Smart mirrors for easy shopping
The new high-tech dressing rooms
Technology has just made its way into the dressing room. A handful of retailers are testing out smart mirrors that enable you to replicate in real life a lot of what you do when you shop online. Here’s where to find a few magic mirrors around town.
Rebecca Minkoff Developed in partnership with eBay, the in-room mirrors at the new Pac Heights boutique track what you bring in to try on. Request different sizes, adjust lighting and purchase without leaving the fitting room. 2124 Fillmore St.
Nordstrom Valley Fair Also powered by eBay, these full-length dressing-room mirrors mimic the experience of shopping online. Shoppers can even scan bar codes of items they’re trying on to see whether different sizes and colors are in stock at the store. 2400 Forest Ave., San Jose
Neiman Marcus The department store’s custom-branded Memory Mirror is set up outside the fitting room and lets shoppers compare styles with side-by-side views. Try on a dress in one color, snap a pic from the touch screen and then see how it looks in other colors and patterns. Need a second opinion? You can also share looks via email or Facebook. 150 Stockton St., San Francisco, and Broadway Plaza, 1000 S. Main St., Walnut Creek