I thought vending machines were only for soft drink cans! (Sorry kidding) They did go to petty home requirements here and there, but never did I imagine that there would be a vending machine for beauty products too. That’s right, U*Tique Shop is a 50-selection upscale vending machine that is introduced in an effort to satisfy the hurrying diva’s who’d like to get past the beauty counters to get their product in time. It’s a new concept complete with touch-screen interface, interactive LED lighting design and a behind-the-scenes robot that delivers fragile products to customers.
U*Tique is launching this month at Fred Segal in Santa Monica and features top luxury brands such as Lancôme, ZIRH, Bliss, C.O Bigelow and Smashbox, Lancaster, Lipstick Queen, and Zelen among others. This is a cool idea that may save us some time and money too (for the spendthrift wife who drools over every doodle on the display.) With no live sales consultants on, I reckon, you will have to do a little homework before you decide to buy some product.