Old Navy is the target of a new Change.org petition for up-charging women for plus-size clothing! The petition also states it’s an insult because they don’t up-charge for men!
Renee Posey, who started the online petition, offers an example of the uneven pricing: “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. Old Navy even takes it one-step further, by separating out ‘Women’s Plus’ clothes into a completely different section of the website, but keeping all of the mens clothes together…For a company like Old Navy, who claims to be inclusive and strives to provide affordable clothing for everyone, this practice completely undermines their mission.”
Liz Nunan, a spokesperson for Gap, Inc., who own Old Navy, issued this statement regarding the company’s plus-size pricing: “Old Navy is proud to offer styles and apparel designed specifically for our plus-size female customer, which includes curve-enhancing and curve-flattering elements such as four-way stretch materials and contoured waistbands, which most men’s garments do not include,” Nunan said. “This higher price point reflects this selection of unique fabrics and design elements.”
One woman says it’s DISCRIMINATION to charge more for PLUS-SIZE clothing & totally UNFAIR!
I hated being overweight, but never once did I try to make anyone else pay for the decision’s I MADE for me.
Perhaps if you’re feeling badly about paying more money for bigger clothes, you should take that energy and concentrate it on living a healthier life – for YOU.