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These sites let you buzz about your material world desires, but the medium keeps from bringing you close to the materials.
Closet Couture lets you put photos of your wardrobe onto a mannequin to figure out what to wear. You can also turn to a virtual stylist to tell you what clothes to buy.
Design blog Notcot compiles a gift guide for the kids who like to say hi-ya.
Organize your closet with Closet Assistant--a virtual closet makeover tool of sorts.
Why brave the mall? Gifts ordered online let you get personal without leaving the keyboard.
Is that pair of jeans lame? Maybe the Internet knows.
Product pitches and venture riches were on display at the TechCrunch party in Menlo Park last weekend.