The 5 Most Miserable Things About Working at Abercrombie & Fitch HQ

Cosmopolitan recently published a piece by a former (and anonymous) Abercrombie & Fitch corporate employee and the story speaks worlds about the company's currently flailing brand. Unsurprisingly, the internal operations of the A&F corporate headquarters are just as strange as the company's bizarre founder, Mike "No… » 10/09/13 5:30pm 10/09/13 5:30pm

Abercrombie Declares 'Unnatural' Hairstyles Like, Totally Unacceptable

Last week, Abercrombie announced to its army of cologne-encrusted employees a new crackdown in the company's oft ridiculed appearance guidelines. Gone are the days of creative coiffage, of chunky highlights and ombres; now any and all haircuts and styles must appear "natural" or else you run the risk of getting… » 9/05/13 2:15pm 9/05/13 2:15pm

Ohio State May Name Emergency Room After Abercrombie & Fitch

The day in which we all must sacrifice our young upon an altar to corporatocracy looms ever closer: Ohio State University is planning to name its new emergency department after Abercrombie & Fitch, a clothing company that peddles jean shorts and graphic tees about being horny and/or drunk and/or confused to teenagers. » 8/27/13 1:20pm 8/27/13 1:20pm

How to Wear A&F While Fat, as Demonstrated by Jerry From 'Parks & Rec'

Ever since Abercrombie's blatant anti-fat business practices came to light, there has been a predictably huge amount of scorn for the nation's #1 retailer of tank tops with tiny pictures of moose on them. CEO Mike Jeffries's remarks in a 2006 interview with Salon have proved especially incendiary: "Candidly, we go… » 5/17/13 3:35pm 5/17/13 3:35pm

No, Abercrombie Isn't Selling 'N***** Brown' Pants

We received multiple tips today with links to an online store that calls itself the Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, to a product in the store called "N***** Brown Pants." Using a racial slur as a youthful, carefree, and edgy touch in a product name would be a totally fucked up, racist thing for Abercrombie to do — if the… » 3/22/12 4:45pm 3/22/12 4:45pm

The Olsen Fashion Aesthetic: Twin-Sets No More?

  • Rumor has it that the mini moguls' "lifestyle differences" are tearing their fashion collabs asunder. "Ashley really wants to be a respected businesswoman and be taken seriously...MK does too, but she hasn't been willing to give up her lifestyle and act like an adult for their job." Result? MK is being "distanced"…
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Madonna Might — We Said Might — Be Getting Really Expensive Necklace…

  • "Rumor has it" that Madonna-maybe-estranged-hubby Guy Ritchie is gifting the material 50-year-old with "a specially designed, bespoke diamond necklace from Bulgari worth, £250,000" for her Golden tomorrow. [ElleUK]
  • Apparently Diddy's "I Am King" campaign will involve Bond-like shots of him in a dinner jacket hanging…
  • » 8/15/08 12:00pm 8/15/08 12:00pm

"And By The Way, Guess Who Goes To His Church, Hint, Hint, Hint?"

  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright is going on PBS tomorrow night to reflect on his newfound fame. "I think they wanted to communicate that I am unpatriotic, that I am un-American, that I am filled with hate speech, that I have a cult at Trinity United Church of Christ. And by the way, guess who goes to his church, hint, hint,…
  • » 4/24/08 6:30pm 4/24/08 6:30pm

Valentino's Big Goodbye Won't Be A Weepy One

  • Valentino on his final collection, showing tomorrow in Paris: "It's a happy collection. It's not a collection with tears in between." Right, because then it would be a bipolar collection, and at 12 minutes or so that's a lot for any audience to take. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • And in other last-Valentino-show-ever news, the…
  • » 1/22/08 11:30am 1/22/08 11:30am

A New Makeup Straight Out Of Your Wet 'N Wildest Dreams!

  • Wet 'N Wild is doing a line of mineral makeup. Thank you, Gods! Finally, a line of mineral makeup for the people who really are too drunk to wash their faces before bed and too old to feel comfortable doing this anymore and therefore willfully buy into the myth that mineral makeup won't seep into your pores in your…
  • » 1/04/08 11:30am 1/04/08 11:30am