Schumacher has decided to use the action as some free advertising, He's got some printed signs up in all his windows Protest Sale- 50% off everything. The signs pretty much cover the window displays, blocking any window shopper who wants to admire the merchandise. This further backs up my opinion that these items are not being sold as clothing, rather they are simply status symbol. I suspect if he sells anything at 50%, he still makes money- or at least doesnt lose any. A few price tags were visible in the windows. The one catching my eye was on a hat, "Nutria with fox trim" $2000 (two thousand) A nutria is a big rodent, makes his home in swamps, looks like a cross between a rat and a beaver. A thousand bucks for a rat hat? If I belived that then no raccon in portland would be safe.
Anyways the protest was lively, and the protesters were certianly dedicated.
They even passed out some tasty (Vegan) treats.
A couple showed up across from Nordstroms in a gaudy customised H2 Hummer- an imitation having more in common with a volvo station wagon than any military vehicle- The female had a fur coat, and the group ran to confront them. She at first tried to educate everyone on how wonderful her coat was, Then launched in to "If any one of you even touches my Hummer I'll have you all arrested" Like she was some kind of small town mayor running the town under her thumb.
Well, before she said that I dont think anyone realized that they had come via the garish yellow eyesore parked on the street,- The male with her was wearing a corvette jacket- he pretty much kept his cool and didnt say too much. After a while, they got back in thier hummer and left- the male was driving. So if gas is $2 a gallon and it's 15 miles to clackamas town center, he's in trouble!
I suspect that the "corvette" jacket would bring more money side by side with the coyote coat at most auctions around here.
After seeing fur actually being used as clothing back east- I'm left with more mixed feelings. I suspect the coats from china with fur trim around the hood and sold department and discount stores, etc- are mostly dog fur. This is definately a bad thing. electrocuting any animal or any person for any reason is a bad thing too. Selling a 200$ coat as a $5000 status symbol strikes me as being less than ethical...