This Upscale Lingerie Boutique Named 'Frut' Is Not All That It Seems

Customers Were Actually Raving Over Fruit of the Loom

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Fooling customers by dressing up a "cheap" product as something more expensive is something we've seen done several times recently by food brands such as McDonald's and Lidl.

Now Fruit of the Loom has tried the same thing, taking its underwear out of their plastic packaging and displaying it in a ritzy-looking lingerie boutique named "Frut" for several times the price. As this video shows, customers were completely taken in, and even Victoria's Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson was fooled when she was invited to stop by. It's a neat way of promoting the product's quality, and exposing fancy packaging for what it is.

Crispin Porter & Bogusky was responsible for the stunt, and also for a humorous new Fruit of the Loom ad promoting its Ladies Breathable underwear, which was directed by Jonathan Krisel of "Portlandia."

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Credits
Date
Jul 18, 2016
Agency:
CP+B
Client:
Fruit of the Loom
VP / Chief Creative Officer:
Ralph Watson
VP Creative Director:
Allen Richardson
Creative Director:
D'Arcy O'Neill
Creative Director:
K.T. Thayer
Associate Creative Director:
Mona Hasan
Associate Creative Director:
Stephanie Kohnen
Executive Integrated Producer:
Ramon Nuñez
VP:
Ramon Nuñez
Junior Producer:
Amber Peña
Video Production:
Amber Peña
Production Company:
8th Street Productions
Director:
Whitey McConnaughy
Executive Producer:
Steve DeVore
Line Producer:
Carr Donald
Production Designer:
Justin Dragonas
Editor:
Jessica Dowling
Edit House:
The Now Corporation
VFX Company:
Method Studios LA
Colorist:
Siggy Ferstl
Retoucher:
Company 3
Mix Company:
Lime Studios LA
Audio Engineer:
Mark Meyuhas
Audio Engineer:
Matt Miller
Music:
Duotone
Senior Strategist:
Rebecca Harris
Strategist:
Fabiana Brown
EVP Managing Director:
Danielle Whalen
VP Account Director:
Kristi Kirkeide Boutiette
Content Supervisor:
Whitney Beemer
Content Manager:
Lindsay Melloh
VP Executive Producer:
Dan Corken
Interactive:
Dan Corken
Associate Media Director:
Craig McDowell
Media Supervisor:
Liz Rogers
Media Planner:
Whitney Atkinson
Social Media Supervisor:
Jillian Hart
Social Media Community Manager:
Katie Souther
Business Affairs Manager:
Daphne Papadopulos
Senior Project Manager:
Alex Blumfelder
Junior Project Manager:
Meghan Walsh

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