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Abercrombie & Fitch and Ruehl Only Want to Hire the Best-Looking

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It's not just American Apparel that enforces strict good-looking-people-only rules when it comes to hiring sales associates. If you're not cute, don't even think of applying for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch or grown-up spin-off Ruehl.

Check out the district manager's note (above) left with some employees. It says:

We must always audit our schedule to assure we have the best looking & best styled associates working at all times. There is no reason we accept excuses for who we are hiring.
· Abercrombie does not employ uglies, of course [Gawker]