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I don't see how that would be any different than me ignoring this information about A & F's CEO, or their half-naked catalogues, because I have a great friend from college who worked there for years and loved the company as an employer. The latter is simply not relevant to whether or not they are a business I want to give my money to.
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And like I said, this is just one example of MANY. I hardly believe that the media ONLY shows negative stories about Walmart but ignores those of their competitors, such as Target. That just doesn't make sense.
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I will say this. I only shop at about 4 stores for my clothes. If i found out all 4 of those stores had similar attitudes or philosophies, i dont' know what I would do. I am not a natural clothes shopper and the thought of just going to find some other place to buy my clothes makes me unhappy. it would be difficult for me and turn something i enjoy doing now into something of an unpleasant chore.
I mean its not really any better if the store leader does it but doesn't announce it, is it?
I don't know that there are brands that cater to everyone. I think A+F is not very good quality/style wise and costly for what it does provide. I get that there is a market for it. But don't, wouldn't, won't shop there because it's just not very good.
Might as well go to a boutique and sale shop. When I do go to Macy's, etc. the smalls and mediums are gone. The 2's and 4's are gone (I think they must under buy them, because all the sales racks have are large and xl.) and I do not want to dress like a teenager at 41. So I end up looking forever to find something classy in a shop designed for teens.
Yeah, after I wrote that I realized that I probably was going to get called out on it. I shop for my kids at Gap, Old Navy, crewcuts, etc, they pretty much carry all kids sizes, I think? My kids are young yet, though.
As an adult I am short and need a small size, I honestly (like Kim) don't have a good handle on what the stores that I tend to frequent to carry as far as larger adult sizes. It may well be that they DON'T cater to everyone....but when I wear that brand or that style, it isn't screaming "I wear less than a size 10 and I support that jerks message", you know? In other words, I'm not going to go out and research the opinion of all presidents and CEO's of clothing shops on different weight groups (over or under). However, you can't unring a bell, and now that I know this persons opinion or marketing scheme, I will choose appropriately.
I agree with you about most department stores, I can't ever find my size there ~ they only have larger sizes. We do have one that is an exception and I go there for that reason. Like Kim I tend to shop at about 4 stores. I also don't enjoy shopping, its a means to an end.
Its interesting to see how brands change though. I remember being able to scrounge up money in college and shop out of the JCrew catalog...in College! That wouldn't be the case anymore, they've moved their pricing range up a tier or two and do the wedding thing now and stuff like that.
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I also shop for most of my stuff at Old Navy, and I do it online because I don't like shopping. It's probably why I don't dress appropriately for my age or my job, but what can you do? I buy the kids stuff and add a bunch of things for me. Occasionally I'll branch out to Gap or Eddie Bauer or Macys, all online.
J Crew is an interesting example, they generally do not have much that fits my body type. I don't have a flat stomach, I have big boobs, so 90% of their stuff doesn't fit me even when I am at a good weight.