Remember those employees who posted a giant protest sign in the window of a Wet Seal in Seattle? They've been fired. So much for activism.
Wet Seal, bastion of shitty club clothes and mall culture, the Forever 21 of our day, may be headed for bankruptcy. If so, we hereby decree that it be buried next to the tomb of Delia's.
Has Wet Seal, the store you likely shopped at in middle school and then forgot about, become a secretly legit company? Or is it just another clothing monstrosity with a mixed history?
In what seems like a desperate move to switch things up in the midst of a racial discrimination lawsuit and plummeting finances, Wet Seal has fired its relatively new CEO without a replacement in mind. But is the company worth saving at all?
If you were once a teenager and a girl, simultaneously, and, during that awkward/carefree/angst-ridden confluence of age and sex, often took constitutionals around your local concrete-octopus of a mall, odds are you're familiar with the retailer Wet Seal. What you may not know, however, is that, according to a new…
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