Women Have to Pay More for Plus-Size Jeans at Old Navy, but Men Don't
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Old Navy becomes the latest brand to find itself embroiled in a plus-size controversy. It's under fire for charging women more for plus-size jeans, sizes 16 to 30. Men, meanwhile, pay one price for a pair of denim no matter the size. A Change.org petition — which has already gathered over 25,000 supporters — notes the price disparity can be up to $15 for women. For years, plus-size women have paid higher prices because manufacturers claim more fabric leads to higher production costs. But the petition argues this doesn't hold true if manufacturers and retailers are discriminating between genders.