Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Twittersphere Is Not Happy About Sandy-Themed Sales

New, 3 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Within the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy damage updates and Instagram pics of East Coasters' drinks and/or snacks last night was an overwhelmingly negative opinion of Sandy-themed sales. Brands like Urban Outfitters and Steven Alan's e-mail blasts alerting shoppers to free shipping deals didn't specifically incur much wrath, but the overall feeling was that conditions were too serious to warrant shopping.

Much of the twitter rage was directed toward American Apparel, who's pretty familiar with anger spelled out in 140 characters or less. This particular criticism was directed toward the retailer's email blast sent Monday night, which offered 20% off to those states in Sandy's path for the next 36 hours "in case you're bored during the storm."

American Apparel has not issued a comment.
· Top This: The Most Ridiculous Hurricane Sandy Outfit Yet [Racked]