Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Target Blasted for Selling "San Fran" Shirts...

Nothing says "I'm not local" in the SF Bay Area like calling San Francisco "San Fran." Which is why - as SFGate reports - it's ironic that a brand called "Local Pride" is selling "San Fran" shirts in San Francisco's City Target on Mission St.

An eagle-eyed writer at San Francisco Citizen first spotted the sacrilegious shirt being sold in the men's section among a selection of San Francisco-themed shirts, including one with a bear on it that says "CONSERVE."

Further inspection of the Local Pride brand by SFGate found it to be NYC-based and created by an Iowa native, and readers of this blog know I've blogged about it before. "This collection is about the sense of discovery," Local Pride designer Todd Snyder said in a Target press release. "We want to be your tour guide, showcasing the unique aspects of the local cities. I have visited some of the coolest spots and spoken to a lot of locals in each city that helped me design original, exclusive and fun designs." Unfortunately, Mr. Snyder knows very little about our "local pride" - or proper nomenclature - around here.

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