Uh-oh. Looks like Victoria’s Secret have landed themselves in a bit of hot water, after a plus sized shopper revealed how she was made to feel “uncomfortable” in one of its stores.
20-year-old Abbie Walsh-Greenfield wrote an open letter to Victoria’s Secret on her blog, stating how a sales assistant asked her if she was “aware of the sizing in this store?” while browsing.
“Stores like this don’t intimidate me. Walking around this store is the same as walking around the next,” she wrote.
“I didn’t feel uncomfortable by the lack of XL’s (I actually don’t believe that I saw one in that size, anyway), nor by the 5 X-Smalls, 4 Smalls, 2 Medium, 1 Large and 0 X-Large ratio that seemed to be a common theme on the rails around the store. It wasn’t even that, that had bothered me.
“I don’t actually know what the sales assistant meant by her comment, but surely there’s no two ways about it.”
Victoria’s Secret must know that not all of their customers can look like Gigi Hadid (pictured) and have understandably tried to resolve this. They’ve released the following statement:
“Victoria’s Secret expects that all customers be treated with respect. We are reaching out to the customer and will take the appropriate actions as we’re committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcome in our stores.”
We’re glad to hear it!
We wonder what steps VS will take to ensure all customers feel welcome… do you think they might even go as far as offering a wider selection of sizes?
Hmmm… only time will tell!