|I'm starting my own movement--Occupy Fifty-seventh Street.|
I received an email from J Crew inviting me to gain 24-hour "private access" to its spring/summer collection in order to, well, pre-order. I thought I'd accept the invitation to see what would be in store for the warmer weather:
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So I signed up my alter ego, Kate Cavendish, the journalist. This is the email that she received:
I am confident that J Crew can sell enough skirts without my selling out a friend.
Indeed, the thought Occupying my mind (see above cartoon) at the moment is that it is inappropriate for J Crew to hope or assume that, in the excited heat of receiving a J Crew invitation, its recipient will feverishly type in whatever information is requested, just so she can see and order clothes before anyone else.
Of course, maybe some friends would love to receive the invitation. But I'd rather play it safe and let them be in control of revealing their own information.
Would I be as annoyed if J Crew had stated up front, in the opening email, that the invitation was contingent on my inviting a friend? No, because that would not have been duplicitious. Insisting on that information halfway through the invitation acceptance is.
What do gentle readers think?
|The fashion police: "I protest!"|