Slideshow 10 Payment Products from the Fashion World

  • November 30 2012, 11:19am EST
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Amex Hits the Runway

Since last year, Amex has worked with to sponsor daily deals for the fashion elite. The site was designed to increase engagement among Amex's most fashionable customers. (Image: vente-privee USA)

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Baby Phat

Though Kimora Lee Simmons has split from both the Baby Phat fashion brand and former husband Russell Simmons, Russell's Rush Card prepaid card line still includes designs from the fashionista. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Can't Keep Up

The Kardashian sisters' short-lived prepaid card was as much a fashion statement as it was a payment instrument. By requiring users to pay up to a year's worth of fees up-front, the card sent a message that it was for VIPs only. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Bring On the Bieber

Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, known as much for his hairstyles as his song styles, has jumped into the prepaid world by agreeing to promote BillMyParents' prepaid card for teens. (Image: Business Wire)

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Creative Cards

Not into professional designers? For a fee, M&T Bank allows customers to zoom, rotate and crop a variety of stock images as they personalize their debit cards. It also lets consumers upload their own photos for card designs.

Watch Out

The watch2pay wristwatch blends fashion with finance by allowing users to make contactless payments with a specially designed wristwatch.

Sweet Idea

Theme parks such as Hershey Park let visitors keep their wallets in their lockers as they enjoy the water slides. Instead, vacationers make payments within the park using special wristbands.(Image: Bloomberg News)

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Stuck on Fashion

Issuers of the now-defunct Bling Nation's payment-capable stickers could choose from a variety of colors. Some chose solid colors to show affinity for local sports teams; others chose camouflage to show support for local troops.

Cash with Cachet

The U.S. government has been giving its money a makeover since 2003. Though the pictured presidents may like their new look, the designs were chosen primarily to deter counterfeiters. (Image: ThinkStock)

Hands Off?

Biometric payment systems like Pay by Touch never found a wide audience. Perhaps it was a fashion problem — cash doesn't require shoppers to take off their gloves.(Image: ThinkStock)