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Now even Dubai does discount
Thanks to its success, the planned expansion of Dubai’s only discount shopping mall has been met with interest from retailers.
Why it matters
Despite a warning of an oversupply of retail space from the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, along with the tightening of consumer spending, the Dubai Outlet Mall has announced expansion plans. In a city where being the first individual to purchase the latest item at full price is actually a badge of honour worn proudly, what will this mean for the same retailers in other malls? Is this the start of a flood of budget stores invading Dubai?
Happy Hippo is an organic store that is laid out according to 6 different types of healthy eating consumer. The categories HIP, HEALTHY, HURRY, HIPPIE, HUNGRY and HOT are arranged by food types and by their level of ethical importance.
SNIFF is a project by artist Karolina Sobecka with software design by Jim George, and it could mean big things for the future of window shopping. A 3D image of a puppy is projected against a shop window in NYC. Using infrared lights and a camera, the puppy is able to track passerby’s position and direction of movement and respond to them.