You won’t find actress Kirstie Alley shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch anytime soon, and you won’t catch her children shopping there either.
The actress said:
“Abercrombie clothes are for people who are cool and look a certain way and are beautiful and are thin’ and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. That would make me never buy anything from Abercrombie… I’ve got two kids in that bracket, but they will never walk in those doors because of his view of people — forget women, his view of just people.”
Currently Abercrombie & Fitch does not sell clothes in XL or larger clothes. Women’s pant sizes in the store only go up to a size ten.
In an interview with the owner Jeffries once stated;
“we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that…In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
The public has seen Kristie Alley fluctuate up and down with her weight since the start of her acting career. Now in her prime, Kristie isn’t afraid to hold her tongue, but what about you? What do you think about the popular retailer holding out on selling to all shapes and sizes? Would this stop you from shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch?