Style Notes: JustFab Comes Under Fire; American Apparel Sued by Former Exec
Enjoy your weekend cocktails with a side of style news.
JustFab, the company that owns Kate Hudson's Fabletics line, was recently the subject of a BuzzFeed News investigation in which JustFab's questionable marketing tactics, elusive customer service and shady subscription services were called into question. Many customers have reported that the monthly subscription platform on which the JustFab brands operate is deceptive and "a scam." JustFab representatives, however, say that unhappy customers are in the minority among shoppers. [BuzzFeed]
American Apparel, home of life-size pinata protests and never-ending lawsuits, has been sued yet again by a former employee. Pat Honda, the company's former president of wholesale, has filed a suit in Los Angeles alleging discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful termination, among other complaints. Honda is seeking $1 million in damages, not including lost salary and bonuses. Add this to the retailer's statement that it might not survive another year, and things are not looking so good for the company. [WWD]
Maiyet and Warby Parker have teamed up for a new eyewear collaboration. The "Bird" style, which will be sold in the brands' stores and on their websites for $145, is available in three neutral colors (burnt honey with cream, black with striped oyster shell and striped oyster shell with black). [WWD]