Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Families Only

Places in the mall such as this Victoria's Secret are off-limits to men who are not accompanied by female family members.  It's a little hard to make out, but the sign belong the store name says "Families Only."  So a man who wishes to purchase something for his wife from shops like this cannot do it unless he brings along his wife or another female relative, like his mother, sister, or daughter. 


WendyLou said...

Does Victorias Secret do online shipping there?

So a man that wants to buy his wife some love spell body spray and soap has to flag down a woman like a kid trying to get someone to buy cigarettes?

Somehow I doubt men go to the bother.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi WendyLou - There are online lingerie companies that actually do quite well here. Social media sites, like Instagram and Facebook, are really well suited for this type of thing. I've never really seen many men inside lingerie shops here. But in the past, there were no female saleclerks - now THAT was really creepy. Thank goodness the law changed a few years ago to provide for female salesclerks in shops like these.

sillygirl said...

So I guess a man secretly buying things for his mistress is out.

William Kendall said...

Weird to think of this shop in that country.