Upscale vending machine sells curated luxury goods

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We've written about 'curated consumption' on several occasions before, including such contenders as Ranking, Ranqueen and Stack. A new entrant in the area recently caught our eye, however, not least because its hand-picked offerings are sold through an upscale vending machine. U*tique bills itself as the world’s first interactive, automated luxury store for “life’s little emergencies and indulgences." Currently debuting at Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal, U*tique lets consumers learn about select luxury and personal-care products and have them conveniently dispensed to them with a swipe of the credit card. Only 50 products are available at any given time, and…

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