Friday, July 06, 2012

The Goopster Only Sells Clothes For The Skinny


Apparently in Gwyneth Paltrow's world, you don't exist if you are above a size 8. In fact, she would prefer if there are such people that you don't read her site unless you are there to buy one of her cleanses and keep at it until you are a size 8. In case you are a size 8 or below, The Goopster would like to sell you the t-shirt shown above. You are probably thinking that you don't have an extra $20 or $30 to spend on a t-shirt. Well, if you don't have $20, then this is not the shirt for you because you are going to need $90. Plus shipping. Yes. $90 for a plain white t-shirt. Again though, I must remind you. The shirt will only fit you if you are under a size 8. The Goopster doesn't want anyone above a size 8 wearing any of her clothes because then you might think she is above a size 8 and her head explodes at the thought of that.

93 comments:

Patty said...

But the shirt is made of the finest cotton hand woven by...oh forget it. Bitch!

Ingrid Superstar said...

Are they clingy clothes?

pilly said...

She's got no boobage

FSP said...

I have a size 8 for her.

Naomi said...

that's probably plus sized to her

Pookie said...
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Pookie said...

FSP FTW!

angel said...

lol, it's a free country. She can offer for sale whatever she wants and no one is forced to buy it. I think the hating on Gwyneth train is getting tedious.

rejectedcarebear said...

Fuck off Goop. Just because your husband only publicly displays affection to you once a decade doesn't excuse your bitch ass behavior. 90 dollars for a white t shirt?? I hope you get punched in the face!!

nunaurbiz said...

We don't want her stinkin' clothes!

crila16 said...

LOL!!! She cracks me up.

Cathy said...

Honestly, even if it were twenty dollars, I would not buy her shirt. What if someone complimented me on it or asked where I got it? I'd actually be pretty embarrassed to be like, "Thank you. It's GOOP."

Amber said...

In her defense, the t-shirt is actually by Kain which is a pretty expensive brand that does "basic" knits. Their tshirts and tanks feel magical on the skin.

I don't see anything wrong with her selecting things that she loves and thinks feel amazing, and letting others in on it.

Here's the link to the shirt http://www.goop.com/shop/featured/goop-tee.html

Erin said...

*spits out drink*

auntliddy said...

I will never understand this woman

Texshan said...

I am contantly seeing plain, white t-shirts for sale in magazines for outrageous amounts of money, and I just don't get it. You can go to Target and get a 3-pack from Hanes that look exactly the same for something like $15. Just goes to show that money can't buy taste or common sense.

Also, I hate Goopy. Pretentious, stupid bitch.

Amber said...

Also, as with a lot of "luxury" tshirt brands, they are "one size".

Amber said...

P.S. I shop. A lot.

nolachickee said...

If I buy a shirt from her, will she be able to leave me alone after the sale? Will I get emails and texts from her, following up to see if I really, really like the shirt? Will she stay in touch to see if I'm ok and like to buy more? Will she follow me on Twitter to check in and send me sweet messages? Purchasing a shirt from this needy twat may mean years of torture from her. So I'll pass.

The Black Cat said...

Nolachickee, she may even pack her bags and pay you an unexpected visit LOL

Auntliddy - that about sums it all up doesn't it?

Texshan - agree, why throw good money away. It's just a status symbol kind of thing to make an insecure person feel better about themselves IMO.

shiny_special_one said...

LMAO @ Ingrid and Nolachickee! I think that was my favorite reveal. Totally believe it, too.

CanadianMiss said...

Jesus. 2 weeks ago I bought 4 pairs of pants and 4 shirts all on sale. I felt a little guilty that the total was $85! I couldn't imagine $90 on one freakin shirt. Who are these people who read her site?

Sylvia said...

LOL @ clingy.

Just like the wearer LOL

Ms Cool said...

Hate.

Amber said...

