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Old 07-15-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A HAIRDRESSER was barred from Harrods — for her “offensive” six inch-high Mohican cut.

Lisa Mansour, 40, was turned away by security at the snooty store, even after telling guards she had the spiky style done to raise £1,300 for a cancer charity.

Harrods bans girl’s Mohican | The Sun |News
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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I have no problem with that. I've been in Harrods - it's a very very upscale store, and they have every right to enforce a dress code.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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It's a shame for her but they didn't get the money that she might have spent so really they were the ones who lost out.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I find it utterly ridiculous that one would be banned for wearing a Mohican.

Harrods is no way near as upscale as it thinks anyway ( not that it would give them the right to even if they were).


It is basically a large department store. Mohammed Al Fayed is an odd little man and seems to have an over inflated sense of his own importance and his shop.

Fortnum and Mason the really upscale and classy store in London has never to my knowledge banned anyone from entering their store because of the way they look. Which is what makes F&M way classier than Harrods could ever be.

Harrods is actually quite naff and really tacky in places ( has anyone seen the "Egyptian" hall and shrine to Dodi and Diana? Goodness talk about class !!!) . Their food hall though is superb I must admit.

Because something is expensive does not make it any more classy or superior...


Unless someone is very dirty or being offensive I do not see the need to behave like fascist prison guards...
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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I wasn't that impressed with Harrods when I went to London... it was nice, but certainly nothing extraordinary. Kicking someone out for having a mohawk just makes the store seem dowdy and behind-the-times. Also, if that is in fact their policy they should clearly post the dress code at the door; it's ridiculous to treat it like some sort of VIP club where you have to go there and see if you make the cut to get in.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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I wasn't that impressed with Harrods when I went to London... it was nice, but certainly nothing extraordinary. Kicking someone out for having a mohawk just makes the store seem dowdy and behind-the-times. Also, if that is in fact their policy they should clearly post the dress code at the door; it's ridiculous to treat it like some sort of VIP club where you have to go there and see if you make the cut to get in.
It's pretty easy to get into Harrods. You really have to look pretty freakish to get their attention. I suspect the gal was looking for just that.

And FWIW, I thought the store was quite impressive. I just wish I had had more time to spend there (and money!!).
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