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Victoria Secret's Dressing Room Policy (Cross Dressers)
NY Post ^ | October 11, 2005 | Page Six

Posted on 10/13/2005 10:22:48 AM PDT by justche

October 11, 2005 --

The company seemed a little confused as to its dressing room policy. A staffer at its Web site responded to Vera: "Victoria's Secret does allow men to use dressing rooms. However, because our primary target client is female and because of the sensitive nature of our product, there are specific guidelines for males in the dressing room areas.

"If a male client requests a dressing room at a busy time . . . or there are female clients in the area, we ask him to come back . . . when the shop is less busy. If there are one or two females in the dressing rooms and it is a shop where there are additional dressing rooms free from female use, we will allow him to use a room free of female traffic."

But less than an hour after Victoria's Secret e-mailed Vera, PAGE SIX received a call from the company's executive v.p., Monica Mitro, who shot down the statement.

"That is not our policy," she said. "We are a women's business and we cater to women. To my knowledge, we don't cater to men in our dressing rooms. But I need to check."

After checking, Mitro sent us another e-mail correcting herself. Men are allowed. "That is our policy," she admitted.

Told of the final decision, Vera said, "Hallelujah, our cups runneth over! They will find most men who want to try things on are very polite and very considerate of female customers. They just want to shop, and they value their privacy as much as the next girl."

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crossdressers; homosexualagenda; perverts; retail; victorvictoria
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This was one of Tuesday's gossip items. I thought it was going to be posted by someone else.

Here's the full article October 11, 2005 -- DRAG queens are kicking up their high heels because Larry David was invited to try on bras by a Victoria's Secret saleswoman on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Sunday night.

Veronica Vera, owner of Chelsea-based Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, claims the lingerie giant gave its "seal of approval" to cross-dressing customers by OK'ing the episode, in which David went shopping for his bra-hating housekeeper and was asked by a saleswoman if he wanted to try one on himself.

"The experience I have had when taking a student shopping at Victoria's Secret is that the policy regarding try-ons has not been consistent," Vera e-mailed the company's Web site yesterday.

"How wonderful that managers and customers can now refer to this nationally televised seal of approval. It's smart marketing . . . Thanks, Larry, and you, Victoria's Secret, for recognizing this sizable segment of your customer base."

But the company seemed a little confused as to its dressing room policy. A staffer at its Web site responded to Vera: "Victoria's Secret does allow men to use dressing rooms. However, because our primary target client is female and because of the sensitive nature of our product, there are specific guidelines for males in the dressing room areas.

"If a male client requests a dressing room at a busy time . . . or there are female clients in the area, we ask him to come back . . . when the shop is less busy. If there are one or two females in the dressing rooms and it is a shop where there are additional dressing rooms free from female use, we will allow him to use a room free of female traffic."

But less than an hour after Victoria's Secret e-mailed Vera, PAGE SIX received a call from the company's executive v.p., Monica Mitro, who shot down the statement.

"That is not our policy," she said. "We are a women's business and we cater to women. To my knowledge, we don't cater to men in our dressing rooms. But I need to check."

After checking, Mitro sent us another e-mail correcting herself. Men are allowed. "That is our policy," she admitted.

Told of the final decision, Vera said, "Hallelujah, our cups runneth over! They will find most men who want to try things on are very polite and very considerate of female customers. They just want to shop, and they value their privacy as much as the next girl."

1 posted on 10/13/2005 10:22:53 AM PDT by justche
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To: little jeremiah

So how do they keep the guys out of the dressing rooms that are just there to be creepy?

Who wants their friends and family trying to decide if it's safe to use a dressing room there now?

Yuck!


2 posted on 10/13/2005 10:24:15 AM PDT by justche (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Damn straight, I'll cast the first stone!" - MeanWestTexan)
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To: justche

Uhhhhh......Beavis, I'm a cross-dresser.