Why does a person that spends more than $7.99 on a 3 pack of t-shirts have to be insecure? I will gladly spend $40 on a "plain" 100% cotton t-shirt that has a really great weave and is pre-shrunk, so it fits the way it fits and feels super soft. It's my prerogative to spend what you believe is throwing money away, but it hardly makes me insecure.

RenoBlondee said...

Oh Fishsticks! You so funny.

Jolene Jolene said...

There are a lot of things to get irritated and stabby about in the gossip world, and the fact that some pretentious twat is selling overpriced t-shirts is definitely not one of them. This is a "meh" topic.

Jolene Jolene said...

And I'm with Amber. A fashion lover who chooses to spend her well earned money on clothes (me) instead of cars, gadgets, home goods does not an insecure person make. GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK.

nolachickee said...

@Amber and @Jolene Jolene - did you see the reveal about the Goopster? That's what is being referenced here. Go back and read it and tell me this beyoch isn't insecure. My comments have nothing to do about people's shopping habits.

FS said...

Yeah they all feel great until the first time you wash them. Tide and Snuggle are the great equalizers.

Her parents seem like such cool people, how did Goop turn out so weird?

Shallow Gal said...

Well I have to say these Old Navy and Target t-shirts get holey after a few wearings and if I could afford a super nice T, I'd probably have 50 of them. I'm sick of cheap clothes falling apart.

Jolene Jolene said...

@nolachickee--I get what you said. Totally. Black Cat said this:

"agree, why throw good money away. It's just a status symbol kind of thing to make an insecure person feel better about themselves IMO."

That's what I was referring to. It's just a silly assumption.

WBotW said...

Lol, I find it funny that a bunch of chicks who have nothing better to do than hate on Gwyneth frickin Paltrow (of whom I am not a fan) are calling her and others insecure for being willing to actually spend money on decent clothing. Yes, I recognise that it flies in the face of genuine white trashiness to shop somewhere other than Wal Mart or Target, but not all of us are meant to enjoy such good ol' boy cheap living. Oh, wait a sec, are we hating her today because she isn't endorsing clothing for fat people? Pfft, whatever. Not like there aren't a zillion stores that sell t-shirts for big people.

Amber said...

@FS - I wash my clothes in cold water and hang dry, and they still feel great.

And yes I saw the reveal about the Goopster - it's quite comical, and sad really.

AKM said...

I'm kind of tired of all the GP hate, too. Hoping she gets punched in the face?! Seriously?! Wow.

Ms Cool said...

Hey WBotW - there are not a zillion stores that sell t-shirts for big people and they certainly don't make decent ones. Even Gwyneth says so:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=102887&page=1#.T_cb7o59GC0

"The clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive."

NomNom83 said...

The shirt is co-branded and high-end, so neither the price tag nor the sizing is much of a surprise. So far, it sounds like every other over-priced white tee I've ever seen in a Bloomingdale's or Nordstrom. They choose a finer cotton blend, add some cute detail and multiply the Macy's price by two or three.

It's not like Kain reps were in a meeting with her and said, "So we decided these will retail for $35 and go up to a size 14." and she responded, "Absolutely not! I don't want poor fatties wearing anything with my name on it! Raise the price, and limit them to size 8!" I imagine that for ninety bucks, they (retail pros) already know who their target customers are and what size they wear.

I guess I have a hard time understanding why Paltrow gets under people's skin the way she does. Enty is definitely not alone in his strong dislike.

Jolene Jolene said...

I wouldn't buy this tee because $90 is a lot for something I think doesn't look THAT great. However, last month I was on the hunt for the perfect oversized white tee, and the winner is James Perse Scoop Neck Cotton Tee. It's divine, and it was $50. Do I regret spending that much on a T-shirt? Not for a second. If I could find the same quality in a $3 tee from Target I'd pick up 10 in a heartbeat. But I have the Hanes cotton 3 packs that I workout in, and they're scratchy and the shape sucks (I don't like boxy). So there it is.

MISCH said...

