Tarry for the Nonce

October 12, 2005

Secret No More

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 5:29 pm

Is anyone else vaguely digusted by the Victoria Secret kerfuffle?

The store was doing a brisk business yesterday as shoppers walked by, some nearly snapping their necks as they caught a glimpse of what the mannequins were wearing and their suggestive poses . . .

“Well,” said Steina Rubin of Bethesda, “I find it just totally disgusting.” And, no, she would not be shopping there. “I’m not entering a whorehouse,” she said. “I come to the mall with my daughter. It’s disgusting. And I’m from Europe!” . . .

Inside the store was a display of one scantily clad female mannequin crawling toward another who reclined on a left hip and leaned back on both hands . . .

“I’ve shopped here for 10 years, and I won’t come back until they change the window,” said Joe Cowden of Vienna.

Lapping up the publicity, Victoria Secret made some sort of half-hearted attempt to clean up their act, but . . .

A mannequin that had been tied up was unfettered, though it still leaned against a pole with arms raised above the head, and a rope and pulleys still loomed ominously in the background. Two female figures lying spooning in a bed were replaced with a single mannequin sitting with legs crossed. A mannequin on hands and knees, crawling toward another female figure, was also removed . . .

The company calls the new display “Back Stage Sexy,” and a company spokeswoman at the mall Friday said the Tysons store is the nation’s third outlet to adopt the theme.

Adopt whatever theme they will, the quality of their merchandise is still pathetic. I don’t suppose there is anything they can do to overcome that.



  1. After reading this story, I have a sudden urge to go to the mall… ahem, to see what all the fuss is about, that is ;o)

    Comment by Andrew P. — October 12, 2005 @ 5:56 pm

  2. Yeah, I couldn’t find the pictures!

    Comment by Troy — October 14, 2005 @ 10:52 am

  3. I still don’t know why they call it Victoria’s “secret” what are they trying to hide? and where?? If there is some sort of secret, someone ought to tell them the secret is falling out.

    Comment by Alistair A. — October 15, 2005 @ 10:03 am

  4. HAHAHA, nice one Alistair. I did some research on the name, and could only come up with this:


    & this:

    Comment by Andrew P. — October 15, 2005 @ 2:26 pm

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