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(Yahoo)   Designers are trying to take the hooker out of Frederick's of Hollywood   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 93
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2006-04-22 02:54:44 PM  
How do you get dead hooker smell out of the basement?
 
2006-04-22 03:05:51 PM  
gsnfl:
How do you get dead hooker smell out of the basement?
You get a larger freezer.
 
2006-04-22 05:13:37 PM  
This will be a marketing disaster. Frederick's might be slutty, but it's a very specific and well-known brand. Unless they can establish a new brand and get it well known--quickly--they're going to lose the customers that they have and will be trying to replace it with Hollywood actresses, who might have more money but might be considerably less loyal to the name. They're pissing away decades of brand recognition.
 
2006-04-22 05:48:18 PM  
Like taking the cowboy out of Stetson.
 
2006-04-22 06:46:29 PM  
Don't turn your back on your customers.
 
2006-04-22 07:03:38 PM  
Cerebral Ballsy: Don't turn your back on your customers.


unless of course, they ask you too.

/I loves me a good hooker joke thread
 
2006-04-22 07:12:00 PM  
No! How else am I going to get my girlfriend to dress like a French maid and/or slutty Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader?
 
2006-04-22 07:14:45 PM  
My wife loves them because she's got a huge rack and Frederick's makes bras she likes that are in her size. Victoria's Secret only makes a few in her size and she doesn't like them anyway.

The whole slutty aspect is fun too though, I'm sure they'll still carry those lines.

/oops, hooker thread. Not "those" kind of lines.
//meep
///crotchless ftw!
 
2006-04-22 07:16:31 PM  
let the eagle soar
 
2006-04-22 07:16:54 PM  

So if they took the hooker out of it, that would leave:

"F__deric_'s _f __llywood"

 
2006-04-22 07:17:03 PM  
So... F**dric*'s of **llyw*od then?
 
2006-04-22 07:18:38 PM  
I'm with SmackLT.

They should just start a new brand/line.

/ Worthless thread without pix
// Before would be good enuf
 
2006-04-22 07:19:48 PM  
It's hard to tell if this thread should have gotten a sad, stupid or assinine tag. :)
 
2006-04-22 07:20:32 PM  
OK, since a Fredericks of Hollywood story is just an excuse for porn lite, why no pics???

/Seems stupid
//Isn't it sweeps week?
 
2006-04-22 07:21:54 PM  
...useless without lotsa pics...and I blame Bush
 
2006-04-22 07:28:11 PM  
I'm sorry but I don't know the difference between a "Victoria's Secret" look and the "Fredericks" look ... gosh I wish I had some visual aids to help me understand.
 
2006-04-22 07:30:33 PM  
They must'a found out Victory's Secret.



/Forget what you've known for years.
//Where do we go now?
///RATS!
 
2006-04-22 07:32:42 PM  
I hear they're trying to draw in more math-addicted whores.
 
2006-04-22 07:32:58 PM  
You can't keep a dead hooker in your apartment longer than 3 days.

/At least in NYC
//It's the law
 
2006-04-22 07:33:39 PM  
 
2006-04-22 07:39:29 PM  
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...*pants*...nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooo!

How else am I going to convince the woman its porn night, if we don't have slutty attire!

*slaps cheeks* Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

/okay, I'm over it.
//Hey baby, nice thong.
 
2006-04-22 07:46:56 PM  
The hooker slut stuff looks awful on fatter women.

the chicks that can pull off Fredericks-slutty are a dwindling market.

so, the move to more stylish attire, in their words "...it will be a "sexy" collection that would enhance the wearer's figure and sense of style."

forgetting, of course, that hot-slut attire has laready been optimized to enhance an actually sexy girls figure.
 
2006-04-22 07:52:10 PM  
Booo...
That catalog was kitten killing material when I was a teen.
 
2006-04-22 07:58:46 PM  
You know you are a true Farker when you come into a thread for the pics.... and you're a straight female.

Remember that posting with the 1970's Frederick's catalog? How I long for a paisley polyester slutty ho jumpsuit.
 
2006-04-22 07:59:53 PM  
I remember moving into my first apartment back in the early 80's...somehow one of those catalogs came in the mail.

/goodtimes
//poor kittens
///all I had was a commodore back then
 
2006-04-22 08:00:16 PM  
I still have been in mourning ever since Victoria's Secret quit using Stephanie Seymour.
 
2006-04-22 08:01:57 PM  
Are the replacing the normal Fredericks of Hollywood stuff or just adding a line? My wife's catalogs for this type of clothings always have the slutty stuff and sections with stuff like normal clothes and bathing suits.
 
2006-04-22 08:02:13 PM  
cretinbob from a page on the early computer photos: And finds Sarah Conner, to use the Fark cliche.

so is that your work or another farkers?
 
2006-04-22 08:04:46 PM  
What's wrong with patent leather micro minis and Lucite stripper heels?
 
2006-04-22 08:10:08 PM  
Akuinnen

Booo...
That catalog was kitten killing material when I was a teen.


No kidding! That catalog helped me through many a lonely, puebescent night. Plus, it had alot of Leeann Tweeden in it.


Mmmmm....Leeann
 
2006-04-22 08:13:52 PM  
If Fredericks changes their styling....

WHERE WILL STRIPPERS BUY THEIR GEAR????
 
