AshleyMadison.com, a website for folks looking to divulge an extramarital affair and a subsequent resource for a wealth of data on married people who like to cheat -- who knew? -- released another one of their handy dandy surveys on the preferred shopping and fashion habits of their female members. The dating site surveyed a pool of 52,390 women (small, considering they boast an alleged membership of approximately 16 million) who chimed in on their favorite stores and brands for apparel, as well as other sartorial questions.
Who topped the list? Here's their top 10:
1) Banana Republic
2) J. Crew
4) Ann Taylor
7) Lane Bryant
9) Lulu lemon
10) JC Penney
"According to AshleyMadison.com CEO Noel Biderman, 'Banana’s business casual merchandise perfectly suits the busy working woman, juggling work and family. Our typical female is a professional woman in her early 30s.'"
Oh. Right. So the tailored work and casual wear at Banana Republic is perfected suited for the woman who wants to have it all... her career, her man... and her other man.
The survey results also include gems such as:
Philandering females rock pumps from Aldo, carry a Mark (sic) Jacobs tote, wear Ray Ban aviator style shades and tankinis (58.3%) when hitting the beach
And lists summer must-have's as: "Maxi dress, colored skinny jeans, and pencil skirt with slit."
So, friends, when you see that woman rocking the Ray Bans, wearing colored skinny jeans, and toting a Banana Republic shopping bag, you better hide your man. Survey says: your days of fidelity may be numbered.
What does all of this really mean?
Not a whole lot.
According to Biderman, fashion choices tend to remain consistent during affairs since a style upgrade is a "tell-tale" sign of a tryst.
But good for the folks at Banana Republic. We imagine you can't buy advertising quite like that.
Top image via AP Photo/AMC, Michael Yarish.