Do standard size and plus sized clothes have different names for the same color?
Target shopper Susan Clemens noticed a discrepancy while shopping on the retailer's website.
A kimono maxi dress was listed as "dark heather grey" for smaller sizes. But when Clemens went to select a plus-sized dress, she noticed the color description changed to "manatee grey."
She posted about the incident on Twitter:
Target told Jeff Berkovici at Forbes that the missy and plus-sized versions of the dress were assigned to different merchants, which explains the discrepancy in the color name.
"Manatee grey" is a common color name used in a range of products on the website, the spokesman said.
The retailer took the item off the site until the color could be changed.
Target also publicly apologized to Susan Clemens on Twitter:
@suzen We apologize for this unintentional oversight & never intend to offend our guests. We've heard you, and we're working to fix it ASAP.— Target (@Target) April 3, 2013
Source: Business Insider