Reality Check: Fashion Edition

For years I have had obsessions with different brands: Guess & Gerbeau in elementary, any thing from Zumies in junior high, Lucky & Dr Martins in high school. Nothing stuck longer for me than my infamous Abercrombie & Fitch years (honestly obsessed for at least eight years).

I remember visiting my cousins in Michigan when I was 13. I asked them what the popular brands were. Being that I lived in Utah I knew that they would be ahead of us with brands and styles. Their answer: Abercrombie & Fitch. From then on that name was always in the back of my mind.


Then, my senior years of high school (1999-2000) A&F finally came to Utah and I had to have it. To me I felt like if I was wearing them it meant that I had money and looked really good because it wasn’t cheap and all their models always looked really good. They had me hooked!

After returning home from a two year LDS mission I had to get some new clothes. I heard that a new Abercrombie store had opened downtown and had to go and check it out.

I walked around and as I was looking, one of the managers approached me. She asked if I had ever thought about working there? Sure


  1. 12.27.2013 / 10:12 am

    This might be my favorite post so far! I can totally imagine how ridiculous that guy looked, forcing clothes on! Haha

  2. sabrina
    12.27.2013 / 11:50 am

    Love this post! My husband had a very similar experience at A&F. He used to be a pro body builder and was told by a sales associate that “we don’t have clothes for people like you here. ” Quite an outrage considering he was in the best shape of his life. So thank you for sharing. 🙂