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Breathe Marie, Breathe. Earlier I vented my frustrations about getting visibly plus size models to model the plus size clothing being offered to us. Your comments and concerns were so welcomed and inspiring! Today? We are losing Salon Z at Saks Fifth Avenue.
I am pissed. BEYOND. Cleans my glasses, takes a deep breath, and tries to focus. I hear rumors floating and now, it has hit the damned ceiling. So, it was reported on Lucky, shared on twitter, and popping up across the internets:
SAKS is pulling its Salon Z from all of its locations
Poor Sales they tout.
Where do I even begin?
You have plus size inside “select” stores, barely advertise, merchandise, advertise or celebrate it- THEN (due to lack of awareness) you PULL OUT. Haha, I have seen this done before at another retailer… Having plus size in most (not all, cause few are doing an okay job) department stores sets it up for failure! NOW they want to PULL OUT all of its plus size options?
Are you serious?
I am not sure if they understand the message that not only Saks but the other retailers that have brick and mortar stores but that sell plus sizes ONLY online send. Like what Marie?
Well, here are a few that come to mind:
- We will take your money but please, oh please, do not come into my store
- You really do not matter
- I do not know how to serve you
THIS MAKES NO SENSE, especially after it was SAKS who dared to carry high end designer clothing in plus sizes, carried an impressive amount of contemporary plus size clothing, and actually appeared to give a damn about the contemporary plus size woman.
So, where does this leave us with Salon Z Closed?
- Lord and Taylor?
- Specialty Plus Size Stores?
- Plus Size Boutiques?
WHY would you deny the plus size woman fashionable rights and options, when she holds 28% of the purchasing power, yet you only chose to spend 17% ofthe apparel dollar on her?
AND since you are going online, How about a visible plus size model?
SMH. THIS is despicable and makes no business sense to me!
Please let me know how this makes you feel. I cannot be the only person pissed off by this.