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A Chinese shopping centre is opening a special parking lot exclusively for women. The lot offers wider parking spaces and extra lighting in pink and purple. Specially-trained female parking attendants will also be on hand to guide ladies into parking spaces. Wang Zheng, an official at the shopping centre, said the car park aimed to address women´s strong sense of colour and different sense of distance.
Why it matters
Putting gender equality aside, are even public spaces like car parks appreciating the importance of consumer targeting and wider experiences?
“Avenade” is a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture that has created a new product purchase application. The application lets people interact with a movie screen while the film is playing, touching a good (i.e. a bag) and immediately knowing where they can buy that product and how much it costs.
STORY started as a startup fashion retail store and has now become a permanent pop-up shop: same location, but new retail layout every 4-6 weeks. Each month is a new “chapter”, such as COLOR, with an art-gallery installation feel, the point of view of a fashion magazine, and sells items like a small boutique.