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    The Future of Shopping is Magic

    Jane Jetson

    In a 1963 episode of The Jetsons, Jane Jetson has been invited to the theatre. To choose her outfit for the evening, Jane enlists the help of her daughter, Judy, and a futuristic projector. From the comfort of the family living room, the projector is able to enter “dress selector mode,” which maps outfit suggestions onto Jane’s figure in real-time to give her a glimpse into potential looks for her special night.

    While deciding what to wear today isn’t quite as sophisticated as Jane’s dress selector (or even Cher Horowitz’s computerised closet in the 1995 film Clueless) this year saw a number of companies experimenting with new technologies that elevate and enhance the shopping experience both online and offline. From magic mirrors that make product recommendations to grocery stores where there’s never any lineup because there’s no checkout, the industry is toying with the idea of the enchanted.

    (To read Electric Runway founder Amanda Cosco’s full article, head on over to Wareable)

  • News

    We’re Throwing a Party

    …a fashion tech party, that is! And you should totally come. This month, Electric Runway has teamed up with We Are Wearables Toronto to present Back to the Future of Fashion—an entire…

  • Speaking

    My Talk From Fashion Tech Berlin

    Holy nerves. With an audience of more than 500, Fashion Tech Berlin was easily the largest speaking gig I’ve done to date. My presentation explored wearable tech and the future of fashion,…

  • Shoptalk: the Next Gen Commerce Event

    With 3,000 attendees, 300+ speakers and 350+ CEOs, Shoptalk is an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy any product, service or experience. Shoptalk provides…

  • Read

    LightSlant Salon: The Art of Humanizing Robotics

    Light/Slant, a new content series celebrating the confluence of science and the arts, invited key thinkers —including designer Behnaz Farahi— to share insights on the art of humanizing…

  • FashTechTV

    Fashion Ware Show at CES 2016

    In our search for fashion tech at CES, we check out the annual Fashion Ware show, hosted by fashion designer and former project runway contestant Nick Verreos.…

  • FashTechTV

    The Store of the Future

    I travel to Chicago to check out the Store of the Future, an immersive retail experience that combines the high-touch benefits of brick-and-mortar with the high-tech features of online shopping.…