Sep 30, 2013

A Case Of Favoritism

New York Fashion was one of Hamilton Street's most successful merchants. The side by side store fronts in the 700 block were packed floor to ceiling with merchandize. Relocated by the arena to 7th Street, they spared no expense in renovating a distressed property and creating that street's new shopping destination. The new store, large as it is, is also packed to the brim. Space doesn't allow displaying each shirt on hanger, but shirts are neatly stacked by size and color. I showed the proprietor my blog post yesterday about the Archive store's monopoly on uniform vouchers,  and the supposed reasons for it submitted by comment. He could only shake his head and say It's favoritism. Although I will not reveal what they spent on uniform inventory,  it was a substantial investment. They literally have thousands of school shirts in stock, in every size and color. They also have a full inventory of pants, socks, belts, shoes and all items specified by the new school policy. They have serviced customers who couldn't find what they needed at the Urban/Archive store(s). This story gets more unfair. They invited school officials to see their inventory and approve them for vouchers. Although a representative came to the store, they never heard back. It's a case of favoritism.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Displaced, than made to spend all the monies to start all over again¿ These fine people kept hamilton street alive for many years¿
Transgretional transformation only for the mighty whitey and those well connected too and obediant too¡
redd

PAPO PADILLA said...

Yesterday I had an issue with my daughter's school uniform policy practice. We always dress her up nicely and within the ASD uniform policy guidelines, however we made a mistake a bought several blue shirts from a vendor that was recommended from the ASD (FORMA MILLS). We bought several button down blue shirts and had overlooked the guideline where it specified that only Polos were acceptable. Great, our mistake and we will correct it. My issue comes with the action of the school counselor to try to fit her into a polo shirt that was 2 times below her size. Granted I appreciate the effort from the school, but did not appreciate the ignorance of using common sense, especially from employees that have college degrees. How can you possibly try to make a child fit into a piece of clothing that does the child cannot put it on because it is too small. Furthermore, why can’t they just call the parents and give them the opportunity to fix the issue, instead of sending threatening letters as if my daughter was very inappropriately dressed? I met with the principle this morning and explained this issue and she was surprised that the counselor did not even attempt to contact us, rather hid behind a threatening letter to leave a bad taste in our mouths so we do not do it again. People... wake up, smell the coffee, and use common sense!