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When a New York Post writer visited the new Barney's Co-op in Brooklyn last week, she was shocked to find that her typically small or medium-sized frame couldn't squeeze into the large No.6 cocktail dress she tried on. Instead of moping over a post-shopping lunch like most people would or, say, trying something else on, the paper rang up Simon Doonan, asking him to explain himself and the store's alleged waif-only sizing. We don't know what's more hilarious, that someone actually called the creative director of the company to explain why they are only selling sizes for girls with "Kate Moss hips" because a single dress didn't fit, or that we now know we can ring up the store's ringleader for personal fashion advice if we're feeling particularly pudgy. [NY Post]