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OUCH: “Critical Shopper” Cintra Wilson Deems JC Penney For ‘Fat And Tacky’

Picture 31The New York Times” columnist had a field day with the store that opened in Herald Square. See what she had to say:

It took me a long time to find a size 2 among the racks. There are, however, abundant size 10’s, 12’s and 16’s. The dressing rooms are big, clean and well tended. I tried two fairly cute items: a modified domino-print swing dress with padded shoulders by American Living (a Ralph Lauren line created for Penney’s) and a long psychedelic muumuu of a style generally worn by Rachel Zoe. Each was around $80; each fit nicely and looked good. I didn’t buy either because I can do better for $80, but if I were a size 18, I’d have rejoiced.

Ouch. That’s harsh.

[I]t has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen. They probably need special insulin-based epoxy injections just to make their limbs stay on. It’s like a headless wax museum devoted entirely to the cast of “Roseanne.”

Wow, even worse.

A good 96 percent of the Penney’s inventory is made of polyester. The few clothing items that are made of cotton make a sincere point of being cotton and tell you earnestly about their 100-percent cottonness with faux-hand-scribbled labels so obviously on the Green bandwagon they practically spit pine cones.

Who do you think you are ?  Do you guys think this was a fair review?


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  • thelizard
    I think she was way too nice to JC Penneys. That store opening in Manhattan is further proof that the apocalypse is near.
  • madisonelle
    coming from a tranny, j.c penny shouldn't feel too bad.
  • Evan
    I, for one, would like to know just how big these obese mannequins are. Small people (more in the mind than the body) often think normal-sized people are disgusting and fat because they have no perspective and no ability to step outside themselves.

    Way to try to make people feel bad for wearing a size 12. Is this supposed to be funny?
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