Yesterday I posted my Epic Beauty Haul,
(if you haven't check it out then you can do so by clicking HERE)
and I wanted to share a shopping experience that I
had with the employees of Chanel in my local Macy's
I live in the small town of Bakersfield in California, and unfortunately
we only have one Macy's in town, yes you heard correct.
ONE. MACYS. IN. TOWN. !
I have never had a horrible experience with makeup counters,
besides when MAC is packed and it is hard to get a pro artist
to help you... Philospohy, Clinique, and Lancome employees have
always been helpful and nice!
But Chanel was a different story... I walked into
Macy's knowing exactly what I wanted:
Soleil Tan Bronzing Makeup Base.
It is the most amazing bronzer I have seen and being new
to Chanel products I wanted to try out something I know
I would use. It is seriously out of this world, the consistency
is like a mousse and it blends like no ones business! ha ha...
But onto the disaster, there was only one employee working
the Chanel counter, it was a man around his early 20's.
He was working with a client and matching her foundation
so I figured I would help myself and try out the bronzer myself.
I was just swatching it on my hand when he turned around and
look me up and down and said
"Uhm excuse me" and basically shoved me out of the way
to get an applicator, so I was like okay no biggie he
just needed the stupid sponge.
But then he crossed the line!
He said "I don't think you would be interested in that product."
I said, "Why is that?" I thought maybe he was going to
say it was an awful bronzer or something but no
He said, "It costs over fifty dollars."
I seriously felt like I was in the movie Pretty Woman.
Who was he to say that I couldn't pay 50 or even 100 dollars
for the product I want.
The customer he was working on said,
"Wow you are really rude." and got up and left.
So not only did he lose 1 customer, he lost 2.
Have you had experiences like this? I honestly feel
that sometimes having an ethnic background or being
young of age can make people discriminate you even more.
Their loss, not mine.