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Customer as Designer

Consumers seeking uniqueness are pitching in on creation

Implications - As a growing number of companies release customizable products, consumers are becoming more geared toward exclusivity. In a bid to stay distinguished, the public is willing to opt out of mass-appeal products, opting instead for items that they are able to design themselves, ensuring uniqueness and satisfaction.
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Megatrends
7 Featured, 54 Examples:
1,377,957 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Apr 09 — Sep 09
Trending:
Warm

Featured Examples

Personalized Headphones
Personalized Headphones
iFrog Delivers Sound and Style the Way You Want it
Ear Pollution by iFrog gives you headphones with the best sound mixed in with your own personality to provide you with harmonious listening. iFrog Ear Pollution allows you to customize your own headphones… MORE
Wild Customized Nails
Wild Customized Nails
Minx Nails Personalizes Your Nails With Insane Sticker Styles
Minx Nails have made it impeccably easy for you to literally match anything to your nails with their outrageous sticker styles. The thought that Minx Nails has made it possible to wear plaid pumps and… MORE
Personalized Printed Pumps
Personalized Printed Pumps
DreamHeels.com Lets You Design Your Shoe & Earn Money
The printed pump has been a fashion staple for decades, with zebra, snake, or leopard print shoes making their way into designer collections year after year. But now, a new website called Dream Heels lets… MORE
Personalized Record Jewelry
Personalized Record Jewelry
Junkprints' Recycled Vinyl Necklaces Honor Retro Music
Junkprints is now offering personalized recycled record necklaces that can be made with up to nine letters in three different fonts. If you have something more intense than 9 letters in mind, you simply… MORE
Personalized Thongs
Personalized Thongs
Hanky Panky Underwear & Saks Offer One-Day Customization Station
On May 2, New York residents will have the opportunity to create a personalized pair of Hanky Panky underwear at Saks Fifth Avenue. The promotion is for one day only and runs from 10 AM to 6 PM. Naturally,… MORE
Customizable Cut-Out Footwear
Customizable Cut-Out Footwear
Uncut is a Pair of Slippers at the Tip of Your Scissors
Custom fit slippers are at the tip of your scissors with this self-adhesive footwear. Ernest Perera’s Uncut slippers are a DIY solution to finding the perfect fit. These slippers start with a simple design—a… MORE
DIY Designer Blazers
DIY Designer Blazers
Customize a Jacket at the Barneys Boy by Band of Outsiders Event
Love the classic schoolboy designs from Boy by Band of Outsiders, but covet one that’s yours and yours only? Head to the Barneys Boy by Band of Outsiders event to create your very own blazer with the help… MORE

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