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Store admits mistake after 10 News uncovers revealing fitting rooms
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TAMPA BAY, Florida - Following a 10 News Investigators report on compromised privacy at fitting rooms in Macy's and other national chains, one store is admitting its fitting room doors aren't supposed to be see-through.

LOFT, a women's clothing store owned by Ann Inc., tells 10 News the fitting room doors observed at Westshore Plaza and the Brandon Mall were installed incorrectly.

Some of the fitting rooms had the privacy blinds installed backward, so you couldn't see out of the fitting room....but you could see in.

Macy's has confirmed it installs doors backward intentionally as an intentional part of their loss prevention strategy.  But LOFT tells 10 News that its doors were never supposed to be see-through.

"The blinds in question were improperly installed," said Kea Morgan, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications for Ann Inc.  "This is an issue that we found in 10 of our Tampa stores through an internal store survey.  Once the issue was identified, our construction teams put a schedule in place to properly install the blinds in impacted stores within the next few months."

Macy's said there is no change in their policy at this time, although they are constantly reviewing it.

If you see a dressing room that you think compromises privacy, call the 10 News Investigators at 727-577-TIPS.  Even better, snap a picture or video (please do not peep on other customers!) and send it to noah@wtsp.com.

Connect with 10 News Reporter Noah Pransky on Facebook at www.facebook.com/noahpransky or Twitter at www.twitter.com/noahpransky.

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