Chutzpah, the Nerve! OLD NAVY CHARGES MORE FOR PLUS-SIZED WOMEN’S CLOTHING!
Did you hear? Old Navy is selling plus sized women’s clothing at a significant markup. “What about men’s clothing,” you ask? No, there’s no mark-up for big men, only for plus-sized women.
Gap Inc, its owner, says that the materials used for women are more expensive. I say, “Really, Gap? The materials cost more for women but not for men? Based on that ‘logic,’ then why aren’t you charging significantly less for petite sized women?”
Plus-sized women, what do you think? Are you willing to pay $12 to $15 more per pant? Are you ready to join the more than 16,000 people who have signed a Change.org petition calling for an end to “discriminatory pricing practices?”
Even if I were to believe what Gap Inc. says about the “why” of it all, I suspect that the mark-up is greater than it needs to be and they are doing it just because their market research says that plus-sized women are willing to pay more. So, yes, I confess, I am peeved. It smells like more discrimination against larger women and more corporate greed, to me. My opinion.
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