Women looking for plus-size clothing from Old Navy are going to have to search for it online, and they’ll have to pay more for it than they would for items that are not plus-size. This discrepancy has many angry shoppers claiming sizeism and sexism. Why sexism? The cost mark-up doesn’t appear in men’s clothing.
The Old Navy Pixie Pants at $27.97 in the Women’s Section
Not only are customers angry, they’re taking action. A Change.org petition calling out Old Navy has more than 80,000 signatures.
In it, Renee Posey, author of the petition, writes, “Selling jeans to larger-sized men at the same cost as they sell to smaller men not only negates the cost of manufacture argument, but indicates that Old Navy is participating in both sexism and sizeism, directed only at women.
“For example: Old Navy’s Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans cost $27 in a size 6. The same jeans in a size 26 cost $40. Alternatively, the men’s Slim-Fit Jean costs $25 – no matter the size.” (more…)
Just in time for the holiday season, Old Navy has launched an athletic line of clothing for the fitness buff on your list at prices that will leave you with enough extra to pick up a little something-something for yourself.
I get it. You aren’t impressed. Fitness clothing is everywhere. You can get the junky stuff for cheap that stretches out, doesn’t fit right and are nothing more than glorified Costco sweatpants, or you can go for the fashionable, brightly colored, slimming, supporting, wicking, so-many-hidden-compartments-you-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-them-all brands that are so expensive you don’t even want to sit on your own couch, let alone sweat in them at a dirty gym.
Well, this is Old Navy, folks. Now you can have all the latest fitness fashion trends for low Old Navy prices!