Selfridges Gets High-Tech with (Non-Creepy) Fitting Room Cameras
If you're anything like me, when you shop, you spend about an hour debating whether or not any particular item is worth your hard earned money. You try it on, look in the mirror, do the spin (booty check!) and then ask any available stranger for advice. I also have a tendency to take photos of whatever I'm eyeing and text/tweet/facebook them to any and all friends.
Now, my extreme indecision is being rewarded by UK department store Selfridges. Selfridges has installed cameras in their fitting rooms, but not for leering, don't worry. These cameras allow customers to take photos of themselves in their potential outfits, and here's the best part- from every angle! That means no more craning of the neck for the obligatory booty check! Another great part of the built-in camera system is the social aspect. Customers can share the photos they take with friends for easy and instant feedback!
Selfridges then and now
I'm all for this idea personally, I love that I can get more objective pictures (unflattering as they may be) of outfits to help me decide what works on my body. I can't stand when I put something on, and from what I can see in the small little mirror it looks fabulous, only to realise when in front of a full length at home that I was completely tricked.
With all the boxing day shopping that I am sure all you chicks are doing, I think this technology is sure to come in handy!
So, are you for/against, in love with/can't stand this idea? Would like to see this technology in your local stores?
Special thanks to thehighlow.com for sharing this great story with us!
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I think it would make lineups for dressing rooms even longer than they are now, people would just be taking photos forever :/
It sounds great.
I'm on the fence about this. It's a cool idea but I don't know how secured the cameras are. Plus, it's kind of invasive and now the stores have got your pictures on record...
Love this idea!! I hate going out of the room to look at a mirror everyone must share, thats the worst! Especially after having a baby..
It sounds great, but I don't think that I'd trust it. It would be too easy for some pervert to switch the camera out or wire it to their own viewing room.
wow this sounds awesome!!! man, hope this idea makes it to toronto markets soon!
i think the idea is neat but i'd still be unsure of using it too, you an never be too careful!
This is an interesting concept for sure...not too sure how much i would trust it just yet tho. I'd like it to look at myself, but I dont know how much my friends personally would care how I look in a shirt or whatever LOL.
This sounds like a great Idea. I can tell you how many times I've left a
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