SANTA BARBARA, CA – Was the store supposed to be called Angel or Angle? We may never know. The PR department at Paris headquarters isn’t taking calls, and the star-crossed company CEO was easily apprehended attempting to cross the French border disguised as a legless beggar. The ruinous corporate damage has been done, however, as evidenced by the glaring faux pas above the Angel or Angle outlet’s entrance, in downtown Santa Barbara’s Paseo Nuevo Mall.
The boutique-like Angel or Angle store features tastefully displayed scarves, sweaters and blouses made of finest silk and cashmere and other materials too hifalutin to mention here. At press time the brazen typo above the elegant boutique’s entry was drawing a small and vocal crowd, and dissuading some prospective customers from entering Angel or Angle. One local shopper laid the issue bare. “If I’m going to pay those kinds of prices, the cretins damn well better know how to spell,” said an unidentified Coach Purse-wielder with a fashionably tilted bouffant hairdo, adding, “The holding company seems well to do. Possibly it’s not too late to buy a vowel.”