The kimono dress at Target comes in “Manatee Grey” if you’re plus-sized, Heather if you’re not. A customer tweeted about the offensive color name which could be construed as a reference to the large, benign sea critter also know as a “sea cow”. And the rest is viral history. A Target spokesperson said that Manatee Grey is a shade descriptor used on many of their products including housewares. New York Magazine’s Hillary Moss had the wittiest take on it:
take on it:
“Target Insults Manatees With Ugly Dress
“This item has the wrong price for $47,” a Macy’s call center employee said in Bernard’s voicemail. “The correct price is $479 dollars and because of that pricing error, your order has been canceled and I apologize.”
Macy’s did not even offer him anything else for the money he spent. He was offered no alternative but was processed a refund. Bernard was “very bothered” by the situation and knows others feel the same way. On Friday, Macy’s issued an apology, but not an explanation.
“When the mistake was caught, signage did go up in the fine jewelry department and on store doors alerting customers that a mistake had been made,” wrote Beth Charlton, Macy’s spokeswoman in an e-mail to News 8. “For those customers who bought the necklace at the $47 price, they were fortunate. For the gentleman you spoke with, he was not so fortunate. We are sincerely sorry he was disappointed and unable to buy the necklace at the $47 price for his wife.”