I don't know about you, but when I purchase something, I like to feel confident it's what I've been promised. For instance: If I am acquiring a coat trimmed with "faux fur," I prefer that the fur actually be faux, as opposed to something called a "raccoon dog."
According to Consumerist, Kohl's has yanked a parka from its website, after the Humane Society announced it had done some testing and the trimming on the hood was actually made from the pelt of very real animals. (Raccoon dogs are fluffy creatures native to East Asia and not to be confused with the American raccoons who steal cat food left on the porch.) This is the second time this has happened—last year, Kohl's was caught with handbags trimmed with rabbit instead of synthetic fur. (This also happened last year at Century 21.)
Kohl's issued an apology (which blamed the supplier for being a bunch of lying liars) and promised to accept any returns, no questions asked:
Kohl's standard vendor terms require that all merchandise must be free of any real animal fur unless expressly authorized in writing by Kohl's. No such authorization was given here. Once aware that the product was made with real fur, Kohl's immediately removed the product from our website.
The parkas in question were sold online only and were not exclusive to Kohl's. Kohl's has never held these items in our inventories, as they are directly shipped from the vendor to customers. Fewer than 100 of these parkas have been purchased through Kohl's.
We apologize to our customers who would not have otherwise purchased these parkas.
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