September 19, 2007
Designer Zara Bag Pulled from Store Shelves!
What was Spanish fashion brand Zara thinking when they designed a handbag with a swastika on the print?
Fashion brand Zara is in hot water after a customer pointed out that their latest fall bag is decorated with embroidered bicycles, flowers and a SWASTIKA.
As well as being the Nazi symbol, the swastika is also a religious symbol for Hindus and Buddhists.
After pulling all the bags from store shelves as well as from their online catalog, a spokesperson for the fashion chain quickly released a statement of apology: â€œWe did not realize swastikas appeared on some of the bags. Of course we apologize to anyone who was offended by the bag, and we will be withdrawing it from all our stores.â€?
â€¦ â€œsome of the bagsâ€?