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Kate Spade introduced her younger sister — Kate Spade Saturday — to the world in June ’13, and she’s taking the Kate Spade “Live Colorfully” philosophy to a whole new level. Saturday is a younger, fresher, more casual and affordable brand perfect for a younger, fresher, more tech-savvy demographic.

Following its launch online, Saturday debuted a new retail concept that I believe may be the future of shopping. Think less brick and mortar and more window-shopping with an interactive twist.

With Manhattan as their test market, Kate Spade teamed with eBay to launch four digitally enhanced window shops on the island. The plated-glass windows showcase 30 Saturday items that don bright colors and curb appeal. Next to the window display is a large, iPad-like screen where the consumer can search, select and order items.

Why not just order online?

Here are the benefits:

  • See the products’ true quality and color
  • Orders are delivered free within one hour of placing your order
  • The shop is open 24-hours per day
  • The carrier waits for the consumer to be completely satisfied upon delivery before taking any payment
  • Displays are ever-changing and can easily pop up in different locations

Pure marketing genius if you ask me. Too bad I don’t live in Manhattan where I can take a stroll down Orchard St. on my lunch break, pass the Saturday window shop, see a dress that would be perfect for my work event later that night and have my order delivered to the office before I return from lunch. A girl can dream right?

See the window shops in action in this video.

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