Since todays 8 is yesterdays 12 that will make this line so very chic...

MadLyb said...

The blind item reveals the other day take the edge off of articles like this - those were fun and unexpected. She can do what she wants. GOOP will be GOOP, and obviously there's a market for her style of living. I'm too cheap to pay $90 for a t-shirt, but I don't shop at the anti-union/anti-gay WalMart or Target, either - last I remember, their clothes are like paper.

I do enjoy cheap and green living by shopping for designer clothes - at thrift stores.

Amber said...

@Jolene Jolene - I love James Perse. I'm actually kind of obsessed with Bobi tees, too. If you're in Mpls, we should go shopping. Hah.

@MadLyb - I wish I could shop at thrift stores, but one of my many "quirks" won't allow me to. I'm paranoid about germs and odor, and even if it's 100% totally fine I can't mentally get past it. I do hit up sites like Gilt & Rue Lala AMAP to get like 75% off on stuff.

tamarind said...

i vote we all get sz. 8 shirts and all squeeze into them BRA-LESS and send to good ole goopy. show her what tits look like!

Ms Cool said...

Hi NomNom83:

Here is a bit of reading to help you understand why some of us roll our eyes at everything Gwyneth does:

10 Most Annoying Gwyneth Paltrow Quotes of All Time

The Real Problem with Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop

GOOP

Gwyneth Paltrow's Most Obnoxious Quotes US magazine - some repeats but some new ones

Stupid Gwyneth Paltrow Quotes | Pretty & Stupid - you get the idea - websites devoted to people that get turned off by her.

Jennifer H. said...

Bwahaha! Good one!!!

billybob said...

Thanks, Ms Cool for reminding us what a self-absorbed twatter this obnoxious bitch is. And let’s remember the atrocious clothes she has worn over the years, especially the too-tight thing she wore when receiving that joke of an Oscar and the thing she wore in NY recently.

dia papaya said...

I am a chesty girl - at least a D if not a DD. Size 8 isn't gonna work. GOOP, are you jealous of my curves?

Steph said...

I'm with @dia papaya

Hazeldazel said...

wow, has Amber totally drank the Goop Kool-Aid Cleanse (priced at $399.99) or what? ;)

Amber said...

Hah. I like my food WAY too much to do a cleanse. Just heated up some BBQ chicken and cowboy beans, even! :P

Scylla said...

I just read the 10 quotes and they don't seem so offensive to me.

Eg: WHY should she pretend she only earns 25.000,-- a year?

Or canned cheese IS hell (maybe I'm just european here... )

I think it is stupid to give a child processed food like cup n'soup. Are you aware how much salt and unnatureal things are in there?

After a certain age you grow up and most of the time you don't like to be around drunk people. It maybe funny when you are 23 but in your 30ies and 40ies it becomes pathetic. Grow up.

I can image that as an actress with 29 she was aware the roles are starting to dry up....

And why is it such an accomplishment to buy cheap clothes that are rags after 5 times in the washing machine? I get if you can't pay for them and have no choice... but if you can have something better?

Well: it is easier to hate than just stay away... obviously.

Lori said...

I have no problem with the price of the shirt, just Goopy. If you can afford it and it looks nice, why not? I regularly spent $40+ on "plain" shirts. I am super large in the chesticle region (40DDD) and cheap shirts dont fit right, plus I like the fact that more expensive shirts feel lovely against my skin. It doesnt make me insecure to spend more money on items that fit well and are of higher quality. I wouldnt hate on people who buy cheaper items by inferring that they must have low self esteem and not think that they deserve better, so they buy a Hanes 3 pack and call it a day...

__-__=__ said...

MadLyb - you can stop now. I demand that you do. We won't be able to find ANYthing if you continue!

old ;ady said...

I think when she was a baby her nanny dropped her on her head too many times.

angel said...

