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Open Letter to Victoria’s Secret

March 10, 2008

I had my own complaints about Victoria’s Secret recently, as did the Nipple Project folks – Sara at Suburban Oblivion has now joined in, noting problems with the company’s sizing, catalog, and lack of nursing bra options.

A snippet:

Long story short, quit worrying about what you think men want, and start listening to the people actually pulling out the cash. Women spend 80 cents out of every household dollar. Thats all women btw, not just the size 2 ones, or the super model types. We would be more than happy to throw some of that your way if you’d cut us a little slack and start giving us the attractive, well-fitting underwear we want.

Read the rest.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 10, 2008 2:34 pm

    As long as VS is both sizist and disdainful of making bras for women with full breasts they remain on the list of stores I boycott at all costs. An actual conversation between me and a VS employee in Cool Springs Galleria circa 1996:

    Me, walking by innocently….

    Store Employee: Ma’am would you like one of our coupons? [tries to hand me a glossy flier with coupons for the store]

    Me: You don’t make anything that fits me.

    SE: We do sell perfumes, bath gels and body lotion

    Thus began my long and arduous journey of refusing to buy the product of any store that makes clothing, but does not sell it in my size.

  2. March 10, 2008 2:55 pm

    Ugh. And I hear you on the “full breasts” problem. My previous post was basically one long complaint about how boobs the size of mine (or larger) do *not* need extra padding in the bra, but good luck finding one without at VS.

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