Please do not misunderstand why I am asking you to go to A&F on Saturday – I am asking you to visit the store to show that you are just as beautiful as their emaciated mannequins and the young adults and kids CEO, Mike Jeffries, feels are the hot kids.
In fact, Mike Jeffries said that he “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store.” So, in an effort to go along with Mike Jeffries’ desires – do not bring money or credit cards.
He also said that other brands are having problems because they are trying to cater to all people.
“Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. The companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla.”
What I suggest is that people who are full-figured visit his stores – not to shop – because he does not want you shopping there – just go in and look around – take up space – comment about how ridiculously skimpy the clothing is and that only anorexic people could even fit into their clothing.
Most A&F stores are packed with merchandise and the shelves and racks and displays are so close together most individuals who are full sized would have problems navigating through the store.
When there, pick up a pair of slacks or shorts or a top and ask a clerk if they have it in “Extra Large” or even “Plus Sizes.” It might be fun hearing the clerk grovel for the right words to explain to you how the CEO doesn’t even want you in the store at all.
Another thought. Be sure to let your kids or grandkids or nieces and nephews know that you will not be giving them gift certificates or money to shop at A&F.
For anyone wanting to see a detailed article about A&F’s CEO’s comments about how his clothing line does not cater to fat people, please visit:
Oh, by the way, have you ever navigated through a corn maize? That is what it is will be like walking through A&F. I believe it is intentionally designed and laid out for skinny customers only.
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