Saturday, February 05, 2011

Let's Play "Wet Seal or Stripper Supply Co.?"!



We haven't been to a Wet Seal since 1990 (the last year, incidentally, that our mother insisted on accompanying us to the mall for our back-to-school wardrobe), so imagine our surprise when we visited WS's virtual storefront upon reading about the infamous spelling gaffe and discovered that the proto-H&M of our youth is now virtually indistinguishable from every major stripper supply boutique on the web. No biggie, really, 'cept that Wet Seal has a 'Homecoming' section that suggests its core demographic is more familiar with babysitters clubs than their gentleman's variant. To prove our point, we've juxtaposed a Wet Seal item with a common (and generally more expensive) stripper costume. See if you can tell the difference! (answers below)




11 comments:

Kristin said...

yikes! they look like halloween costumes. hehe.

Cherry Tree Lane said...

HILARIOUS.
I woke my baby up laughing.

MAB Jewelry said...

Fringe is always a dead giveaway, isn't it?

Italian Postcards said...

Great game, More please!

Fashion Police does something like this called, "Starlett or Street Walker?".

the gray bird said...

hahaha this is brilliant.

Courtney said...

WOW. i don't know what else to say.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

omg, I'm just completely embarrassed for them for making such a huge grammar mistake on that shirt. AWFUL, and just like the site said, did they not CHECK before putting that into mass production? love what you bring to our attention, G!
<3

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

I'm betting the grammar mistake was purposeful. They were probably hoping to appeal to today's semi-literate texting generation. (And with that comment I am now--officially and proudly--a Grumpy Old Lady.)

I guessed these all correctly, but still have to agree--WTF?!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

(Actually, I have to come back and retract that ageist remark. I know from Facebook and general life that people of my own generation can't seem to get your and you're straight, to an extent that often goes beyond mere typos.)

blouse said...

hahaha!!! that is so hilarious! especially the extra credit.

i worked for wet seal for a little while. they made me wear the clothes. it was a rough 3 months.

and that typo. woah.

xo~jane

Kelly Lauren said...

hahahahah you're amazing.

I thought of you the other day because I found something really funny on tumblr I thought you'd appreciate and love:
http://ratmouse.tumblr.com/post/3798713449/ridiculous-lickystickypickyme-200-for-a