Anything in toddler size?
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF - Get Report), known as much for its homoerotic shopping bags as its suburbanized concept of "fashionable," could rival American Apparel for sleazy clothiers.
At least in the latter's case, Charney just is what he is -- an unrepentant lothario. Abercrombie & Fitch's approach, though, has always felt very calculated, designed for maximum outrage. Engineered controversy doesn't get any sleazier than the retailer's decision to offer thongs for kids, children-sized underwear with words such as "wink, wink" and "eye candy" emblazoned on the crotch.
That was back in 2002, and there was a firestorm of controversy. So has the company learned anything? Nope.Just in time for summer, the company drew fire last month for targeting kids as young as 8 with padded, push-up bikini tops.