Debenhams is to become the first major department store to sell the traditional hijab.
A range of Muslim clothing including hijabs, tops, dresses, jumpsuits, kimono wraps, hijab pins and caps will be sold in selected stores from May.
An outlet of Aab, an international brand selling ‘contemporary modest wear’ for women, will open inside the Oxford Street branch of Debenhams in London.
The brand will then be introduced to stores in Birmingham’s Bullring, Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, Manchester’s Trafford Centre and Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centre.
The Aab roll-out will coincide with launches at international branches of Debenhams in Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iran, Indonesia and Malaysia.
A hijab is a headscarf worn by some Muslim women as a symbol of modesty and privacy. [1484 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 7624 votes] Goodbye England, its was good while it lasted!!
[2ND 6939] No one should shop there anymore!
[3RD 6480] No more shopping at Debenhams for me then … I’m out !!!
[4TH 5587] While many countries are starting to ban these garments we have a major high st store wanting to sell them. When was the last time you saw a beat cop on the high street? They have been replaced by CCTV. What would happen if a crime took place and 100 people were wearing the same outfit?
[5TH 5331] Boycott Debenhams !!!
[6TH 4923] Seriously this pandering needs to stop. When in Rome do as the romans do comes to mind. Do not sell this crap if you want to live here CONFORM… it’s simple. [Daily Mail] Read more