Disclaimer: You know we love those fabulous Angels, and before you dive into this story, it should be kept in mind that (as far to our knowledge) this has only happened in one store, but… … it's still disgusting!
As bikini season is fast approaching, an anonymous shopper in San Diego naturally hit up the Victoria’s Secret in SD’s University Town Center to try on some bathing suits.
But what happened next had her shocked and appalled!! She allegedly tried on a bikini bottom that had a decent amount of what she thinks was dried menstrual blood on the suit's sanitary lining.
According to the shopper:
“[The bikini bottoms] all had the plasticky sanitary strips in them, which I could feel when I was pulling them on. Obviously I left my underwear on, but as I was pulling off a pair of bikini bottoms, I noticed dried blood in the crotch! Not even a small drop - a quarter-sized amount, plus smears, all around the ‘sanitary strip’! It was awful. Somehow that garment had been picked up from the fitting room, PUT BACK ON ITS HANGER, and re-racked where I grabbed it to try on.”
Ummmm….WHO DOES THAT??
What reasonable human would leave a bloody bikini bottom in the store for someone else to try on???
That sort of experience sounds like enough to dissuade anyone from trying on bathing suits EVER again!
To make matters worse, when the customer confronted the store manager about her horrifying discovery, she was handed some hand sanitizer along with a 30% off coupon before being sent on her way.
She followed up by calling a customer care line and asking about protocol for that type of incident, of which they had none because it’s "never happened" before.
The customer was left flustered and confused, and said:
“I won't shop there again, and the fact that they take my business so for-granted that they offered me a 30% off coupon for my NEXT visit (I couldn't have even used it that day if I'd been willing to) is insulting.”
While we understand her outrage, we can only imagine both the manager and customer care people were completely perplexed as well!
However, stores who let customers try on bathing suits or underwear should probably incorporate a system to double check for oddities left on the linings before re-racking. Because who knows!!
VS claims to have strict protocols in place, but just a note for other customers out there — it might be a good idea to check for stuff like that before trying things on!!
[Image via WENN.]
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