Crate & Barrel Apologizes for Selling 'Beggar Wallet' Inspired by NYC Homeless

Item is pulled from CB2 store

Crate & Barrel wins this week's honors for most offensive marketer after being forced to stop selling a "Lucky Beggar Wallet" for $15.95, mocking those who can't even afford to put a roof over their heads. "Inspired by the iconic blue and white coffee cup often seen in the hands of New York City panhandlers, this quirky wallet begs to be seen," read the noxious punning copy on the item, which was being sold at Crate & Barrel's young-adults chain, CB2.

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