping cart. Not a member of the invite-only shopping site? Gilt Groupe will grant instant membership to iPad users who download the free app. Oh, and the first 10,000 iPad owners who register for new membership get a $10 credit through the app.

Sartorialist:
Addicted to the popular street-style blog? This free app lets you browse the most recent photos -- giving you a little style inspiration at your fingertips. Now you can't say you don't know what to wear.

Gap 1969: Attention denim devotees: You'll definitely want this gratis Gap app. Watch videos on how to style your jeans, check out new ways to wear denim, and, of course, shop till you drop.

Have an insatiable app-etite? Here's the best in beauty for your iPhone or iTouch.