Topshop makes changing rooms gender neutral following customer complaints

Topshop makes changing rooms gender neutral following customer complaints”

Two store assistants help a shopper in Topshop's flagship NY store.

Topshop is not the first fashion retailer to be condemned for its "transphobic" changing rooms policies, with Urban Outfitters having previously come under fire for similar practices.

The move comes after London-based performance artist and writer Travis Alabanza complained to the high street brand via that they had "just experienced transphobia" in a Manchester branch after being denied entry to one of their changing rooms.

Would you be happy to use a gender neutral changing room at Topshop?

Topshop has abolished gender-specific changing rooms from its stores after a number of customer complaints branded the practice as "dated and unsafe".

Travis - who has been shopping in a Topshop in Manchester - was allegedly told by staff to use the male changing rooms downstairs instead.

However not everyone was impressed with the move, with one person tweeting: "Can't believe @Topshop have changed their changing room policy".

Travis recalled the incident in more detail to Buzzfeed recalling: "She [staff member] wasn't rude, but she wasn't sympathetic either".

"Though typically located in specific product areas such as Topshop or Topman, our fitting rooms are now available for all customers to use".

'This has been communicated across the chain'.

However, a Topshop spokesperson has since told told Cosmopolitan UK: "All TOPSHOP TOPMAN customers are free to use any of the fitting rooms located within our stores".

However, not everyone agreed with the change of policy with one raising concerns that it could make Topshop's target market - teenage girls - feel uncomfortable.

Like this



09 November 2017
Congress gives three reservation options for Patidar to Hardik Patel
Patel had earlier fixed November 6 deadline for the Congress to spell out the plan for the quota it has promised the community. On Sunday, two Gujarat Congress leaders Sidhdharth Patel and Babulal Mangukia held a meeting with Mr.

09 November 2017
Reliance Jio introduces 'Triple Cash Back Offer', brings back 100% cashback
The benefits for the customers include triple cashback of up to Rs 2,599 on every recharge of Rs 399 or above. If a buyer makes a minimum purchase of Rs. 1500 at then he will be eligible to ger Rs 399 off.

09 November 2017
Logitech brings brick down on Harmony Link: Owners unchuffed
If your Link is outside that one-year manufacturer's warranty, you can get 35 percent off when buying a Hub from Logitech's store. The reaction of Harmony Link owners was just the one you'd expected, with many vowing to never buy a Logitech product again.

09 November 2017
Ball gives England another injury scare
They did so well initially as Chris Woakes, and Anderson especially, allowed precious few scoring opportunities. England were already without Ben Stokes heading into the tour.

09 November 2017
European Union fails to agree on future weed killer use
The same proposal or an amended one will now be submitted to an appeal committee by the end of November for another vote. An 18-month extension was granted by the European Union in June 2016 so further scientific studies could be carried out.

09 November 2017
Paradise Papers: UK opposition leader says Queen should apologise
Together, The Queen is dodging almost $15 million in taxes on her $680 million duchy-and British politicians are livid. The Queen's estate, the Duchy of Lancaster, invested in a fund in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands .

09 November 2017
IFixit Releases Internal iPhone X Wallpapers
When you're done, save and beam the wallpaper to your iPhone X, open it up in the Photos app, and then tap Share Use as Wallpaper. You can do that with a cleverly-designed wallpapers, the kind that Notcho , a new app on the App Store, has in store.

09 November 2017
Kapil Sharma & Sunil Grover To Reunite For A Show?
It is pretty clear that the whole crew is pretty curious to once again join Sunil and Kapil, just like we people are. This time too, I was sad that our issue had become so big that it had started affecting our friendship.

09 November 2017
Egypt's SIsi Says Opposed to Saudi War with Iran, Hezbollah
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday that he is against any military action against Iran and its Shiite ally Hezbollah in Lebanon.

09 November 2017
Earnings at the Forefront For AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc
News articles about AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:MITT) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its stake in PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust by 32.2% during the 1st quarter.