2006-04-22 08:15:45 PM  
They opened a retail store in the mall near my place (obviously datamined my zip code and purchases). It's sort of porn lite. There are lots of chicas and milfs in there on a Saturday. And Starbucks is just down the hall, so you can go get a vanilla bean frap and then sit and watch the ladies shop the Fredrick's. And when the cops start to give you the evil eye, you can move up the mall to Vicki's.

/just a thought
//I've never....
///really
 
2006-04-22 08:16:39 PM  
Weird
 
2006-04-22 08:19:48 PM  
2006-04-22 07:59:53 PM merlotguy

///all I had was a commodore back then

MMMMM, Commodore pr0n
 
2006-04-22 08:22:44 PM  
While Indonesia is facing the possibility of a volcanic eruption in Java, anger seems to have erupted against dangdut queen Inul Daratista.

This is precisely why I use C++.
 
2006-04-22 08:23:16 PM  
Well, that's good, I think. Frederick's of Hollywood is the only large retailer around that make bras in my cup size for a fairly decent price. I prefer Victoria's Secret but they don't make them in my cups and it sucks. There's nothing wrong with a little slut every now and again but damn. These days I'm almost embarrassed to have the magazine come to my door.
 
2006-04-22 08:27:10 PM  
Like taking the cowboy out of Stetson.


or like taking the Ledger out of Gyllenhaal.
 
2006-04-22 08:37:24 PM  
"So much of what we do with our clients is red carpet events: premieres, Oscars, awards," said Ehrlich. "All of our girls have very, very different body types..."

Very different from the general population, yes. They mostly range from "anorexic" to "weighs less than air".
 
2006-04-22 08:39:33 PM  
Why on earth would they do that? I love Fredrick's. It's one of the few places I can get slutty things that actually fit me, because Victoria's Secret idea of a D or DD runs too small [and I am NOT bigger than a DD], and they also claim that 34DD does not exist, even though I have bras in that size. From Fredrick's.

I love slutty stuff, and it almost always runs too small. I wish I could buy the $10.99 bras they sell in hoochie stores, but they never go past a C.

CHanging Fredrick's is a travesty.

\
 
2006-04-22 08:48:31 PM  
www.lileks.com

I can't decide whether Frederick is a sleazy porn merchant or an accountant.
 
2006-04-22 08:51:17 PM  
ZipBeep:

Let's just say it would be better to not stand too close to him on a subway if his hands were in his pockets.
 
2006-04-22 08:52:15 PM  
merlotguy: ///all I had was a commodore back then


You never heard of "smutware"?
 
2006-04-22 08:53:16 PM  
Well, this happens. I remember when Banana Republic was cool, something like this is bound to happen when any chain gets this big. Condition of muzak, and all that. As long as we've still got some outlaw places willing to carry on the tradition.

/Here in LA: Trashy Lingerie on La Cienega.
 
2006-04-22 08:53:39 PM  
serpent_sky: Let's just say it would be better to not stand too close to him on a subway if his hands were in his pockets.


Hahahaha!

/Good advice in general! :D
 
2006-04-22 08:55:32 PM  
Combat Medici: Well, this happens. I remember when Banana Republic was cool, something like this is bound to happen when any chain gets this big. Condition of muzak, and all that. As long as we've still got some outlaw places willing to carry on the tradition.


Hey, I remember when Crate and Barrel actually sold stuff from crates and barrels.

/And it was cheap.
 
2006-04-22 08:56:47 PM  
"Fredricks of hollywood" anagram
Wild O RLY Owl Scoffed, "Hooker?"
 
2006-04-22 08:57:43 PM  
serpent_sky

Why on earth would they do that? I love Fredrick's. It's one of the few places I can get slutty things that actually fit me, because Victoria's Secret idea of a D or DD runs too small [and I am NOT bigger than a DD], and they also claim that 34DD does not exist, even though I have bras in that size. From Fredrick's.

...I'll be in my bunk.
 
2006-04-22 09:05:19 PM  
I can not believe this has been up for hours and I am the first to say :


THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS!
 
2006-04-22 09:13:34 PM  
Take the Ho out of Hollywood?
 
2006-04-22 09:15:26 PM  
serpent_sky:

Where did you hear that Victoria's Secret doesn't have 34DDs? Back in the day when I was still desperately trying to believe that I was a DD cup I got 34DDs from them. I still have a couple of them. I haven't shopped there in several years now since they don't go larger than DD but their website has 34DDs on it. Some of their bras do run slightly small but they have several kinds that have stretchy cups that might suit you.

I will say though that I have gotten a lot of crap advice from Victoria's Secret stores. Once I had an associate tell me that they didn't have bra in a DD when a friend of mine was standing next to me wearing it. I also had an associate at my local store 'measure' me and try and tell me that I was a 38C. I laughed in her face (at the time I was wearing a 36DD bra and the band was too big and the cups too small) but she insisted so I started trying on bras she was suggesting. Needless to say they were laughably ill-fitting so she said "well perhaps a D" but none of those worked either. After I tried on about 15 bras she finally snorted and snapped at me "Well I don't know what the hell to tell you then" and stomped off. That was the last time I ever went to a V.S. store for anything. So I could easily believe some idiot there told you they didn't have 34DDs.
 
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