Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Despite laws now in place requiring businesses in Saudi Arabia that cater to women to actually employ females to sell those products, there are still some businesses that don't seem to have gotten the message.  Most lingerie and cosmetics shops in malls have made the switch to replace salesmen with a female sales force.  But I have still seen shops here and there that still employ men to sell brassieres and panties to Saudi women - ironic for a place where there is strict gender segregation enforced.  These photos were taken in a Jeddah mall just a few days ago.   


Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I have been in many shops that sell lingerie in the US, but I have never seen sales MEN!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jerry - I have never seen men in the US selling women's lingerie either. The thought is just so creepy, but to actually see it in a place like Saudi Arabia, it just makes no sense.