Topshop abolishes women-only changing rooms

Thursday, 09 November 2017, 09:23:56 AM. FASHION giant Topshop has abolished separate changing rooms for men and women, revealing they were now “gender-neutral” after a complaint from a customer in the UK.
Topshop's UK spokeswoman said 'Topshop and Topman fitting rooms are available for all customers to use' FASHION giant Topshop has abolished separate changing rooms for men and women, revealing they were now “gender-neutral” after a complaint from a customer in the UK. Performance artist Travis Alabanza, who identifies as “trans feminine”, was wearing a dress and make-up at Topshop’s Manchester store last weekend. Travis queued to try items on but was told to go to Topman — the retailer’s male arm, The Sun reports. Travis later asked the store via Twitter: “Who made you in charge of deciding who is woman enough to use your changing room? You just lost an easy sale and money.” The company then issued a statement saying they were gender-neutral. The fitting room changes have not been implemented in Australia. These are some in urban outfitters. Locker style. Secure space, x pic.twitter.com/NhJnm4BoIN — Travis (@travisalabanza) November 5, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It is understood the policy changed in the summer but staff were not clearly informed. A spokeswoman for the store, which is popular with teenage girls, said: “The Topshop and Topman fitting rooms are available for all customers to use.” However, one customer fumed online: “That’s Topshop scored off my list of places to shop with teenage daughters.” I am completely in love with friendships between other trans feminine people of color. [photo: Karan Katoch] pic.twitter.com/yaBio37zRa — Travis...Read more
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