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Store of the future: MySpace meets mall

Interactive Web enabled shopping is the latest gambit to entice young consumers.
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Will social media influence your shopping habits? If IconNicholson--a digital design firm that couples technology and retail shopping--is correct sites like Facebook and MySpace will influence what you buy. After all, your friends will be able to vote on what you're trying on. And if you're lucky your pals may even buy it for you and then IM you through the mirror to tell you about it. Shoppers, say friends in Rome, could monitor your shopping habits at these interactive shopping terminals.

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More terminals. Each comes with a keyboard and touch screen.

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A screen of what a shopper may look like.

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Screens above the terminals entice you to buy goods.

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In store, you can interact with those friends in Rome via your interactive mirror, which will show IM messages like "try new color."

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These mirrors will also read RFID tags on clothing to give you more information.

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These screens will get you pricing info when you can't find a customer service rep.

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PC screen. Meet mannequin.

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Revolving video ads go here.

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Nearly every store of the future display had a big helping of video screens.

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An array of Symbol devices. Biggest benefit: You could pay for goods right on the spot.

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The floor also becomes a big promo area.

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Video screens rotate. No idea how this is going to entice a consumer. May get you dizzy though.

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Realtime tracking of in-store sales and traffic.

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The general idea. The convenience of e-commerce in the store.

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Each boutique has a pod.

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