Saturday, April 23, 2011

They're Really Not "All Saints"

I was very excited back when All Saints opened up in SoHo. Their displays alone are pretty incredible. I just did a job where I needed to do some heavy shopping there, and I gotta say I'm very disturbed with what I was told by their visual merchandizer.
Every single sewing machine on their humongous wall-o-Singers is a functioning machine. I guess that's pretty cool. Um but downstairs, they have another wall of miniature ram skulls. As I paid for my merchandise, I casually asked if they were real. The visual merchandizer said that it was funny I asked that. A scientist had just come in asking the same thing and was enraged at the fact that they are real. The rams are considered an endangered species!
I was told further into our conversation that All Saints gets these skulls from poachers. WTF?! The scientist made a a huge enough stink about it, so now if the employees damage the skulls, All Saints no longer orders from the poachers for a new skull. They simply tape them.
Its a shame they have a no refund policy. I had just purchased $3000 worth of merchandise, and hearing that made me want to leave, never come back and never spend any money there ever again.

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