November 20, 2013

Showrooming

 kate moss by Corrine Day sofaKate Moss by Corrine Day, 1993

Yesterday The Oxford Dictionaries announced that the Word of The Year 2013 is ‘selfie’, a term that most social media users are more than familiar with.
Just like Matthew Schneier at style.com, I find the list of runners up a lot more interesting, like the term showrooming for instance. I admit I showroom from time to time for various reasons, but had no idea these actions had a name.
Do you showroom?

showrooming: the practice of visiting a shop or shops in order to examine a product before buying it online at a lower price. [ORIGIN early 21st century: from SHOWROOM ‘a room used to display goods for sale’.]

Comments (7)

  1. November 20, 2013
    irene laura said...

    Love that photo of her <3

    http://www.ontomywardrobe.com

  2. November 20, 2013
    MARJOLEIN said...

    I definitely showroom! Not for the price difference, but also for the pretty packages and better return policies. I mean who doesn’t like to receive a pretty net-a-porter package?

    And when you make up your mind about a product nothing beats a simple call to the UPS guy. 😉

    x

  3. November 20, 2013
    Q said...

    love me some Kate!!!… original bad gal!

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

  4. November 20, 2013
    Fashion Snag said...

    Showrooming….you feel guilty when you are doing it!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  5. November 21, 2013
    Karima said...

    Guilty. But mostly because the online shops have better return policies if I change my mind…

  6. November 21, 2013
    Ulla said...

    Yes, I showroom. Partly for the price difference. Partly to avoid impulse-shopping, so that if two days later I’m still haunted by that pair of Stella pants I, 1) know it fits 2) won’t regret the money spent 3) get it delivered to my front door. 🙂

  7. November 21, 2013
    Kajsa said...

    then I showroom all the time! that is a cool word. Admit I have taken my share of selfies 😉 http://kjandersen.org/

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