Kohl’s, Snapchat Team Up on an Easy Way to Shop for Athleisure Gear

The retailer and the app changed the inventory available via their AR virtual closet to reflect Covid-19

Snapchat’s AR Portal technology enables users to virtually browse a selection of Kohl’s athleisure products Kohl's/Snapchat
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Department store chain Kohl’s teamed up with Snapchat on an augmented reality virtual closet earlier this spring, enabling Snapchatters to browse clothes from home via the messaging application.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the inventory in that virtual closet pivoted to athleisure items for the many people working from home.

Snapchat’s AR Portal technology enables users to virtually browse a selection of Kohl’s athleisure products, and the app’s shoppable AR technology enables them to make purchases without leaving Snapchat.

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Kohl's/Snapchat

The lens is live in the U.S., and can be accessed via Lens Carousel or the Snapcode below.

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Kohl’s chief marketing officer Greg Revelle said, “As a reaction to our new environment, we’ve had to change many of the things that we do on a regular basis, including the way we engage with our audiences on social media. This virtual closet experience has given our audience a chance to experience the products they’re shopping for right now in a new way.”

The retailer and Snapchat also teamed up on a virtual window-shopping experience during last year’s holiday shopping season.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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