Last Friday, we told you the story of Lisa Conn, the South Philadelphia barista who was kicked out of a public pool due to her American Apparel bikini, which male employees at two separate pool classified as “bra and panties.” Well, there have been some developments.
Here’s an email that Conn just sent to us here at Philadelphia magazine:
I just wanted to tell you thank you so so much! You listened to what happened and gave it a voice when the city would not. Unfortunately, I still have heard nothing from them...
I had no idea AA would respond this way, and I'm super excited. I am flying out August 4th to 6th, and they're putting me up in the Ace Hotel, which is probably the fanciest hotel I have ever/may ever stay in. I get to tour the headquarters on the 5th and pick out swimwear.
This week feels a little Twilight Zone to me. I am not really a spotlight person, so I don't know if I am handling it correctly. But none of this would have happened if it weren't for you and I can't thank you enough. I haven't gone back to the pool yet (because now I feel a little anxious about it) but a group if women (my customers and friends ) want to go with me. So, I guess that's next for me and hopefully it will be without trouble because I really miss it. At any rate, thank you thank you thank you !!!!!
Additionally, American Apparel sent this pile of bikinis to her:
— American Apparel (@americanapparel) July 19, 2014
Lisa, if you're out there, we expect a postcard and some new bikini photos from L.A.