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Vending machines have come a long way since their early days as snack and beverage machines, and they have definitely upgraded! Instead of your usual Snickers and Twix bars, you can now vend for your most coveted designer handbags, thanks to a vending machine that was recently spotted stocked with some of Fall's newest minibags, from Alexander McQueen and Dior to Hermès, and with just the punch of the two- to three-digit code, your brand-new designer bag will drop to your hands. But this isn't the first time we've seen a vending machine offering goodies that weren't candy-wrapped. There have been machines filled with everything from Rollasole's foldable flats to electronics like iPads and iPods and even bras. Beauty brands have also jumped on board with the trend, including Sephora and, just recently, Benefit Cosmetics and the travel-size product retailer 3FLOZ, which have popped up in several airports in the US. So, tell us in the comments below: what do you think of this fashion and beauty vending machine trend?
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