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Did You Buy Your Underwear from Victoria’s Secret? Secret Filth Exposed

March 2, 2010

Have you purchased lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, or the Gap?  You may have bought used underwear!  “Secret Filth Exposed” of the TODAYShow.com’s hidden camera investigation caught these stores selling returned lingerie.   (Ladies:  Think thongs, underwear, bathing suits!)

Tiffany Luxinger, who has worked at three different Victoria’s Secret stores, was asked “Does returned underwear, that’s used, end up back on the sales floor?”  Tiffany responded “Yes.”  She continued by saying, “If a product comes back as returned, it obviously has an odor to it.  We will put it on a hanger, hang it up to dry overnight so that the odor has time to come out of the product.  We retag it the next day and put it out on the sales floor.”  YUCK!!!

Salespeople from Bloomingdales, Gap, Nordstrom and Victoria’s Secret were video taped retagging the returned merchandise and placing it back on the sales floor.  According to the video segment, although the stores’ policies do not allow resale of undergarments, “management” pushes employees to resell items.  The various retail stores responded to the accusations saying that the “employees were mistaken.”  The stores will review their reselling policies with the employees.

Remember that it is not illegal to sell used underwear, although some states do have such laws forbidding it.  Check with your state to be certain that such laws do or do not exist. 

As a last note, it is advised that all underwear and bathing suits be thoroughly washed before wearing them.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 3, 2010 1:31 am

    This is common practice at Macy’s. I worked in Seattle and absolutely refused to work in the intimate apparel division without rubber gloves. You can tell what pairs have been returned because they have a sticker on the label that reads “Required for return” they are almost always missing the pantie liner also. I raised the concern with my manager over and over again but they just don’t care.

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