3 posted on 10/13/2005 10:24:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: justche
That's it! I am canceling that shopping trip to VS to try on those lacy nighties and underwear if they might have been tried on by an AIDS patient.
4 posted on 10/13/2005 10:27:41 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: justche

Do male lesbians count?


5 posted on 10/13/2005 10:27:52 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: justche

Too much information on the undergarment business for me. Who would wanna buy undergarments that someone else had tried on anyway - male OR female? Women should buy their skivvies three-in-a-bag like Jockey shorts.


6 posted on 10/13/2005 10:29:53 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: justche
The company seemed a little confused

They should be more concerned about the "confused" customers.

7 posted on 10/13/2005 10:33:00 AM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: justche

Thanks for posting, I'll ping the list.


8 posted on 10/13/2005 10:34:07 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: justche

Exactly. How many cross-dressing pervs are going to run to the nearest VS to get a double cheap thrill. I give this policy a week.


9 posted on 10/13/2005 10:35:39 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: justche
My ex-girlfriend used to work at Victoria's secret. She would allow the he-shes into the dressing room provided they were "discreet."

BTW: Victoria's Secret is that "she" is THIS GUY:

Victoria's Secret founder Les Wexner.

10 posted on 10/13/2005 10:35:48 AM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: justche

the episode, in which David went shopping for his bra-hating housekeeper and was asked by a saleswoman if he wanted to try one on himself.

Looks like I'm really missing something, not subscribing to HBO.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

11 posted on 10/13/2005 10:41:22 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Any ladies want to try on lingerie in a dressing room where men could be in the other booths? Transmen, crossdressing men, drag queen men, or just regular men trying to catch a peek?

Nastiness. Fie on Victoria's Secret.

Freepmail me and DirtyHarryY2K if you want on/off this pinglist.

Note: Continuing evidence that when the basic moral absolutes are rejected and thrown in the trash bin, any remaining rules or boundaries very quickly are eliminated. If fact, one of the favorite slogans of the homosexualist/hedonist crowd is "pushing the boundaries" - and the logical extension is that the boundaries get further and further into left field. They love to break "taboos". The act of breaking the rules gives them a thrill (because it is based on rebellion against the Author of the rules). Ultimately, their goal is to eliminate all of them.

And who and what must be silenced in order to break all taboos and boundaries?

Consider that deeply.


12 posted on 10/13/2005 10:42:50 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: justche
However, because our primary target client is female...

"Primary"??

Enter Bizarro World at your own risk, ladies.

13 posted on 10/13/2005 10:45:57 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: justche
Veronica Vera, owner of Chelsea-based Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls

Barf!!

14 posted on 10/13/2005 10:46:00 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: F16Fighter

"Our primary target client is female. Female and male. Oh! Our two primary target clients are females and males, and those who are confused. Damn! Our three ... Amongst our client base, are such diverse elements as: female, males, and those who are confused!"


15 posted on 10/13/2005 10:49:56 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: little jeremiah

This article pushes the homosexual (and transsexual) agenda database to 1000 articles.


16 posted on 10/13/2005 10:53:03 AM PDT by scripter (Let temporal things serve your use, but the eternal be the object of your desire.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Do male lesbians count?

Sure. Just keep in mind that the women you are likely to encounter in a VS dressing room probabaly won't look anything like the VS models.

17 posted on 10/13/2005 10:55:17 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Can you guess who is stalking me on FreeRepublic?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Damn! Our three ... Amongst our client base, are such diverse elements as: female, males, and those who are confused!"

Lol, I'd at least appreciate the honesty of putting it thusly...

18 posted on 10/13/2005 10:56:16 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: SmithL
They should be more concerned about the "confused" customers.

Someday,something bad is gonna happen to a female customer in one of their dressing rooms and VS will be sued (successfully)for millions.

VS will then change their policy.

And once they do,the ACLU will sue them,claiming discrimination.

19 posted on 10/13/2005 11:02:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: ClearCase_guy

Mmm, take a look at the new Ipex!

20 posted on 10/13/2005 12:02:45 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (also enjoy the occasional kick of a puppy.)
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