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80 Shopping Innovations

From Fitting Room Freevertising to Android Assistants

— August 7, 2010 — Business
Shopping has certainly evolved in the last century and the recession has brought an increased need to revolutionize the way we shop.

From fitting room freevertising to interactive merchandising, these shopping innovations aim to bring out the shopaholic in you. Check out these awesome shopping innovations and prepare to reach for your wallet.

Implications - Businesses that can create a positive shopping atmosphere are more likely to gain loyal consumers because no one likes to shop in an unpleasant space. Ever since the credit crunch, many consumers are trying to steer clear of shopping malls that may cause them to open their wallets. Creating an inviting space that consumers will enjoy being in will slowly draw them back to the world of shopping.
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Real-Time Shopping Logs
Real-Time Shopping Logs
Swipely is the Ultimate Capitalist Social Network
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78
Patriotic Shopping Promos
Patriotic Shopping Promos
Sears' 'Heroes at Home' CauseWorld App Supports Military Veterans
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77
Android Assistants
Android Assistants
The FURO Robot Makes You Feel Comfortable While Shopping
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76
Fitting Room Freevertising
Fitting Room Freevertising
American Eagle is Offering Smartphones to Anyone Who Tries on Denim
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75
“Try Before You Buy” Clothing
“Try Before You Buy” Clothing
Norma Kamali Tests New Shopping Model for Hard Times
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74
Prepaid Teenage Purchases
Prepaid Teenage Purchases
The ‘Bill My Parents' Website Requires Mom's Approval
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73
Consumerism-Promoting Parties
Consumerism-Promoting Parties
'Fashion's Night Out' by Vogue in NYC Celebrates Style
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72
Credit Crunch Shopping Sprees
Credit Crunch Shopping Sprees
Eagled-Eyed Bargain Hunters Flock to the Unclaimed Baggage Center
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71
Twitter Shopping Deals
Twitter Shopping Deals
Twitter Launched the Discount-Filled @earlybird Account
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70
Auction Webzines
Auction Webzines
eBay Launches the Inside Source Magazine
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69
Social Media Shopping
Social Media Shopping
Corporate Retailers Embrace Facebook, MySpace and YouTube
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68
Shopaholic iPhone Apps
Shopaholic iPhone Apps
The eBay iPhone Fashion App Makes Clothes Shopping a Breeze
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67
Senior Shopping Aids
Senior Shopping Aids
The HelloTag from Moonhwan Lee Provides Elderly Retail Aid
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66
Interactive Garage Sale Finders
Interactive Garage Sale Finders
The Yard Sale Treasure Map Marks Bargains for Tight Budgets
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65
Lounging Shoppers
Lounging Shoppers
Sherway Gardens Shows the Relaxed Side of Shopping
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64
Social Shopping Networks
Social Shopping Networks
Blippy Asks You What Your Friends Are Buying
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63
Simplistic Gadget e-Buying
Simplistic Gadget e-Buying
The Measy Electronics Website Makes Shopping That Much Easier
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62
Live Shopping Tracking
Live Shopping Tracking
Real Life Fashion Stalking Begins With The Zappos Map
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61
Fake Shopping Advocacy
Fake Shopping Advocacy
Amazero.Com is an Amazon Spoof Site by Green Thing
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60
Artsy Picture Book Shopping
Artsy Picture Book Shopping
The Made and Sold Art Book Allows You to Shop for Products
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59
Crowdsourced Home Shopping Sites
Crowdsourced Home Shopping Sites
Honeyshed
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58
Offbeat Online Market Places
Offbeat Online Market Places
Bonanzle Has Bizarre, Strange and Useless Gifts
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57
Social Shopping Sites
Social Shopping Sites
Couture Society Combines Online Shopping With Social Networking
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56
RFID Grocery Tags
RFID Grocery Tags
Replacing Traditional Bar Codes Could Lead to Faster Checkouts
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55
Aristocratic Online Shopping
Aristocratic Online Shopping
Oakstreet Man Sifts Through the Crap So You Don't Have to
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54
Last-Minute Shopping Sales
Last-Minute Shopping Sales
Super Saturday is Black Friday for Procrastinators
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53
Intuitive Tech Shopping Sites
Intuitive Tech Shopping Sites
Measy Quizzes You to Help Decide Which Gadget is for You
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52
Open-Source E-Commerce
Open-Source E-Commerce
Shopify
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51
Real Life Online Stores
Real Life Online Stores
The eBay Pop-Up Store is a Shift in Web-Based Shopping
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50
Exclusive Car Shopping For Women
Exclusive Car Shopping For Women
Fearless Auto Advice at CarsforGirls.com
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49
High Fashion Airport Boutiques
High Fashion Airport Boutiques
Juicy Couture to Set Up Shop in Airports
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48
Chic-onomical Virtual Outlets
Chic-onomical Virtual Outlets
The Outnet.com is Outlet for Net-a-Porter.com
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47
In-Store Gender Marketing
In-Store Gender Marketing
Aurora Best Buy Targets Women
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46
Scheduling Online Shopping
Scheduling Online Shopping
Mapping Hourly Cyber Monday Deals
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45
Conceptualized Shopping Spaces
Conceptualized Shopping Spaces
The Rroomm Boutique Challenges You to Question Reality
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44
Designers Resisting Online Shopping
Designers Resisting Online Shopping
Karl Lagerfeld Prefers Bricks over Clicks
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43
Picture-Based Shoe Shopping
Picture-Based Shoe Shopping
Modista Helps Budget Fashionistas Score Similar Styles
