Wednesday January 22, 2014see more by jen
I had a life changing moment last week at Bloomingdales in South Coast Plaza when I received an unexpected, complimentary Me-Ality body scan in the designer denim department and I am giddy with excitement to be able to share it with you. The future has arrived ladies!
Imagine finding a designer jean in the perfect fit for your body, without having to try them all on. It’s almost too good to be true, right?
If there is one thing I hate more than shopping for a swim suit, it would be shopping for a pair of designer jeans. I hate jean shopping, with a capital H. Why? Because I have to take a gazillion pairs of jeans in the fitting room, and my size is never the same from brand to brand.
Anyway, the time had come to get a new pair of jeans and Susanne told me they had some denim on sale at Bloomingdales, so I bit the bullet and went into the designer jean section. At first, I went at it alone, grabbing many pairs in different ranges of sizes. I literally took about 30 pairs in the dressing room.
Soon after, an associate asked me if I did the Me-Ality scan? The Me-Whaty? I had no idea what she was talking about, so she shared that it was a complimentary fitting service so I went over to check it out.
The machine looks like a futuristic chamber. The Me-Ality guy took down my name, email, asked me to take off my watch and into the chamber I went. A wand circulated around me twice, taking my measurements using 200,000 points of reference. The scan lasted about 30 seconds.
When I got out, on the computer screen was a long list of designer jean brands, listed in order of the best recommended fit by brand in MY SIZE for that brand.
One of my top matches was the Hudson Jeans – Collin Skinny. Wondering if this scanner REALLY knew what it was talking about, I went and picked up ONE pair of Hudson Collin skinnies in the size recommend in my results and headed to the dressing room.
It would have been hard to believe it I didn’t experience this myself, but…
They were the PERFECT fit!!
And no, that is not me pictured above.
It works! It’s crazy but it works.
If I would have started with the scanner, I could have essentially tried on ONE pair of jeans and saved an hour of misery from trying on all the others. The best thing is the Hudson pockets give the illusion of a smidge more somethin’ in the tush. Me-Likey Me-Ality!
When I got home, I created an account on me-ality.com using the email they did the scan with. In my profile, were tons of recommendations for jeans, skirts, dresses, tops and sweaters, WITH size recommendations. I have to say, looking at the suggestions and the sizing, they were right on. I just can’t believe this service is all for free.
If you find yourself in South Coast sometime soon, stop by for a Me-Ality body scan in the jean section. It will be well worth your 5 minutes. You too will likey-likey!