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Oct. 8th, 2005 @ 04:54 pm New Tysons Corner Expansion
Because I'm a consumer whore, I had to check out what the new Tysons Corner expansion adds to the area(beyond much worse traffic thatis). After all, they are touting such wonderful things like a brand spanking new 16 screen AMC Megaplex, expanded food court, many new and exciting sit down restaurants, plus a ton of new stores(including a Sony Style store, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Barnes and Noble, West Elm, etc). While all of the new stores were fantastic, and provide many more opportunities for those of us with too much cash on hand to burn through it, it's probably the relocation of one of the old stores that's getting the most attention, and in a matter that I'm sure piratechan, queftzefoni, princessdiablo, and dilly would appreciate.

The new Victoria's Secret store in Tysons is hawt. So hawt that it's sparked outrage from church groups and PTAs. Victoria's Secret was always known for selling skimpy lingerie in a fairly classy looking store, but this one threw away those shackles and under hot pink neon lights have dozens of scantily clad mannequins in various kinky poses scattered throughout. If that wasn't enough, they had a couple of nice TVs playing the classic Victoria's Secret commercials with the lingerie models walking down the catwalk. It's very amusing to watch people walk past, even if they are on the other side of the walkway turn their heads to look at the display and comment about it. Hell, I even caught people from different floors scoping out the models. There are even bouncers standing by the 3 entrances to the store, directing people who would wish to enter towards the line in the common area before they can enter the store. If I remembered to bring my camera, I'd take pictures, but I doubt I could do the display justice with the massive number of people checking out the store at all times.

So this really begs the question, is this display too hot for what's supposed to be a "family" mall. After all, it's no different than one might see on TV. Then again, it could very well be huge publicity stunt to get people to check out the mall. After all, the display is the primary thing that people are going in droves to check out the mall.
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Date:October 9th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
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oooh, I wish I could have checked it out! I just bought a bra from VS today, actually. Lots of cute neon pastel colors coming out in their recent stuff! But personally, I like the risque stuff that's at the center of controversy. Ah well, it's PR, right? And oh yes, I still have you down in my calendar as visiting soon, so we'll work out a time to get together!
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Date:October 11th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, I'll be in SF starting from Wednesday evening(10/19) to Sunday noonish(10/22). I *think* I'm busy from Friday evening to Saturday from Wednesday stuff, but I'm mostly free otherwise if I can catch you after work.
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Date:October 9th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Sweet. Can you steal me a mannequin?
Date:October 9th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I went by to check it out while I was in the mall with coworkers (including Tom!) I had to go in to see. Apparently, they are not letting anyone take photos inside the store, so it's just as well that you didn't bring your camera.

Date:October 10th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
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They don't let you take photos in the store normally for a number of reasons. A lot of stores don't allow it.

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Date:October 10th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC)
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I would imagine that they'd especially not want cameras in an environment where women are trying on scanty underwear.
Date:October 11th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
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And yet you did not buy me anything!