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But celebrities and rich Manhattan moms aren't the only privileged people who get a thrill from shoplifting. If you look on Tumblr, you'll find that plenty of bored young people are creating blogs like Shoplifting Guide and lifting loser to talk about their swiping skills - and it's not hard to imagine some of the bourgeois boosters described by the Post checking out Tumblr for tips. On these Tumblr blogs, users keep a running count of how much they claim to have stolen so far this year.
They're not in it for the expensive clothes or Sephora eye shadow palettes, but because they love the thrill - just like the women described by the Post.
The blogs also contain tips about how to lift from mall stores, and which chains to flat out avoid one user mentioned Kohl's. Another contributor suggested staying away from beauty department store Ulta for those "new to shoplifting. The Post found that wealthy customers are known to shoplift while also dropping big bucks on legitimate purchases.
Those women might not have been clued Women having fun tumblr the Tumblr community, where plenty of bloggers counsel their fans not to "get greedy" and steal from places where they'd like to shop again in the future. Jezebel covered the phenomenon of pro-shoplifting Tumblr blogs about a year ago. Since then, it appears many shoplifting blogs have started using euphemisms like "liftshopping" and "thrifting" so that they won't get caught and have their blogs deleted.
As Jezebel pointed out, a popular tactic for shoplifting bloggers is to issue a disclaimer that their blogs are just fictional or for role playing. In a since-shuttered blog that was active last year, Shoplifters Anonymousa subhead at the top of the site read, "Anything you read might be fiction.
But some law-abiding Tumblr users have had enough of this community ostensibly giving Tumblr a bad name, whether their fun is fictional or not. If you search the "shoplifting" tag on Tumblr, you'll find plenty of users have compiled lists of the most popular blogs.
This isn't to help potential shoplifters, they say, but to urge other users to report the ones who are promoting theft. The blog lifting loser doesn't use the term "shoplifting" at all, and its owner's bio re "? Con tour Artist has a helpful list of tips for users who live at home with their parents and don't want their stolen booty to raise their parents' suspicion.
Con tour Artist claims she's also adept at lifting textbooks from her college store and hopes to resell them at the beginning of the school year. There are also several shoplifting bloggers who boast that they've been "lifting" since they were toddlers.
One blogger claimed to have learned the Ralph Lauren code phrase for a shoplifter - "gum on the floor" - and dutifully shared it with the other Tumblr shoplifting enthusiasts, who then reblogged it. The community uses shared lingo - "LP" means loss prevention - and they love to reblog inside jokes about their proclivities. As for The New York Post's findings, a Sephora employee said a useful tactic in preventing shoplifting was to kindly "shame" the lifter with "dazzling customer service. Times Internet Limited. All rights reserved. For reprint rights.
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