A Wichita mother took to Facebook after a shopping experience at a local Dillards. Megan Harris claims she was shopping for junior high formal dresses for her daughter, Lexi, when a pushy store clerk recommended that Lexi put on Spanx, a product noted for constricting “out of proportion” body aspects. The Facebook post has garnered thousands of likes and shares, as well as a response from Dillards.
My first instinct was to think that this public scorning of a department store clerk was over-dramatic, but if true that the clerk pushed the “slimming body” product on the teen, then I can definitely understand the mother’s frustration with the situation. This is a mother that’s simply concerned with her daughter’s well-being.
Dillards later responded.
“At Dillard’s, our mission is to help people feel good about themselves by enhancing the natural beauty found in all of us,” she states. “We train our sales associates with the goal of creating a completely positive experience with each visit. It is certainly never our intent to offend our customers. We have reached out to this customer and her daughter, and we appreciate the outreach of so many of our followers and customers to bring this issue to our attention.”