Just thought of something. Marketing research has probably determined that women over size 8 generally don't buy designer Tee shirts. This could be strictly a business decision and probably is because she'd be needlessly limiting her potential success otherwise.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I think I'll buy her lame T-shirt to wipe my size 8 bowel movement.

Two Time Mama said...

*snicker*

Me said...

back in the day there were jeans that were only made to size 8. forget the brand.

on another note...i was at walmart yesterday (frst time in years) their sizes made me feel tiny. their size medium is what would easily be XL at target. so wondering if maybe sizing isn't consistant in her line.....

libby said...

I like Gwyneth. I know she's rich. But she is so unhappy, I just feel sorry for her. If the blind reveal is true, she's incredibly needy, but married a guy who barely even acknowledges her.
Also, seeming 'self-absorbed' is the hallmark of an extremely insecure person, just as conspicuous luxury consumption can be. Constantly 'proving' you're good enough to others, any way you can.

I don't get all the hate, with all the evidence in our faces that she's very very sad. I just hope she stops pretending and gets therapy.

Saffron said...

Cunty Goop should be ashamed to hustle Made in China, 10 cent labour per day T-shirts.

I would only consider buying a $90 t-shirtif,if it's made of Organic Cotton and FAIR TRADE!

Ogie Ogilthorpe said...

People hate her because she gives off a distinct impression that she thinks she's better than everyone else who's not as thin, successful or fabulous as she is, and that everyone SHOULD aspire to be those things, whether they're reasonably within grasp or not. (Whether or not she really believes that is not the point. That she consistently gives the world that impression, despite advice to the contrary, is.)

anita_mark said...

Have you ever been to Japan? Banana Republic stops at size 6.

I don't hate Gwyneth and right now, I really want to hang out with Amber and Jolene Jolene.

More often than not, designer clothing only goes as high as an 8 and more often than not, you get what you pay for. And I agree, buying expensive things doesn't make you insecure.

So basically, all this is is a Celebitchy type article that reads, "OMG, Gwyneth is such a bitch, her clothes go to an 8, don't you hate her??????"

And how is a blind reveal 100% the God's honest truth?

AKM said...

libby, I like you. You have a heart. And everything you said is everything I think, too.

Another Josh said...

She needs a shirt with a high collar that covers her dog face.

Debutante said...

I want to say thanks to Jolene Jolene. You did my shopping for me ! Think I will pick up one of those James Perse tees soon !
Having the perfect white t shirt is the same as having that perfect pair of jeans. NOT easy to find.
So yeah, I'm on board with Jolene Jolene - I would pay 50 bucks for the perfect white t shirt.
BUT if I couldn't afford it, I wouldn't buy it.
Its all about what your priorities are.
Nothing wrong with indulging yourself once in awhile. What you indulge in is up to you !

OMAMA is BROKO said...

ever since I read that blind reveal the other day about wynnie, I just can't.

This chick has even more insecurities than I. sad, sad and just SAD

Denise said...

I like nice things. some items I will buy at Target, but some things are worth paying more for.
For example, while I wouldn't pay over $500 for a bag, I won't buy a cheapo that's going to fall apart in a month either. the one I carry the most is almost 5 years old. Same goes with jeans, watches, etc.
Anyway, my point is that not everyone pays more due to insecurity. I do know a few gals tho, that are brand whores and everything they own has a label you can't miss. that to me is insecure. I don't care whose name is on my stuff, as long as it fits and makes me feel good.

just curious said...

Does the white cotton shirt come with a matching hood and burning cross or is the cross sold seperately?

auntliddy said...

Agree, get what u like, Not a brand name.

Beta said...

No, I wont buy that tshirt, but add me to Amber & co in defending GOOP
and yes, ive read the clingy blind

if you guys browse through any fashion magazine you'll see the amount of overpriced stuff there is. so this is ok in my book.

I agree it sucks that it only goes to size 8 but its a very common practice, at least in european brands
(when I saw it I though, omg, here we go, there's going to be the obligatory antigoop article)

@Scylla agree with you on the cups n noodels, im also too european for that jaja. but yeah IF she said it, that was too snotty

have a great weekend everyone :)

djphob said...

