By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer|
Shopping has taken a new twist by creating a virtual method of trying on clothes.
The company Trendage, has taken this another step further, by personalizing the experience, which allows you to customize your own body.
Trendage provides the comfort of not having to leave your home.
There are many choices of clothes you can choose to mix and match with for any occasion, such as: dresses, tops, bottoms, to sunglasses and scarves.
When you visit their website, www.trendage.com, it welcomes you create your own personal look.
You will see six types of themes: country, EDM, and rock concert’s, workout, family reunion, and anticipating spring.
You will then see a section where it reads ‘body,’ when you click on it you have two choices: default body or to customize a body.
The options provided to customize are: height, weight, inseam, waist, arms, hips, shoulders, neck, calves, face size, face position and skin tone.
“I think its really cool because if you are petite like me, you don’t really know if its going to fit, I would personally go into that,” said student Kimberly Gonzalez-Quinter.
There are also four types of faces you can choose from based on your personal preferences.
It even allows you to pick your background, to fully enhance the experience in creating a perfect look.
There are a variety of top brands to choose from such as: ROMWE, Rent the Runway, FarFetch, Bloomingdales, TopShop, Nordstrom, Ted Baker and MÒDA ÒPERANDI.
Depending on the brand of clothes you want, prices can vary. The pricing for formal clothing ranges from $300
Casual clothing, which is less expensive ranged from $15-$30. One of the brands was Maurice, which was listed as ‘out of stock.’
Trendage even acts somewhat like a game. When you share your look on Trendage’s Facebook page, they reward you with points.
They even allow others to see and like the style you have created. The more likes you receive the more points you acquire.
Trendage even has a leader board showing who is top ranked of “today” and “all time” based on their point system.
“Business-wise it is a great idea, but the psychology of being assured by others liking your photos, and maybe not getting a lot of likes, may bring a self-esteem down,” said student Iriana Balbian.
Another problem that may arise from virtual shopping is, “Drawing more customers for online shopping and reducing sales for stores, as well as not experiencing the customer service because you are just buying what you are looking for,” said student Johanna Aguilar.
Although online shopping may be more accessible, it simultaneously takes away the face-to-face communication, taking human interaction out of the equation.
“A problem that may occur is finding the same jackets from two different brands except one is a generic brand, and the other is a name brand,” said student Sandra Perez.
This new way of online shopping, it seems to intrigue some students to try it for themselves.