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42
Eco-Concious Shopping
Eco-Concious Shopping
The GoodGuide iPhone App Scans Barcodes For Product Information
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41
Naughty Retail Windows
Naughty Retail Windows
Window Shoppers Go HOHO for XOXO
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40
Personal Credit Card Readers
Personal Credit Card Readers
The SmartSwipe Revolutionizes Online Shopping
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39
Eco-Friendly Shopping Totes
Eco-Friendly Shopping Totes
Wind Bags Are Sewn Using Wind-Generated Power
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38
Splurge-Worthy Airport Shopping
Splurge-Worthy Airport Shopping
Heathrow's Terminal 5 Rivals Rodeo Drive (UPDATE)
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37
Luxe Egg Boutiques
Luxe Egg Boutiques
Jaime Hayon's Geneva Faberge Salon Offers Understated Egg Shopping
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36
Drive Through Shopping Cart Washes
Drive Through Shopping Cart Washes
The PureCart
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35
Group Buying Sites
Group Buying Sites
Socialbuy Uses Social Media to Find Luxury Bargains
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34
Free Breakfasts to Entice Shoppers
Free Breakfasts to Entice Shoppers
Black Friday Ads For The Recession
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33
Propaganda in Retail Marketing
Propaganda in Retail Marketing
Saks Calls on Shepard Fairey to Lead the Charge
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32
Eco-Oriented Retail Experiences
Eco-Oriented Retail Experiences
Philips Design Circle of Life Teaches Us About the Three Rs
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31
Shopping Dogs to Sell Pet Food
Shopping Dogs to Sell Pet Food
Eukanuba 'Fetch' Ad Campaign
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30
Social Media Shopping
Social Media Shopping
Facebook and Amazon Team Up for an Easy Shopping Experience
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29
Monolithic Mega-Malls
Monolithic Mega-Malls
The Remington Centre Will Be North America's Largest
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28
Naughty Shopping Bags
Naughty Shopping Bags
French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Bare on Pardon Totes
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27
Social Shopper Cams
Social Shopper Cams
The Diesel Facebook Cam is for the Networking Shopaholic
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26
Floral X-Ray Shopping Bags
Floral X-Ray Shopping Bags
The Catriona Mackechnie Packaging Designed by Bibliotheque is Upscale
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25
Badass Retail Promotions
Badass Retail Promotions
'Clothes in Closets' Boast Shopping Bags With Brass Knuckles
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24
Virtual Fitting Mannequins
Virtual Fitting Mannequins
The Fits.me Site Will Revolutionize Online Clothing Sales
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23
Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Touchscreen Cash Registers Make Upselling a Breeze
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22
Fancy Bookstores
Fancy Bookstores
Motto Berlin Makes Buying Literature a Chic Experience
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21
Fold-Out Shopping Carts
Fold-Out Shopping Carts
The Quirky Crowdsourced 'Go Caddy' Hand Truck is Super Convenient
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20
Solar-Powered Shopping Malls
Solar-Powered Shopping Malls
Japan's Aeon and Oasis 21 Green Architecture
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Dinosaur-Themed Malls
Dinosaur-Themed Malls
Galerie Harfa in Czech Republic Brings the Mesozoic Era to the 21st Century
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18
Motley Modular Boutiques
Motley Modular Boutiques
New York's Shoebox Store Has Interchangeable Wall Panels
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17
Champagne Bars in Department Stores
Champagne Bars in Department Stores
The Harrods Veuve Clicquot Boutique
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16
In-Store Online Shopping
In-Store Online Shopping
Intel Point-of-Sale Kiosk Skips Sales Personnel But Not Fitting Rooms
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15
Mobile Boutiques
Mobile Boutiques
The Parra and Stones Throw Pop Up Truck Brings the Shopping to You
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14
Upside-Down Advertisements
Upside-Down Advertisements
The Upside Down Gap Store in Vancouver is a Marketing Win
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13
Personal Shoe Shoppers
Personal Shoe Shoppers
Get Your Shoes Handpicked For You with ShoeDazzle
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12
Upside Down Retail Displays
Upside Down Retail Displays
The Sprize Loyalty Program at the Gap Turns Shopping on Its Head
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11
Basement Boutiques
Basement Boutiques
Iqbal's Underground Fashion Trends from Lahore, Karachi
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10
Credit Crunch Bargain Hunting
Credit Crunch Bargain Hunting
Black Friday Ads Strong, but Cyber Monday Sales Up 72%
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9
Interactive Merchandising
Interactive Merchandising
The Post-Recession Luxottica Group's Eye Hub Store
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8
Spaceshipified Stores
Spaceshipified Stores
Retail Outlets That Boldly Go Where None Have Gone Before
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7
Futuristic Shopping Carts
Futuristic Shopping Carts
The Z-Cart from Mete A. Mordag Makes Shopping Hassle-Free
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Biodegradable Shopping Bags
Biodegradable Shopping Bags
The Eco-Friendly 60 Bag Disintegrates in 60 Days
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5
Mobile Retail Displays
Mobile Retail Displays
The Clothes Keep on Moving at the Permanent Vacation Pop-Up Store
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4
Futuristic Parisian Bakeries
Futuristic Parisian Bakeries
La Patisseries De Reves Creates a Unique Shopping Experience
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3
Interactive Shopping Bags
Interactive Shopping Bags
The Kokoa Hut Bag Makes Shopping a Personalized Experience
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2
Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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Traveling Fashion Boutiques
Traveling Fashion Boutiques
Independent Designer Goes Mobile in Her Airstream 'Hitch Couture'
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