Class Action Lawsuit: Victoria's Secret Bras Causing Skin Rashes?

Class Action Lawsuit: Victoria's Secret Bras Causing Skin Rashes?

Discover Magazine has an interesting blog post about some consumers who were complaining that Victoria’s Secret bras were giving them painful rashes. When their lawyers bought similar bras and had them tested — they were found to contain formaldehyde.

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  • Sweatshop In Queens Produced Clothes For Macy's, the Gap, Banana Republic, Urban Apparel, and Victoria's Secret

    Sweatshop In Queens Produced Clothes For Macy's, the Gap, Banana Republic, Urban Apparel, and Victoria's Secret

    New York state labor officials are bringing one of their largest cases ever against Jin Shun, a clothing factory in Queens, New York that employed Chinese immigrants. Inspectors say the company

    • cheated its workers out of more than $5 million in pay;
    • instructed workers to lie to state inspectors;
    • required 6 and 7-day workweeks, sometimes for up to 120 days at a time;
    • didn’t pay overtime or minimum wage;
    • kept two sets of timecards to fake-out inspectors.

    Macy’s says they’re “very concerned” about the case and are investigating it, the Gap says they’re cooperating with authorities, and Victoria’s Secret says they have a “zero tolerance policy” for factories that are unwilling to work with them to achieve compliance—all of which makes us wonder whether any of these companies ever investigated the factory personally. (It’s not like it was in some remote part of China.)

    Woman Sues Victoria's Secret Because Of Thong Injury

    Woman Sues Victoria's Secret Because Of Thong Injury

    Macrida Patterson, age 52, is suing Victoria’s Secret, claiming that because of a design problem, a decorative metallic piece affixed to her thong became airborne and struck her in the eye as she was attempting to put on the garment, according to The Smoking Gun. The thong is called a “low-rise v-string” from their “Sexy Little Thing” line (pictured left). The injury has supposedly caused damage to her cornea, causing her to miss work and “will be affecting her the rest of her life.” Details, inside…

    Victoria's Secret Refunds: Immigrants Need Not Apply

    Victoria's Secret Refunds: Immigrants Need Not Apply

    July 2, 2007

    Reverend Billy Exorcises "Clear-Cutting Demons" From Victoria's Secret Cash Register

    Like some other activists, Billy and his gang are mad that Victoria’s Secret mails over a 1 million catalogs a day, 25% of the paper for which comes from the Great Boreal Forest in Canada, one of the world’s largest endangered forests, as reported by TIME in 2005.

    Nurse-In Planned at Victoria’s Secret

    Nurse-In Planned at Victoria’s Secret

    In protest of Victoria’s Secret employees acting like boobs, a national protest plans to whip out theirs.

    Victoria’s Las Vegas Secret… or Was it Victor’s?

    Victoria’s Las Vegas Secret… or Was it Victor’s?

    Not only do the rich have it better, they also write it better. Alex Kuczynki is some affluent broad “The Old Gray Lady” (New York Times) pays to scribe her mercantile extravaganzas. On her latest spree, on the advice of friends, she went to Vegas to partake of its wonderful lingerie purchasing opportunities.

    Victoria’s Secret to Customers: “Your Breasts Are Too Large To Shop Here”

    Victoria’s Secret to Customers: “Your Breasts Are Too Large To Shop Here”

    This just in. Victoria’s Secret is launching a systematic attack of intimidation, isolation and humiliation… on women with enormous cans.

    Victoria’s Secret Sucks: 1 Million Catalogs Mailed Per Day

    Victoria’s Secret Sucks: 1 Million Catalogs Mailed Per Day

    TIME.com reports on the efforts of Forest Ethics, an environmental advocacy group, to curtail the 1 million catalogs a day that Victoria’s Secrets mass mails out. Since 25% of the paper that Victoria’s Secrets uses comes from the Great Boreal Forest, that’s a lot of endangered trees chainsawed down to feed the pitiful boners of millions of lonely 13 year olds looking for a cheap source of pubescent titillation.