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9 vending machines with eclectic inventory

By: Matt Hickman on Jan. 30, 2012, 8:40 a.m.
swimsuit vending machine

Photo: The Standard

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Swimsuits (U.S.)

So you’ve just checked yourself into one of Andre Balazs’s super-trendy, pool party-friendly Standard Hotels in Hollywood, downtown L.A., Miami or New York. You remembered to pack your cool kid clothes, but you forgot one little thing: your swimsuit. But not to worry, as you can purchase a pair of sporty, $75 Quicksilver board shorts — or a simple black bikini for the ladies — at a poolside vending machine that also peddles pool-appropriate paraphernalia like sunglasses and $28 sunscreen. Or, if you’d like to pretend that you purchased your eye-catching trunks at a poolside vending machine at a hip boutique hotel in Miami, you can just order them online.