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    Macy's announces Muslim clothing line featuring hijabs, prompting backlash online

    2/9/2018

    Macy’s will soon feature a collection of modest clothing and hijabs catering to Muslim shoppers, which has drawn both ire and praise from customers.

    The popular retailer teamed up with modern Islamic clothing boutique Verona Collection, a brand founded by Lisa Vogl, a graduate of Macy’s minority- and women-owned business development program aimed at promoting diversity in fashion.

    “Verona Collection is more than a clothing brand. It’s a platform for a community of women to express their personal identity and embrace fashion that makes them feel confident on the inside and outside,” Vogl said in a news release last week.

    “Lisa shared her vision to create a collection that speaks to a community of women looking for a solution to their fashion needs,” Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion, said. “Verona Collection offers a unique and understated elegance through everyday essentials designed for versatility and comfort, and through our partnership, we can better serve our customer looking for modest fashion.”

    Vogl first started working with Macy’s in 2017 through the Workshop at Macy’s program and lauds the retailer for being “an amazing partner.”

    The new collection, which will be sold online only starting Feb. 15, includes a curated collection of dresses, tops, cardigans, pants and hijabs in a wide array of colors and fabrics. Some of Vogl’s standout pieces include maxi dresses and hand-dyed hijabs. Prices for the items range from $12.95 to $84.95.

    Macy’s is the latest U.S. fashion retailer to offer modest clothing options, joining Nike and American Eagle, both of which began selling hijabs and other Muslim fashion clothing last year and both of which received their share of praise and backlash for doing so.

    The Macys-Verona Collection collaboration reignited a controversial discussion about the hijab, with many arguing the garment promotes oppression of women.

    Still, some praised the company for its message of inclusivity.

    Following Nike’s release of the Nike Pro Hijab for Muslim female athletes, weight lifter Amna Al Haddad applauded the company for its new product, which was developed with the help of hijab-wearing athletes.

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    Macy's attacked online after announcing Muslim-friendly clothing line

    2/9/2018

    Macy’s has come under fire after announcing an upcoming fashion collection catered to Muslim shoppers, featuring hijabs and more modest clothing options.

    The nationwide retailer has partnered with Verona Collection, a modern Islamic clothing boutique, founded by Lisa Vogl, who graduated from Macy’s minority- and woman-owned business development program in 2017.

    On Verona Collection’s website, Vogl said her mission to create the fashion brand came after she converted to Islam and “had a stark realization: modest and fashionable clothing were both hard to acquire and difficult to afford.”

    Vogl started on the collection to give women who were seeking modest clothing more options.

    “Verona Collection is more than a clothing brand. It’s a platform for a community of women to express their personal identity and embrace fashion that makes them feel confident on the inside and outside,” Vogl said in a news release last week.

    The collection will revolve around affordable – and modest – clothing for both Muslim and non-Muslim women.

    “Verona Collection offers a unique and understated elegance through everyday essentials designed for versatility and comfort, and through our partnership, we can better serve our customer looking for modest fashion.” Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion, said.

    However, not all are happy about the new clothing line because of the inclusion of the hijab – a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women – which many see as a sign of female oppression.

    On social media, people are calling out the giant retailer over the headwear.

    Macy’s is one of the latest United States-based retailers to start offering hijabs, joining athletic brand Nike and youth fashion outpost American Eagle.

    The collection will be sold online starting February 15.

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