08 April 2013
Underpants in resealable bags
I am convinced there are no end-consumers who store their underwear at home in resealable bags. These bags were developed by an industry that got fed up with shoppers opening plastic bags of underwear, trying the product on, and then returning the items to the rack. Those damaged bags were hard to sell, so... voila! Bags that allow tried-on material to be stuffed back in.
Unless you're conducting a research study on the transmissibility of body lice, I would suggest avoiding products sold in this packaging.
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I think you would need to tear off the top part to open the bag so it should be easy to see if someone has opened it already. So maybe people really do store their underwear in individual bags.ReplyDelete
Perhaps you're right;I've not seen the actual product. I'll delete this post if I overreacted.Delete
Agreed that opening probably requires the top to be torn in an obvious manner.ReplyDelete
I wonder if this is greenwashing? A resealable bag would lend itself better to reuse. Though it seems like an oddly subtle tactic if that were the goal.
My wife works in a store that sells sports bras made by Castelli. They also come in resealable plastic bags. However, they note on the packaging that the bag is for designed for other uses after you've used the bra. For instance, for protecting a phone and wallet when carried in a cycling jersey pocket.ReplyDelete
Also, my wife reports that most packaging is removed by the staff before items are put on display. It's hard to sell items when they are encased in plastic.
That's good to know. I'm going to check next time I'm at Target, then probably vaporize this post.Delete
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One should never, ever wear clothing bought from a store without washing it first at home. I worked ten years in retail, big box stores I won't name here, and resealable bags are for customer covenience in checking fabrics and sizes. Almost all fabrics are sized at the factory with products that contain formaldehyde and other chemicals, a problem for people with sensitive skin. If you must try something on, be aware that I have seen people carrying lice removal kits going in to try on clothing in fitting rooms. If I can hold something up and get a general idea of fit, I always do that. Otherwise, shopping in stores with a liberal return policy that will take back things that have been washed is the safest thing to do.ReplyDelete
Actually I think this keeps people from ripping open the packages to double check the size. I won't rip, but I will open a package. I don't rip because if ruins the packaging if I'm not surf about buying it. My mom used to work in the men's department at Mervyn's (a shuttered regional store) and they'd have to mark those ones down.ReplyDelete
My underwear, unless I happen to buy it at say Costco, always comes on a tiny hanger, not wrapped in the least. Generally I think it's best to wash anything before wearing it; even my 6yo can tell the difference in finish.
Hey, that's my pic! I bought the product/posted the pic on Reddit last weekend. Props to me!ReplyDelete
Credit (such as it is) added to the post.Delete
Ahhh, finally, my name in print - "Anonymous". I'm famous!Delete
I wonder if the resealable top is used primarily to stiffen the bag so that it can be hung for display. Most hanging displays are rigid plastic blister packs, but that would not work for this product. A non resealable bag would droop so using this bag works for display, and the resealing feature is a no cost benefit for the customer.ReplyDelete