One woman who worked at three seperate Victoria's Secret stores said it was regular practice to resell underwear that was returned and may have been used. She said if the items came back to them with an odor, they would "put it on a hanger, hang it up to dry overnight, re-tag it the next day, and put it back on the sales floor."
Though items were also purchased and returned to J.Crew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Express, reporters did not see their items go back to the sales floor. But we're completely grossed out that five other major retailers did resell the underswear. Perhaps we all need to take some time to think about where and how you purchase your undergarments. Somehow it is not illegal to sell used underwear, despite the dangerous germs and diseases which may linger in the material. Consider us horrified.
Have you ever bought underwear at Victoria's Secret, Gap, Macy's, Bloomingdales, or Nordstrom? Because we have. And we're disgusted at the thought that some of the panties we purchased may have been used. In a new "Today Show" segment, Secret Filth Exposed, reporters uncovered these shops putting used garments back on the sales floor. And to prove it, they themselves purchased undies from these stores, cut out the tags, peeled out protective pantyliners, stained them with baby oil, and took them back to the store a week later. Not only were they issued refunds, "Today Show" cameras caught employees re-tagging the items and putting them back on the shelves to be resold at all of the above mentioned stores. Gross!
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