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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?
Stitsh offers blog-style online photo galleries of real people on London streets. Photographers catalogue the clothes and accessories they are wearing and hunt them down in retail stores. Stitsch visitors can then click through from the photo to the site where they can purchase the spotted item.
L’Oréal in Portugal is offering an interactive solution called Sensorium, which offers consumers an innovative form of selecting exactly which perfume is right for them. Consumers interact with the Sensorium - a gesture-based interface - to answer a series of key questions developed to determine which L’Oréal fragrance is best suited to their personalities, tastes, preferences and lifestyles. Three resulting perfumes are then displayed on the screen along with detailed information about each one.