She just comes off as ungrateful. That $25 quote is her missing the point. She doesn't need to act poor but she also shouldn't act like being poor is some kind of disability. I grew up in "the bubble" and I know many ppl w her attitude. She doesn't seem to realize how lucky she Is.

Julie Brannagh said...

One might consider Paltrow's t-shirt available up to size 8 ironic if one remembers her "fat suit" photo session in Vanity Fair once upon a time while promoting Shallow Hal.

If Mrs. Martin was such a friend to those who aren't quite so svelte, she'd remember her comments at the time, would she not?

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Jolene Jolene said...

@Denise--I totally agree with you. People who flaunt labels nonstop (logo bags and sunglasses, etc.) are sad in my book. Those are people who shop for status and nothing more, and that's insecure. My style is mixing great cheap finds with high end items, and no one would be the wiser. I really don't care what people think I'm wearing. Labels and price tags really aren't why I love clothes. :)

@Debutante--Get it! It's awesome :) Got mine at Nordstrom. I love all James Perse. The style is super relaxed and easy, which I love in the summer. Super soft tees, clingy striped skirts that go with anything. Love the entire line this season especially.

Amber--I'm in Chicago but I'm there for a shopping trip. :)

My shopping friends--my absolute FAVORITE site is Shopbop and they're having a HUGE summer sale right now. I already grabbed 2 dresses and a jersey maxi skirt. :) Check it out if you're in for some summer shopping. I personally think some of their stuff is overpriced at regular price, so I always check out their sales they have mid season, and for the most part a lot is at a deep discount and not picked over. That's my shopping secret. You're welcome!

auntliddy said...

Right??!!

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

@just curious: FWIW, she's Jewish on her dad's side (which means that, according to Jewish tradition, she's not actually Jewish; it has to come through the maternal line), and I've never heard anyone remotely reliable suggest that she's at all racist. Snobbish? Sure. Racist? Nope. Whatever her character faults, that's apparently not one of them.

I admit she can aggravate the hell out of me, too, because she does come off as way too perfect and a tad smug about it, and when you're most decidedly NOT perfect, it can feel as if you're having your nose rubbed in your own lack of conventionally attractive looks/lack of money/etc. She may well not mean to come off that way (and I don't think she's an awful person), but somehow she does, and that is indeed what grates on people.

I do think that, to some degree, she's trapped in a certain image of herself that she feels compelled to keep up; I remember several years back she did an interview in Allure in which they asked her about one of the photos they showed her of herself a few weeks postpartum, when she was definitely heavier than normal (but still reasonably slender, and if anything, more attractive) and asked what she thought about it. Rationally, she knew she really didn't look bad in the picture, and there was nothing wrong with being at that weight, but she just couldn't get over feeling ugly while looking at it. When you think about it, that's really sad--she's certainly not the only actress who feels compelled to look a very particular way, but I'm guessing the blind is right, and she's even more insecure than your average actress. (Besides, considering how well she and our Patron Saint seem to bounce off each other in the Iron Man movies, I just can't hate on her too much...)

And yes, I definitely think spending more money for a quality product that you can get lots of use out of is better than buying a lot of cheap crap, unless, of course, all you can afford is the cheap crap. (Been there, doing that.) Perhaps a good rule of thumb is to get the best quality you can afford, especially for items that get a lot of wear; I think we can all agree on that one.

djphob said...

@Julie don't even get me started on that stupid movie! It's like, "Be nice to fat people! And also laugh at their giant underwear!"

So many things with that one. God, I hate that movie.

auntliddy said...

I dont care what size the shirt goes up to, no way in hell im paying $90 for 1 teeshirt!!!!! R u insane??? You get a great shirt for at least half that oPrice by careful shopping, sales, eyc. I think some People want to align themselves with her so they too will be percieved as rich and classy. There are plenty of things i wld pay $90 for, but a plain tee? I wld really feel like i was getting screwed.

baan said...

