>> There's nothing wrong with enticing shoppers with free goodies in this economy, and Phillip Lim is known for his ethnically diverse runways, so this one stumps me a little.
During the month of December, shoppers at Lim's stores will be offered the choice of two denim totes with any purchase — one embroidered with Lim's initials, and the other below. The only problem is, the first image that popped into my head upon seeing the below tote was not a refreshing one — it reminds me of blackface. I'm sure that wasn't the intention, but still — not the image you want your shoppers to be transmitting freely around, and especially not when it is traceable back to your store.
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