Things that annoy me…
…companies which attempt to pass off other brands as their own, “private” label.
Yes, StockinGirl, I’m talking to you.
As you know, I’ve raved about StockinGirl in the past. I just ordered a pair of stockings from them other day in fact. But I keep noticing, with increasing (and disturbing) regularity, that they are calling quite a few items their own when they simply aren’t.
A second example, much of their shapewear is made by Rago and Lady Marlene. Why imply that it’s your exclusive design when anyone with any familiarity with retro lingerie is going to know you’re lying?
A third example is how much of their regular lingerie is made by Jezebel. I was in the mall just the other week, and I recognized four of the lingerie sets they carry, all for much cheaper than StockinGirl prices.
I have no idea as to what companies make their stockings, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t StockinGirl.
I mean, really, is all that deception necessary? I shop StockinGirl because I like the selection, and because it’s cheaper to have everything shipped out of one company than out of half a dozen. There’s no reason to claim products as your own (and even go so far as repackaging them in StockinGirl wrappings) when they’re anything but.
Secrets in Lace, while you’re not as bad as StockinGirl, I have to call you out too. True, you credit the Rago line, but I see a girdle or two manufactured by the Custom Maid line and you don’t even acknowledge that.
Other popular lingerie sellers, like GirdleBound, credit the manufacturers for their products. StockinGirl and Secrets in lace should do the same. To me, it’s business ethics, plain and simple.
With that, I’m off to bed.