13 Reasons Why People Hate Abercrombie & Fitch
Things aren't looking good for Abercrombie & Fitch.
The retailer reported that sales are down 10%, and outlook for the future isn't great either.
Abercrombie has faced a stream of controversies that have eroded public perception of the brand.
The company's exclusion of large women
resulted in protests earlier this year. Abercrombie has also upset everyone from Taylor Swift fans to family groups to environmentalists.
We revisited some of the retailer's worst moments.
Eric Platt wrote the original version of this list.
Abercrombie doesn't sell clothes for large women.
Prior to a legal settlement, Abercrombie was allegedly hiring predominantly from white sororities and fraternities.
Abercrombie managers reportedly made an employee with a prosthetic limb work in the stockroom.
Instead of calling employees store associates or cashiers, like most retailers do, Abercrombie calls them models.
Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries said he only wants good-looking people wearing his clothing.
Abercrombie made a t-shirt insulting America's Sweetheart, Taylor Swift.
The stores smell like cologne, inside and out.
The company marks up its clothing by 65% overseas.
The company's ads have been called soft porn by some family groups.
Abercrombie sold shirts that offended customers.
Abercrombie opened a kid's clothing store on one of the classiest fashion streets in the world.
Abercrombie's kids stores sold bathing suits that were too sexy for some people.
Abercrombie is trying to be hipster, but customers are confused.
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