Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Draws Controversy
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries seems to be getting a lot of dirty looks for things he’s said about other people’s looks.
Jeffries made his controversial comments seven years ago, but it just in the last few days that his name is back in the headlines, thanks to a new book about the inner-workings of the retail business. “The New Rules of Retail” co-author Robin Lewis told reporters that Jeffries “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store.”
Jefferies, now 68, said in a 2006 interview with Salon that his company markets solely to people they deem “attractive.” So much so that their stores do not carry clothes in XL or XXL sizes. Women’s pants don’t go above size 10.
“In every school there were the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” Jeffries told Salon. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids.”
He went even further.
“A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes] and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
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