This is a completely off-topic rant about how I hate Victoria’s Secret with every fiber of my being.
Why? They’re expensive. They stopped carrying the underwear I like in stores. They rarely have the bras I wear in the right size/color in stores. Their shipping prices from their website are outrageous. Their website is impossible to navigate when they have a sale on. They have atrocious customer service.
Example: my mom bought me a new bra offline for my birthday. She couldn’t get me the color I wanted because it said “this item is no longer available.” What they meant was that it was no longer available for the sale price and that they weren’t going to be selling it again until after the sale is over. But of course it didn’t say any of that, so she took it very logically to mean that the bra was discontinued. Once we got that sorted out, we returned it for an exchange for the color I like. And then? And then they charged her the difference between the sale price and the full price on a straight exchange. I don’t think I’ve ever in my life heard of a company refusing to take a straight exchange of an item because it was on sale at the time — at least when they didn’t have a “all sales final” policy to start out with. And especially when the receipt says they will not charge for a straight exchange.
And why have I put up with all of this shit for years? Because I like their bras.
So imagine my surprise when I try on the new bra today to find out that they’ve completely changed the style. If you wear an IPEX Demi, do not buy it again without trying it on first. In addition to changing the material, making the back smaller, and turning the strap adjustment upside down, they’ve also made the cups bigger. Not as in, I now need to go down as a size — as in they’ve made the top of the cups bigger, as though women’s breasts actually look like they do in the ads, super round and full at the top and spilling out over the edges. Even though, you know, their models’ boobs don’t actually even look like that, and are airbrushed to look that way. (Hey, there’s some feminist content after all!) So now there’s this big empty space at the top, making it completely unwearable and leaving me without a bra that I really, really needed and with no immediate replacement.
I’ll be checking out Cacique ASAP. And Victoria’s Secret can just fuck off and die, preferably by drowning in their own evil corporate blood.