Monday, October 26, 2009

To whom it may concern.

Dear Gap (and old lady working at the Gap)-

Why can’t you have clothing that is actually true to size?  Why do I take a skirt off the rack in my actual size, only to find that it is too big?  How can this be?  This is my size! 

Why when I ask the old woman (who probably had to go back to work because she lost all her $ in the stock market) working about the size discrepancy does she tell me “Yeah, well, that skirt is big.  I usually tell people if you’re a size 4, try on a size 2; if you’re a size 2 try on a size 0…and so on.” 

Ok, Miss-you-should-probably-actually-be-working-at-JCPenney…what if you’re a size 0?  Then, what?  I bet you never thought of that!  Do you have a size 00, if not in the store, maybe online?  What’s that?  You don’t?  And you want to glare at me because I even suggested it?

So, why is it that when I decided to check your website for my very own self did I find a size 00?  Yup, it’s right there.  Ha.  Well, now I don’t even want it anymore because now my husband will see me buying it online and I won’t be able to sneak it in from the mall incognito I am mad you, your store, and everyone affiliated with it.  Ok, except Banana Republic, they are affiliated with you, and I’m not mad at them, I heart them.

Sincerely,

Pissed off consumer who will probably be back to your store, even though I say I won’t

P.S.  Here is the skirt in question:

gp690466-00vliv01 P.S.S.  Don’t bother commenting on how I’m complaining about a size 0.  Blah, blah, blah.  Do you know it’s actually 100 x’s harder to find smaller sizes than bigger ones?

14 comments:

Amber said...

Thanks for the Buzz Kill!!! I guess I'm fatter today than I thought I was yesterday while shopping @ GAP!

Stephanie said...

Embrace your skinny-ness, Tami! Embrace it!!! It wouldn't have done you justice anyway! :)

Linda said...

I know from experience that smaller sizes are harder to find than the larger ones. I have to shop in the teen sections and really I shouldn't be wearing that type of clothing.

Jen said...

I absolutely love the Gap. However, with that being said I must say that I can not wear any of their jeans or dress pants. They never ever fit!

A few weeks ago I was in there and felling really good about myself so I thought I would try on those new skinny jeans. I tried on a size 6, couldn't get them past my knees. Tried on a size 8, couldn't get them past my thighs. And I just didn't want to go into a 10. The lady working in the dressing room asked if I wanted a size 12. And while that is not big I about fainted. I told her no thank you. I mean why would I want a pair of skinny jeans and go up six sizes that what I normally wear? No thank you.

I think I will stick with my boot cut jeans from another favorite store of mine...where my size actually fits.

Kristin said...

Old Navy sizes the same way. I don't get it.

Emily said...

I did try that ice cream. I wasn't going in with high expectations I find it hard to mix such a wonderful thing like pumpkin with cheesecake. It didn't love it but I didn't hate it. It's worth a try. Also, I have given you an "honest" award. Love the blog!

short southern momma said...

I hate that with a capital H! Even though I am no longer a size 0 {tear} why the hell are petite/short leg jeans still too freaking long? Hope your having a great week so far! = )

Laura and Ryan said...

Gap totally sizes weird. Oh well, I still like the skirt though :) The pic of it with the boots is too cute!

Brittany said...

Can I please tell you that I now have a slight obsession with Honeycrisp apples! A little off topic but thought you should know I have now made 3 trips to the grocery in the past week to buy these sweet babies! hehe Thank You!!!

Jenny.Lee said...

For whatever reason I cannot wear Gap bottoms.. :(

Jenny.Lee said...

Thank you for the encouragement. I'm trying to take it slow but I'm afraid patience is not on my trait list. :(

Jenny.Lee said...

Oops I forgot to add...I'm down 29 pounds. The last few are, of course, proving to be the HARDEST.

d.a.r. said...

Aaggghhh I am actually furious at BR right now. I just ordered two really cute sheath dresses. The only problem? They are practically pornographic they are so short. Um, no thanks!! And I'm not THAT tall, only 5'7!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love that skirt! And I remember when I was a 00. But no more...Did they have it in a 4 or 6?

And I totally understand your ordering online dilema.