SIZE DOES MATTER – DISGRUNTLED SHOPPER HITS OUT
A woman living in the Fermoy area, who says that she’s size 22 and likes to dress well, this week hit out at local fashion shops in the town over the lack of bigger size outfits for family weddings and other special occasions.
Describing herself as ‘a disgruntled shopper’, the woman, who did not wish to be identified, told The Avondhu: “I have lived five miles from the town for over 40 years, brought up my family and always supported local business. I am now in my early sixties and I like to dress well. I am a size 22 and I am making no apologies for this. Over the past year I have had several family weddings and nowhere in Fermoy town could I find anything suitable to wear to such an occasion in the size I needed.”
She added: “A fashion outlet in the town has stopped stocking the brand I usually buy, which was stylish, good quality and affordable. Their sister shop in another town carries a good range of large sizes and fashionable brands. Perhaps the Fermoy branch should follow suit. I also found a good selection in Midleton. Last year I searched the town for smart jeans and comfortable underwear for my significant other who is size 44. No joy there either, yet I found exactly what I needed over the road in Mitchelstown.
WAKE UP CALL
“The Fermoy Business Action Group members should call to our local Weight Watchers class in the Resource Centre every week.
“There they will see plenty people of all sizes, not just sizes ten to sixteen, but men and women up to size 24 and beyond. Indeed, if they keep their eyes open on any street, in any town they will realise that these sizes are now quite normal.”
The woman called on the business action group to ‘wake up and stock what the customers need and we will be delighted to support you’.
“Times are hard for us all and it gives me no pleasure and, indeed, costs me money to drive to Cork, Midleton and elsewhere for what I should be able to buy in the town I love and which I, and my family have supported all our lives.”
Friday 25th February 7:49am