Macy's offers 'magic mirrors' for trying on clothes

November 24, 2010 4:54:13 AM PST
The holiday season is a time of year when it gets too busy for some shoppers to try on clothes before making a purchase.

That's where the "magic mirror" comes in. Macy's is experimenting with interactive mirrors allowing customers to avoid dressing rooms all together.

First, shoppers take a picture and virtually scroll through the clothes in the computer catalog. Then, with a flick, they try them on and manipulate the garment until it fits and determines the correct size.

The system will print a photo for approval. The program can even suggest accessories to match the item.