Abercrombie and Fitch
Posted: 2009-03-20. Categories: Abercrombie and Fitch

Goodness gracious,

Glad to read your Off The Shelf and glad to share a concern about one retailer, Abercrombie and Fitch. I personally find this store so ridiculous that I can hardly stand up for people who shop there.

However, most of the customers are unsuspecting young people, who want so badly to look like a clone of their friends that they will buy items even if they do not ring up at the expected/posted sale price.

This happened to us a year ago and I started to believe that the problem was happening throughout the chain that I wrote to the State Attorney General to complain. It seems that every teen I ask has had the experience of the young sales clerk (who looks and acts the “Abercrombie” image that the teens desire to emulate) saying “if it doesn’t ring up on sale, it is not on sale.” This of course is bogus in most cases, but the teen shoppers are sucked in by it if they don’t know the law.

I want to see more young people standing up for their rights. I am also curious to know how often this happens at the more expensive clothing stores.

Thanks for your site.
Melissa Belevender

1 Comment to "Abercrombie and Fitch"

  1. Retail Bandit says:

    Dear Melissa,

    Thanks for writing in, I’m delighted that you found Off The Shelf and are enjoying the content we’ve provided.

    As for the Abercrombie and Fitch persona, it could be just another lazy teller, “too busy” to do his or her job. I’ve encountered all types of sales-people over the years. It’s a shame that so many teens are getting ripped off though. It’s nice to hear they have someone standing up for them in your area.

    Keep up the fight against retail rip-offs.