Thursday, May 27, 2010
Standard Hotels will provide poolside vending machines for swimsuit purchases!
Vending machine everywhere sell a variety of items. I just saw a vending machine at a local Macy's that sold ipods and other small electronics. Well, now at Standard Hotels, you will soon be able to buy swimsuits from vending machines thanks to a new initiative from clothing company Quiksilver and hotel owner André Balazs.
From Springwise: “A specially designed, co-branded line of men’s boardshorts and one women’s bikinis are available not just online and in The Standard Hotels’ gift shops but also in what just may be the world’s first bathing suit vending machines, located poolside at the hotel’s New York, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Miami locations. The first such vending machine opened in Los Angeles. The Standard/Quiksilver women’s black bikini comes with a waterproof travel bag and sizes extra small- large. The men’s boardshorts includes “a carefully curated list of addresses corresponding to unique groups of destinations near each of the 4 hotels,” as the company puts it, “curated and scribbled out by legendary skateboarder and Quiksilver Creative Director Natas Kaupas.” The theme for the Miami style suit is “Comida is Cuban”; for the LA pair, it’s “Art is Undercover”; for the Hollywood suit it’s “Music Musts”; and for the New York style, it’s “Summer in the City.”“