I'm not a fan of Gwyneth, but that T-shirt looks pretty luxe. Plenty of high end T-shirts go for that much, unfortunately, but I can usually find good bargains on labelled clothing at Marshall's, etc.

What disappoints me is the amount of vitriol directed toward her that are specifically gender-based: "twat," "cunty," "dog face." And most of these comments are from women!

Spike Ghost said...

she's a good actress but she's a terrible person

nettalovesrobin said...

Guess i dont have good or bad feelings about Gwyn. I could care less if people want to pay 90 dollars for a shirt. Thats actually cheap to some folks (not me). I think no matter what she does Gwyn will be seen as a snob to some.

Cornbread said...

As a ginger, I'm offended the shirt ONLY comes in white. Us gingers are pale enough as it is, I certainly don't need $90 worth of "hehe, you don't even look like you're wearing a shirt!" Now...the perfect NAVY tee? All over it. ;)

Seriously though, the Goop is the Goop...take her with a grain of salt, laugh at what's funny and disregard what isn't. Life goes on.

Marie said...

Everyone gets so mad that she comes off a little holier than thou, but remember when she started goop she said something about how she gets recommended stuff by the best in the business which is what she is going to share.

And while I don't make the kind of cash she does, I don't see why she should act like she makes the same amount as I do - hell, if I was offered millions I'm sure not turning it down in case I start living a different lifestyle... I'm saying hella yes n get me 10 expensive t-shirts!

Sunny said...

Great comments, @Cornbread and @Marie :)

TaterOnTheCouch said...

Eff you Gwynnie! My life is probably a heck of a lot happier than yours because I eat more than a vegan carrot stick a day and the men seem to enjoy my womanly curves and I don't have to attach myself to them!

Kimberly said...

I buy expensive purses at TJ Max and Macys on sale....my bags are Tignanello...look like Dooneys or Coatch withb better leather. I abuse purses and shoes and need ones that hold up

auntliddy said...

The reason is people dont like her, but I agree, some if the names go too far. Hiwever, she is so whiney, spoiled, so out of touch with reality, so self centered, so judgemental, so dismissive of america sometimes that she majes people very cranky! I dont wish her ill, but i do wish she wld stfu. And my conclusions about her are based on HER words and interviews, not what i think by looking at her.

Henriette said...

This makes me laugh! The Clingon (my new name for Goopster) cares about sizes. I Beuwolf is not a size 8, so I guess she doesn't get a t-shirt.

Olivia Twist said...

How is making clothes for smaller women any different than making clothes for plus size women. She can do whatever she wants. I have no problem with it. Do we ask artists to make art that everyone can afford? No. Who says when you produce a product you have to make it for everyone. You don't.

djphob said...

I really don't care about the high fashion industry being exclusionary or Gwynnie's shirt.

But @Olivia, there is a big difference. Most women in tge US are considered "plus" Aka a 12 or above. While things have improved over the last ten years or so, it can still be difficult to find plus (average) clothes. How many brands cover only "plus" versus don't? Are thin women complaining they can't find cute clothes in their sizes? I'm not saying everyone under a 14 can just find cute stuff but generally clothes aren't made to flatter a 14 or bigger and the ones that are aren't exactly filling the mall.

Again, I'm not saying Gucci needs to start a plus line. But comparing only offering under an 8 to making plus sizes only is a false equivalency.

djphob said...

Can't edit but maaaybe if you compared petites to plus it could work. Maybe.

kathrynnova said...

big fucking deal. if you don't like what she offers DON'T BUY IT OR GO TO HER SITE. this is not news.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I can't hate on her for this any more than the other designers/stores that do the EXACT same thing. No way in hell I'm buying anything she's selling on her website, especially not a t-shirt, but more power to her if she is actually making sales from it.