When it comes to both fashion and technology, you can almost never have too much novelty. But at some point your product – whether it’s garb or a gadget, has to add value. And in the worlds of both fashion and technology – even more so at their intersection – it has to be cool. Amiright? These are both areas where new ideas can be valuable just because they’re new, but at some point you just have to get real. So this week, I present to you some very novel, very cool, very real – apps and gadgets. It’s not even that they have everything figured out yet, but they definitely seem to be on the path to success.
The Invisible Bike Helmet: An Airbag on the Go. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. If you can’t get style-conscious people to wear a helmet, give them an airbag. TechCrunch
Little Black Bag Stows Away $8 Million in Funding For Social Shopping. Based off the Japanese tradition of “fukubukuro”, VCs are betting hard that women will both buy and trade items online. All Things D
Cash Mobs: How the Internet Can Revive Local Shops. Part flash mob, part Groupon buying frenzy without the deal. Cash mobs are beginning to make an impact on local business. Telegraph
App Fab: The 10 Best Shopping Apps For Fashion Bloggers. Except you don’t need to be a fashion blogger to appreciate a stellar mobile shopping experience. Do you take shopping seriously? Then definitely download these apps. IFB
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