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Like what you saw or read here? Interested in getting rid of some of that pesky extra money you've got just sitting under your mattress? Well, consider throwing a few bucks in my tip jar!
During my recent move I came across things I bought and never wore. Every single item still has the tags intact. In an effort to raise money for the “Ashly and Nessa need reliable internet” foundation, I am making some of these items available to you, the consumer.
Here we go:
CITY CHIC PLEAT PARTY DRESS IN JADE SIZE 3X
The color is actually much more green than it looks in this photo. Bought online, never worn. They are listing it for $49, I am looking to get $40 for it.
LUCKY 13 FIRST CLASS DRESS SIZE 4
Bought it, hated the fit through the bust. Listed originally at $109 or so, I think, looking to get around $70 for mine.
TWIST TEES CHARCOAL RUFFLED NECK HENLEY SIZE 3
Bought as a well-meaning gift, but absolutely not something I would ever wear. Tag says $28.50, asking $20 for it.
Please, get these things out of my closet and onto your fabulous bodies. If you are interested in making a purchase, message me or e-mail me at newageamazon at gmail dot com.
As you are such a popular and internationally successful high-street store, I would like to know what your reasoning is behind stocking items such as this.
As someone who has bought Topshop products before, I am concerned that with this slogan Topman is condoning and even encouraging a sexist attitude which I am sure many of your customers find abhorrent. In comparing a woman to a dog, as this product does, you are alienating and degrading not only a huge proportion of the people who buy Topshop products, but also an entire gender.
If the statement is intended to be ‘ironic’, then I suggest you add similarly ‘ironic’ racist or classist slogans to your t-shirts - perhaps the customers who bought this will find them similarly amusing. However, unless you are exclusively targeting misogynist males, the use of the slogan on a mass-produced, branded t-shirt is dangerous and harmful. To trivialize sexism and make it a fashion statement is regressive. Perhaps gender equality is not your key concern as such a huge company, but given your global influence on style, I would hope that you would not use your platform to belittle and abuse half the population.
So it’s that time of year when the weather starts cooling off and, in some places, the snow starts falling. And it’s beautiful for about two minutes before you realize you’re freezing cold and the road conditions suck.
Well, Glamour Kills is hoping to help a few lucky winners out with at least one of those problems. They’re teaming with Buzznet to run the Glamour Kills Winter Contest where you can win your choice of two Glamour Kills limited edition hoodies to keep you warm. And the grand prize winner wins an 8 gig iPod Touch to listen to while you wait for the roads to clear…or when you’re stuck in traffic behind a snowplow.
Head over to enter! You’ve gotta live in the US and you’ve only got until December 10th to get your entry in. And don’t forget to visit Glamour Kills on Buzznet!