Women’s clothing is one of the fastest growing retail sectors in Australia.
But that doesn’t mean that retailers and the retailers themselves are immune from legal challenges.
This is one case in point.
The ABC’s Four Corners investigation has uncovered the extent to which some women’s clothing retailers are in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.
The story is told by three women, who had the opportunity to shop at one of Australia’s top fashion retailers, a boutique that has a long history of being the centre of controversy over its gender policies.
Read more about retail, retailing, women’s, retail, barbie doll, doll source ABC News (AU) title A ‘disgusting’ women’s fashion boutique in Queensland that discriminates against women’s body parts article The women in the story were approached by a local woman who had been approached by the same woman at a boutique in Brisbane.
Both women were looking for a way to give their customers a little bit of love, but they were also looking for something a little more risqué.
In a story that was broadcast on Four Corness on Monday, we heard from a woman who told us that she felt “disgusted” by the boutique.
She said the staff at the boutique were wearing women’s clothes in front of her, but there was a wall separating them.
“They were in the middle of the aisle and they were saying ‘look, you don’t need to wear this, this is not what you need to be wearing’,” she said.
The woman told the story to the Four Cornress staff, and asked if they would like to meet with the owner.
“He was nice enough to meet me and we sat down and talked about it,” she said, before asking if they could go to the shop to buy a few items.
The shop owner agreed to meet her.
She had asked if she could purchase a pair of maternity pants.
“I was really shocked,” she told us.
“It was not my idea.
I had never asked for that in my life.
It was a shock to me.”
She then explained that the store’s policy is to keep the clothes in a section of the store where women’s bodies are visible, and it is against the law for a woman to be seen wearing a skirt.
“If I’m in the store, I am just going to have to wear what I am wearing and it’s not going to be a problem,” she explained.
“The owner of the shop said to me ‘no, you need not wear that’.”
That was shocking, because I was actually asking for that,” she added.”
My clothes were all in a separate section, and I was not wearing a dress.
I wasn’t wearing any kind of bra or anything like that.
“The story aired on Four Corner, the online sister show of the ABC’s Nine Network, on Monday.
The owner said he didn’t know what the women in his store were wearing and that he didn-t understand why the women were wearing them.
He said he had not been approached before about changing the policies and that the shop would not be doing that again.
He also defended the staff who were wearing the skirts and said the store would not do so again.
The manager of the boutique, who wished to remain anonymous, told Four Corner that the company would not change the policies.”
We will continue to sell women’s styles in the shop and it will be the same,” she wrote.”
Our policies have been in place for a long time and we do not condone wearing a bra in the shops.
“She said she had been contacted by a customer who wanted to buy the clothes from the boutique and that she would get back to her customer.
The boutique’s manager did not respond to a request for comment.
The Four Cornell team has also been told by a former employee that the staff in the boutique had been told not to wear clothing which covered their breasts or tummies.
This worker, who is a member of the public, also told us the staff told customers they were not allowed to wear “skirts”.”
I think it’s disgusting,” she had said.”
You could put a shirt over your breasts, but I think that would be very offensive.
“It would be disrespectful to other women in a position of power.”
The ABC has contacted the owners of the retail outlets.
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