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April 10, 2013

This Amazing Body Scanner Helps You Find Jeans That Actually Fit

If you’re like me, you hate shopping. You either have to trek to the mall and try on an endless slew of clothes, or shop online with the fear you’re not actually the size you think you are. Retailers don’t make it easy either — if you’re a size 8 at American Apparel, you’re a size 10 at H&M, or a size 12 at Zara. It can be super frustrating when you’re trying to find a pair of jeans. There are just so many styles, fits and new-fangled types of jeans.

But hey, it looks like finding the right fit and style of denim just got a little easier. Bloomingdales is unveiling Me-Ality, a “digital sizing station” that scans your body, calculates your measurements and matches these specifications to jeans that are in-store or online.


This could make even the grumpiest shopper (ahem — me) dance a jig, especially since finding the right pair of jeans can be akin to Chinese water torture. The scan takes about 10 to 15 seconds and you get a print-out for future reference. They also create an online profile for you so the next time you’re looking for some new denim, you’ll be given recommendations for the style and brands that are the most flattering for your body type.

Great! Now I won’t have to wait anxiously for my high-waisted jeans to arrive in the mail, only to find the darn things don’t fit.

This is the first time Me-Ality has been available in department stores. It’ll be available in 30 malls nationwide including five Bloomingdale locations. Not all of your favorite brand names will be available, since Me-Ality can only recommend brands that provide sizing info. Some of the companies that have hopped onto the body-scanning bandwagon are J Brand, 7 For All Mankind, True Religion, Citizens of Humanity and Hudson – just to name a few.

I’m in! Anything that makes shopping less of a hassle is a life-saver in my books.