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'Iconic' Victoria's Secret Show Is Making a Comeback

Fashion show has been on hiatus since 2018

(Newser) - The lavish Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which has been on hiatus since before the pandemic, is making a big comeback this year, the company says. The runway show, which includes models known as "Victoria's Secret Angels," with extravagant wings, was last held in 2018. In a...

Big Changes for Victoria's Secret
Big Changes for
Victoria's Secret

Big Changes for Victoria's Secret

Once-dominant brand has been vastly diminished

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold, its fortunes diminished as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body types. The company's owner, L Brands, said that the private-equity firm...

'I Felt Like I Was in Hell': An Exposé of Victoria's Secret

The New York Times interviews 50 company insiders about a 'toxic' culture

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret has "Angels," but there was a devil too—and his name was Ed Razek. That's according to a New York Times article based on interviews with over 50 company insiders, who describe an established culture of harassment, bullying, and misogyny at the lingerie company....

Victoria's Secret Cancels Its Lavish Show

Annual event cancelled for 2019

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret will forego its annual fashion show this year following dwindling viewership and sales. Parent company L Brands made the announcement Thursday, months after it said the lavish show, in which some of the world's most famous supermodels strut in crystal-encrusted bras and giant wings, would not...

Epstein Accuser: There's Another Guilty Party in All This

Artist Maria Farmer says Victoria's Secret CEO Leslie Wexner is also responsible

(Newser) - A Jeffrey Epstein accuser says billionaire fashion mogul Leslie Wexner is also responsible for her sexual assault—because she lived on his Ohio estate and was manhandled by his security after it happened, the Washington Post reports. An artist, Maria Farmer says she had gotten a job creating two paintings...

Valentina Sampaio's Hiring Is a First for Victoria's Secret

Transgender model announces new deal

(Newser) - Valentina Sampaio will become Victoria's Secret's first openly transgender model. The Brazilian's agent confirmed the hiring Monday to CNN after she posted a video on Instagram that suggested she got the job. Sampaio was hired for a campaign debuting in August for the company's PINK line....

Victoria's Secret Is Closing a Lot of Stores

More than 50 locations will be shuttered as brand competes with big-box retailers, startups

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret has seemingly been operating under the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra, which for its specific purposes meant continuing to promote its brand through a long-successful campaign of celebrity supermodels and pushup bras. Except now it appears that business model may be...

Study: Mosquitoes Hate Victoria's Secret Perfume

The fragrance was found to repel mosquitoes for around 2 hours

(Newser) - Camping trip in your near future? Maybe skip the bug spray and prepare like you're hitting the club instead. Popular Science reports that a new study out of New Mexico State University found two fragrances—including Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume—work fairly well at repelling two common types...

$2K Underwear Caper Hits Store Plagued by Bra Heists

Thieves plunder Victoria's Secret in Pennsylvania yet again

(Newser) - First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria's Secret store reported the theft...

Tell-All Will Dish on Victoria's Secret CEO's Affair

Cliff Donenfeld writing about his time with Sharen Turney

(Newser) - Married Victoria's Secret CEO Sharen Turney will soon have her alleged two-year affair with a Florida luxury real estate broker detailed for the world to read. The aforementioned broker, Cliff Donenfeld, is writing a tell-all in which he says he "opened a door" for Turney sexually, and she...

Victoria’s Secret: Sorry We Didn't Let Woman Breastfeed

Instead, a clerk suggested she go outside in an alley

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret is dealing with a PR headache over a gaffe rich in irony. A store in Austin refused to let a woman breastfeed her son in a changing room, with a clerk helpfully suggesting that she go outside to the back of an alley instead, reports MyFoxAustin . There'...

Victoria's Secret Targets Awkward Guys: Employee
Victoria's Secret Targets Awkward Guys: Employee

Victoria's Secret Targets Awkward Guys: Employee

Men will apparently buy anything to get out of the store

(Newser) - Men, do you feel weird about going into Victoria's Secret? Well, rest assured, the employees have noticed. They're trained to wring money out of uncomfortable guys, a former employee tells Business Insider . "The general feeling about men is that they would buy anything in order to get...

Weird Catfight: Victoria's Secret Model Disses Taylor Swift

Says she couldn't make it as a model

(Newser) - Taylor Swift performed at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show—and according to one VS model, that's the only way the singer would ever make it onto the catwalk. Asked if Swift could make it as a model for the lingerie company, Jessica Hart said bluntly, "...

Baby Found in Shopping Bag Born Alive: Cops

17-year-old mom was carrying around the remains

(Newser) - A dead baby found in a teenage girl's shopping bag at a lingerie store was born alive and then asphyxiated, police said today, as the macabre discovery turned toward a possible homicide case. Police believe 17-year-old Tiana Rodriguez gave birth to the baby at a friend's house and...

Girls Stopped for Shoplifting Had Fetus in Bag: Cops

Security guard finds human remains in teen's bag

(Newser) - A security guard on the lookout for shoplifters at a Manhattan Victoria's Secret ended up making the most gruesome of finds yesterday afternoon: what appeared to be a fetus in a plastic bag, police say. The New York Daily News reports that the guard spotted two 17-year-old girls swiping...

Miranda Kerr Out at Victoria's Secret?

She may have been fired or gotten too busy

(Newser) - Multiple reports indicate Miranda Kerr is on her way out as a Victoria's Secret angel, but the reason behind the departure isn't yet clear. Us reported yesterday that Kerr "has a difficult reputation," as one source put it, and is "not a big seller" for...

Among Best-Liked CEOs, Only One Woman

Victoria Secret's Sharen Turney is it, and stereotypes might be to blame: Vivian Giang

(Newser) - A new survey that ranks how well CEOs are liked by their own employees has only one woman among its 50 names, notes Vivian Giang at Business Insider . Sharen Turney of Victoria's Secret is the only one to make it, and only then at No. 42. In trying to...

Victoria's Secret: Sorry About the Headdress

Karlie Kloss' outfit offended many

(Newser) - Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show , after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history. The company responded to the complaints over the weekend by saying it was sorry to have...

Alessandra Ambrosio Unveils $2.5M 'Fantasy Bra'

Victoria's Secret reveals fashion show model after accidental leak

(Newser) - The wearer of this year's Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra has been revealed—after a bit of an "oops." The company had planned to unveil Alessandra Ambrosio as the lucky gal in its SoHo store tomorrow, but Ambrosio was accidentally seen wearing the bra—a bejeweled contraption...

Girl, 12, Tasered at Victoria's Secret

Cops: She was protecting mom from traffic ticket bust

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl was Tasered while shopping at a Missouri Victoria's Secret by a cop hunting her mom. "He said, 'Put your hands behind your back.' I was just crying. I guess he got mad because then he took it out and just Tasered me,"...

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