A hundred people in San Francisco did just that.
Kurtis Alexander reports for SFGate, Nov. 25, 2014, that a pre-Black Friday promotion by Barcelona-based fashion retailer Desigual inspired nearly 100 people to line up in their underwear early Tuesday outside the San Francisco store.
According to the company’s website, the first 100 shoppers who “take it all off” were promised a free top and bottom.
Several people lined up for the store’s 9 a.m. opening well before dawn. Cars honked as they drove by. Police officers smiled.
Standing on the sidewalk in her undergarments, smoking a cigarette, as the temperature hovered around 50 degrees, Bek Summons, 30, who was visiting San Francisco from Australia, said, “I heard about the deal on the street the other day. I figured it was a pretty cool thing to do.”
Joanna Lee, 25, shivering in her lingerie, said, “They don’t allow jackets, but they allow accessories. So I brought a hot-water bottle.”
H/t Consumerist and FOTM’s CSM
I don’t believe the people who participated in this stunt are so poor they couldn’t afford to buy their own clothes. Besides, you can find decent but really cheap clothes in thrift stores like Savers and Goodwill.
Some may say the underwear people did it for fun. But how is it “fun” to stand in line, half-naked, in 50° chill?
These are probably the same exhibitionists who’ll gladly strip naked in some left-wing protest or demonstration.
- Being Left and Going Naked
- Naked people must sit on towels
- Carnegie Mellon U. mocks Catholic Church with naked woman dressed as pope
- U.S. misses out on World Naked Bike Ride