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Trail Mix or a Bikini?

Posted by on August 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

I thought I had seen the evolution of the vending machine hit its pinnacle yesterday when I managed to buy Moroccan Chicken with Herbed Couscous from our brand new Fresh Direct machine in our company café. (Under 500 calories, and ready in under 3 minutes! I love technology!) But alas, today the Standard hotel has shown me that there’s no price too high, no fit too tricky, that you can’t sell literally anything from a vending machine…and somehow make it seriously cool.


Through a partnership with the Standard, Quicksilver is reissuing its original boardshorts from the ’70s and ’80s (but with modern fits and fabric) and selling them and the above bikini in boardshort/bikini vending machines that will be located poolside at the Standard hotels, in Standard boutiques, and online.

We’ve now seen sex toys, microwaveable meals, and bathing suits sold this way, and it begs the question: what else could be sold in hospitality vending machines?


  1. I loved the kettle caramel flavor, so did my boyfriend. The popcorn is crunchy since it is covered with caramel. It sounds wierd but it is worth the try!Check these guys out for really good, and unique, flavors. The cheese course duo is one of my favorites, but I've liked everything I've tried. Too bad they're in Scottsdale. Time for a trip back.