Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, ” says today that the company will open a digital clothes store called the “Meta Avatars Store” where people can buy clothes for their digital avatars. The news is got to share during an Instagram Live with Eva Chen, Instagram’s Vice President of Fashion Partnerships.
Zuckerberg thinks that the new fashion clothing options will give people a chance to express themselves through their virtual lives. Whether or not many people spend money to dress up their virtual selves.
In a brand-new virtual store on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Users will be able to buy virtual clothes for their digital avatars. Starting next week, you’ll be able to buy digital costumes from Balenciaga, Prada, and Thom Browne in the store. Meta hasn’t said anything about how much these digital clothes will cost. It’s important to note that Meta avatars will still be able to get free clothes.
Zuckerberg says that Meta wants to be an open market for clothing designers and manufacturers
Based on what Zuckerberg says, “We’re opening an Avatars Store where you can buy digital clothes to make your Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger avatar look the way you want.
Digital goods will be a big part of the creative economy and a big part of how people express themselves in the metaverse. I can’t wait to add more businesses and bring this to VR.”
In the next week or so, the Meta Avatars Store will start to roll out in the US, Canada, Thailand, and Mexico. The company hopes to bring in new brands soon.
As part of its commitment to growing the metaverse, Meta has been working hard to improve its avatars. Early this year, Meta added 3D avatars to Instagram, and at the end of the year. It improved its avatars for Facebook and Messenger. In addition to new looks and skin tones. The update also gave avatars new tools to make them easier to use. The same avatar can now be used on all Meta platforms, including virtual reality.