A Brazilian influencer has banned men from entering her fashion store, as they keep harassing clients and gawping at the models being photographed in the studio.
Meanwhile, she is quick to point out to customers that “your pets are welcome here”.
Stunning Andrea Costa, who boasts 262,000 followers on Instagram, owns the clothing and accessories store Mr Luxos in the city of Sao Jose dos Campos in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
She has decided to ban men from entering her fashion store due to numerous complaints about sexual harassment towards customers and employees, according to the news site G1.
The influencer and entrepreneur explained: “They (men) enter the store, stand behind women, and when they’re not judging their bodies, they’re looking at them through the curtains in the changing rooms.
“We have a photography studio in the store and many men come just to look at the models.”
Posters positioned at the shop entrance state that men who disparage women’s bodies and betray their partners by flirting with workers are not welcome.
Costa said: “Many of them stand at the window, trying to look at the models. Others embarrass their partners, complaining about their neckline or forbidding them from wearing certain items of clothing.”
She added: “It is very embarrassing for us, our customers, and my workers. It is the only way of providing security for everyone here.”
Meanwhile, Costa is receptive to animals, and one poster states that “your pet is welcome here” and water and doggie biscuits will be made available to them.