CEO Of Abercrombie & Fitch Doesn’t Want Fat Customers [Sugar Binge]

Robin Lewis, a retail industry analyst and co-author of The New Rules of Retail, claims that Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries, “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people.” Abercrombie & Fitch does not sell clothing in extra large for women but only for men in case they are buff. Lewis told Business Insider that Jeffries, “doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.'” This isn’t surprising. All of the people that I know who have worked there have expressly told me that they were scouted because of how they look and that when scouting for new hires they were only supposed to choose people who met the beauty standards of the brand.

The creepy looking 68-year-old CE, Mike Jeffries,  told Salon in 2006 that he only wants pretty popular kids to shop A&F, saying,“That’s why we hire good-looking people in our store because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and 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.”

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